It would appear that dEUS frontman Tom Barman blurted out the news that his band is closing the Lowlands festival this year live on television this evening! The band was promoting their new album Vantage Point, due for official release on April 21st, in the tv show De Wereld Draait Door. Interviewer Matthijs van Nieuwkerk announced that they will be closing Rock Werchter this year and Tom added “and Lowlands too” just before they started to play a bit of their new song The Architect.

dEUS is one of the near-certain rumours for an appearance at Lowlands this year, but haven’t been confirmed by the festival organisers as of yet. Usually Lowlands announces the bulk of their lineup around the Pinkpop festival, which starts May 30th.

As far as I’m concerned I would be more than happy to go see dEUS as one of the closers. Vantage Point has had a few spins in my iTunes this last week and I really like the sound. Not too much slow or overly experimental material (which is generally what ticks me off about dEUS albums), plenty of good old fashioned rock songs. Here are two clips from Vantage Point.

The Architect

Slow (featuring guest vocals by Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife)