Create a cool Valentine's Day video for The Gasoline Brothers (and win!)

In 3 weeks time it’s Valentine’s Day. You may know that The Gasoline Brothers have a song about that, celebrating both the joy and disappointment of Valentine’s Day. Now we’re looking for creative people who want to make a cool video for our song Valentine’s Day. Cheesy videos, beautiful animations, funny images, serious love stories, anything is welcome!

Can you do it? Please make a video, upload it to Youtube or Vimeo and email us to let us know where we can watch it.

The video we like best, will get the Eternal Fame Award and will be published on our blog and website. We will promote it via Twitter, Facebook, the lot! Moreover, the maker will receive a cool Gasoline Brothers Goodie Bag!

So go ahead, download the song below and start creating!

<a href="">Valentine&#8217;s Day by The Gasoline Brothers</a>

We didn't win the Award – Now making plans for 2010

loserYou’ve probably heard it: The Gasoline Brothers did not win the Interactive Award last Friday. Thumbs up and congrats to Krause, who took the Award, the flowers and the money!

So what about the Gas Bros? Well, we’ll be making plans for 2010 this Wednesday. We’ll surely continue to come up with interactive music concepts. One thing is crystal clear: there will be some Gas Bros live shows in the Spring of 2010.

Once again: thanks for your support and we’ll keep you posted!

Als The Gas Bros de Interactive Award winnen: songwriting 2.0 (Twitteraars schrijven liedjes!)

Twitteraards schrijven liedjes met The Gasolin BrothersStem op The Gasoline Brothers voor de Interactive Award 2010!
Zoals je weet zijn The Gasoline Brothers in 2009 nogal in de weer geweest met nieuwe media, lekker bandje 2.0 spelen. Deze case is nu genomineerd voor een Interactive Award – de winnaar wordt a.s. vrijdag 15 januari bekend op Eurosonic/Noorderslag.

Wat moet je doen?
We vinden het tof als je op ons wilt stemmen op deze pagina: (The Gasoline Brothers zijn de bovenste case. Klik eerst op 5 sterren en dan op Vote!). Stuur dit bericht ook vooral door aan al je vrienden, want de publieksuitslag telt voor 1/7 mee in het eindoordeel.

Als we winnen: songwriting 2.0
Als The Gasoline Brothers de Award winnen (en de geldprijs die daarbij hoort), willen we iets terugdoen voor alle Twittervrienden die we de afgelopen maanden hebben opgedaan. We gaan songschrijven via/met Twitter! Het idee is dat alle Twitteraars die denken een goed liedje te hebben (of alleen een goede tekst of melodie) dat kunnen indienen bij de band. Ziet de band potentie in het idee, dan gaan de broeders serieus aan de slag om een echt liedje te schrijven met de input van de Twitteraars. Uiteraard krijg je als (mede-)auteur ook songwriting-credits, dus je wordt niet genaaid als de band ineens een hit scoort 😉

De beste liedjes worden in de studio opgenomen voor een nieuwe Gasoline Brothers-cd.  Het gaat dus om een hele cd, en niet alleen maar om één liedje. Een titel hebben we ook al: ‘RT’!

Bedankt voor het stemmen en tot snel!
The Gasoline Brothers

The Gasoline Brothers 2.0 case according to Dutch social media expert Erwin Blom

erwinblomI’m sure you’ve heard about the Gasoline Brothers social media case. Renowned Dutch social media expert Erwin Blom (author of this great book, published by Leon’s former employer A.W. Bruna) has an interview with The Gasoline Brothers on his website, documenting the case and the band’s motives. The interview was done by Leonieke Daalder. If you can’t read Dutch, try the automated Google translation.

If you’re visiting the Eurosonic/Noorderslag Conference later this week, Erwin Blom will be co-hosting a workshop on Thursday January 14th, called ‘De kracht van communities’. Leon is also represented in the panel and will do a short presentation as well. Please find more info here.

Booking Agency De Harmonie & The Gasoline Brothers team up for 2010

De Harmonie BoekingenGreat news. From now on, The Gasoline Brothers will be represented by famous booking agency De Harmonie Boekingen. You probably know them, as they also represent Moss, LPG, Hallo Venray and many more Dutch and international artists.

The band is currently available for a Spring/Summer 2010 tour in the Benelux. Are you interested in booking The Gasoline Brothers? Please contact De Harmonie Boekingen. Mail:, +31 (0)6 10870866 or + 31 (0)35 6461230.

Or, if you visit Eurosonic/Noorderslag next week, have a chat with Joris, Ilana or Thijs from De Harmonie Boekingen at the festival!

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 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="">The Gasoline Brothers &#8211; Hungover Boxing Day by Christmas Candy</a>