“The Lazer” by Personal Trainer

Dutch band Personal Trainer are back with “The Lazer” a track off their forthcoming debut album, Big Love Blanket. The full-length drops on November 4th, and follows previous singles their EP Gazebo that landed mid-pandemic via Holm Front (Walt Disco, Krush Puppies, Sports Team).

The Lazer” was one of the first songs we ever wrote together a band. To me “The Lazer” always felt like my big Personal Trainer anthem. We used to have this shifting line-up situation where I didn’t want to rehearse much, so I wanted to make songs that were very easy to play. “Can you play an A chord and a D chord? Do you want to be in my band?” was the vibe. And that’s “The Lazer.”

It’s easily the oldest song on the record, most trainers hate it – that’s probably because we play it nearly every show, and we played it for an hour straight during our 24-hour show last year – but it always stuck with me. It feels like a logical decision to put it on our first long record.”

“The Lazer” is paired to a DIY video, self-recorded at Willem and his girlfriend’s house, with Willem in front of “the wall”, upon which eagle-eyed PT fans will see mounted all sorts of trinkets and memories from the band so far, including the artwork for all their singles, the latest for “The Lazer” being a drawing of a band playing a live show that Willem scribbled down himself when he was little. As the saying goes, some are born to do it.

“The Lazer”, as with the rest of “Big Love Blanket”, was co-produced by regular collaborator Casper van der Lans and WIllem himself.

Personal Trainer are the brainchild of Willem Smit, the band’s front man and a multi-instrumentalist whose early talents saw his last band, Canshaker Pi, record with Stephen Malkmus while still teenagers. Personal Trainer began as an attempt to bottle the fervent energy of Amsterdam’s indie scene and to allow for something entirely unpredictable on stage and in the studio – an ever-shifting line-up of friends and peers playing together with only one rule: there are no rules.

Personal Trainer 2022 Tour Dates


2 The Crescent, York
3 The Windmill, London
16 L’International, Paris
17 Botanique, Brussels *
24 Hedon, Zwolle *
26 Ooterpoort, Groningen *
30 Maassilo, Rotterdam *


2 Paard, Den Haag *
8 Tivolivredenburg, Utrecht *
10 :013, Tilburg *
13 Muziekgieterij, Maastricht *
16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen *
17 Doornroosje, Nijmegen *
18 Doornroosje, Nijmegen *

* w/De Staat

Pre order Big Love Blanket by Personal Trainer HERE


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