High energetic postpoppers
Driven by an uncompromising attitude and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, EUT is anything but your textbook pop band. A collaboration between Megan de Klerk (vocals) Tessa Raadman (guitar) Emiel de Nennie (guitar), David Hoogerheide (bass/ keys) and Jim Geurts (drums), EUT is here to keep you on your toes: just where you think you know where things are headed, they veer you unexpectedly off course. The effect? Slightly dizzying, thoroughly refreshing, and it will leave you wanting more.
Established in 2016, EUT’s five members each bring their own differing tastes to the song-writing process, and you can hear hints of 90s influences, from Blur to The Cardigans, as well as contemporaries like art rock icon St. Vincent. But the result is a sound all its own, and greater than the sum of its parts. No sooner than EUT released their first single ‘Supplies’ through Dutch indie label V2 Records in June 2017 were they turning heads in the industry; that same year they became the most booked band in multi-venue festival Popronde and earned a spot on several ‘Bands To Watch in 2018’ lists as a result. The following year, they performed as the supporting act for Beck.
Their debut album Fool for the Vibes, released in 2018, confirmed critics’ predictions that EUT was one of the most exciting new acts in the Netherlands. They quickly outgrew even this accolade, performing at international festivals such as Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Transmusicales (Rennes, France), Noorderslag (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Eurosonic (Groningen, the Netherlands).
While they built a name for themselves with playful, high-energy singles – earning the status of 3FM ‘megahit’ on three occasions – there’s more to EUT than catchy hooks: listen a little more closely and you’ll hear that the pop veneer is a kind of Trojan horse for the frustrations and disappointments of transitioning to adulthood. By taking these experiences and turning them inside out, EUT produces a richly layered sound, full of emotion, that lends itself perfectly to live performances. The group has embraced this fact, touring extensively in their home country as well as France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Most recently, EUT released the singles Had Too Much and It’s Love (but it’s not mine) from their upcoming album Party Time (February 2021), revealing a synergy of their signature lightheartedness with something more explicitly darker and self- destructive; they harness that raw energy and focus it like a razor-sharp laser, offering confirmation that EUT is a dynamic force, and only gaining momentum.
EUT is: Megan de Klerk, Emiel de Nennie, Tessa Raadman, David Hoogerheide and Jim Geurts.