22 juni 2010

Producer Reyn is building his new studio, near Amsterdam. On this website, you can see how things are moving on. To be continued.

10 juni 2010


16 June – Pianos – New York – USA – 8 pm

17 June – Hideout – Toronto – Canada – 12 am

18 June – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto – Canada – 10 pm

19 June – Yonge Dundas Square (Alt.) – Toronto – Canada -2:00 PM to 2:40 PM (/w Iggy Pop, The Raveonettes, Surfer Blood

“This, ladies and gentleman, is the experience of watching DE STAAT. And they’re absolutely brilliant.” Musicdash.co.uk


18 June  – The Poor Alex Theatre – Toronto – Canada – 8pm

18 June – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto – Canada – 1 am

19 June  – Hideout – Toronto – Canada – 12 am

20 June – El Mocambo – Toronto – Canada – 9 pm

22 June –  Trash Bar – Brooklyn(NY) – USA – 10 pm

23 June – T.T. The Bears – Boston (MA) – USA – 6 pm

“RAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWKKK! Like it’s always been and always will be. Let the attack on the all time Top-1000 begin.” VICE


I will be @ NXNE – contact me for any info @ +31 6 16862261 / arjo@lalalamanagement.nl

27 mei 2010

Via Nijmegen Rock City :

Voor de achtste keer zijn woensdagavond de Duiveltjes uitgereikt aan de beste popmuzikanten van Nederland. De muziekprijzen gaan naar de artiesten die door hun vakbroeders als beste worden beschouwd. Dat maakte initiatiefnemer Muziek Centrum Nederland woensdag bekend.
De uitreiking van de Duiveltjes had plaats tijdens de tweede editie van het Gala voor de Popmuziek. Tijdens dat evenement werden ook de winnaars van de IJzeren Podiumdieren bekendgemaakt. De prijzen van de Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia- en Festivals worden jaarlijks toegekend door een vakjury.
Torre Florim van De Staat werd uitgeroepen tot beste zanger.

26 mei 2010

PRESS RELEASE: LaLaLa Management signs The Death Letters

LaLaLa Management is proud to announce a new act has been added to the roster: The Death Letters.

The Death Letters are singer and guitarist Jordi Ariza Lora and drummer Victor Brandt.

Arjo Klingens of LaLaLa Management (De Staat, Elle Bandita, Reyn Ouwehand) clearly recalls that Sunday morning when still in bed, she saw the band performing for the first time on TV at VPRO’s Villa Live. ’15 years old and already making such intense music, it gave me the shivers. It was evident that Jordi has a great musical talent. I remember thinking, should I call them? Yes, No, Yes, No.. So when the boys recently knocked on my door, it immediately felt right. You don’t need much time to think it over.”

The 2-piece band released their self-titled debutalbum last year in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK on the Dutch Cool Buzz Label. Not long after that, the German Label Stagg-O-Lee (affiliated with the infamous Glitterhouse Records) released the album in Germany, Austria and Switzerland They have since played many stages and festivals from the likes of Paradiso, Zwarte Cross en Paaspop. During their tour they didn’t just play national stages. They went to Germany more than once to do a few shows, and at this very moment, the band is preparing itself for a tour through Norway. “I think The Death Letters have a really good chance outside of Holland. And I find it particularly interesting to take Dutch bands across the border, to find openings. It gives the artists more perspective, not just for the future, but it also makes them understand their own market better. With De Staat for example, I noticed the difference straight away.”

This year the band is focussed on writing new material, and finishing their second album. An album that is expected to surprise many. The tracks are already there, and so now it’s only a matter of finding the right producer and studio.

As for LaLaLa Management, this new deal calls for expansion. From July 1st Renée Hermsen will be backing up LaLaLa’s team. “It takes 2, baby! Renée is a woman with a lot of knowledge and love for different styles of music. Fortunately she is no musician like I am, she’s young and promising. I will do my best to keep her with me for a long time.” With The Death Letters added to her roster, Klingens hopes her agency won’t be stigmatized as the “Alternative guitarmusic” management agency. “Take Reyn Ouwehand as a producer, that’s a total different deal. And at some point, I secretly still hope to sign that one amazing hiphop-act…”



22/05 Orange Blossom Festival – Beverungen (DE)

31/05 Mono – Oslo (NO)

01/06 Buddy Scene – Drammen (NO)

02/06 Energimølla – Kongsberg (NO)

03/06 WWII Bunker – Tønsberg (NO)

05/06 International Day of Music Festival – Oslo (NO)

05/06 Working Class Hero Festival – Drammen (NO)

10/07 Dijkpop – Andijk (NL)

7 mei 2010

LaLaLa Management is proud to announce that several musicians represented by us, as well as manager Arjo Klingens are in the bottom three to win a Duiveltje (Little Devil..) at the Pop Music Gala this May. No less than three members of De Staat have been nominated; Torre Florim (Best Singer), Jop van Summeren (Best Bassplayer) and Tim van Delft (Best Drummer). On top of that, Elle Bandita is up for Best Guitarist, and manager Arjo Klingens for ‘Best National Manager’.

In this race there’s no jury that chooses the winner, while fellow musicians and professionals solely decide who is to win.

We keep our fingers crossed!


Met gepaste trots kondigt LaLaLa Management bij deze de nominaties aan voor de Duiveltjes en Music Managers Awards 2010;

Muziek Centrum Nederland, Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia- en Festivals en Music Managers Forum Nederland hebben vandaag de nominaties bekendgemaakt voor respectievelijk de Duiveltjes, IJzeren Podiumdieren en Music Managers Awards. De prijzen worden uitgereikt tijdens het Gala van de Popmuziek op woensdag 26 mei in de Melkweg, Rabozaal.

De Duiveltjes worden sinds 2003 jaarlijks uitgereikt door MCN (tot 2008 Nationaal Pop Instituut) aan de beste popmuzikanten van Nederland, gekozen door hun collega-muzikanten. Genomineerd zijn:

Beste Zanger(es)

Anneke van Giersbergen (Agua de Annique)

Torre Florim (De Staat)


Beste Gitarist

Anton Goudsmit (New Cool Collective, The Ploctones)

Elle Bandita

Robin Berlijn (Kane, Ellen ten Damme)

Beste Bassist

Herman Bunskoeke (Bettie Serveert)

Ivo Severijns (Kane)

Jop van Summeren (De Staat)

Beste Drummer

Bram Hakkens (Kyteman’s Hiphop Orkest)

Joost Kroon (New Cool Collective, Kane)

Tim van Delft (De Staat)

De Music Managers Awards worden sinds 2006 uitgereikt door de MMF, dit jaar voor het eerst tijdens het Gala van de Popmuziek. Genomineerd zijn:

Manager met binnenlandse activiteiten

Arjo Klingens (De Staat)

Elselinda Schouten (Wende Snijders)

Nancy Poleon (C-Mon & Kypski)

27 april 2010

Die Presse über “Wait for Evolution”:

De Staat ist genial – Popkiller.de

Kein Zweifel: Hier wächst eine extrem größe Band heran – Schwåbische Zeitung

Mal ehrlich: Könnte man Coolness materialisieren, käme “Wait For Evolution” als Resultat heraus. Lässiger, sexier, dickeiriger, pornobrilliger und schmutziger kann man groovende Rockmusik kaum noch aufs Parkett legen. FAZIT: Zeitlos, respektlos, grandios. – Musikreviews.de

Ihr Debütalbum “Wait For Evolution”, das in den Niederlanden bereits im vergangenen Jahr erfolgreich veröffentlicht worden war, ist eine musikalisch beeindruckende Angelegenheit. – Musikwoche (CD des Tages)

In allen dreizehn Songs, inklusive eines Bonustracks zaubert der Musiker überraschungen aus dem Ärmel, dass es einem fast den Atem nimmt. – (Joachim ‘Joe’ Brookes) Rocktimes.de

Daumen hoch! – Planet-punk.de

De Staat rocken gewaltig und sind wahrhaftig unique! – Westzeit

6 april 2010

24 maart 2010

Videoverslagen vind je op Elle’s Youtube!

16 maart 2010


De Staat’s album in top 5 of best Dutch albums

After LiveXS Magazine acclaimed De Staat’s debut album Wait For Evolution to be the best album of 2009, and winning the prestigious ‘3voor12 Best Album Award’, the album is now in the running to win its 3rd title. Today, Holland’s finest alternative radiostation 3FM has presented their nominations for the 3FM Awards. As it turns out, De Staat has not only been nominated in the “Best Album” catogory, but also as “Best Alternative Act”. Winning a 3FM Award would be yet another milestone in the rapid development the band is going through.

In 2009 De Staat performed on countless national and international stages and festivals. They finished up the year with a highly succesful clubtour in Holland, and by signing an international record deal with Mascot Records. Evidently, most of 2010 will be dedicated to their international release and accompanying tours. Allthough De Staat’s bandmembers have currently isolated themselves to write new material – it won’t be long until they break out to introduce themselves to a foreign audience.

3 April Dortmund (DE) – Visions Party

5 May  Zwolle and Utrecht (NL) – Bevrijdingsfestivals

6 May  Osnabrück – Die Kleine Freiheit

7 May Oberhausen – Zentrum Altenberg

8 May Köln – MTC

13 May London

14 May Brighton – The Great Escape

16 June Toronto – NXNE

more dates TBA


16 februari 2010

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