Apr 28, 2021
Theo Vandenhoff Music Video Premiere
Theo Vandenhoff has just released the debut music video for post-punk single, Heartache Is An Empty Room. It is premiering now exclusively via Toronto Guardian... watch it here!
The track is taken from Theo's debut EP of the same name, which was released via Safe Sounds earlier this month and is available digitally and on strictly limited cassette, so grab one while you still can!
The reception for the EP has been incredible, so thank you to everyone for streaming the tracks and showing Theo the love and support his music deserves.
A few highlights from the month so far include this wonderful EP review by Soft Sound Press, Xposed Polaroid's in-depth interview with Theo, iNDiE MACHiNE's writeup of the debut single, and ULTRA mag's feature — Toronto's best independent scene zine — which is available to read digitally or you can purchase a physical copy from their website.
Also, a big thank you to Toronto Guardian for premiering the music video and providing a place to showcase independent artists and musicians in Toronto. With the world as it is, we finally want to thank you, the listeners, for supporting this release and making it such an epic time.
More news soon. X
Apr 02, 2021
Heartache Is An Empty Room
Today is the day for Theo Vandenhoff, as the debut 5-track EP 'Heartache Is An Empty Room' arrives to digital platforms worldwide and strictly limited, not to mention beautiful, transparent yellow cassette! Listen now on your preferred thingamyjig.
So what more can we say?! Well, Theo Vandenhoff is a synthpop romantic from Toronto who creates pop music for the painfully lonely. Alienated by soccer culture, Theo's dad is largely responsible for his appreciation of melodramatic 80s music with catchy hooks.
“Heartache Is An Empty Room” was recorded with producer/teacher-turned-collaborator Jay Merrow (Twin Rains). In contrast to their close working relationship, themes of uncertainty and isolation circulate through the record.
“On the nose, wrought with emotion and romantic.” – Theo muses, when asked to describe himself in just three words. “I’m the kind of guy that talks through movies with one-liners.”
The literal college drop-out has a ton of ambition celebrating the beauty of the moments in between. Despite grim circumstances, there is an overbearing sense of optimism - realistic yet absurd.
For his inauguration, we’ll be celebrating with a very special ‘live, live’ session from the bank vault on April 28. Before then, keep your eyes peeled for an industrial, minimalist yet maximalist music video and give the EP a spin!
Art and design for album is by Isabel Glasgow (@hauntedyachtclub).
Mar 25, 2021
It Cuts Like Any Knife You Ever Knew
Theo Vandenhoff arrives on the scene today with the unstoppable post-punk single, Heartache Is An Empty Room. Listen to Theo's silky tones on your preferred platform here. Remember to tell all of your friends, children and their children's children about it. Shout, shout, let it all out.
The single is taken from the EP of the same name which will arrive to Safe Sounds via shiny cassette on April 2nd 2021. Heartache Is An Empty Room was produced by Jay Merrow of Twin Rains, who you may remember from the epic World News remix.
Also, watch out for the next issue of Ultra Mag for the latest Safe Sounds column, which has been dedicated to your new favourite artist... yep, you guessed it... THEO VANDENHOFF.
Artwork for the EP is by Theo's better half, Isabel Glasgow.
Theo Vandenhoff's Heartache Is An Empty Room will be available on strictly limited cassette from April 2nd 2021. Get in touch with us @safesoundscollective to pre-order your copy today.