Dutch Rockers GOLD Present ‘Radicals’ Playlist

By on 11 November 2015

Enigmatic Dutch dark rockers, GOLD, have just released their most recent album “No Image”; it’s a smart and sultry sideways look at society, wrapped up in some catchy riffs and hefty hooks. Difficult to pigeonhole, genre-wise, this five piece have put together a playlist of modern radicals – artists that they feel an affinity with, artists who aren’t afraid to stand out and stand up for what they believe in.

“This is not for die-hards. This is for the radicals. Fifteen artists that are their own genre are not afraid to speak out or build bridges to connect unlikely territories.  The new GOLD album ‘No Image’ is all of the above and we feel more comfortable in this context than aside the next heavy rock band. Music as an art requires an unorthodox approach, yet too often we cheer for those who play safe.”

Savages “The Answer”

Milena: “Savages are a unique band in the current rock scene, not in the least because they are not afraid to put socio-critical messages in their lyrics. This song deals with a lot of the same topics that we touch through ‘No Image’: love, self-doubt, evolution and strength through vulnerability. It is powerful and intelligent.”

Liturgy “Quetzalcoatl”

Thomas: “Here we witness the musician as a pure artist. ‘The Ark Work’ is a very inspiring album because it doesn’t seek freedom in going beyond all extremes and boundaries, but in building bridges and connecting previously remote places.”

The Knife “Without You My Life Would Be Boring”

Thomas: “With ‘Shaking The Habitual’ these Swedes have gone all out. All was possible for this band at this point, which resulted in an uncompromising album with a strong progressive political stance. The Knife were not afraid to alienate and be alien themselves.”

Nina Simone: “Strange Fruit”

Milena: “From the first chord this song forces you to contemplate. The brooding and timid timbre of both piano and vocals give room for the lyrics to confront us head-on with the horror of racism.  It’s hard to think of a more revolutionary song ever written.

GOLD’s ‘No Image’ is available now on Van Records.

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