Balthazar was one of the great discoveries of VIDA 2016. An elegant, warm and bright pop, signed by the tandem between Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Pérez, who captivated both the public and the specialized press. After four years of silence and enjoying at the last two editions of VIDA of their parallel projects -Warhaus and J. Bernardt-, Balthazar announces their long-awaited return with “Fever” (Play It Again Sam, 2019). A fourth studio album that will be released on January 25 and we can already enjoy the first single by the same name. Tonight at La 2 de sala Apolo.
Warhaus, the solo side project of Maarten Devoldere (songwriter and core member of acclaimed indie act Balthazar), have released their new self-titled album, Warhaus, For his second solo Warhaus album in as many years, Maarten Devoldere comes on like a millennial Leonard Cohen, singing deep, dark and groove-ridden songs of love and hate, oozing romance and searing brutality in the same breath. Written largely on the road — as well as on a retreat in Kyrgyzstan with no one but a local shepherd for company — Maarten’s creative fires burned very bright indeed in the run-up to the new album.
Warhaus – the solo project of Balthazar’s Maarten Devoldere – announce a brand new track ‘Love’s A Stranger’ out now on Play It Again Sam.
For the video Warhaus collaborated with Belgium film director and writer Wouter Bouvijn, who accompanied the band on a week long tour of France to gain background and B-roll footage. To the bands surprise the black and white video was cut from this on the road and live footage.
For over 10 years now, Belgium-based indie rock band Balthazar has been peppering the international music scene with clever, cutting and eerily atmospheric tracks. And while they’ll continue to do so, founding member and lead singer Maarten Devoldere has just unveiled a side project known as Warhaus.
Their sound smolders with film-noir-like sexuality, reminiscent of Tom Waits both lyrically and vocally, but with the sensuous intermingling of female vocals. The lush, thumping orchestration allows two direct reactions: listeners can either brood mysteriously in a corner or shake their hips like they mean it. Tonight at Razzmatazz 3.