Bismuth is a two piece band raised in January 2012 consisting of Yuri Landman & multi-instrumentalist Arnold van de Velde (ex-Feverdream, Neon Rainbows, Eklin).


The two play on an interesting collection of instruments, stalled out as an impressive exhibition. As might be easily misjudged, the result is not just random experimentation, but highly rythmic music with a dancable vibe. A mixture of experimental noise rock, dance and gamelan music.


No computers are being used, since computers are no enhancement to live performances.


In their short existence Bismuth has played shows in NL, DE, CH, SV and RU on festivals such as B-Sides, de-Affaire, SKIF and shared stages w/ acts like Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving, Lee Ranaldo, Bang on a Can, Dan Deacon, Zs, Telepathe, NŸ Sensea, Helved RŸm, MSHR, Neon Rainbows, Psychic Ills, Puin + Hoop, World Dirtiest Sport (Trumans Water), Believo, Sky Needle, Mad Nanna, Excepter and others.


Wessel van Hulsen (Daily Indie) on their performance at Melkweg, Amsterdam:

ÓItÕs musical art being created in front of your eyes. IÕm fascinated until the last second.Ó


Katrien Schuermans (Gonzo Circus) on their performance at Incubated 013, Tilburg:

ÓSounds are being recorded, played back and in the meantime another (home build) instrument is played. The result is a cacophony where you sometimes can discover a beautiful drum pattern and a tasteful melody. These pieces can be best experienced as an art piece.Ó


Kick out your DJ!

Info for programmers: Bismuth doesnÕt play on stage, but in a guerrilla style on the floor most often in front of the stage. Otherwise the audience cannot see the instruments and the show is live music as well as a visual performance.

An alternative option is to book  Bismuth as a replacement for the boring laptop DJ. Bismuth is very suitable to occupy that corner in your venue and do the music while the acts on stage are packing and setting up their gear.


Upcoming Shows

See agenda on home




Dutch shows: Blip Agency marijn (a)





Lp available at

Deluze edition with instrument also available at Geertruida Records.


Bismuth recorded one track with Action Beats Harry Taylor, this track was also remixed by Lukas Simonis.

01 Oil Tank        (Feb Õ13)

01b Oil Tank (remix)        (Mar Õ13)




Live at Incubated:



2012 Oct 29th     La Columnata (in Spanish)

2012 Jul 15th      3VOOR12 interview (in Dutch)

2013 Jul 23rd      405 interview(in English)


Past Shows


APR Sat 11th 21.00 - 0.00 Rotterdam NL, Radicals #2, Road on the Road @ Roodkapje, Performances in a bus

APR Fri 10th 21.00 - 0.00 Rotterdam NL, Radicals #2, Road on the Road @ Roodkapje, Performances in a bus

MAR Sat 14th Amsterdam NL, @ De Ruimte, Bismuth feat. Those Foreign Kids

JAN Sat 24th Tilburg NL @ Gifgrond



SEP Sat 13th Rotterdam NL, Joep van LieshoutÕs Happy Industry Festival @ Museum Parc

SEP Fri 12th Enschede NL, @ Gogbot Festival, Bismuth w/ Der Wexel Westerveld

JUL Sat 12th Rotterdam NL, Bazar Bizar Festival

JUN Sun 29th 14.00 – 16.00 Gouda NL, Gouwestad Radio Live Impro Set by Bismuth + interview

JUN Sun 29th 19.30 Rotterdam NL, Politics of Craft @ Piet Zwart Institute

JUN Thu 19th Amsterdam NL, @ OCCII, Bismuth feat. Those Foreign Kids supporting Girl Band

MAY Wed 28th Amsterdam NL, Public Lancering @ Felix & Foam, Bismuth Impro Set

MAY Sat 10th Amsterdam NL, Nieuwe Tijd voor de Oude Kerk Festival @ De Oude Kerk

APR Thu 24th Amsterdam NL, Bismuth Album Release Party @ OT301 w/ Excepter

JAN Thu 16th Groningen NL, Geertruida Label Night @ Warhol, Eurosonic

JAN Sat 18th Groningen NL, Subbacultcha! Wham! Wham! Daytime Party @ Gallery Sign



DEC Sat 14th Rotterdam NL NuMoon Fest #6 Space is the Place @ Grounds

NOV Wed 13th Cologne DE @ Gebaude 9 w/ Lee Ranaldo & the Dust

NOV Fri 8th Amsterdam NL @ Muziekgebouw aan Ôt IJ w/ Bang on a Can featuring Lee Ranaldo

SEP Sun 22nd Nijmegen NL @ Festival De Oversteek

SEP Thu 19th Rotterdam NL WORM & MiMa #14 @ Roodkapje w/ Sky Needle & Mad Nanna

SEP Sun 1st Leeuwarden NL AsteriksÕ Parkeergaragefeest

JUN Wed 26th Nijmegen NL @ Doornroosje, w/ Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving

JUN Tue 25th Groningen NL @ Vera w/ Thurston MooreÕs Chelsea Light Moving

MAY Fri 24th Groningen NL @ Lepel Concerts w/ Believo!

MAY Sat 19th Gšteborg SV Koloni & Geiger @ Cinnober Teater, w/ MSHR & Helved RŸm

MAY Sat 17th St. Petersburg RU SKIF @ Kuryokhin Center

MAY Sat 15th Moscow RU Platforma

APR Wed 24th Nijmegen NL Cultuur op de Campus

APR Tue 16th Tilburg NL Incubated @ 013 w/ Zs & NŸ Sensea

APR Sun 14th Utrecht NL Sunday Noise @ EKKO, w/ Psychic Ills

MAR Thu 21th Amsterdam NL The Sound of the Dutch Underground Festival @ Melkweg, w/ ±20 other acts

FEB Fri 22nd Amsterdam NL Narrominded avond @ De Nieuwe Anita w/ Puin + Hoop

FEB Tue 19th Rotterdam NL @ Rotown, w/ Dan Deacon

FEB Tue 19th Rotterdam NL @ Zadkine Pop Academy

JAN Wed 9th Groningen NL Eurosonic Alles Los Showcase @ Het Pakhuis

JAN Thu 10th Groningen NL Eurosonic Subroutine Cares @ OÕ Ceallaigh Irish Pub



NOV Fri 23rd Patronaat CafŽ w/ Worlds Dirtiest Sport, Haarlem NL

NOV Thu 22nd TAPE, Arnhem NL

NOV Fri 16th Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam NL

NOV Thu 8th TEDx Afterparty @ Spiegelbar, Tivoli Oude Gracht, Utrecht NL

SEP Thu 20th Roodkapje w/ Rooie Waas Rotterdam NL

SEP Thu13th OT301 w/ Telepathe Amsterdam NL

JUL Sat 14th Festival de-Affaire, Nijmegen NL

JUN Sat 16th B-Sides Festival, Luzern CH

JUN Thu 14th Hafen 2, Offenbach DE

APR Sat 21st Vera Kelderbar w/ Blood Red Shoes, Groningen NL

MAR Thu 15th Pageturner @ Pakhuis Wilhelmina w/ Neon Rainbows, Amsterdam NL

FEB Thu 23rd 3VOOR12 Utrecht @ dBs, Utrecht NL

JAN Sat 14th Eurosonic Subbacultcha! Showcase @ Gallery Sign, Groningen NL







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