Arid – Tied To The Hands That Hold You

This Belgian band, Arid, made their way in the music industry slowly but surely. They started back in the 90′s winning a famous Belgian rock contest which allowed them to release their first album in 1996. After this albums’s success they toured with bands like Suede and Counting Crows.

During the last 2011 they have been touring mostly in Belgium and at the moment the activity’s band is at a standstill but I am sure they will come back soon to prepare a new album.

Their style is fresh, melodic, easy to hear. This does not mean that they do not know how to use dark overtones in some compositions. Lyrics are full of feelings. Jasper Steverlinck, vocals and guitar of the group, really knows how to tell a story, how to communicate with words. Give a listen to this Flemish band and as always judge yourself and enjoy the tune.

Graduated in Business by Universidad de Oviedo and Liverpool John Moores University and a melomaniac. After my one year stay in the musical city par excellence, Liverpool, I started to associate myself with this artistic field in a deeper way, singing and playing the guitar in bands like Autotan, Seven Tin Stars and in my solo project with Nacho Iglesias, and collaborating in musical and cultural magazines as Mondo Sonoro and Revista FSHN. But not only is music my passion. Cinema, literature, travelling, photography and gastronomy make my life a bit sweeter within this grey world that is my current and remunerated job: accountant in the Engineering Company Grupo TSK.