|Sep / 2014||•||Breda Barst Festival||Breda (NL)|
|Aug / 2014||•||Summerbreeze Festival||Dinkelsbühl (DE)|
|Aug / 2014||•||Aquamaria Festival||Plattenburg (DE)|
|Label / Release||Type||Year|
|Hidden from View||Album||2013|
|The ways of the Gingerpig||Album||2011|
It characterizes the versatility of the band that went through turbulent times but came back out cleansed. The quartet became a trio and rediscovered itself. With the new album Hidden From View, the band unleashed and forged into a compact collective that is ready for the limelight.
Hidden From View
In 2011 Gingerpig surprised the music world with The Ways Of The Gingerpig. A wayward mixture of seventies-rock, blues, fusion and post-metal. The record garnered excellent reviews but for many the ways of the Gingerpig seemed almost too versatile. A secret tip among connoisseurs but difficult to label. The title of the new album seems to be a direct reference to that.
Restriction means freedom
When keyboard player Jarno in 2012 decided to call it quits so to venture into the wide world, the band stood at a turning point: continue as a three-piece or look for a replacement keyboard player. After recording the song 'Ugly Heart' as a trio (April 2012) it was decided to move onwards without a keyboard player. The band went back to the basics and started working on more rock- and song-oriented material. Hidden From View is the result: the nine songs sound catchy on the album and stand firmly upright live. The obvious limitations of working as a three-piece also meant freedom. Freedom to play pounding rock (like in 'Nothing') and to leave the sound-experiment for what it is if the song has no need for it. Founder and singer/guitarist Boudewijn Bonebakker: "We're past the jams, more or less outgrew them."
The band has become a tighter collective that plays even tighter. Gingerpig is ready to capture its self found essence to a broader audience. Bonebakker articulates the mission as follows: "Make the love for music audible, and that in the best achievable way."