I Am Oak
I am Oak; ; calm indiefolk from the Netherlands, for fans of Bon Iver, Iron and Wine or The Tallest Man On Earth.
In 2010, the band formed around Thijs Kuijken, released debutalbum 'On Claws'. Their melancholic folk got the band great press, airplay on leading national radiostations, a performance on the biggest national tv-show (DWDD), chart notations and above all: a big national following. It had them touring over 80 shows through the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the UK and Switzerland. This year, the slightly darker 'Oasem' was released. The reviews are, again, overwhelming (press calls it 'phenomenal' and 'already the best Dutch release of this year'). It was also released in Belgium and Germany (where they are currently touring a lot), and won the award for best Dutch album of the year (3voor12/award).
Dutch press on debut album 'On Claws':
'The best Dutch folk album of this year' - 3voor12 (biggest music blog)
'Amazing!' - OOR (biggest music magazine)
'Wonderful melodies' - NRC (big newspaper)