Rosemary & Garlic Share First Single “Take This Hand” From Self-Titled Debut Album (Out January 12)

November 17, 2017 BY Nettwerk


Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Rosemary & Garlic, The Netherlands-based dream-pop band, to its diverse label roster.  Comprised of Anne van den Hoogen (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Dolf Smolenaers (piano, keyboard, electric guitar, vocals), they caught the attention of Nettwerk CEO and co-founder Terry McBride, who personally signed the duo, becoming the label’s first Dutch signees. “I already loved their song ‘Old Now,’ but after hearing ‘I’m Here’ a few times I knew they would be a great addition to the Nettwerk family,” says McBride.

We are honored to start working with Nettwerk Music Group,” says Rosemary & Garlic. “Nettwerk attaches great importance to authenticity, quality and emotion within music and so do we. At the same time the label is very dynamic and takes the lead in this digital age. Nettwerk was responsible for Coldplay’s Parachutes, an album that left a great impression to both of us in our teens. And still one of the most beautiful albums in the world.

Rosemary & Garlic’s forthcoming self-titled debut studio album will be out January 12. The album effectively captures the emotions of all four seasons. Nature is a major theme in the album’s sound and lyrics. During her study of literary history, Anne fell in love with Romanticism – an 18th century artistic, literary, and intellectual movement, in which nature was used as a metaphor for emotions and main characters sought authenticity.

Contemporary artist Gregory Euclide, who is most famously known for creating the artwork for Bon Iver’s critically acclaimed second album, created the album’s gorgeous and striking artwork.  The first single “Take This Hand” is out today.  Listen above.

Track List:

  1. Birds
  2. I’m Here
  3. Julia
  4. Blue Boy
  5. Take His Hand
  6. The Tempest
  7. Fireflies
  8. Wintering
  9. Shine
  10. Dreamer

European Tour Dates:

Nov 23rd Brighton, UK @ The Brunswick w/ Gitta de Ridder

Nov 24th Oxford, UK @ Tap Social Movement w/ Gitta de Ridder, Linah

Nov 26th London, UK @ Servant Jazz Quarters w/ Gitta de Ridder

Dec 22nd Oss, NL @ Groene Engel w/ Kim Janssen

Jan 20th  Groningen, NL @ Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival


About Rosemary & Garlic

Rosemary & Garlic recorded and self-released their debut EP The Kingfisher in 2014. Over the last couple of years the popularity of the duo‘s brand of indie-folk infused dream-pop has grown steadily, gaining attention and a fanbase across the globe.  “Old Now” has amassed an impressive 7 million-plus streams and placed prominently on key Spotify playlists.