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The Great Communicators is the brainchild of Dutch based songwriter Arend Dijkstra. The music showcases the influences from artists such as Beck, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem. Characteristics are the vocal harmonies with different female vocalists and a variety of instruments in well-thought and creative arrangements.
The project was off to a flying start with their debut-EP ‘Bide your time’ in 2014. Working their way through the Dutch scene in the following years they wrote their first full-length ‘Lucky Horse’. A strong debut record full of exciting indie rock tracks. Because of their success they played some of the bigger Dutch festivals, went on live-radio and tv and even opened a show in the Ziggo Dome.
The upcoming sophomore record ‘The Endless Haze’ sounds like a cohesive collection of songs, all melding together in a sweltering vortex pulling the listener through a house of mirrors full of unexpected twists and turns. You’ll hear driving drum and bass grooves that carry all the colourful, yet razor sharp guitar- and key melodies together with swinging percussion and energetic vocals. The Great Communicators and their new sound are a force to be reckoned with.