Bettie Serveert, pioneer indie-rockers from Amsterdam, played the Duck Room on Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd of around 200. Kicking off the set with probably one of their most familiar songs, “Palomine,” the 4-piece band, including Carol van Dyke on vocals and guitar, Peter Visser on lead guitar, Herman Bunskoeke on bass, and newest member, Joppe Molenaar on drums, delivered top form performances. Van Dyk’s vocals came across crystal clear and Molenaar added a vigorous, powerful element to the band. He pounded tempos both speedy and slow, as van Dyk ripped her unmistakable voice over enthralling chord progressions that climb around noise and gorgeous melodies.
Say hello to veteran Dutch indie rockers, Bettie Serveert. This four-piece ensemble from Amsterdam first hit the music scene in the early '90s and continues to offer gorgeous, poetic tunes with Carol van Dyk's quirky vocals front and center.