PORCELAIN ID

PORCELAIN ID

Porcelain id is Rwandan Hubert Tuyishime (23) (they/them). As laureate of Sound Track 2021, they're considered one of our musical prospects, praised by the jury for their powerful lyrics, strong voice and unique performance. Moving between poetic and idiosyncratic vocals, with influences from classic pop and lo-fi, their songs expose raw nerves: vulnerable, sincere and authentic.

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Porcelain id is the pseudonym under which Hubert Tuyishime (23, they/them) has been releasingidiosyncratic songs since 2020. The Rwandan artist operating from Antwerp immediatelymanaged to adopt an unmistakable, recognizable style, characterized by raw, emotionalvocals.Hubert switches smoothly between Dutch and English and writes personal lyrics about identity,gender and racism. Their unique musicality is influenced by Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Bon Iver andDaniel Johnston. In two years’ time, Porcelain id has become one of the most interestingemerging talents in Belgium, with an impressive live reputation that led to support shows forMeskerem Mees, Sylvie Kreusch and Roland Van Campenhout and a first prize in the nationalSound Track competition.

A year after Porcelain id first emerged with the DIY EP 'Mango' in 2021, Unday Records released 'Reprise', a stripped-down reinterpretation of that debut. 

While Mango was a concept EP about queerness, police brutality and identity, Reprise is an intimate and poetic state of affairs, inspired by the drastic changes of the past year. The lo-fi sound has been replaced by breathtaking minimalism. Porcelain id presents new versions of Blauw, Montana, No Denim and Muschel that match the intensity and intimacy of their impressive live versions. All tracks on the EP were made in one day with Nicolas Rombouts, except for Blauw and Vlaanderen, on which James de Graef from Shht played keys in a second studio session. 

The EP also includes a brand new song: Vlaanderen. The gospel song, sung in Porcelain id’s local Flemish accent, is a tragically beautiful ode to the misfortunes in life. It was written the night their son was born, an overwhelming moment that reminded the artist of their own childhood and the struggles that came with it as a black and queer person. Vlaanderen is perhaps their most personal song to date, and it has already proven to be an audience favourite on live shows.

 

"Very developed sound for someone as young as myself. Which actually means I couldn't do it myself." - Meskerem Mees (selective Soundtrack 2021-2022)

Tourdates

Date Band Location Tickets
04-02-2023 Alter Schlachthof (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Eupen, BE TICKETS
09-02-2023 Democrazy @ NT Gent (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Gent, BE TICKETS
11-02-2023 Schouwburg (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Kortrijk, BE TICKETS
15-02-2023 30CC (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Leuven, BE TICKETS
16-02-2023 Toneelhuis (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Antwerpen, BE TICKETS
17-02-2023 Koninklijke Stadsschouwburg (+ Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Brugge, BE TICKETS
10-03-2023 CC Strombeek (+ Meltheads) PORCELAIN ID Strombeek-Bever, BE TICKETS
12-04-2023 Kernbom PORCELAIN ID Wilrijk, BE TICKETS
23-04-2023 Ik Zie U Graag - Mezz PORCELAIN ID Breda, NL TICKETS

Tour History

Date Band Location
03-02-2023 Club Kalmthout ( + Meskerem Mees) PORCELAIN ID Kalmthout, BE
07-01-2023 Happy New Queer @ 404 PORCELAIN ID Gent, BE
03-01-2023 Happy New Queer @ De Studio PORCELAIN ID Antwerpen, BE
28-12-2022 Zebra Woods (+ De Mens) PORCELAIN ID Gent, BE
18-12-2022 'Gedeelde Warmte' - De Roma PORCELAIN ID Antwerpen, BE
07-12-2022 Cactus ( + Sam De Nef) PORCELAIN ID Brugge, BE
01-12-2022 VIERNULVIER (+ Gabriel Rios) PORCELAIN ID Gent, BE
25-11-2022 Mama's Open Mic PORCELAIN ID Brussel; BE
19-11-2022 Made In Belgium PORCELAIN ID Bergen Op Zoom, NL
17-11-2022 Het Bos PORCELAIN ID Antwerpen, BE

Albums

Press

26-09-2022

"The polyphonic equivalent of a rainbow" OHLALALA on Porcelain id live in Brussels 

16-09-2022

Interview with Porcelain id in DE MORGEN

10-06-22

Interview in FOCUS KNACK + Video premiere of 'Vlaanderen'

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28-09-2022

"More than rightfully claiming their place in the Belgian Musicscene" INDIESTYLE

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26-09-2022

"The polyphonic equivalent of a rainbow" OHLALALA on Porcelain id live in Brussels 

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26-09-2022

Interview with Porcelain id in DE MORGEN

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17-09-2022

"Reprise shows the versatility of this promising artist" DAMUSIC 

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30-08-2022

"An amazing song by a damn' amazing musician." LUMINOUS DASH on Porcelain id's 'Blauw'

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10-06-2022

Interview in FOCUS KNACK + Video premiere of 'Vlaanderen'

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08-06-2022

Interview with Porcelain id by OHLALALA

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23-02-2022

Porcelain id in FOCUS KNACK

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22-02-2022

"So yes, Porcelain id have got it..." LUMINOUS DASH on Porcelain id live

live
26-01-2022

Porcelain id is PROXIMUS PICKX's artist of the week

live
06-01-2022

DANSENDE BEREN interviews Porcelain id

live
19-12-2021

"It didn't take more than two sentences to make the room go completely silent." DANSENDE BEREN on Porcelain id live

live
19-12-2021

"A deserved standing ovation" LUMINOUS DASH on Porcelain id live at Sound Track 2021

live
10-10-2021

"This is honest, furious, in love, hopeful, heartbreaking and fragile in all colours." LUMINOUS DASH on Porcelain id live

live
09-10-2021

For those still wondering why we are such fans of competitions like Sound Track? For magical moments like this. DANSENDE BEREN on Porcelain id live at Sound Track

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27-09-2021

Porcelain id interviewed by LUMINOUS DASH

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Video 

Porcelain id - Blauw (Official Video)

Porcelain id - Vlaanderen (Official Video)

Porcelain id - MONTANA (Acoustic Version)

Porcelain id - NO DENIM (Acoustic Version)

Porcelain id - MUSCHEL (Acoustic Version)

Porcelain id - MONTANA ft. NARD (Official Video)

The Arts (demo)

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