After four albums keeps the Leuven-based band Customs for looking at, without a final tour or farewell show. “We hope now that the people are our last album another listen, knowing that this is the end.’
Magik, the fourth record of Customs on 23 February comes true, it will be the last of the group. The group keeps right to exist and will no concerts to play more. That announces the band in a playful, in-memoriam-video and to confirm them in an interview with Knack Focus.
Customs broke early with the singles Rex and Justine, and the accompanying album Enter The Characters, that the band the label of ‘the Belgian Interpol’ war. Later albums sounded more colorful and with Magik the group wanted to even the guitars let go of. ‘There’s ten years between Rex and Magik. In that period, is to make music totally changed. That new vocabulary, we wanted our own making’, says frontman Kristof Uittebroek. ‘We sold our guitars, purchased synthesizers, were samples cut up… Suddenly everything was new again.’
But the radio’s follow the new course of Customs so far, and the festivals wanted the group of books for the old numbers, thus Uittebroek. Our past continued to haunt us. The new, electronic versions of our former hits, we already had. We have about thirty applications received for this summer, but it had not properly felt for them to go. Now we have even the releaseshow of Magik in the Leuven PIECE cancelled.
“We now hope that people who plate still has a little bit of attention, going to give it to and still agree to go and listen, knowing that this is the end’, says singer Kristof Uittebroek. “But even if the reactions are good, we will not be back. That would be silly.’
Magik comes up on February 23, on all download and streaming services. The vinyl, with cd and in a limited edition of only 100 pieces will follow later. More info will appear later on the Facebook page of Customs.
Read the full interview with Kristof Uittebroek in us +zone: The festivalorganisatoren wanted us to do, but were not interested in our new direction