Indie songs in a country-folk disguise.

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European Summer tour: August 11 - 20, booking now!
Tourdates 2023/2024 ARE GETTING BOOKED NOW.

11/03/2023 - Saturday - 'T Verlof - Belgium - Aarschot
26/03/2023 - Sunday - Bierkadefestival - The Netherlands - Veghel
07/04/2023 - Friday - JC Vizit - Belgium - Wilrijk
26/05/2023 - Friday - Novonov - Belgium - Hoboken (ep-release party)
28/05/2023 - Sunday - Lokaal 42 - The Netherlands - Helmond
12/08/2023 - Saturday - Open Air Groß Lindow - Germany - Groß Lindow
16/08/2023 - Wednesday - Musicstar - Germany - Norderstedt
18/08/2023 - Friday - Kulturrampe - Germany - Krefeld
Steve Leon and the Accusations – Short Bio

Imagine Laurel Canyon would lie just north of London, and had flourished in the early 80s instead of the late 60s. That should give you an idea of what Steve Leon & The Accusations sound like: indie/new wave songs in a country-folk disguise. The band was founded by songwriter and guitar player Steve Leon Michielsen. After years as a sideman in punk and indie bands, Steve decided to finally do something with his love of traditional American music.
The result is often reminiscent of the illustrious Paisley Underground movement, which produced bands such as The Dream Syndicate, The Long Ryders and Green on Red (or Chuck Prophet solo). Steve Leon & The Accusation put their own spin on this recipe by adding a touch of the comforting darkness often associated with English acts like Teardrop Explodes, The sound, The Only Ones or Echo & The Bunnymen. 
Steve is joined in the Accusations by his wife Mila Francis (vocals, violin, mandolin & guitar), Kristof Van de Vliet (bass), Bouke Cools (pedal steel, banjo), Yannick Hermans (guitar) and Tim Martens (drums).
During the summer of 2022, the band recorded their debut EP “Louche”, released by German label Off Label Records in May ’23. “Louche” was recorded and produced by Steve in his own analog studio. The recordings were made on a 16 track tape recorder, without using any computers in the production process and captures the band’s live sound as honestly as possible.
The “Louche” EP by Steve Leon & The Accusations presents 5 forceful songs that blend familiar influences to a unique and fresh sound. 

EP INFO: download here the EP info one-sheet
LABEL: Off Label Records
DISTRIBUTED BY: Broken Silence/Sonic Rendezvous
RELEASE DATE: Friday May 26th 2023
FORMAT: Digital | Vinyl
FILE UNDER: Alternative country / Indie

TRACKLIST: ask here for your promotional online copy
1. Don’t let anyone in
2. The restless kind
3. Too little too late
4. Winter garden
5. All I can give

Listen to a few snippets of the to be released ep HERE

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