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Malkovich

Period

2000 - 2008

Genre

hardcore

Online

Officiƫle website

Malkovich

Hardcore band Malkovich is named after American actor John Malkovich and has risen from the ashes of the bands Atonement, Remorse and the Face Tomorrow mark 1 line-up. The band is inspired not only by The Beatles and Velvet Underground but also by contemporaries like The Blood Brothers and The ...
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Members

Hugo van Heijningen   zang
Mark   gitaar
Josha   drums
Thomas Sciarone   gitaar
Job van de Zande   basgitaar

Former members

Miriam van Ommeren   basgitaar
Aart Steekelenburg   gitaar

Mentioned in the biography of

1999   Face Tomorrow

Biography Malkovich

Hardcore band Malkovich is named after American actor John Malkovich and has risen from the ashes of the bands Atonement, Remorse and the Face Tomorrow mark 1 line-up. The band is inspired not only by The Beatles and Velvet Underground but also by contemporaries like The Blood Brothers and The Chinese Stars.

2000

Malkovich is formed by guitarist Thomas, drummer Josha, bassist Miriam and singer Mark.

2001

The group plays its first gig in Amsterdam. Malkovich plays in squats, but also in smaller and bigger clubs in the country.

2002

Late January Malkovich supports US band The Icarus Line on their show in Nighttown in Rotterdam. Late June the band presents its debut 12" in scsiCELL, in The Hague. The record gets goods reviews in both punkzines as in mainstream rock magazines. Guitarist Aart Steekelenburg quits the band. Singer Mark takes over on guitar.

Face Tomorrow

2003

Malkovich The first tour abroad kicks off on January 9 in the German town of Essen. The band also travels to Belgium. In March and April the band again travels to Germany and Belgium together with fellow Dutch band Deadweight. Late April Malkovich and Deadweight travel to the UK for three shows in London, Leeds and Stoke-On-Trent. Back in the Netherlands Malkovich presents the album The Foundation Rocks in ACU, in Utrecht. After several Dutch gigs in the autumn, Malkovich travels to Nancy, France, with Spanish band Tokyo Sex Destruction. In November the band kicks off a more extensive European tour with dates in Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

2004

Malkovich After several shows in the Netherlands during the first three months of the year, Malkovich again travels to the UK for shows in Nottingham, Hull, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Brighton and Portsmouth. On June 10 the band goes on another European tour, together with US band Modern Life Is War, which takes them to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Poland. After a short stop in the Netherlands, Malkovich again leaves for Germany with another US band called The Hope Conspiracy. On July 3 the band plays a festival in Croatia. After that they meet up with the American friends of Modern Life Is War. Together the two bands tour Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. On September 1 the band presents the album A Criminal Record. Noteworthy is the fact that the tracks on the album are all numbered instead of having a title. The album comes out on Reflection Records. On October 3 Malkovich plays a showcase at the international music convention Popkomm in Berlin. Before leaving for the UK in December, Malkovich plays several shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

2005

On January 15 Malkovich plays the Noorderslag festival. During the spring the band plays shows in the Netherlands and Belgium, among which a benefit in The Hague for the victims of the Tsunami disaster in Asia. Also the band appears at the international Arnhem Hardcore Meeting in Musis Sacrum. The band again embarks on a European tour with Modern Life Is War. In July Malkovich travels to the UK for an extensive tour with UK band Beecher. In September Malkovich goes to the US for the first time to play at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York.

2006

Malkovich In March and April Malkovich (and Some Girls) extensively tour Europe with shows in Holland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and the UK. Malkovich plays festivals in the Netherlands and Belgium: Powerfest (Tilburg), Uitmarkt (Amsterdam) and RockSnock (Ham, Belgium). Late October the band goes on a short tour of France, Serbia, Austria and Germany and also performs at the Play The Game Again! Festival in Luxembourg. Bassist Miriam leaves the band after six years and is replaced by Job.

Union Town

2007

Malkovich In April Malkovich presents a new album called Kings n' Bosses. The CD/LP is released via Go-Kart Records and is produced by Jochem Jacobs (Textures). In June the band receives an Essent Music Award. Malkovich is invited by showcase festival CMJ in New York to come and play at this year's edition which takes place between 16 and 20 October.

Textures

2008

In September Malkovich announces that the band will stop. The band gives a farewell show on 3 October in club Akhnaton in Amsterdam.

Discography Malkovich

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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