Presented by Puschen
Lewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group, named after writer and fellow Rotterdammer
Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. This is one of the
band’s main sources of inspiration: the counterculture and big-city cynicism of the 1960s and
1970s. Yet there is also a softer side to Lewsberg’s music and lyrics. On their upcoming, fourth
album Out And About (to be released on September 15th), this side is more present than ever.
Rudimentary pop and rock songs are deliberately kept bare, only occasionally embellished with a
violin or organ part. In the lyrics, the tendency towards existentialism and black humour is nuanced
with an almost naive openness and engagement. Lewsberg are: Shalita Dietrich (vocals, bass
guitar), Michiel Klein (guitar), Marrit Meinema (vocals, drums) and Arie van Vliet (vocals, guitar, violin).