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The Dutch


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    This Is Welfare
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    This Is Welfare - Radio Edit
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    Another Sunny Day
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With a big jump, the four heroes of this story leaped from the eighties to 2016, leaving once upon a time hit singles such as This Is Welfare and Another Sunny Day to the past and writing new exciting songs that relate to the present - just like they used to do.
Their latest album is called Four, with 14 new songs.
Between 1982 and 1985, The Dutch released three albums: Working In Los Alamos, This Is Welfare and Under The Surface. The band toured festivals and venues, building a fan base that included progressive radio DJs of the time.
The Dutch broke up in 1986, only to reassemble in Siobhan, together with singer P’etra. Siobhan released one cd, Songs From The Well, in 1989.
In 2014, The Dutch reassembled for a one-off show in the Amsterdam Paradiso that proved to be not so one-off after all. They started co-writing new sounds, songs and words, and recorded them in several studios in the Netherlands. The result is Four. A series of songs like a motley crew of colours and themes, modern and indie, and nevertheless reminiscent of their social engagement in the eighties. But next to songs that touch on political themes like online privacy (You Can’t Be Wrong, Copy That Line), refugees (Fine Shields We Are) and greed (Money), there are also deeply personal lyrics (Father, Beat The Drum, Basically Your Love).
Today, Hans Croon, Bert Croon, Jan de Kruijf and Klaas Jonkmans are working on a new album "Werkman", planned for May 2018, in co-operation with the Groninger Museum.


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