The Bullfight deals in electric folk-rock with a dark edge, titled ‘pop noir’ by the band itself. Strong touches of Hammond organ, violin and ‘ found sounds’ rid the music of any guitar rock band association. Lyrics concern the Bermuda triangle of love, violence and death. Alarming on record, throat gripping on the stage. Ambiance is important, but only serves the ultimate goal of any music: a melody that strikes the soul. With a claw hammer if needed.
In the fall of 2006 The Bullfight released their début album one was a snake on LVR records. The critics were overwhelming (check section reviews for some of them)… During 2007 they played various live shows throughout the country in great music houses like Vera, de Effenaar, Ekko & Waterfront. During their 2007 tour they also recorded and released a vinyl single with LPG on Excelsior Recordings. The critics were once again raving.
In 2008/2009 Thomas van der Vliet of The Bullfight co wrote a screenplay with director / animator Ferry van Schijndel for a short film called “Lucid”. Thomas also did the score for this film and The Bullfight contributed with a song called Revoco. The film starred acclaimed actors Dragan Bakema and Peggy-Jane de Schepper. The movie got spectacular reactions. The film premiered at The Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR) in 2009 and went to different film festivals around the world including Berlin. See links section for the website of this film and Projects-section for a trailer.
In 2008 The Bullfight decided to make their long-awaited follow-up album. They recorded a lot of new material and finally decided on the ten songs which will feature on their new record “Stranger than the night”. In December 2009 the record was mastered by Darius van Helfteren and in April 2010 “Stranger than the night” was released through Tocado Records in the Benelux, Germany, Denmark, Greece and online throughout the world. This was followed by a tour throughout the Netherlands.