Balthazar

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Balthazar Biography

Balthazar are the brainchild of songwriters Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez. Meeting as teenage buskers, the two embarked on a whirlwind writing partnership that led to the quick formation of the band and initial acclaim in mainland Europe. Resisting the temptation to cash in on that wave of interest, Balthazar took the best part of five years to record their debut album, experimenting with different genres and approaches until they were sure that they had the sound they were looking for. With 'Rats, that sound has been honed to a focus on melody and subtlety, avoiding the current fashion for bombast to create songs that burst forth in horns or sweep by on strings, underpinned with delicate rhythms that draw on both the pair's love of the work of Serge Gainsbourg and Leonard Cohen and the hip hop production of the likes of Dangermouse.

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The Latest Balthazar News

Bush Frontman To Star In Keanu Occult Film

8th September 2003

BUSH singer GAVIN ROSSDALE is preparing to make the daring transition from music to movies, after landing a part alongside...

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Balthazar Reviews

Balthazar - Rats Album Review Album Review

13th March 2013

Rats compromises of numerous unassuming, multi-cultural elements that would be difficult to imagine existing together...

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Balthazar Festivals

Best Kept Secret

20th June 2014

SXSW Music Festival

7th March 2014

The Great Escape UK

8th May 2014

Ms Dockville Festival

15th August 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

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The Latest Balthazar Press Releases

Balthazar Announce UK May 2013 Tour

2nd May 2013

Balthazar, the five piece fronted by the dual songwriting talents of Maarten...

Balthazar Announce UK And European Dates With Local Natives February 2013

7th February 2013

Balthazar preview the release of their album, 'Rats', with a...

Balthazar Announce New Album 'Rats' Out February 25th, 2013

9th January 2013

Balthazar preview the release of their album,'Rats', with a London show at the...

Balthazar Announce London Show On 16th January 2013

2nd January 2013

Balthazar preview the release of their album, 'Rats', with a...

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