Almost two and a half years after the release of his successful album ‘Promises Of No Man’s Land’, Blaudzun returned his latest album ‘Jupiter’ on October 7nd 2016. His fifth full-length release, ‘Jupiter’ will be an album in three parts, and the second part was released on March 3rd 2017. Blaudzun explains: ‘My new album is a tryptich; a collection of songs released in three separate parts. These parts will be recorded at different times and studios. It’s really a work in progress, and that’s how it’ll stay until the final part has been released.'
Ever since the release of his debut album in 2008, Johannes Sigmond goes by the name of Blaudzun, named after a relatively unknown Danish cyclist from the 70s. His second LP Seadrift Soundmachine was released in 2010 and Blaudzun gradually conquered larger venues and festivals (including Lowlands) in the Netherlands. He broke through in the Benelux and beyond with his widely acclaimed third album Heavy Flowers (2012).
Heavy Flowers, which was also released in the US, was followed by two successful years of sold out club tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium, playing at festivals in both Europe and the USA including Sziget, SXSW and Lowlands and winning many awards such as the Dutch Public Broadcasting Award for Best Album of the Year 2012, an Edison for Best Male Artist at the Dutch Edison Awards (Dutch Grammys) and an award for Best Alternative Act at 3FM (Dutch national radio).
Indie rock singer Johannes Sigmond (1974) goes by the name of Blaudzun. In 2014 Blaudzuns fourth album Promises of No Man’s Land is released by V2 Benelux. The album enters the Dutch Album top 100 at no 1 and in Belgium charts at no 6. The Utrecht (NL) based singer broke through in 2012 with his widely acclaimed third album Heavy Flowers that achieved the gold status.
2007 – 2011 In 2007 Blaudzun debuts with his EP Loveliesbleeding that he completes in 2008 with new songs and releases it as his first LP at V2 Records Benelux. In 2010 he finishes recording Seadrift Soundmachine and Blaudzun makes big impressions at clubs and summer festivals in Holland, including Lowlands.
2012 – 2013 The release of Heavy Flowers (2012) was followed by two successful years of sold out club tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium, playing at festivals in Europe and the US including Sziget, CMJ, SXSW and Pinkpop. The singer also receives many awards such as the Dutch Public Broadcasting Award for Best Album of the Year 2012, an Edison for Best Male Artist at the Dutch Edison Awards (Dutch Grammys) and an award for Best Alternative Act at 3FM (Dutch national radio).
2014 In 2014 Blaudzuns album Promises of No Man’s Land is released by V2 Benelux. The album enters the Dutch Album top 100 at no 1 and in Belgium charts at no 6. Promises of No Man’s Land is also the title of the first single taken from the album. It is megahit in the Netherlands on 3FM Radio and ‘Hotshot’ at Studio Brussels. It is also the closing anthem of the daily Olympic program ‘NOS Studio Sport winter’ during the Olympics in Sotsji.
Blaudzun tours through Europe with sold out club shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. During the summer he plays on festivals like Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Hurricane, Southside and Bravalla in Sweden. The single Too Many Hopes for July claims the no 4 spot on German college charts and the accompanying video is nominated for a Berlin Music Video Award.
In the autumn of 2014 follows a series of club shows through Scandinavia, Germany and Switzerland. Blaudzun concludes his tour with sold out shows at AB Brussels, Paradise and TivoliVredenburg.