New Release: Christof Van Der Ven – Empty Handed

Singer-songwriter and Bear’s Den touring member Christof van der Ven has announced his debut album Empty Handed. The Dutch musician will release his debut, the culmination of years of hard-touring, writing and recording on the 13th of April

What’s more, he has unveiled his new single and title-track…

Talking about the album Christof said: “It’s taken me ten years of dragging myself around and playing to whoever would listen, putting out EPs in the hope that they would be heard, and frankly procrastinating in the hope that the elements would combine with enough force to kick my arse into making this album. These songs are the culmination of my experience of the world to date, the story of me and mine from growing up in the Netherlands, over to rural Ireland, here and now in London and everywhere in between. They’ll take you from urban sprawls, to nature’s wilderness, through fugitive love affairs, and home to your beer stained sofa bed (if you have one)”

Christof’s music has also caught the attention of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon who after becoming a fan, has invited him to open one of the dates of his huge upcoming residency at the Hammersmith Apollo, on 26th February