OF NO AVAIL. A dutch punkrock band, their style mostly described as fresh melodic pop punk, actually a bunch of lazy beer drinking clowns, but still able to get signed by 2 cool labels, release 35 songs, do tours in every European country + Canada and win big pop contests, hell even make crazy people put of no avail tattoos on their body’s…here’s a short story:
With bands like nirvana and nofx as biggest influences four young close friends came together and tried to make music with guitars that were mostly broken because nirvana was REALLY a big influence at that time.(un?)Fortunetly one of the guys in the band turned out to be a good songwriter and after a while they were aloud to play shows and make records.
They got signed up by two record labels: waaghals records for Europe and hourglass records for Canada (owned by members in belvedere)..they won “The wraak van Brabant”in 1998 (dutch rockcontest) and ended 3th in “de grote prijs
van Nederland”(biggest dutch popcontest)and ended second in “best live act”…well,not bad,better then winning something humiliating as ”idols”, that’s for sure .Anyways,they did 2 big Candian tours where they rocked pretty much everywhere and made a lot of cool friends, and 3 european tours,where they
rocked even harder and met even more of those species.They did live sessions at radio stations and had some TV stuff which was really fun, but after the 2nd Canadian tour they decided to split up with their drummer Luuk, he was replaced quickly by Twan, who was replaced faster than light travels by Rene, who is now still in the band, hooray. Of no avail recently released a split cd with 4 new songs called “steal and distribute”on another label called naked records (dutch)