Image takes a giant leap forward from Whispering Sons’ previous work.
Together with producer Micha Volders (Meteor Musik, El Guapo Stuntteam) and engineer/co-producer Bert Vliegen (Teen Creeps, Sophia), the band used the studio as a means to broaden their sound, enriching it with acoustic drums and a whole range of synthesizers.
The ten tracks, recorded over a period of ten days at GAM Studios in Waimes (BE), evoke an atmosphere both ominous and urging , yet at the same time capture the band’s agitated live intensity.
The record was mixed by Bert Libeert (Goose, B) at Jetson Studio and mastered by Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering.
The songs on the album were written after the band collectively moved to Brussels in 2016.
In between periods of intense touring, they worked hard to translate their new perspectives into their first full album.
Feeding on the dynamics of the city, the tracks unveil feelings of alienation and distance.
Image is a motionless state, in which observations overshadow actions.
It reflects the artificiality of things, yet still desperately clings on to ideals and obsessions, something which is also strengthened by the cover artwork of Flor Maesen.
In 2016, the band won Humo’s Rock Rally, one of Belgium’s most prestigious national contests that boosted the career of upcoming artists such as dEUS.
After that, Whispering Sons have been touring Belgium and Europe extensively, establishing a strong live reputation.
The band have so far released the EP Endless Party (2015) and two 7“ singles, Performance/Strange Identities (2016) and White Noise (2017).
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10.10 Barcelona (ES) La 2 De Apolo *
11.10 Madrid (ES) SalaCopernico *
12.10 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club *
13.10 Porto (PT) Hard Club *
19.10 Rotterdam (NL) Left of the Dial Fest
20.10 Brussels (BE) Ancienne Belgique
22.10 Eindhoven (NL) DDW Music Fest
24.10 Kortrijk (BE) De Kreun ^
25.10 Den Haag (NL) Paard Van Troje ^
31.10 Amsterdam (NL) Sugar Factory
02.11 Berlin (DE) Urban Spree
03.11 Bochum (DE) Kulturbahnhof
09.11 Cologne (DE) Gebäude 9
10.11 Namur (BE) Belvedere
21.11 Paris (FR) Espace B
24.11 Turin (IT) Padiglione 14
27.11 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
29.11 Prague (CZ) Meetfactory
08.12 Turnhout (BE) Club Kuub
14.12 Gent (BE) De Centrale
* w/The Soft Moon
^ w/Gang Of Four