June Music

June is a dutch indie/pop band who’ve been rigorously writing new songs since January 2011. Their rich music is filled with layers of harmony and rolling rhythm along with carefully arranged strings, mellotrons and farfisas.

June is currently occupying their studio and keeping themselves busy writing and recording. A laborious, tiresome process. It’s delightful.

Influences

  • The Meters The Meters
  • Beyonce Beyonce
  • Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens
  • Cake Cake
  • Prince Prince
  • Wilco Wilco
  • Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
  • Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt

Pon Ki Pon

Listen on Bandcamp / Soundcloud

  • Pon Ki Pon is the first song recorded and mixed in our own studio. It's also the first June song without any electric guitars.

    The song is about a friend moving on to a new stage in her life and the uncertainty this entails. The title is a riff on an old song by The Meters.

  • Released January 2014. Music and lyrics written and recorded by June. Produced by Joep de Bruijn. Trumpets played by our friend, the ever so gracious Bart van der List.

  • Don’t cut your hair, keep it long
    You’ve got a fire burning, keep it on
    And don’t change your mind
    If you disagree
    You’re ready to set sail, baby

    But don’t change your mind
    If you disagree
    We’re getting no younger, lately
    Don’t look back to lead me on
    I’ve been ruled by authorities for too long

    Let me know what’s going on
    Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

    So cut your hair or keep it long
    To me you’ll always be that stunning blonde
    Don’t lose your mind
    Over what should be
    I think you’re a natural, baby

    Let me know what’s going on
    Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on
    Let me know what’s going on
    Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Tantrums EP

Listen on Bandcamp / Soundcloud

  • We recorded the Tantrums EP in Amsterdam with London producers John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys. The songs are about procastration, patience and calling out bigots hiding behind misinterpreted scripture.

  • Released June 2013. All music and lyrics by June. Produced and mixed by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys. Recorded in Redbull Studios Amsterdam.

    • The supervisors son is on the rise
      Just like his old man
      Now, that’s a fucking lie
      Oh oh oh
      College boys need no rest
      They get get get

      Thinking ahead
      Is not my strong suit

      So let’s pretend, I’ll honestly
      Try to be determined
      Sounds like work to me
      Oh oh oh
      Catwalk girls, show your stuff
      And strut strut strut

      Thinking ahead
      Is not my strong suit

      Come visit me when you’re around
      I never really leave the house
      Make sure you call ahead my friend
      My Sunday morning’s never end
      My Sunday morning’s never end
    • Tantrums
      Lingering about
      I’ve never been a woman on
      The verge of breaking down
      Tantrums
      She’s trowing them around
      Speaking in my mother’s voice
      That irritating sound

      I’m a cocksure kid who had it coming after all
      So baby don’t you worry, let’s get all emotional
      I’m a cocksure kid who had it coming after all
      So baby don’t you worry, let’s get all emotional


      Tantrums
      I’m listening again
      It doesn’t really matter now
      How likeable I am
      Tantrums
      We head out for some air
      The morning sunlight hits our eyes
      I love it when you care

      I’m a cocksure kid who had it coming after all
      So baby don’t you worry, let’s get all emotional
      I’m a cocksure kid who had it coming after all
      So baby don’t you worry, let’s get all emotional
      Woo who who whooo
      Hey!
    • We are emotion in constant motion
      Burnt at the stake, burnt at the stake
      She’s into rainbows, her girlfriend also
      Black is still black, don’t overreact

      Something borrowed and something blue
      Do you like me? Like I like you?

      We are emotion in constant motion
      Never awake, never awake
      Cruel tradition is no religion
      Think what you want but don’t be a cunt

      Something borrowed and something blue
      Do you like me? Like I like you?

      Dog, dog, dog, dog
      Hold on to your dogma

      Something borrowed and something blue
      Do you like me? Like I like you?

      She’s into rainbows, her girlfriend also
      Black is still black, don’t overreact

A Short History of June

From today to early 2011

We've been busy. And even though we've been playing live a whole lot over these past few years, our main goal has been finding a unique voice. No easy task but we feel like we're on our way. We plan on recording an album this year.

  • Hedon Zwolle
    photo: Daniël van den Berg February, 2014

    June plays support for Go Back To The Zoo for a second time in Hedon (Zwolle). We play our biggest venue to date (850 paying visitors).

  • Pon Ki Pon - Mezz Breda
    January, 2014

    Pon Ki Pon is released as the first single recorded and produced in our own studio. Listen to it here. Read a Westpoint review here.

  • June studio
    July, 2013

    Writing new material. Having a blast trying new stuff. Our songs shift towards a more indie/pop sound. The studio gives us more opportunity to create new music than ever before.

  • Joep de Bruijn
    photo: Melissa Scharroo June, 2013

    EP "Tantrums" is released and well recieved. Reviews from 3voor12 here and Westpoint here.

  • Bart Goos
    photo: Raymond Koek May, 2013

    We start building our own studio and elect Bart Goos the one true Alpha male in June.

  • Recording in Amsterdam
    photo: Arenda de Hoop March, 2013

    We move to Amsterdam for a week to record our first EP with London producers John Mitchel and Ben Humphreys. An awesome time is had by all.

  • Winner Redbull Bedroomjam
    photo: Arenda de Hoop November, 2012

    June enters the national Redbull Bedroomjam contest and wins it. After mobilizing a small army of fans we play support for dutch band Go Back To The Zoo and win the contest.

  • Winner T-Strijd Gebouw T
    photo: Daniël Hereijgers Februari, 2012

    Selected as best band by the audience at the T-Strijd competition (Gebouw T), winning money and time in a proper recording studio.

  • June by Valéry Voeten
    photos: Valéry Voeten Early 2011

    June starts out as a funk/rock band. As the band evolves the funk and rock tone down, but catchy hooks have been essential to our sound right of the bat.

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Tel: +31(0)6 13487401

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