Sander Huiberts & Richard van Tol (Earwurm) – Interview (Part 2)

This is the final part of the interview I conducted with Sander Huiberts & Richard van Tol from Earwurm. The first one can be found right here. Share and enjoy!



When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?

Ever since we remember. Richard: the first record I bought was Thriller by Michael Jackson. Before that I was very actively trading cassette tapes with my friends. Sander: No idea?!

Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?

We have both been in several bands for the past 15 years. Richard: no footage on YouTube though. Sander: (playing electric upright bass) and (playing double bass).

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

Richard: too many likes and favorites, almost no dislikes but Gabber would probably qualify. Sander: anything that is groovy and funky, for instance Fat Freddy’s Drop. I dislike singers who warble, like James Blunt and R. Kelly.

If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?

Richard: that’s really hard but if I had to name one, I’d say that Radiohead’s Exit Music keeps giving me goosebumps everytime I hear it. I find it incredibly executed on so many levels – the melodies and harmonies, the production, the lyrics, etc. Sander: Jan Johansson’s Visa Från Utanmyra ( because of the beautiful atmosphere it captures.

Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to do? What would it be?


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