Lewsberg & guests

Fantôme & Rough Trade Bristol present

Saturday, 11th May 2019

Rough Trade Bristol

Doors 7:30pm
Tickets available

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Fantôme present the debut Bristol outing for Rotterdam's art-rock/post-punkers Lewsberg

Saturday May 11th - 7.30pm

Limited £4 early bird tickets available> http://hdfst.uk/E51369

£5 adv


Lewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group named after writer and fellow

Rotterdammer Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. That is the greatest source of inspiration for the band: the counterculture and big-city cynicism of the 1960s and 1970s. After putting out The Downer (ep, cassette) and Non-fiction Writer (single, 7'') in 2017, Lewsberg released their self-titled debut full-length in the Netherlands in 2018. Nine rudimentary and repetitive rock songs, full of a tough, nonchalant intensity. The English lyrics, delivered with a heavy Rotterdam accent, show a tendency towards existentialism and black humour. The album will be re-released worldwide in January 2019.

“Rotterdam Talking Heads/Television enthusiasts jut out with a riveting chugger of blase threat and moral ambivalence.” —


“The laid back, soft-spoken Non-Fiction Writer and the more rocking Terrible are warm,

bare-bones, know how to let loose a two-note or ragged solo, and just sound right.” —

Brooklyn Vegan (US)

“A fresh delicacy and bedsit-poet romance is emerging from the misty ports of Rotterdam.” —

Gigwise (UK)

“Lewsberg are one of the more interesting bands to come out of a city currently enjoying

something of an alternative musical renaissance. Lewsberg are exponents of a measured,

arty-but-inquisitive sound that is slightly at odds with the brazen racket made by the likes of their city peers. Those who dig [...] the Velvet Underground or that very early Modern Lovers sound will surely be drawn to this.” —

Louder Than War (UK)