Monthly Archives: December 2009

A genuine Gasoline Brothers Top 10 of 2009

What a fantastic year it was for The Gasoline Brothers. Thank you all for your support! We’ve tried to compile a Top 10 list of the major events that marked the year for us. Here we go, in no particular order:

  1. Dutch pro-cyclist Koos Moerenhout tweeting about The Gasoline Brothers, causing a hype in the Tour de France peloton
  2. Recording a song for Koos Moerenhout and see all major newspapers and radio/tv stations report about it
  3. Releasing a new CD and seeing an incredibly raving review in De Volkskrant (and many more media)
  4. Playing our CD release show at Ekko, Utrecht and enjoying every second of it!
  5. Seeing so many people talking and tweeting about us with such enthousiasm
  6. Experiencing the kindness of so many people helping us out for nothing (@kmoerenhout, @mailmen, @gerbenzomp, @eijkb, @t_nuz, @gvanlee, @bigrooster, @ehpo, Hjalmar Snoep and YOU!)
  7. Seeing that over 35000 people worldwide downloaded our new album
  8. Noticing that our songs keep appearing in their last.fm playlists, even months later
  9. Experiencing the power of Web 2.0: wow!
  10. Seeing a ‘There it Goes’ flag during the mountain stages of the Tour of Spain (Vuelta)

What about 2010?

We’re planning to do a small tour in The Netherlands in the spring of 2010. Interested in having us at your venue or in your hometown? Drop us a line!

The Gasoline Brothers: first Dutch band to release an Android app

Android app Hm!After offering a free iPhone app thwo months ago, The Gasoline Brothers did it again: they are (to their own knowledge) the first Dutch band to release an application for Google’s mobile Android operating system, currently gaining popularity among cell phone users worldwide. And since it’s Christmas, it’s totally free! If you own an Android phone, please visit this link and get the app for free!

For a short instruction video of the app, check out the movie below:

The app gives you two Gasoline Brothers albums: their debut album Hm! (2006) and their youngest release Tsk! (2009). As a bonus, the song ‘There it goes (for Koos)’ is included: a tribute to legendary Dutch pro-cyclist Koos Moerenhout. Moreover, the app contains news and links to free downloads, videos and more goodies from The Gasoline Brothers.

The app was developed by Deskweb Consultancy‘s Gabri van Lee, after Gasoline Brothers fan Rafael de Haan had expressed the need for an Android app, soon after the iPhone app was released.

Free download: 10 cool Christmas songs from The Netherlands

Here’s your free christmas gift. From us – and nine other Dutch indie bands. It’s an album that’ll help you survive this holiday season’s radio terror. Forget about Mariah’s All I want for Christmas is you and Wham’s Last Christmas, here’s Christmas Candy from The Netherlands! Includes Hungover Boxing Day by The Gasoline Brothers.

<a href="http://christmascandy.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-candy-from-the-netherlands">The Gasoline Brothers &#8211; Hungover Boxing Day by Christmas Candy</a>

Best release from Utrecht? Vote for us!

gasbros_vierkant_klein300x300Our album Tsk! has made it to the longlist for ‘Best release from Utrecht’ on Dutch website 3voor12/Utrecht. As you will understand, we want to bloody win this competition, So please go the voting page, send them an email with your top 5 and make sure The Gasoline Brothers are on top! If we do win, we’ll make sure we have a nice surprise for you. And hey, if you’re on Twitter, Hyves or Facebook, make sure all your friends vote for us as well. By the way, the longlist has some really cool albums and EP’s. Check them out!