I Took Your Name


"The original plan was to make an ambient guitar record about rail yards. All that audiotransparent guitar player Chris van der Ploeg came up with was songs. He christened his project I Took Your Name, the name borrowed from an R.E.M. song.
After a first release in 2012 called 'Bayonet EP', I Took Your Name played several shows in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. A second EP called 'Phantom Tiger EP' was released online in 2013. It features the melodic approach of the songs with tendencies towards atmospheric soundscapes without losing their strength while played live on just an acoustic guitar.
In 2015 a split single with Alain Fournier, featuring the song 'You faded like a Star on the Late Show', was released on 7" vinyl  and the song 'Like Wax' was included on the compilation album 'Sounds of the Groninger Museum'.

2016 saw the song 'Hell on a Hill' appear on the compilation 'Liedjes over het Niets dat boven Groningen gaat', and a 7-song CD, including a cover of the audiotransparent song 'Wonderlines', was released to be sold at shows.

More new releases are in the making; new songs can already be heard during live performances."


Coming up:
November 17th 2017: Livingroom show, Amsterdam (NL)
November 12th 2017: Wongema, Hornhuizen (NL)
November 10th 2017: Radio Aa & Hunze, Annen (NL)
October 22nd 2017: EchtErik Radio, Winschoten (NL)
October 21st 2017: 'White Wall, Silent Light' album release, Synagoge, Groningen (NL)