ANTILLECTUALANTILLECTUAL hail from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and if you ended up on this page reading this, you have probably heard about them before. And you should. They are one of the hardest-touring bands in Europe, playing “a socially conscious, energetic blend of music. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch for European punkrock beyond their own country and continent. You could describe Antillectual’s music as melodic, intelligent and urgent; like Rise Against and Bad Religion, influenced by ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore” (yup, stolen from their FB page).
They’ve toured South America with Satanic Surfers, played Turkey and Japan, and if you ask nicely, they will probably play even your backyard. Guitarist Willem also gets bonus points for being a regular contributor to German Compliment fanzine. I’m very proud that their Covers EP (did I mention yet that I love cover versions?) came out as KSR019 in May 2020.
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