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June 26, 2014 BETTENS - K'S CHOICE IN 2013, 2014 & 2015
In 2013 Sarah and Gert released a new album, Waving at the Sun, which was
the soundtrack to a documentary about a record breaking Antarctic
expedition, Beyond the Challenge, led by Dixie Dansercoer. Writing a movie
score being a totally different experience from creating music for a K’s
Choice album, Sarah and Gert chose to release that record utilizing the band
name BETTENS. More info about this album can be found by clicking the
Bettens logo in the right column.
As we speak, in 2014, Sarah, Gert and band are excitedly working on the next
K’s Choice album. To be more specific, they just finished recording the
first demos in Belgium. A bunch of new songs are ready to be finalized and
several others are in the pipeline. The album’s working title is “Phantom
Expect a rock record from beginning to end with esteemed rock producer Alain
Johannes at the helm. Architect for Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked
Vultures, Dave Grohl's Sound City, Chris Cornell, Live, Mark Lanegan and
In September, the band will head to the United States with Alain to record
the long awaited next K’s Choice rock record. The first single and album
release date will be announced later this year… a little more patience… it
will be worth it.
Focussing on the writing and recording of the new album, the number of
summer shows will be very limited this year. The band will play two
festivals in Belgium (Baudet’stival in Bertrix on July 12 and Hestival in
Heist o/d Berg on August 23) and Sarah will play two solo shows in the US
(Redrock Festival, Torrey, Utah on August 9 and Red Clay Theatre, Duluth,
Georgia on August 2).
To keep all information about K’s Choice and Sarah’s new musical
endeavours centralized, we chose to consolidate all of their musical
activities and future releases on the official K’s Choice FB page. Please
visit often for the latest gossip, musical offerings and touring updates. A
major update of this website will follow the release of the new K’s Choice
album in 2015.
December 11, 2012 US TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
As announced a while ago, for the first time in many years, K's Choice
will be touring the US with the Echo Mountain and Little Echoes albums.
You can find all tour dates on our tour page.
September 18, 2012 ECHO MOUNTAIN AND LITTLE ECHOES AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA
As of Tuesday, September 18th, the two latest European releases, Echo Mountain and Little Echoes, will be available in North America at your favorite indie record stores, plus, at all of your favorite digital stores too.
For those across the Atlantic who weren’t aware of these European releases, Echo Mountain is the band’s first studio album in almost a decade.
After the world tour in support of Almost Happy, the band went on hiatus as Sarah and Gert launched other projects. But after a period of reflection, brother and sister relaunched K’s Choice in 2010 with the release of their fifth studio album, Echo Mountain, a double disc set, which features some of the finest K’s Choice material of their entire career, and runs the gamut from folk and pop to alternative and hardrock, as evidenced by such standouts as Killing Dragons, 16, and the leadoff single/video, Come Live the Life.
A year and a half after their comeback album, K’s Choice released another album, an acoustic one, entitled Little Echoes, recorded live in the Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. This album features some incredible new originals, acoustic arrangements of K’s catalog favorites, mixed in with four custom selected cover songs.
Now, after the European success of Echo Mountain and Little Echoes and two years of extensive touring in all major European cities, both albums are being released in the USA.
A North American tour is in the pipeline for 2013! We'll keep you updated on cities and schedules.
April 16, 2012 K'S CHOICE WRITING SOUNDTRACK
Sarah and Gert are currently finetuning their songs and compositions for their upcoming album, which they will soon start recording at Echo Mountain in Asheville together with keyboardplayer Reinout Swinnen.
It will be a soundtrack for the documentary on the antarctic adventures of Dixie Dansercour and Sam Deltour.
More news soon !
March 18, 2011 SUMMER FESTIVALS & THEATRE TOUR
After more than 30 shows in Germany, France, Holland and Belgium in the past few months, the band will keep the live train rollin’ this summer. The first summer festivals have been announced and are on our tour page as we speak. For the winter of 2011, Sarah & Gert announced an extensive Theatre Tour, which goes by the name of Little Echoes. Sarah, Gert and Reinout on keys, will bring you an exclusive selection of Echo Mountain songs in alternative and acoustic versions, completed with older songs, of course. All theatre shows are also on our tour page. Tickets sales have started for some of the venues, but most theatres will start in May or June.
Feb 07, 2011 EXTRA TICKETS LOTTO MONS CLUB
As from February 7, 150 extra tickets will be available for the k's Choice concert in Mons. Info & reservations: http://bit.ly/aD7zgC
Dec 10, 2010 K’s CHOICE NOMINATED FOR BEST BAND OF THE YEAR – YOU CAN VOTE RIGHT NOW
To reward the return of the band on the (inter)national level and the quality of their music, k’s Choice has been nominated for a Belgian MIA (Music Industry Award) in the category Best Band Of The Year. The award is chosen by votes from fans, so we need all the support we can get ! Don’t hesitate a second to encourage all your friends and family to vote for our favorite band. Here’s the appropriate link: http://mias.een.be/
Oct 7, 2010
K's Choice just recorded a brand new song called "Between All and Nothing". It will appear on the 4th edition of “TeGek!?”, a charity CD to support awareness for psychiatric patients. Check out their site and the new album: www.tegek.be and www.sad.be. Other fine Belgian artists and bands participating are Yevgueni & Jan De Wilde, Customs, Neeka, Meuris, Willy Willy & Isolde Lasoen, Hannelore Bedert, A Brand, Freaky Age, Hautekiet & de Leeuw, Walter De Buck & Helmut Lotti, Roosbeef, Flip Kowlier, Milk Inc., Sien Eggers and the wonderful Isbells.
The album will be released on Friday October 8th.
Oct 4, 2010 K's Choice's brand new album Echo Mountain, will officially be released on the UK market on October 18th. Order your CD copy right now and enjoy a special early bird price: 5 GBP per album (+ 2 GBP / shipping). This special price is valid until October 17th so don't wait too long before ordering your copy. Here’s the link... http://mim.io/5cf06
Sep 29, 2010
After a long European festival season and with a golden album under their belt k’s Choice are ready to hit the road again for an extensive intimate venue European tour. For the first time after their comeback with Echo Mountain, and consequently for the first time in 8 years, the band will be visiting lots of major European cities such as Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Vienna, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam… and of course their own capital, Brussels, with a show in the legendary Ancienne Belgique! The tour starts on November 6th in Germany. All tour dates can be found on our tour page. As per now, all shows are on sale.
Sep 23, 2010
K's Choice recorded their version of the song "De mooiste droom" for the 2010 edition of a Will Tura cover album called "Turalura". The album will be available in stores on September 24.
The complete tracklist looks as follows: Arid - Een Hart van Goud, Customs - De Noorderwind, k's Choice - De Mooiste Droom, Daan - Je Liegt, Mintzkov - Regen Stroomt, The Van Jets – Vaarwel, Novastar - Alleen op de Wereld, Triggerfinger - Ik Mis Je Zo, Eva De Roovere - Gelukkige Verjaardag, Stijn Meuris - Arme Joe, Vive la Fête - Dam Di Dam, The Hickey Underworld – Indianen, Mauro Pawlowski - Zeg Ben Je Bang van Mij, Arno - Eenzaam Zonder Jou.
Sep 13, 2010
Concerning our shows in Israel…
We never labeled our band as political, but since we consider ourselves to be concerned people who believe in human rights and in doing the right thing, we have a page on our site called “ACT!” in which we invite everyone to visit organizations we support, like Amnesty, Oxfam, Unicef, Avaaz, etc…
A while ago someone posted a letter on our website’s forum telling us how deeply disappointing it was to learn that we were playing Israel, especially because of our sympathy for these organizations who she, I believe in most cases rightfully, claims are pro boycotting Israel.
This, she added, makes us hypocrites.
Recently a blog has been set up inviting people to sign a petition to urge us, K’s Choice, to join the Israel-boycott by cancelling our shows there. The blog briefly explains the Israel-Palestinian situation, and concludes the only right thing to do for an international artist is to not perform in a country whose government is responsible for this.
We are politically aware, but no political experts, so the last thing we want to do is open a public politics debate on our site. It’s important to have these, but there are other sites more suitable for this (like the ones we put on our ACT!-page).
I am not writing this to question these blog-activists’ good intentions, nor to tell you the Israeli or the Palestinian authorities were/are guilty or innocent of certain crimes.
We do have our thoughts on this, but admit that we consider ourselves not to be sufficiently educated in politics to share this in a public forum.
I am simply writing this to share that in Tel Aviv we will be playing for the Israeli people, for our fans. We are musicians who live for sharing beauty with everyone who lives to do the same. I have met a lot of good people in Israel, as I have everywhere else in the world, which answer to this description.
I am convinced we would meet plenty of kindred spirits in say Ramallah, too.
Reading the messages on our forum I learned from a Belgian girl called An who’s currently living there that people cannot come to our shows, because they are regrettably being denied entrance to Israel.
As long as this is the case, I can only say we would very much welcome the thought of a local promoter contacting us about playing a show in the West Bank one day.
Like I said : we want to share our music with everyone who’s into it, so we would look forward to that.
Some of the organizations on our site have a different view from us on how to be part of a solution (boycott vs no boycott). That doesn’t mean we want to take them off our site. These organizations mean a lot to us and to the world. They make a difference, no matter how small, so we want them on there for people to discover.
If all of us, everywhere and all around the world (not just artists, I mean everyone and from every profession, and yes : activists, too) would decide only to work in countries whose leaders are righteous and pure at heart, there would be very little activity, and no progress whatsoever.
I’ve been thinking about writing this for months, and all this time I didn’t because I was under the impression common sense made it unnecessary. But apparently I was wrong: someone publicly questioned our integrity and I honestly believe they were wrong to do so.
Sep 11, 2010
K’s Choice will be rescheduling all their December 2010 shows in Holland and moving them to March 2011 due to a scheduling conflict with the North America record label.
Band and management are truly sorry for any inconvenience this rescheduling may cause. All purchased tickets will be honored for the March 2011 shows.
The band hope that fans will not be too disappointed and look forward to rocking the Dutch joints in March.
In the meantime it has been confirmed that Arid, another Belgian band, will open all of the Dutch shows as special guest.
The new schedule for 2011 is:
March 02 Effenaar - Eindhoven
March 03 Parkstad Limburgtheaters - Heerlen
March 04 Metropool - Hengelo
March 07 Oosterpoort - Groningen
March 10 Paradiso - Amsterdam
March 12 Hedon - Zwolle
March 13 Tivoli - Utrecht
June 7, 2010
Watch the new K's Choice video for Echo Mountain right here!
May 4, 2010
Only three weeks after release, the band received a golden album for the sales of 15.000 copies of Echo Mountain in Belgium. As the band is preparing for the second leg of their European tour (with shows in London, Tel Aviv, Holland and Switzerland the next two weeks) Sarah and Gert have announced another full-on Echo Mountain European tour for November and December. The first confirmed dates will be added to our tour page very soon.
February 22, 2010
Echo Mountain will be officially released on March 26 in the Benelux. Other countries will follow closely after. The album is already available as a pre-order on iTunes, including an extra track (the beautiful semi acoustic version of Come Live the Life).
The release of the new album will trigger an extensive promo campaign including a long list of TV and radio appearances, such as De Laatste Show on March 24, de Peter Van de Veire Ochtendshow on March 26 and De Zevende Dag on March 28.
February 12, 2010
Come Live The Life video
December 15, 2009
The first Belgian show of 2010 will be at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp on April 23. Ticket sales will start on Wednesday, December 16 at 9 AM (see ticket link below). The week after, on April 28, k’s Choice will play the Bataclan in Paris. More shows and festivals will be announced soon. Please check our tour page for updates.
December 9, 2009
It has been confirmed now by k’s record company that the new album will be released in the last week of March 2010.
A few weeks later the band will start a first series of indoor concerts which will bring them to different European countries. So, we’re very proud to announce the very first confirmed show of 2010... Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht on April 27 ! Presales will start this Saturday, December 12 at 10.00 AM.
The first Belgian and other shows will be announced next Monday. Tickets Vredenburg: www.ticketservice.nl / 0900-300 12 50 www.vredenburg.nl / 030-231 45 44
December 1st, 2009 K'S CHOICE SUPPORTS MUSIC FOR LIFE WITH NEW SINGLE
K's Choice will provide the theme song for this years' edition of Music for Life, the charity project initiated by national Belgian radio station Studio Brussel. This new track "When I Lay Beside You" is also the very first official new release of the band in 8 years and will of course introduce the new album which is expected in 2010.
For the time being, "When I Lay Beside You" will only be available as a digital download from iTunes. The single will start rotation on Studio Brussel on December 4 and will appear on iTunes from December 8 onwards.