After a series of features including a video premiere here on IDIOTEQ, Rotterdam gritty sad punks from VIDEO STORE have once again teamed up with us to give you a proper feature and some new, catchy-as-hell tunes! The band just released their new 3-track EP called “Leftovers” and to accompany this release, they created a little video for the song “Turn Up the Lights”. We asked them a couple of silly questions about it and forced them to tell us more about each and every track on the EP.
Tell us more about that space? Is that your rehearsal room?
Yes… It’s our rehearsal room that we share with a couple of nice bands.
What’s behind that door?
Another door. And behind that second door a door to a barely functioning toilet and another door leading to a world full of possibilities and disappointments :)
What’s in these cans?
They’re empty, unfortunately. But at practice we normally enjoy a couple of beers (half of the time Polish beer btw – as the night shop sells those at affordable prices and still taste good).
Now dive into the full record!
As a lot of people know, sometimes when you order take out you find yourself with just too much. You save those leftovers for the next day. It actually tastes better. But letting the eats sit too long will just let it go to waste.
Last year we recorded a couple songs. We chose to put four of those out there as a demo tape and didn’t really do anything with the other ones.
But as we don’t want to let anything go to waste we decided to release those leftover songs as a digital EP. Here they are.
Turn Up The Lights: We wrote this one a week before going into the studio. It’s a pretty simple song.
Quitters: Harm always hears some DC/ Sonic Youth/ Favez worship in this song but Aart denies being influenced by anybody anywhere so I guess that’s just in his head.
Wig split: Harm played this song to Aart maybe 4 or 5 years ago when they were talking a little bit about maybe doing a band and then forgot about it. When we got together with what would turn into Video Store, he found this song somewhere on his hard drive again and it stuck. We don’t know how or why it happened that Gijs from Zero Zero Zero sings on it.