De Staat released their epic fifth studio album, Bubble Gum, on January 18 2019 via Caroline International.
First envisioned by Torre in 2006 as a one-man project in Nijmegen would soon become known as De Staat and their 2009 debut, Wait For Evolution. With a line-up completed by lead guitarist Vedran Mircetic, bassist Jop van Summeren, multi-instrumentalist Rocco Hueting and drummer Tim van Delft, De Staat have already achieved remarkable things across three more colourful albums, 2011’s Machinery, 2013’s I_Con and 2016’s O.
As for the old lingering criticism that De Staat don’t fit into a box? Torre has a theory on that…
“If we did I think we’d be a boring-ass band,” he smiles. “We’re now at a point where we’re very relaxed because we really know who we are. There’s always something in our music that’s interesting, and if there’s a song you really hate? That’s your bubble, man. To me, that’s a lot more inspiring than something you just find to be OK!”