Belgian avant-garde pop quintet Balthazar have returned from their self imposed hiatus with a brand new single ‘Fever’, the shuffling and funk infused title track from their forthcoming album to be released in January. Fever will be the fourth long player from the Jinte Deprez and Maarten Devoldere led outfit and their first since 2015’s Thin Walls. The break saw Deprez explore his love for R&B as J. Bernardt while Devoldere released We Fucked A Flame Into Being and its self titled follow up under his Warhaus moniker decamping to Kyrgyzstan thereafter. Straight off the bat, with its rolling bass, striking strings and vocal harmonies ‘Fever’ is indicative of a change in sound and approach and marks more relaxed and less introspective approach to songwriting for the duo. About the pivotal relationship of title track to the album itself, Delvoldere states;

“Some songs felt like classic Balthazar pop songs, others a little more chipper, but it wasn’t until we had ‘Fever’ that we had the foundation for the rest of the album.”

Listen to ‘Fever’ below accompanied by its expansive and cinematic Athos Burez directed video and pre-order the album, out on Play It Again Sam/PIAS/Inertia on January 25 here. Their 2019 European tour dates are below too.

1. Fever
2. Changes
3. Wrong faces
4. Whatchu Doin’
5. Phone Number
6. Entertainment
7. I’m Never Gonna let You Down Again
8. Grapefruit
9. Wrong Vibration
10. Roller Coaster
11. You’re So Real



Balthazar (BEL)

From the forthcoming album, ‘Fever’, Play It Again Sam/PIAS/Inertia.

Audio Stream

Official Video

2019 European Tour Dates

06.02 – The Fleece, BRISTOL UK
07.02 – Green Door Store, BRIGHTON UK
08.02 – The Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER UK
09.02 – Whelans, DUBLIN IE
10.02 – Oran Mor, GLASGOW UK
12.02 – Scala, LONDON UK
13.02 – Live Music Hall, KÖLN DE
14.02 – Grunspan, HAMBURG DE
15.02 – Huxleys, BERLIN DE
16.02 – Technikum, MUNICH DE
17.02 – Batschkapp, FRANKFURT DE
19.02 – Flex, VIENNA AT
20.02 – Santeria Social Club, MILAN IT
22.02 -Les Docks, LAUSANNE CH
23.02 – Plaza, ZURICH CH
25.02 – Majestic Music Club, BRATISLAVA SK
26.02 – Control Club, BUCHAREST RO
28.02 – Lucerna Music Bar, PRAGUE CZ
01.03 – Klub Proxima, WARSAW PL
08.03 – Lotto Arena, ANTWERP BE
24.03 – Aeronef Club, PARIS FR
25.03 – Casino de Paris, PARIS FR
28.03 – Épicerie Moderne, FEYZIN FR
29.03 – Rockstore, MONTPELIER FR
30.03 – Sala Apolo, BARCELONA ESP
31.03 – Cool Stage, MADRID ES
02.04 – Krakatoa, BORDEAUX FR
03.04 – Stereolux, NANTES FR