donderdag, 28 december 2017 20:03

Murder Ballads Project

"The Murder Ballad"

The Murder Ballad is a multi media project in which artists contribute work which is related to or inspired by "Murder Ballads". Painter, poets, photographers, writers, cartoonists and many more are invited to contribute their art. The contributions can be entirely new work, created solely for this project, or existing art works which correspond with the topic of Murder Ballads.

The end result will be an art book about Murder Ballads which will be printed late 2018, early 2019. Rotterdam-based noir band The Bullfight will be making a soundtrack with murder ballads to go with the art. Contributions will be gathered at a new website (launching in february 2018) and on social media. All artists will be promoted through these mediums. Hopefully an art exhibition will go with the project, in which contributions will be part of an art show around the subject.

The purpose of the book is to produce a beautiful art book and to promote all participating artists. Contributions will be without payment and purely be based on creating a combined art work. Paying artists to contribute won't be realistic due to the sheer size of the project (the aim is to get over 100 artists to contribute).

Both well known and lesser known artists will be asked to contribute. People who feel they have work which corresponds with "Murder Ballads" can contact us through Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.. We will respond with the things we need (hi-res image, etc.).

donderdag, 28 december 2017 20:00

Murder Ballads Project

woensdag, 18 oktober 2017 18:05

The Storm Behind Our Smiles (live)

The Bullfight
dinsdag, 26 september 2017 13:47

Bullfight to release a limited live album

The Bullfight will release a limited new live album on cd on December 11th. Make sure you order one before it's sold out! The release show is in Kopisoesoe, Rotterdam on december 9th.

1. That man

2. The ballad of Martin van Dongen

3. Jenny's got a gun

4. Nathalie, strangle me

5. This village's lonely pastor

6. The storm behind our smiles

7. Bamboo knife woman

8. The ballroom blitz

9. My comeback

10. The weeping willow

dinsdag, 09 mei 2017 17:37

The Bullfight's new album out now

The Bullfight's new album "Shame, Guilt, Deception - Individuals chapter I" is out now on Brandy Alexander Recordings. The album was released during a sold out show at Theater Walhalla in Rotterdam.

We have posted a new song of the album on the music-section. You can listen to the entire album via Soundcloud. The album is available on (double)cd or in digital format (iTunes). The album is for sale in regular record stores but if you wish to purchase the album, send an email to the band (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.) or just buy one at their shows.

We will be updating the news as it comes in. We are expecting some reviews and interviews so stay tuned!
dinsdag, 09 mei 2017 17:34

No Thorns, No Roses (reprise)

The Bullfight
dinsdag, 24 januari 2017 15:01

The Bullfight release date & video

The Bullfight's new album, titled "Shame, Guilt, Deception - Individuals chapter I" will be released on May 8th through Brandy Alexander Recordings.

The album will be released as a double cd digipack and will contain a bonus disc: the previously sold out debut album "One was snake". Artwork has once again been done by artist Jaco Putker.

Releaseparty will take place at Theater Walhalla on May 6th. The double album will be included in the entrance fee.

The first video has been made availabe: The Weeping Willow features on their youtubechannel. Please mail for more info or visit

woensdag, 02 november 2016 19:53


The Apartments
zondag, 25 september 2016 20:03

The Bullfight to release new double album

The Bullfight will release their new album "Shame, Guilt, Deception" in February 2017. A bonus disc will feature the reissue of their debutalbum One was a snake (2006, Livingroom Records). The double album will feature brand new artwork by Brandy Alexander-associated artist Jaco Putker.

One was a snake was greatly appreciated by the press on release but has been sold out for years, until now. Brandy Alexander will put out the album in the beginning of 2017. Stay tuned for a preview and release-info.
zondag, 18 september 2016 20:27

The Apartments

Peter Milton Walsh formed The Apartments in Brisbane, 1978, then left Australia within a few years, relocating first to New York and then to England when The Apartments were signed by legendary English record label Rough Trade in 1985, at the height of the label’s success.

The Apartments were contemporaries of The Go-Betweens, who were both friends and fans, releasing the first Apartments EP on their own Able Label. Robert Forster later wrote liner notes for Captured Tracks reissue of The Apartments first album, the evening visits...and stays for years. Forster spoke of the mysteries and myths that surrounded Walsh…“from first acquaintance, he came with whispers and claims on his trail—a princely person more formed than most, certainly more than Grant and I and his group was alive and dangerous from the get-go…An historical note. Peter Milton Walsh would have to be the only person of male gender to inspire two Go-Betweens songs—'That Way' and 'Don't Let Him Come Back').”

In the years and albums which followed the evening visits…The Apartments developed an intense, devoted following throughout Europe and America.

In March 2015, Brooklyn's Captured Tracks dropped an expanded deluxe vinyl reissue of 1985's Rough Trade debut, the evening visits… In April in Paris, the first new Apartments album in 18 years—No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal—was released by Paris label, Microcultures.

By year's end, No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal had been named #1 Album of the Year by France's leading music blog/magazine, Magic, over significant albums by international acts such as Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and Low. It also featured in Top 10 and Top 20 Albums of 2015 lists by blogs, magazines and fans throughout Europe and the USIn Australia’s renowned contemporary music radio show, “Inside Sleeve” named Twenty One, from the new Apartments album, their #1 Song of 2015.

In December 2016, a special edition of No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal with two new bonus tracks will be released by Dutch label, Brandy Alexander Recordings.

No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal

Played with quiet grace, the eight chamber-pop songs here are alternately harrowing and redemptive, anchored by loss."

9/10 Uncut

The first album of new material in years from Australian Peter Milton Walsh of the Apartments is fantastic, emotionally profound, and maybe the most moving collection of songs I’ve heard in years. Untouchably great. #1 in my Best Albums of 2015.”

Dave Di Martino, Rolling Stone

Emerging from long exile, No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal—his seventh album under The Apartments' name—is the record Peter Milton Walsh has been working towards his entire career, and will establish his place in the pantheon. The album is a moving hymn to love, loss and more loss, which ultimately proves how love can outlast even the greatest loss.”

Clinton Walker, Sydney, Australia

Eighteen years after they released their last studio album, the return of The Apartments with No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal means more than just a new record to add to their perfect, mythical discography. What we have is an album that carries these years of absence, a deep artistic and personal history, a striking comeback into the world of music, eminently intimate yet universal. It’s perfect just as it is. 5/5 Stars.”

Noel Mengel, Courier Mail, Brisbane Australia
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