24/10/2020 New EP released on 24 October 2020!
We’re happy to announce that our newest EP, These Gentle Days, has finally been mastered at The People’s Noise and has been released on Spotify, iTunes, etc. As you can see, we’ve revamped our website to commemorate the occasion, but there’s more to come. Vincent has been working hard at putting together a movie clip showing scenes from our (at home) recording process and Herman’s put together a great text describing what each song on the EP is all about.
In the meantime, Ferry and Sven are buckling down to prepare the recordings of our upcoming full-length album. But, more on that still to come! Rock on!
14/06/2020 Regardless of the lockdown, we’ve been busy!
Hi all, the Corona Virus lockdown has brought about a creative streak for the band. To start, our singer Herman de Kok has released his debut album Interview Part 1, which he recorded, mixed and mastered himself, on RVP Records. Also, check out his first single on YouTube and see Spotify and Amazon.
The band hasn’t been sitting still, either. New songs have been written, recorded and are currently being mixed and mastered for a new EP that will be called These Gentle Days <Home Recordings>. The EP will have re-arranged old songs as well as brand new songs. Just like Herman’s debut album, the songs are all recorded, programmed and mixed by the band and will be released by RVP Records. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
06/04/2020 Short update!
We really hope everyone is healthy and safe in these tough times!
As you may have guessed, the men of My Own Army haven’t been able to rehearse these last few weeks due to Corona virus measures that are in place. However, thanks to digital tools we can write music and record it from our own homes! In fact, the band has decided to work hard on an acoustic EP based on the songs that we’ve written and recorded while stuck on the couch!
We don’t know when it will be released and how, but it’s going to be awesome! Check our Facebook page for updates and videos.
16/02/2020 Short update!
Tomorrow we will record the vocals of a song called Getting There and Away, a song we wrote a long time ago, but never really got around to finishing. This will be an atypical My Own Army song, to say the least! Expect a lot of electronics, effects, etc... something very new for us. We will release it independently as a single, perhaps accompanied by a videoclip.
On April 4th we will support the Nirvana tribute band Bleach at Bibelot, which will be a blast! Coming up with a set list has proven to be a challenge with three albums to choose songs from. Furthermore, we are finalizing a new song called Lucky One. A real Army-epic with great melodies and electronics. Slowly we're working towards a new album and arranging more gigs. Do you have an address for us play? Let us know!
01/12/2020 My Own Army at Bibelot with Bleach (IT)
My Own Army wil be playing support for the Italian Nirvana tribute band Bleach on 4 april at Bibelot in Dordrecht!
For the real Nirvana fans….this is one day before the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. RIP.
03/11/2019 My Own Army at Cafe de Keizer in Gorinchem
The wait is over! New songs, new instruments and new gigs! First gig has been planned at Café de Keizer in Gorinchem on November 29 with the awesome German band Rules of this Game. See you there!
14/02/2019 We’ve got some great reviews of our EP!
This time by White Room Reviews.
“My Own Army belooft met de EP A Medicine Show weer veel moois voor de toekomst.”
Check it out here.
“Dat het Rotterdamse viertal met deze EP een puike set nummers aflevert staat echter als een paal boven water. “
Check it out here.
14/10/2018 My Own Army supports Donnerwetter
This Friday October 18th My Own Army will support Donnerwetter at Bibelot in Dordrecht. The band plays at 21:00. We hope to see you there!
24/09/2018 -200- by the Sea festival
Yes! My Own Army will be playing the 200 by the Sea festival in The Hague together with acts like Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience, Splendid and Hallo Venray!
My Own Army plays on September 27th at 20:45 in Seelab (Duinstraat 55). The evening’s promoter is Vestrock.
18/08/2018 Muzikale Helden Festival
Another summer festival for the Army! The band has been booked for Muzikale Helden Festival in Hellevoetsluis. My Own Army starts at 13:30 hours so be on time!
23/05/2018 EP coming soon
Yes! Our brand new EP is ready and we’re preparing to launch it with an EP release party on June 29th at WPC Nederland 3 in Wateringen. So, mark the date in your calendar. There’s no support act, just us on stage kicking off our set at around 21:45. Tickets can be purchased via firstname.lastname@example.org:
EUR 3: entrance
EUR 7: entrance + EP (provided at the door)
Of course, if you can’t make it you can also purchase the CD for EUR 4 from our record label, RVP Records.
Support alternative music and hopefully see you on June 29th!
20/05/2018 EP coming soon
Almost ready! Our brand new EP entitled A Medicine Show, is almost ready for release. The artwork and master production have gone to the presses. The EP will be released on June 29th with a release party at NL3 in Wateringen. It’s going to be a blast so make sure you’re there! More information soon to come on tickets. Rock on!
01/01/2018 Back in the studio!
November has marked the first recording sessions of our new EP. The bass and drum tracks are now being edited and mixed by Hans Pieters of The People’s Noise. Work on the artwork is underway as well as preparation for the recording of the guitar parts, which will take place in January. The vocal tracks will be recorded in February. We anticipate the EP release will take place in April after we complete mixing and mastering. Of course the release will be complemented by a small promotional tour. The venue for the EP presentation has been booked, but we’re not disclosing it yet 😉.
Have a happy New Year and rock on in January!
19/06/2017 My Own Army at the playground
Mark June 30th in your calendar cause My Own Army will be playing a brand new set live in Cafe De Speeltuin in Breda at 10 pm. Entrance is free for all ages. Be there!
My Own Army is an Alternative-Indie rock band from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
With over a decade of making music together, My Own Army are venerable veterans of the Dutch rock scene. They have toured the country and have seen bands come and go, in a music genre that unfortunately doesn’t have the momentum it once had in the 90s and early 00s. So, what is it that motivates these guys to continue experimenting musically? What keeps these guys so driven? What inspires them?
Naturally, it’s their love of music. But, there is more to it than just that. With three EPs and a full-length CD in their repertoire all demonstrating musical growth and experimentation, it seems the band is driven to place their stamp on the music genre that they love. They relentlessly persevere and test their musical boundaries whenever they bring their unique sound and musical writing-style to the table.
In 2010 the band released their debut EP “Throw Away the Silence,” recorded under the indie label DGR Music. In 2014, the band continued their musical development and recorded “Too Many Faces,” a full-length CD released under RVPrecords. As 2016 rolled around, the band struggled with their musical identity, ushering in a year of sabbatical from performing live. This gave the band time to rethink their sound, the structure of their songs and reflect on their goals. As a result, the band wrote ten new songs, five of which they recorded in 2017 and 2018, and released in June 2018 as an EP entitled “A Medicine Show.”
As of 2020, My Own Army is working on two new projects, which will, again, push the band’s musical ambitions into the unknown. Their EP entitled “These Gentle Days,” released on October 24th, is recorded by the band members themselves. The EP conveys the band’s search for an alternative creative outlet. It submerges the listener in a sea of acoustic guitars, electronic beats and keyboards and marks a brave departure from the band’s mainstay genre - indie guitar rock.
2021 will mark the release of the band’s second full-length album. Will their newly found taste for digital music impact their sound, or will they continue to peruse the outer limits of alternative-Indie rock? Or both? Only time will tell.
Inspired by bands like Oceansize, Soundgarden, Elbow and Tool, My Own Army is a band that continually looks to surpass their boundaries both musically and lyrically. The band gives an energetic and dynamic live performance of approximately one hour, mixing a bombastic bass-and-drums-driven rock sound, with melodic and atmospheric vocals, backing vocals, electronic beats and wailing lead guitars.
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