Old Traditions - the new EP

On December 10 we've released Old Traditions, a new EP featuring two songs about the holidays. Like Listen, the Snow Is Falling, the EP highlights the more introspective side of the band.

Available at our store and on Bandcamp.

On stage again

After fourteen months we'll be playing before an audience again, starting at De Nieuwe Anita in our hometown Amsterdam. After that, we'll also do shows in The Hague, Haarlem, Wormerveer and at the Christmas Stomp festival (see agenda for details).

We hope to see you there!

(picture by Joni Spaan)

Have we got a video?

Yes, we got a video! Magieke Jansen made one for the song Infralight, taken from our new album Status Seeking. Check it out here.

Status Seeking - out today!

Finally - our new record Status Seeking is released today! Available at our store, Bandcamp, Concerto in Amsterdam, and of course this weekend during our gigs at Cinetol and Humanity House.

It already got some enthousiastic reviews from Bluesbunny, MNPR Magzine, The Sleeping Shaman and others. Fluf, on the other hand, thought the record - despite the tasty looking vinyl - was "uneatable".

Status Seeking

Like we mentioned earlier, our new album Status Seeking will be released on September 4! Saskia screen-printed the sleeves herself and it will be available in a numbered edition of 350 copies. You can pre-order the LP right now at our store and on Bandcamp, where you can listen to False Flag, another new song.

On September 5 we will present the album in Cinetol in Amsterdam with BUG. Due to the current situation, it’s necessary to buy tickets in advance.

Hope to see you all at Cinetol!

New single + Gigantic Bicycle Festival

Today we released Dark Dream, the first single off our new album. It's available for free on Bandcamp. Check it out! The album itself will finally be released on September 4 (more news about that soon).

On August 1 the premiere took place of us doing a live set for the Gigantic Bicycle Festival (you can still watch it on YouTube or in our video section).

Labasheeda 2020

The crowdfuding campaign has been a succes, and we are planning to release the new album at the end March.The LP is titled Status Seeking and will contain twelve songs.

A lot of work still needs to be done, but it's going to be something special...

crowdfunding + upcoming (radio)shows

Yesterday we've started our campaign at Voor de Kunst to raise funds to release our new album, Status Seeking. If you want to help us out, just follow this link. Thanks in advance!

In the meantime we'll be doing some shows in Amsterdam and Wormerveer; the first time we play as a full band since November 2015! Danielle Pijpers will be on drums, and Renato Cannavacciuolo will join us on bass during the last part of the set. Of course, we will play a lot of songs from the new LP.

31 October @ OCCII - Amsterdam
7 November (9.00 p.m.) @ Live & Puur - Jottem!, Wormerveer (radio show with audience)

Back in the studio

Last Friday we have been recording The Clash song Deny with producer/engineer Ryan Hadlock for the forthcoming compilation Hearts & Minds & Crooked Beats. Old friend and multi-instrumentalist Wim Elzinga joined us on banjo for the occassion.

It was great to work with Ryan and we are very proud of the results!

Benefiting the International Rescue Committee, Hearts & Minds & Crooked Beats will feature bands and visual artists who created work inspired by The Clash and celebrating their music and human rights message.

The album will be released as a limited edition LP & as a digital download on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2020.

And that is not all, as we’ve also resumed working on a new Labasheeda record with Jan Schenk. Stay tuned!

Release party + other upcoming gigs

This Saturday there will be a Changing Lights release party at De Nieuwe Anita in Amsterdam. The line-up also features The Howl Ensemble and Mankes, while DJ Viso will be spinning some records. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Next week we're playing at Vessel 11 (Rotterdam) with Laura Palmer. And after that, we'll do a short tour through France and Belgium in October (see agenda for more info).

During all of those gigs, Labasheeda will be expanded to a quartet for the about half of the set, featuring Francesco 'Fuzz' Frabollini on bass.

Changing Lights - out now!

Our new album, Changing Lights, has been released today!

The LP is pressed on transparent blue vinyl and includes a download card (it's also available as a separate digital download).

You can buy a copy here - or you can go to the 'store' page on this site.

UPDATE: The whole album can be streamed at the VPRO/3voor12 Luisterpaal.

Changing Lights & Corno

On May 18 we will release our fourth full-length album, titled Changing Lights (the last part in our 'light' trilogy, if you like). It will be available on blue vinyl and as a digital download - yes we know, if we were really modern it would have been available on cassette as well. You can listen to the the song Head in the music player, a video of the title track was made by Pim Christian.

Sadly, this is also our goodbye to Corno Zwetsloot, who engineered our records the last couple of years. He was already terribly ill during the sessions and died just a few months later, in November 2014. He was a fine engineer, a good friend, and an extraordinary human being.

Thanks for everything, Corno.

Labasheeda 2015

The last months we've been busy finishing the new album and rehearsing with our new drummer, Aletta Verwoerd.

After supporting King Champion Sounds in Leeuwarden (our first gig in almost a year!), we'll be playing in Amsterdam on April 11, followed by a tour through Germany and the Czech Republic (check the agenda for dates).

More info on the new record (to be released in May) coming soon...

In the studio again

From June 7-9 we recorded the basic tracks for our new album at Next to Jaap. Ten new songs, plus a cover of The Who's Circles and an electric re-make of My Instincts (released last year on a 7"). Overdubbing and mixing will be done in the coming weeks, so the record should be finished before the summer holidays!

Touring & recording


Labasheeda will be touring the UK again in March. We are playing in London, Glasgow, Preston, York, Sheffield, and Bornemouth (see agenda for details).

After that we will be recording a couple of songs with Corno Zwetsloot at the Next to Jaap studio for our new album.

December 2013: a new 7-inch, more gigs


From December 9 our new 7" is available, featuring the Yoko Ono cover Listen, the Snow Is Falling, a mellow version of Black Blood, plus three new songs. The EP is released in a numbered edition of 200 copies on snow white (well, sort of) vinyl.

To promote the release, we will do acoustic instore performances at the Irrational Library (the 14th) and Concerto (the 28th).

And last not least Labasheeda will be playing at the Christmas Stomp festival in Paradiso on the 23rd, also featuring a reunion gig of Arne's former band The Chimney Brothers, among others.

On the road again


Next week we'll be on a six day tour through France with Bas Snabilie on drums (see agenda for details). In December there will be some more gigs in the Netherlands, plus the release of a 7" containing five news songs which we recorded last Summer. Stay tuned.

New recordings

Last week we've been recording some (semi) acoustic songs at the Next to Jaap studio for a special release later this year.

Those who want a foretaste of the new material can come to Paradiso on July 23, where Saskia and  Arne will perform a short acoustic set (free entrance).

Blitz - Thunder from Under

We're back from a successful tour through the UK.

Our next gig will be at the Blitz festival at Zaal 100, Amsterdam on June 1, along with Space Siren, Letatlin, Fusée Dorée and NO|me.

Doors open at 20.00 h., entrance is € 6,00. We hope to see you there!

UK tour - April 2013

Labasheeda is currently working on a new set with drummer Jaimy Quite for their upcoming UK tour in April, including a gig at the We Are All Trees festival in Fell Foot Wood (see agenda).

(picture by Kasper Vogelzang)

Christmas Stomp '12

Saskia and Arne will do a special acoustic-electric performance during the Christmas Stomp festival at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam on December 23.

Besides music, there will be poetry, performances, and food as well. Go here for the complete line-up.

Labasheeda reissued & remixed

The Castfat Shadows album has just been reissued on Inner City Grit Records. This digital release includes two exclusive remixes by Metanoea of the song 'Light Blind Dark Intentions'.

Please check the Inner City Grit website for more information.


Tour and video

From September 19 till 29 Labasheeda will be back in tour, doing gigs in no less than four countries: France, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium - see agenda for details.

This summer, Sergio Gridelli shot a video for the song 'Cars' (from Castfat Shadows). It is now finished and can be seen on YouTube or the video section of this site. Cheers!

Castfat Shadows release party

Don't forget the release party for our new album Castfat Shadows at Paradiso, Amsterdam on September 1. Wavezero and Vagelein & Vonnegut will be playing as well, and the Inner City Grit DJ's will be spinning some records. Entrance is € 8,00. The show starts at 20.00 h., doors open at 19.30 h.

OBA & Roodkapje

This afternoon (between 16.00-17.00 h.) Saskia & Arne will appear on the radio program 'Songwriters Guild Live' (AmsterdamFM, 106.8 FM). The recording takes place at the Open- bare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, so everybody's welcome to watch the performance.

And this Saturday (August 25) Labasheeda will be playing in the full line-up with The Sugarettes at Roodkapje in Rotterdam.

Formalisme.nl exhibition

On Sunday June 24 Labasheeda will do a (semi) acoustic performance during the opening of Formalisme.nl, an exhibition of paintings by Marco Rump at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

Free entrance, so be there.

Radio Wave session

We've just arrived back from the tour yesterday.

Besides five regular gigs we also did two radio sessions in Prague featuring Saskia on acoustic guitar and Erwin drumming on a cardboard box. You can listen to the April 30 session for Radio Wave here.

UPDATE: the StreetCulture session from April 27 is now online as well.

Split single + April tour

The split 7" with Wavezero is now available as well!

On Wednesday April 25 we will be heading to Germany and the Czech Republic again for a six day tour (see agenda). Erwin van der Laan will be behind the drums this time.

Castfat Shadows

Our new full-length release, Castfat Shadows, is available from April 16. The album is released on transparent green vinyl and as a digital download - no CD this time (yep, the times they are a-changin' indeed). You can listen to two of the new tracks in the music player.

The split 7" with Wavezero is delayed a bit, but will be released in the near future.

New Labasheeda LP + split single

Currently test pressings are being made of not only one, but two new Labasheeda records: the full-length Castfat Shadows (planned for April) and a split 7" with Wavezero. The 7" will be released in March, and contains the song 'Liver Spots', which will not be on the LP. Stay tuned.

Love No Love Vol. 2

The second volume of the Love No Love compilation will feature the track 'Winter' by Labasheeda (previously released on The Twilight State). 100% of the album sales benefit groups working against domestic abuse and assault. The double CD will be released on December 28 in an edition of 300 numbered copies. Check The Levee Breaking for more information.

German / Czech tour

Labasheeda will be on tour in Germany from November 3-8 (also doing a gig in Prague), check the agenda for more details. Due circumstances Dyan will be replaced by Assi Weitz (Sophya, Sex Dolls, ex-Gone Bald) during the tour. Also joining us are André (driving, visuals, record sales) and Brutus (barking).

By the way, the new record is mixed and will be mastered in the near future. More news soon...

Labasheeda in the studio

The last three days of July we’ve been busy recording with Corno Zwetsloot at the Next to Jaap Studio in Voorhout. We recorded the basic tracks of 15 new songs, which we plan to release on an album later this year.

Noise Problems

The Noise Problems blogspot posted six songs from our gig at The Beginner Festival (which took place at De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam on March 5). You can listen to part of Jelle Buma's set as well.

Setlist (five new songs and a Blues Explosion cover*):

On Tippy Toes / Withdrawn / Relax-her* / Fake Italian / Last Ride / Copycat Emotions

Labasheeda on Artrocker CD

'White Leather' (from The Twilight State) is one of the tracks on a free CD that comes with the April issue of the UK magazine Artrocker.

Other artists include The Chapman Family, Metronomy, and Sonic Youth.

Bootlegged in Bristol

Just before the start of our UK tour Inner City Grit Records released Labasheeda: Bootlegged in Bristol, a digital download-only EP featuring four tracks from our gig at the Junction (April 28, 2010).

Go to the Inner City Grit page for more information.

UK tour in February

From February 16 till 20 Labasheeda will do a 5-day tour in the UK.

We will be playing in London, Swindon, Newport, Chichester, and Nottingham - check the agenda for more details.

Album presentation in Paradiso

Happy New Year! On Friday January 28 we will present our new LP/CD The Twilight State in Paradiso, Amsterdam. VJ Neef will be taking care of the visuals, and The Bent Moustache and Monokino will be playing as well - so be there!

The show starts at 20.30 h., doors open at 20.00 h. Entrance € 8,00. 

The Twilight State on CD

After a bit of delay, the CD-version of The Twilight State is now available as well!

And don't forget to check the video-section, which now includes two more videos from our tour in the Czech Republic, last June.

Labasheeda on The ARE

On Friday November 5 Labasheeda will do a live-in-the-studio session during the radio program 'The ARE' (MerweRadio, 105.4 FM), broadcasted between 20.00-21.00 h.

The session will be also streamed live.

The Twilight State - out today!

The vinyl version of the long expected new Labasheeda full-length is now available! Check the discography for details. The CD will be released in October (in a nice kraftpak sleeve).

Labasheeda on the radio

Saskia and Arne will do a short acoustic set and an interview in the radio program 'En daarmee BASta!' on RTV Amstelveen. It will be broadcasted live this Sunday (September12), between 20.00-21.00 h.

The Twilight State - The New Record

Two songs from the forthcoming record are now featured in the music player: 'From You to Me' and 'Way Out'. The LP version of The Twilight State (on white/pink marbled vinyl!) will be released on September 20 (the CD will follow later).

New Labasheeda website online!

The new Labasheeda site is finally online! We've also finished our new record, titled The Twilight State, which will be released in September.