New album coming up!
The new single from our national pride, Arid, will be released in January. Yup, singer Jasper Steverlinck's band has been hanging out in the studio for the past few months and their new, fourth, album is now finished. The complete album, however, will only be released at the end of February 2010 and is to be presented to the general public on Saturday 27 February in the AB Brussels. After their Rock Rally final in 1996 (the grand cru year with Novastar, Tom Helsen and An Pierlé) Arid was quite rightly offered a record deal. Their debut 'Little Things of Venom' was released in 2000 with the assistance of Piet Goddaer (Ozark Henry) and David Dewaele (Soulwax). The singles 'Life' and 'Believer' immediately brought the band to the attention of the general public. Successor 'All is Quiet Now' was released in 2002, with hit singles 'You Are' and 'Everlasting Change', but that very same year singer Jasper Steverlinck went solo and scored a huge hit with his version of 'Life on Mars', with thanks to David Bowie for the original song and the Kolacny brothers for the packaging. His debut solo album 'Songs of Innocence' was a big success too. In 2008 Arid confirmed its status once again, with the album 'All Things Come in Waves' on which the singles 'Why Do You Run' and 'Tied to the Hands' are to be found. Wallonia also finally fell for their exceptional pop-rock and so Jasper & Co can now also count on innumerable fans below the language border.