Team William

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Team William
Team William Logo.jpg
Team William rainbow logo
Background information
Origin Ghent/Ninove/Brugge, Belgium
Genres Indie pop
Labels Keremos - Bang!
Associated acts FFA!
Members Floris De Decker
Arne Sunaert
Douwe Van Maele
Nils Tijtgat (2013-)
Past members Bert Moerman (-2010)
Thomas Mortier (-2012)
Antoni Foscez

Team William is a Belgian indie pop band. Team William are best known for their energetic, somewhat chaotic mix between CYHSY and Wolf Parade.[1] In 2009, they released their self-titled debut album on the Keremos label. It has received overall positive reviews from Belgian main stream media such as HUMO (****[2]), Cutting Edge (*****[3]), Focus Knack (***), Goddeau[4] and Rif Raf. They are currently recording their second album.

History[edit]

In 2008, they arrived third in Belgium's influential HUMO's Rock Rally contest.[5]

In March '09 they were invited to play on the showcase festival Canadian Music Week.[citation needed] In the same month Everything was a Verb was used for a national television commercial for volunteering.

They have been appointed ambassadors for Poppunt's Excite project (Exchange of International Talent in Europe), giving them the opportunity to play in Scotland, where they shared the stage with The Flaming Lips (June '09), Denmark, Spain and The Netherlands.[citation needed]

Their debut album, Team William, was recorded early 2009 and was produced by Mario Goossens (drummer of Triggerfinger, ex-Winterville (band)) who also produced the debut album of The Black Box Revelation in 2008.

On May 18, 2009 the Team had a release party for the album in the Vooruit (Ghent), and subsequently released it nationwide June 15 via Bang!.

On August 22, 2009 Team William played at Pukkelpop on the Wablief stage. The same day, they signed a contract with EMI Music Publishing.[6]

In 2010 they continued to tour extensively and announced that after a final gig in Ternat (Oct 9) they will start recording their second album.

Discography[edit]

Team William (2009)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Floris De Decker, Team William. 

No. Title Length
1. "London Lofi"   3:18
2. "You Have My Heart, Okay" (Second single, video clip) 2:50
3. "Lord of the Dogs" (First single, video clip) 3:27
4. "First Snow"   4:02
5. "Judo Kid"   1:57
6. "Wonderyear III"   3:13
7. "70%"   3:28
8. "Hotel"   2:55
9. "Last Man on the Moon"   2:56
10. "Me + My Hobo"   3:20
11. "You Look Familiar"   2:44
12. "Peptalk"   4:58
Total length:
39:03
  • Produced by Mario Goossens
  • Mixed by Filip Goris
  • Assistant engineering by Wouter Gordts
  • Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios
  • Trumpets on 5 & 10 by Reinhard Deman

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Digg concert review
  2. ^ HUMO album review
  3. ^ Cutting Edge album review
  4. ^ Goddeau album review
  5. ^ List of HUMO's Rock Rally Laureates
  6. ^ "Team William op Pukkelpop", Team William newsletter (Keremos), Wed Aug 19, 2009