Emptyheads 1989 - 2007
This cloud is launched almost ten years after the “split up” of the Dutch band Emptyheads.
Here you can listen to the officially released music but also practice recordings and tracks that where never released.
Enjoy the music, that it may always be preserved.
Below you can read the band biography and the message that the band announced that they split up.
“Sober guitar rock with Frisian roots” would be a good description of the music of Emptyheads. But it is much, much more. Emptyheads produce a rich, melodious mix of rock, metal, and Britpop. Guitar rock? “OK.” Sober? “Rather, full of emotion”. With Frisian roots? “Certainly, if that means grown from good stock”. Empty heads? “Certainly not!” Life for Emptyheads stands only for music!
Emptyheads have played for some time now in the club circuit and that hasn’t gone unnoticed. The band has been invited to play for a number of big festivals (Indorppop, Bospop, Mama’s Pride) in Holland. They have shared the podium with, among others, Green Lizard, Billy The Kid, The Gathering, Dreadlock Pussy, and De Heideroosjes. Emptyheads also answered the call of being the opening act for bands none other than The Posies and Kane! In addition, the band has also played “across the border” in Hungary and England.
Gooseberry Season is the name of the debut cd from Emptyheads; a strong album with well-produced English-language rocksongs. The band’s first excursion into Dutch-language songs was with the single De Stem Van Het Leven. The most recent work from the band is the ep Goodmorning which was promoted with two videoclips!
Thanks to their live shows the band is now well-known by name. Stirring, inspired and animated, full of dedication, mixed with a healthy dose of Frisian humor and soberness.
Empty heads: a grown-up fresh sound characterized by the double vocals which brings the typical Emptyheads sound
After more than 18 years Jacob Porte, Anton Bergsma, Arnold Bloemsma and Jacob Schiphof have decided to let the curtain fall for the band Emptyheads.
Like most beginning bands they began in 1989 as a coverband and within two years began making their own numbers and incorporating them into their repertoire. In 1994 this resulted in the first Emptyheads presentation, back then a demo cassette which got the name of PMP (practice makes perfect). Through this the band began to weave itself into the Frisian popscene. The repertoire began to quickly fill with their own numbers. The bar, neighborhood, village and barn festivals grew into youth centers, music cafes, popfestivals and performances outside of Holland. Performances in England and Hungary were presented. Emptyheads were also seen live on television as well as in videoclips. The music selection over the years began to be presented through cds and dvds.
Emptyheads look back with pleasure on wonderful and most of all, well-received performances on the most diverse podiums both in and out of Holland. Why stop then? Personal music preferences and the breakdown of inspiration for the specific sound of Emptyheads resulted in a failure for new music to materialize.