Joep and Niels of Groningen, Netherlands-based WE ARE JOINERS originally played together in their high school punk band “The Unpredictable Sense of Secrecy” doing some bold stuff and a cover of “Nazi punks fuck off.” Joep used an iPad speaker to make a barely-listenable recording of the track “metalmouth” in early 2020, garnering the project’s first review from a KEXP DJ: “Hell Yeah, this is amazing but I can’t play this harsh recording.”

In May, the reunited duo made some bedroom recordings on a broken BOSS BR1180 8-track using only 2 drums, a cheap mic and 1 acoustic guitar, quickly squeezing out 2 digital EP’s they got some good buzz and lots of college radio airplay. Songs from those two EPs appear on the Clients + Carriers limited edition tape, along with two brand new tracks – “Alternators” and “Meet Your Friends.”

The goal of this 2 piece is to resurrect their teenage punk band, but they’ll have to convince their original singer to take time off from her successful flamenco career in Europe first.

Joep & Niels are currently working on Nora, a dark & gloomy/somehow happy indie-punk album about addiction & death.

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