Dear Labtoner,

It is terribly cold in the Netherlands right now. At Labtones HQ, we'll put some more wood on the fire and turn on Labtones Radio. That will warm us! We are sure that it will work for you too! And if not, maybe a free CD by former artist of the month 'The Phantom Four & the Arguido' will. But more on that later...

Labtones artist of the month February: Trigger Fish

At Labtones, we like original music very much and that is why we decided to make Trigger Fish (USA) our next Artist of the Month. With a unique mixture of rock, funk and reggae, they bring songs that are influenced by “good music, real life experiences, politics and people”. The bio mentions that the resulting sound cannot be classified and we fully agree. They are currently working on their first full-length album, called “Seed”. The album should be ready in the summer of 2012, but two songs off the coming album will be available for free download on their website www.triggerfishchicago.com soon, so keep up with them so you don't miss this preview! In the meantime, you can enjoy four songs on their Labtones profile: www.labtones.com/artist/triggerfish.

Labtones Live!

As you know, we had a couple of amazing Labtones Live! events in October 2011. We'll continue this in 2012; last month there was another event and from now on Labtones artists will get the chance to present themselves to a live audience every last Saturday of the month in Merz, Dordrechttps://twitter.com/#!/Labtones/status/167557324792270849ht (The Netherlands). Keep an eye on www.labtones.com/live for the latest updates! If you are also interested in playing at Labtones Live, please send  us an e-mail at info@labtones.com.

Retweet our message and win a CD by The Phantom Four & the Arguido

Do you know about our artist of the month January? It's 'The Phantom Four & the Arguido', a very exciting band from the Netherlands with the legendary Rudeboy (Urban Dance Squad) as one of their members! Don't know them yet? Read all about this band on www.labtones.com/artist/thephantomfour. And these guys are also very cool, since they allow us to give away sampler CDs of their upcoming album, which will be presented on February 25 in the Melkweg in Amsterdam! All you have to do is retweet the following message: https://twitter.com/#!/Labtones/status/167557324792270849 and you automatically apply. The winners will get the CD in their mailbox. For free! We will notify the winners through a private twitter message.

Best wishes,
The Labtones Team