New pics and movies online
A small selection of photos from our last two tours
are placed on our images page.
We also added some small entertaining movies
we shot on our last tour. Finally, we placed the new bandphoto
we shot at Riesa Efau in Dresden. Start downloading - now.
Our European Tour was great!
We came back from a one-week tour that brought us to
Dresden and Czech Republic. Our full story of this very
succesful occasion will be published here on short notice.
We played for many people, built up some very nice contacts
and well, we rocked the shit out of everybody.
Studio time postponed
Because our producer Roman Schoensee had to attend to
another job, we moved our studiotime to may. We are prepared
to record 4 new songs, including our latest song Waterfalls,
and we think it's an advantage to tour a little with these
songs first. So expect these recordings online around the
beginning of june - sorry for those who were so eager to
hear more of us!
LioM back in the studio
We are going to record a three song demo in Excess Studio
on 25th and 26th of march (note: we don't book shows before
that date!). We are too eager to wait for recording our
full length. Roman Schoensee (not Roman our drummer) will
be producing this project that should help us getting a
label or distribution. We expect it finished around the
beginning of may.
we didn't make it!
It was a good competition, and we are very sorry to
say we were on the losing side this time! Qrio, Blo.Torch
and 4 other bands went through to the GPZH finals. Good
luck to them, and a thank you to everyone who came up to
us to say 'what, you didn't make it? damn those juries!'.
We had a pretty tough hangover next morning after a good
night drinking, but we have recovered now.
awaiting results after GPZH semi-finals
We noticed last saturday at LVC in Leiden there is a
lot of talent around in the area; it was the second round
of the regions most prestigious award for young bands, the
'Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland', or GPZH. Next saturday will
be the announcement of who is going through to the finals.
Anyway we had a fair show at LVC and we would like to thank
everyone coming to see us and cheering as loudly as you
LioM guests at Radio West
We will be appearing on Radio West's Stork on Air,
a brandnew radioshow for alternative music, with local bands
appearing. It is the successor to the alleged legenday Popstad
nr 12-show. Ralf and Thijs will perform some acoustic songs
and will do an interview for Stork on Air, which
broadcasts every thursday from 19:00 to 21:00. For frequencies,
Simplon show cancelled
The mini-tour we were planning for february with Cellophane
and our German fellows Sonority Subunit had some setbacks.
The Nighttown show was moved from the friday 6th to sunday
8th, and unfortunately, Simplon had to cancel our show because
of a double booking. We hope to get a replacing date for
that, because we were very eager to play there again.
Liom to tour Europe again this april
After last summer's successful 10-day European Tour
we got the hang of it - so here we go again! We will return
to Czech Republic, Poland and Germany and if all goes well
we can add Denmark to our schedule soon. We will be going
on april 3rd and return 15 days later. As you all may have
read in our tour report, touring is the ultimate thing to
for us as a band. Check later for updates!
LioM selected for semi-finals 'Grote Prijs van Zuid Holland'
We are happy to announce we have been selected as one
of the semi-finalists for the 'Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland',
which is this regions most important contest for bands.
In theory, this might lead us to the Grote Prijs van Nederland,
the prestigious award for unsigned bands. But of course,
we will first focus on the first round, which will take
place on february 14th, valentine's day! We will keep you
posted on who will be the other bands, what songs we will
be playing, etc.
acoustic 2nd guitar player joins Face Tomorrow
Tijs Hop, our 2nd guitar player for acoustic shows,
has joined Face Tomorrow as their new bassplayer. Tijs will
continue to play with us as much as possible, but he will
be spending most of his time at Face Tomorrow, who are in
the writing process for their second full length album.
More on this on their website.
All the best to Tijs!
We have been working on a restyle
You are looking at the result of another brainwave that
has lead to a new website. You will recognize most of the
functions from previous designs. the change is in the look,
not the feel! I hope you are just as curious as we are if
this style is going to be decisive for future sleeve, button
or tshirt designs! Feel free te respond
or tell us what you would like to see changed on this website.
Ralf meets Logic : new mp3 online
| Ralf's first attempt to record songs using Logic software
has resulted in a downloadable
version of Promise Me. Ralf recorded the song using 1
tiny mic, a guitar and his vocal chords. Give it a try and
let us know what you think!
first appearance of keyboard player
| Thursday 20th of november will be our second appearance
on the Waterfront stage. Another new song is added to our
setlist, called Broken View. Ruben van der Bosch
will be playing piano/synth.
interview and acoustic show on the air
| We have been invited to play at the 'Café Ratatouille'
radio show for Stadradio
Delft on november 13th. It looks like we will perform
some songs acoustic and do a small interview. Be sure to tune
in on Stadsradio Delft at 106.3 FM or 92.9 FM on cable between
21:00 and 23:00.
We're working on a restyle
Now that the tour is over and we're musically reinventing
ourselves again, we thought it's time to start working on
a new look. The design is finished so all we have to do
is fill in the gaps. It's going to be something radically
different of course. In two weeks (knock wood) it should
be all finished, all prepped up to blow you away.
Did we mention our new tshirt?
Just before the tour we finished the new line of LioM
fashion. It is the most upright and personal design we ever
made on textile, truly emo! Some of these shirts are already
sold out, so go check out our store
and get it now - and don't forget to order some of our new
buttons in three different designs.
We hope you all liked to read our tour
report! We have been working on new material since,
and right now we have six songs waiting to be finished to
play live. Last saturday we tried Time Heals All Wounds
(named after our new tshirts) for the first time,
and people seemed to like it as much as we did. This is
one of these songs we will never ever get tired of playing.
Rock 'n roll background
|Did we mention we really loved playing acoustically? We
were subtly reminded that rocking and rolling electrically
on stage is at least as much fun when we played Rage in Rotterdam
last friday. Please do download
our newest background (116K) to check out what we look
like when we're in the rock 'n roll mood!
First acoustic session proves succesful
|Last night we played our first acoustic gig ever. Thijs
Hop backed us up as 2nd guitar player, thanks for that! Everyone
seemed to be pretty excited and we loved playing like this,
so we will definitely do this more often from now on. Soon
playing in a bar near you!
LioM on the air on march 10th
|On march 10th, some of our songs and a live interview will
be broadcast on Boschtation FM on the Radio Poppodium
show. If you live in the Den Bosch area, you can get it by
scanning to 95.2 mHz (ether) or to 87.5 mHz (cable). Check
their site to get a live stream if you live somewhere else.
There's no way to miss out.
LioM to tour Europe this summer
|The LioM boys are going to have a swell vacation this summer.
This vacation goes to the heart of Europe, where we will rock
out festivals, basements and tiny bars. Or at least, we got
a couple confirmed gigs for Czech Republic. Our gentle throats
will be soothened by the wonderful beers...so visit the tourpage,
and help us out for the bunch of shows we still need to make
this thing worthwile. Wow.
first acoustic session planned
|the 20th of march will be a date to look forward to. This
day will mark our first public appearance with our acoustic
set, in Speakers
(Delft). Punkheroes Cooper
will play, while noiseheroes Incense
and psychedelic heroes Alquin
play the main stage. This could be the beginning of something
beautiful, so don't forget to write this one down in your
calander - in bold.
Slave one more time
|As a special request, the alleged legendary ska anthem Slave
by Roman and Ralfs previous band Rectum will be reanimated
one more time. Friday 24th, at Fieke's goodbye-party in Nighttown,
bassplayer Thijs will exchange his 4 string Washburn for a
6 string Fender, while another Thijs replaces Thijs on the
basguitar. Obviously, this is gonna be really weird.
Happy new year
|2002 has been a great year for Legends in our Mind. Just
browse through the previous news items...we had 23 shows,
a new mini-cd, great reviews, great response, and maybe most
important of all, we still like each other! Thanks go out
to all of our really supportive friends, especially our producer
Paul and our roadie Juri.
With a new little studio of our own and an acoustic set to
work on, 2003 will become an even better year for sure. All
the best to you, rock on in 2003!
Independent distribution progresses
|We've been working on a headstart for distributing Living
for Today. Of course it was available at all of our shows
for over two months, but from now on, cd's will be displayed
and sold in independent retailors in Rotterdam and Delft.
If anyone wants to help us out on distributing it throughout
the area/country, be sure to be welcomed with a heartwarming
New songs finished
|Last couple of weeks, we've been working on fixing our own
little studio in Ralfs appartment, progressing slowly. Meanwhile
we're working on new material, of which some we're going to
try out on our next gigs. Don't miss out on Once, and
other songs we haven't thought up a title for.
Online merchandise store launched
|Maybe it sounds ambitious, but it' s the shortest term we
could think of: we now have an online
store! You can place your orders here and pay for them
with cash or bank transfer. We have cd's, shirts and free
posters! It's christmas before you now it: Order now, treat
yourself and make us wealthy in the process.
ignition...3,2,1...takeoff : Living for Today launched
|Waking up after the releaseparty that took place in Nighttown,
we are only beginning to grasp how amazing it was. Skip the
Rush, vj Slik, dj Patrick were all great, and according to
a loudly cheering crowd, we ourselves rocked pretty good too!
Nighttown Café was loaded, and the ambiance was incredible.
This could be the start of something beautiful. Truckloads
of thankfulness go out to everyone involved!
|Tonight we found ourselves in the middle of a contest, entitled
Rockgames. It's a series of 'battles' between two bands,
with 32 bands starting a knock-out system that leaves one
winner in the end. We survived the first round, playing 'against'
Mig, which we thought were cool. We broke a couple of strings,
lost a couple of drumsticks and our monitor sound, but it's
great to back on stage anyway.
|We have changed the skin (so, just the look, not the feel)
of our website, according to all other material we produced
for the making and the promotion for living for today. Nothing
changed place however, so it's still as easy and quick to
browse as ever.
Popcentrale show moved
|The show in Popcentrale (Dordrecht) that was supposed to
take place on september 27th, has moved to november 22nd.
It's a shame a show for our living for today release tour
has moved but fortunately another show with Face Tomorrow
has been added : like last year, we will be playing in Kaatje
P at Hogeschool Rotterdam, on september 19th.
'Living for Today' finished
|We are extremely happy to announce our first mini-cd is
finished: recorded, mixed and mastered. All we have to do
now is finish the sleeve design and get the cd thousandfold.
It feels like pieces of the puzzle coming together - Producer
Paul de Jong did a brilliant job mastering the CD. We're finishing
some more new songs to join the songs on this cd for the cd-presentation
on september 14th. Don't dare to stay away!
|We should have been finished by now, but because we're still
getting into the final details of two songs, we have booked
one more day in the mixing studio. It is exhausting for all
of us, but without any doubt satisfactory in the end : the
release of the CD is planned for september 14th in Nighttown!
In the meantime more shows are added (Boerderij, Waterfront)
and merchandise is being prepared. Fasten seatbelts please.
Mixing/mastering process started
|We've been making a final mix for 'I Can't Stand it' yesterday.
We have to admit it's pretty tough to get the exact sound
you want in a 34°C room filled with lots of expensive
equipment, thick smoke and five obnoxious men. Our gratitude
goes out to Dennis and Paul who are doing a nifty job on producing
and mixing the zillion tracks we filled up this summer!
Recording for 'Living for Today' finished
|As most of you may have read in our newsletter,
we have been recording in the Excess Studio in Rotterdam.
All recording is finished, and after a short break of a couple
of weeks (holiday for all three of us) we will start mixing
and mastering, together with Dennis Leidelmeijer (who also
did the recording) and Paul de Jong. It's hard to put it in
words, but everyone of us are extremely curious, yet confident,
about the end result.
Paul de Jong co-produces 'Living for Today'
|Producer Paul de Jong has generously offerred his help for
the mixing and mastering of our upcoming cd 'Living for Today'.
We're pretty thrilled about the concept of having a co-producer
in the first place, and we're convinced he's the right man
on the right spot for us.
LioM getting ready for the studio
|Finally, after months of writing, practicing, and playing
on stage, we are going to hit the studio in a couple of weeks
from now. Every break, every lick, every solo is refurbished,
so there's no need to worry. We take most of july off so we
can celebrate our own holidays, so we have august to prepare
all the artwork and get the whole thing going, and to prepare
an acoustic set that might come in handy one day.
New songs finished
|We have three songs most of you have not heard yet. It will
take a while before we will play them live, but at least we
(the band) think it is worth the wait ;) None of the songs
have a title as of yet, but let's say there's one greasy bluessong,
one short, sweet ballad and one song that has pretty much
most of the current pop/rockgenres stuffed in it.
Newsletter service launched
|Like any ambitious band seems to be doing nowadays, we have
started our own newsletter. We will make a monthly edition
that can be sent to you through email. Unlike all those ambitious
bands' lists, this newsletter is not going to look crappy,
and the information is not going to be boring - we promise.
Enter your email-address in the right margin of this page,
or if you want more info, read legendsinourmind.nl/newsletter.
Roman to rock the Rock Academy
|Roman has passed the first qualification round for entering
the Rock Academy in Tilburg, leaving 40 contestants behind
him. LioM will have to play at the final audition. Luckily,
we will be joined by Face Tomorrow, who's drummer Sjoerd has
also passed this first round. Sad thing is we can't bring
in people, so the jury will be the only witnesses of this
remarkable event. If you do want to support roman, wish
Excess Studio booked for july
|LioM will be finally recording a demo, in Excess
Studio, Rotterdam. Producer/engineer Hans Pieters was
very enthusiastic about our previously mentioned recordings
and is looking forward to enter the dark room with the band
on july 4,5 and 7. Mixing and mastering will be done later
that month, and august will be used for layout and the actual
production. Prepare yourself for the releaseparty early september!
|Yesterday we suddenly found ourselves in a small studio,
trying to record a short demo. The studio was booked for another
band who cancelled only hours before they were supposed to
play. Anyway, everything went fairly okay and hopefully we
can spend some more hours there so we can have at least something
to send around and publish on our website. Keep posted.
Off Corso show changed room
|The Off Corso management has decided to move Erik van Loon's
presentation for his 'Dutch Dream' project from the main stage
to The Launch right next to it. It's both a dissapointment
and a relief : we have to admit we were kinda nervous to play
the main stage, though it might have become a real blast.
Anyway, it is still going to be a blast because we believe
the whole Dutch Dream show is going to be huge success!
Off Corso main stage awaits LioM
|We are pretty excited to announce we will be playing in
(Rotterdam) on april 4th. With a capacity of 2500, it is by
f-a-r the largest place LioM has ever played. We will be guiding
artist Erik van Loon
with his launch of his 'Dutch Dream'-show with music, vj's,
all kinds of art and, hopefully, lots of people. If there's
one time we need your support, it's now : please show up!
minor adjustments to website
|Just to let you know we have added some extra features on
this website. From now on you can click on the upcoming shows
(on the right). You can find all info on any show : maps,
travel guides, with which bands and so on. We have also added
some really cool photos we
took of ourselves in a spontaneous outburst of vanity. Forgive
Roman buys new gear
|Roman is pleased to announce the arrival of his brandnew
drumkit. He bought a Pearl select drumkit at the MusicForce
Company. The drumkit will be Maple-coloured with the newest
hardware. The bass drum is a 18x22" including the mounted
tombs 9x12" - 10x12" - 12x14". The snare is
a Specially Master Class series. All tombs are hanging on
separate stands. It's a real bedwetting kit for Roman! In
three months (!) dreaming, the kit will arrive so Roman kan
rock like he has never rocked before.
LioM prepare for Koornbeurs gig
|Thijs seems to have his voice back, so hopefully there will
be more backing vocals than last time...we are sure everyone
of you will show up in Delft on march the 12th. We will start
at about 22:00, the doors of the really cool basement are
open from 17:00 or so. The admission is FREE of charge, so
LioM graduate at rock 'n roll high school
|We had a lot of fun playing at the rock 'n roll high school
last night in Nighttown. We could only play half an hour but
it was worth the trouble. Too bad Thijs' vocals halted after
a couple of songs but Ralf was able to manage on his own.
Thanks everybody for showing up!
Nighttown show confirmed
|We are very happy to play again with Face
Tomorrow, next friday on march 1st - this time in Nighttown
Theater in Rotterdam. The gig will take place just after the
Rebel Motorcycle Club has played in the large hall. The
doors will open at 21:00, but we're not sure at what time
we're going to play exactly. Just make sure you're there :)
entrance will be € 4,-. You can check it all out on the
|We're still working on the site as the 1st of march deadline
is rapidly approaching. We have added a forum to suit your
needs to talk to each other - and us! Try
the forum, you don't need a password : just enter your
name only when prompted. You can leave the password field
blank. Be sure to post a LOT so you can become a forum wannabie
groupie or even a real forum groupie!
website near completion
|We are pretty proud to present to you our new website. It's
not completely up and running but most important parts are
finished. Feel free to browse around, read more about our
beautiful selves and listen to the songs we have worked on
the last couple of months. If you find any errors or if you
have any suggestions, always feel free to mail
two new songs
|Todays jam was pretty productive. We named them 'look back'
and 'incense' for now - as working titles. Stay tuned as we
work on reasonable mp3's!