With their bittersweet lyrics and hopeful undertones, Cookhouse is a true indie pop band. You'll recognize the Cookhouse sound by its raw, yet sensitive edge and the harmonious combo of guitar and drums - just like the brothers themselves.
Ever since childhood, music has been a big part of Ronald and Jeroen Hendriksen's lives. A variety of genres were spoon-fed from day one, creating a wide range of musical influences with which they later began to work on themselves.
Upon participating in the Dutch Popronde in 2017, they quickly became one of the most booked bands of the season. From there, they released their first E.P.: 'Love/Lust' (2018), in collaboration with producer Xander Debuisonjé. Soon after, they were named 3FM Talent and singer-songwriter Jeremy Loops (South Africa) offered them the chance to shine in a sold-out Paradiso as his support act. Dutch artists like Jack & The Weatherman and Roxeanne Hazes also included the nonchalant duo on their tours.
Then in 2019, Ronald and Jeroen produced their own E.P. 'Fool's Paradise', which outsold their release show in PAARD The Hague. This marked the smashing start of a successful tour through the Netherlands and several shows in Spain, France and Germany, among others.
Both E.P.'s bear songs that ended up in major Dutch Spotify playlists (e.g. New Music Friday NL & BE, De Eetclub!, New Alternative, Viral TOP 50), but also in foreign indie lists (Mostly Strings, Alex Rainbird & Sofar Sessions). They also caught the attention of several national radio stations (3FM, Radio 2, Radio 5) and meanwhile, the track 'In Another Life' has already reached over 1,250,500 streams on Spotify.
More driven than ever, the brothers couldn’t do nothing during the pandemic; their third E.P. 'Live Sessions' (2021) rolled off the shelves with re-arranged versions of pre-existing songs.
The upcoming E.P. (2022) is produced in collaboration with Robert Pronk (Sony). The songs present a more mature tone with a touch of alternative rock and bigger drums. With the new E.P., the guys have managed to capture the harsh feeling of life's ever-changing paths. This E.P. embraces the past and gives courage for the future.
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