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T aking their name from a stray cat at the band's very first practice space in Amsterdam, Voicst are an indie/rock trio from Amsterdam.

The band members are: singer/guitarist Tjeerd, bass player Sven and drummer Joppe.

Support from influential Dutch media outlet 3Voor12 and The Dutch Pop Institute led the band to a slot at Lowlands, the huge Dutch festival, and also netted Voicst their first appearance at the New Yorks CMJ Music Conference. For three consecutive years they have played the Noorderslag music conference in Holland and toured Benelux with the likes of Bettie Serveert, Nada Surf, and Tenacious D.

In 2003 the band released their first recording: the six-song EP "Eat The Evidence" - to critical acclaim. While in New York in the summer of 2004 the band hooked up with producer and Girls Against Boys alumni, Eli Janney (The Rapture, Secret Machines) to record their first full-length album; 11-11. The album was mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Athlete, PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Nick Cave) and released in Europe on the bands own label DuurtLang Records (A Dutch word which aptly translates to takes a long time)

Airplay on MTV Europe, Dutch radio, and at key US radio outlets joins critical accolades for Whatever You Want From Life

3Voor12 recently named 11-11 Album of the Year, and Joppe was voted Drummer of the Year by his peers. Recently Voicst has been touring throughout Europe and North America, playing at festivals including Rock in Idro (Italy), Popkomm (Berlin), Benicassim (Spain), SXSW (Austin, TX) and supporting bands like The Bravery, The Posies and Millionaire.

The follow up of 11-11 is released on the 11th of January 2008 and is called, "A Tale of Two Devils". Some new songs such as, "Mixed Words", "High As An Amsterdam Tourist", "Everyday I Work on the Road" and "A Year And A Bit" have been made available for listening on the bands myspace , hyves and official Website.

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Source: lastfm


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