Labasheeda are an art-rock band formed in Amsterdam in 2004 by Saskia van der Giessen. The band’s current lineup features vocalist & guitarist/violinist Saskia van der Giessen, guitarist Arne Wolfswinkel, bassist Renato Cannavacciuolo, and drummer Jan Tromp.
The band has released nine studio albums between 2006 and 2020: Charity Box, A Few of a Population, Circle, The Twilight State, Castfat Shadows, Listen The Snow is Falling, and 2015’s Changing Lights.
Tying together a decade of adventurous, sound-evolving albums and changing lineups, are penchants for concise, stripped down melodies, and quick switches from spacious bass lines and drums into heavy, chaotic, and sometimes anthemic guitar driven songs, drawing comparisons to genre-pushing bands such as Sonic Youth and Sebadoh.
Their ninth album, Status Seeking, will be released on Presto Chango Records on September 4th, 2020. A vinyl pressing of the album will be available to early-birds as a silk-screened, individually numbered release.