SIGLO XX – “Honeymoon Cowboys … Liberating The West!”
Dark and gloomy sounds from the Wild West with great passion and a touch of joy.
“Honeymoon Cowboys … Liberating The West!” are the rebirth of the famous Belgian band called SIGLO XX, formed by Antonio Palermo (guitar) and Klaas Hoogerwaard (drums), both of original members of Siglo XX, together with Tom Van Troyen (vocals) of Spiral of Silence, Kris Dries (bass, guitar) and Thomas François (keyboards, piano).
Kris played additional guitar on the Lords of Acid Voodoo-U album and was also involved in several bands like De Krabbers, Fruitcake Freddy, John Tennis… as singer, bass guitarist and guitar player. Thomas has played in several bands. He was the front man of Blue Train (blues rock), best known in Genk and also plays in The Pundits, a neo-sixties band with songs that are inspired by the 60s.
Siglo XX is still one of the most renown Belgian Post-Punk (Cold-Wave) bands of the 80’s who soon after the release of theirs first release / 7″ ‘Individuality’, gathered a strong following in and outside Belgium. With their atmospheric, yet energetic live shows and dark sounding vocals they quickly earned themselves a real cult-status while the press respectfully referred to them as ‘The Belgian Joy Division’.
After several releases on the Belgian cult label Antler Records they signed to PIAS (Play It Again Sam) for the release of 6 more falbums. However, after the release of their last studio album ‘Under a Purple Sky’ in 1989 the band became inactive at the end of 1991. Since, most of their releases became hard to find (expensive) collector items.
Today, more than 25 years later, Siglo XX ex-members re-formed SIGLO XX – “Honeymoon Cowboys … Liberating The West!”, this album called “Still” is the new first rebirth of SIGLO XX : one side of original Siglo XX tracks, and the other side the new materials
Dark rock sounds, with a gloomy touch due to the piano/ synth makes a direct bond with the latest period of Siglo XX.