The members of Bettie Serveert are alt-rock survivors. They have been performing in various incarnations since 1986, and they released critically acclaimed debut album Palomine in 1992. Joining the core lineup of vocalist/guitarist Carol van Dyk, guitarist Peter Visser and bassist Herman Bunskoeke on new album Pharmacy Of Love (Second Motion) is drummer Joppe Molenaar (of fellow Dutch band Voicst). The group recorded the LP in relative isolation in Waimes, Belgium, in order to better concentrate on honing its sound, and the result is a mix of the classic Bettie Serveert vibe with new modern-rock flourishes. Van Dyk, Visser and Bunskoeke will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with van Dyk.
Peter: Tinca is a good friend of ours. She is an artist, teacher, musician and music lover, with a passion for outsider music/bands. She’s also a cool friend to hang out with. I happened to study at the same art school as her, years and years ago, and she was also in bands before and after De Artsen, which Herman and I were in before Bettie Serveert came along. Tinca’s blog consists of a lot of ink drawings, photos, collages, paper weaves, pictures, silkscreens and etchings. I happen to have a collage of hers, with no title, that hangs above my Marcel Duchamp cabinet and that I look at fondly every day.