Personal Trainer

Netherlands Indie Pop Rock

Dutch septet Personal Trainer churn out songs that sound like all your favourite indie rock luminaries jam-packed into big-beaming pop psalms. One of the band’s early career highlights was a 24-hour (!) performance at Amsterdam’s legendary pop temple Paradiso. After releasing their debut EP Gazebo on Holm Front in 2021, the band released their first full-length LP Big Love Blanket in 2022.

The band’s formative years were marked by a revolving door of plucky scenesters, with Willem Smit – the band’s conductor and cheerleader – as its affable pivot figure. But now with shows at festivals such as SXSW, End of the Road Festival, Great Escape, Wilderness, and Best Kept Secret under Personal Trainer’s belt, the band nascent state-of-flux has cemented into a steady line up: along for the ride with Smit, the band consists of Kilian Kayser (percussion), Leon Harms (drums), Mart Boumans (guitar/sax), Franti Maresova (guitars/vocals), Ruben van Weegberg (bass), and Abel Tuinstra (keys/synths).