Coolhaven is one of the subway stations in the most modern town of The Netherlands -Roffa. These aspects (underground, modern, Dutch) reflects themselves in the work and attitude of this mid career trio. Experimental, interdisciplinary and critical. Not as a genre, but as an ethic thanks to Liquid Architecture.

Coolhaven looks like a band based on the principle of diabetics. Their music might be inspired by the disturbance of balance between centrifugal and centripetal energies. The first and last thing Coolhaven has is some kind of concept or idea about how the noises they make should sound. They think about the idea that making ‘good' music is kind of obsolete, and they still havent figured that out yet.

Their UK Tour 2022 is the start of their first performances since Covid 19 hit the breaks. Their latest project concentrates on forgotten Rotterdam based composers and they will perform a potpourri of these works in combination with stretching pieces and avant garde strip-gestures from earlier projects such as Stromboli, Anna, Stromblocque Phantasien, HAAR and the like. Coolhaven can be considered as the godfathers of Roffa underground, but of course the Roffa undergound doesnt think so. But with their regular projects since 1999 they implemented a lot of good and healthy meat into the Rotterdam scene, like fake news (long before Trump), fashion shows, moustache-wearing (long before hipsters) and gabberpunk (long after the 90ties). Coolhaven made a whole lot of records, check their site (no FB or Insta please);