DE STAAT performs the song "INPUT SOURCE SELECT" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY TINA EDWARDS
De Staat were started as a one man project by lead singer, Torre Florim, who later brought the band together. Their first demo was recorded in Florim's apartment in 2007. Whilst still unsigned, the one man project grew to a full grown band, due to their well-received live performances in the Netherlands.
In 2008, the band were the support act for popular Belgium band dEUS. De Staat were signed by Excelsior Recordings later that year. They released their debut album Wait for Evolution in January 2009. All the songs on this album were written and produced by Torre Florim. He wrote the album as a graduating project for a "Music Production" course. During this time, front man Florim also produced the debut EP of Go Back To The Zoo, another band from Nijmegen.
Within a year De Staat's popularity rose and they were performing at festivals such as Dot to Dot, Glastonbury, Sziget and Lowlands.
The band released a live performance of their performance at Lowlands 2009. During this performance, they were spotted by Chris Goss. Goss, music producer and front man of Masters of Reality introduced them to Mascot Records. Mascot re-released Wait for Evolution internationally in the spring of 2010. After their international debut, the band toured extensively, including performances on the Reeperbahn Festival and Glastonbury Festival in 2010.
Their second album Machinery was released internationally in 2011.
The band's third album I_CON was released on 16 September 2013.
Sound: David Blomiley
Cam op: Jonathan Binks
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