The Cool Trick Chats of Music, Playing, and Repeating it Again and Again!

Punk rockers THE COOL TRICK have several album's and an EP out there, with more content in the works already. The band is hard at work rehearsing, writing, and just wanting to get back out there to play shows and keep continuing with their careers as musicians. The band chats about music and playing too.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are founded in 2013 in the east of The Netherlands in a little town called Neede. Tommy( Vocals/Guitar) and I (Teun, Bass/Backings) were classmates on the music school  Herman Brood Academie. We were instant friends and wanted to start a band together after trying out a couple of drummers we found the perfect match: Jasper, and everything clicked. Tommy writes most of the ideas and we give the finishing touch in the rehearsal studio. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

It sounded cool at the time.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend? 

We are all still living in the same small town Neede. We love it here although the scene is not big here. We mostly gig in bars and small festivals and that’s the way we like it. The scene in Holland is not  that big but we do have few great band like: The Reapers, Daydrinker, Tusky Etc. 

4. How would you describe your style?

We are an energetic punk rock band with a big love for bands like Descendants and Teenage Bottlerocket so that’s what you can expect ;).

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released the albums: 2015 Loaded Gun, 2016 Ready For Take Off, 2018 This is now, and a EP With two songs, one of those songs was used for the after movie of Punk rock Holiday in Slovenia and the festival liked it so much they offered us a spot on the mainstage of 2020 but some pandemic screwed everyone. But we are still on the bill for 2022 so we are very happy about that.  

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes! We just finished our new album ‘’From The East’’ it is now in the final stages of mixing and mastering. We brought out our single ‘’Paradise’’ and made a beautiful video for it.  We are very proud of the whole album we really think its our best one yet. When it is finished it will be on Spotify just like our other albums are except for Loaded Gun. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

I hope we are at the end of the pandemic so we can get on stage fast. The last 2 years have been very hard because we missed it so bad. Playing shows and touring is the best thing in the world for us, we love it! So fare we have been to Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and England. We don’t have much planned ate the moment for obvious reasons. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We are still rehearsing every week to get better and to keep writing.  We want to play more with different bands all over Europe. Usually we plan one tour a year outside of Holland but the past two years that didn’t happen of course. Fame and money is not what we do it for (although money helps a lot). Playing live is the best thing there is because of the party you can make with the crowd so more more more ;). 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We got a lot of new merchandise in the works we worked together with a cool artist (serpent artwork) who designed very cool shirts for us and they will be available at our gigs soon. You can listen to us on Spotify and YouTube and you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Just send us a message there if you need anything from us and we will reply ASAP. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That they just heard a very tight and good sounding punk rock band with songs they will remember.  We want everyone to have a good time, that’s the most important thing. We are not a very political band, most of the songs are about love, party’s and breaking away from the ‘’norm’’.

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