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WARHAUS - A Quick Preshow Interview


Σάββατο 14 Απριλίου 2018



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Belgian band Warhaus is the solo project of Maarten Devoldere. In 2004 he created Balthazar, who released three albums and performed live in numerous stages in Europe and the U.S.A. In 2016 he shifts to a more personal and fragile sound, joins forces with Sylvie Kreush (ex- singer of Soldier’s Heart) and they release as Warhaus the We Fucked A Flame Into Being album. They are going to welcome us in Athens and Thessaloniki on the 20th and 21st of April respectively with their latest album Warhaus, released in 2017.

In view of these performances, Maarten Devoldere reveals in the interview that follows his musical preferences, details of the production of Warhaus but also incidents and happenings that took place during their concerts, unknown to most.



The first concert i ever seen... 


Michael Jackson in Antwerp, I was a toddler.



The first record I ever bought was... 


Michael JacksonBad
. I 've bought it at a yardsale in my neigbourhood. There were so many scratches in the cd that it was so hard to hear out one song.



The best album cover artwork is.... 


radioheadRadioheadThe Bends by Stanley Donwood







The album that I wish I hadn’t bought...


Crazy TownThe Gift of Game
. When I was a teenager I was crazy about the song 'butterfly', nothing else on this album is remotely as good as this song. 



The album I wish I had made myself is.... 


adam and the antsAdam And The AntsThe very best of.
 It's the all around best of album with only their best hits, it's brilliant.






No one will believe I own a copy of...


Bombfunk MC's - In Stereo
. At the time I was quite into having dreadlocks and the guy in the videoclip of Freestyler had the best dreadlocks ever. 



The story behind the creation of ‘Warhaus’...


I wrote the whole album while I was away on tour.
 We were touring in a campervan in which we all slept. 
It was nasty and smelly but somehow I was able to make a record which I really love. 
Jasper Maekelberg who at the time played in the band helped me to record the album.


Our favorite song from our own work...

Kreusch
It reminds me of the times i've had a broken heart, which can be addictive.


The favorite song of our fans...

Love's a Stranger. 
It's the most catchy song on the album.



The most uncomfortable moment from a gig was...

When I shouted to the audience on a big festival and ripped my crotch.


The most unforgettable moment from a gig was....

We played a concert in Ukraine and somebody threw a blow-up humansized penis on the stage. I had no better idea than to write my name on it and throw it back.


The craziest story of a tour...

We once played at a coorporate party for a big company.
 There i've made out with the wife of the CEO, which he never knew about.


The must have travel item on tour...

An external phone charger.


There are many troubles in a tour. The real one is...

Hygiene.


Our plans for the near future are....


Recording a new album with my other band Balthazar.


In our gigs, on 20th and 21st of April, the audience can expect....

A dark and sweaty gig. You'll have to look me in the eyes, so don't be shy.


Dear fans....

This is worthless without you. So my heart and voice belongs to you.



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