Amatorski

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Amatorski
Origin Belgium
Genres Post-Rock, Lo-Fi
Years active 2008 — present
Labels Amatorski
Website www.amatorski.be
Members Inne Eysermans
Sebastiaan Van Den Branden
Christophe Claeys
Past members Hilke Ros
Laurens Van Bouwelen

Amatorski is a Belgian post-rock band consisting of Inne Eysermans, Sebastiaan Van den Branden and Christophe Claeys.

History[edit]

Amatorski was formed in 2008. The group became famous after reaching the final at the Humo's Rock Rally in 2010.[1] The band name comes from the Polish word for amateurish, accordingly the group records its music in low fidelity. Apart from that their music is also characterized by a melancholic, blurry style in which the texts are often very narrative. This is expressed in their record Come home for which singer Inne Eysermans found inspiration by reading the love letters from her grandmother that were written during World War II. This song gained fame since it was used in Belgium during publicity spots for water brand Spa Reine.

In 2011 they travelled to London, England to work with producer Darren Allison (Spiritualized, The Divine Comedy, Belle & Sebastian) on their debut album TBC.[2] Upon its release, TBC garnered much critical acclaim, and ascended to number 5 in the Belgian album chart. Later that year, the album received nominations in several categories, at the Belgian Music Industry Awards.

Their style was often compared to that of Portishead and Sigur Ros.[3]

Entitled from clay to figures, Amatorski's second album is coming out in April 2014, on Crammed Discs (who have also given TBC an international release in 2013).

In 2014, Dominik Scherrer composed a new orchestral version of their song "Come Home", which is used as the opening theme of acclaimed BBC One and Starz drama The Missing.

Music Industry Awards[edit]

In 2010 they were nominated for three Belgian MIAs. However, they did not win any of the prizes:

  • Hit of the year (Come Home)
  • Best artwork (Same stars we shared -artwork done by Femke Vanbelle[4])
  • Best breakthrough

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

[5]

Albums[edit]

Album(s) with hits in
the Dutch Top 100
Date of
appearance
Date of
entrance
Highest
position
Number
of weeks
Remarks
Same stars we shared 11-06-2010 -
TBC 13-05-2011 08-10-2011 37 3
From Clay To Figures 11-04-2014
Album(s) with hits in
the Flemish Ultratop 50
Date of
appearance
Date of
entrance
Highest
position
Number
of weeks
Remarks
TBC 2011 21-05-2011 5 23

Singles[edit]

Single(s) with hits in
the Dutch Top 40
Date of
appearance
Date of
entrance
Highest
position
Number
of weeks
Remarks
Soldier 24-04-2011 - Nr. 78 in the Single Top 100
Single(s) with hits in
the Flemish Ultratop 50
Date of
appearance
Date of
entrance
Highest
position
Number
of weeks
Remarks
Come home 19-04-2010 15-05-2010 10 30 Nr. 9 in the Radio 2 Top 30
The king 11-10-2010 23-10-2010 tip13 -
Soldier 2011 28-05-2011 33 3
Never told 2011 10-09-2011 tip27 -
22 Februar 12-12-2011 17-12-2011 tip49 -
How are you? 2013 20-04-2013 tip85*

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