Very promising young group from Tremelo (the hometown of Father Damian), who
shot up like a rocket but finished their career almost as fast as that, after
which they went on an on/off rhythm.
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song : Muller, Deweze, Guedens.
Year : 1995
Record co. : Brinkman
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song : Muller, Deweze
Produced : Marc Wallis
Year : 2000
Record co. : Double-T
After rehearsing a while in a garage, the Tremelo trio came out with a bunch
of poppy and powerful songs in the style of the Pixies. They won a talent contest
(Rockschot) and this opened the door for a record with Brinkman (the record company
that also carries Bettie Serveert and Nemo). The CD "Surgery
for Zebra" gets an incredible reception.
"Their songs are not going to change the world. For the making of
their "hip-trip-pop-noise" (as the bio says) they are as influenced
by Bart Simpson as they are by the Beatles and by (the poems of) Mozart and themselves.
But it moves, it's very catchy and on the radio they mingle in perfectly amidst
all the hip international acts" goes the review in Belgians leading
rock source "Het Nieuwsblad" (just joking).
"Orange" becomes a radio-hit, showcases in New York, they tour Europe
as an opener for Therapy!, a place at the famous Torhout-Werchter festival. Metal
Molly is the next big thing.
It wasn't to be. Only a year after, the inspiration is gone, the good atmosphere
broken. They split up.
Pascal Deweze has joined another famous Belgian group (that was also signed
by Brinkman) : Nemo and is also involved in the lo-fi hobby
project of Mauro Pawlowski & Peter Houben called Mitsoobishy
Alan Muller started a group of his own : Cabbage
(together with Gino Guedens and some members of Thou).
They released their first album on Brinkman in the fall of 1998.
On the benefit-gig for the rockmagazine Rif-Raf in 1998, however, it became
clear that the Metal Molly story was not completely over. The three companions
slowly started making music together once again, and recruited Stoffel Verlackt
(of Flowers for Breakfast or El
Tattoo del Tigre) as a new member to the band.
They signed a record deal with Double-T (Arid, K's Choice, Noordkaap ...) and
got to record a second cd "The Golden Country" that was released
in March 2000. The album was recorded in Wales (in the studio where Oasis recorded
their first cd), in a production of Marc Wallis (Iggy Pop, The Cure ...), and
showed a much more relaxed group. Although the quality was definitely there, only
the single "Sunconfort International" (with a beautiful video clip)
gathered them attention. Enough for another performance at Werchter that year,
but that was about it.
In 2001, Pascal Deweze was busy in all kinds of side-projects again (El
Tattoo del Tigre, Sukilove, Chitlin' Fooks)
and when interviewed about this last country-project, he explained that Metal
Molly are again on a "sabbatical leave", which could take a few years
- Allan Muller (vocals, guitar)
- Pascal Deweze (vocals, bass)
- Gino Guedens (drums)
- Stoffel Verlackt (guitar)
Buy CD's of this band at
- Surgery for Zebra (Brinkman, 1995)
- The Golden Country (Double-T, 2000)
- A review of The Golden Country®
- A review of Alan Muller's "Cabbage"-project.
- the official home on the net = Double
- Warning, this
site could seriously damage your eyes, but contains some MM-info
- Metal Molly anno 1995 at Bugjuice
- Video of "Orange" at Surf-inn
(requires Quicktime & 2.4 megabyte of patience)
- the video of "Sunconfort International" at Telenet.
- Sukilove, a new band with Pascal Deweze
& Stoffel Verlackt.
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