Kids With Buns

Between 2019 and 2021 we discovered (on Soundcloud), developed, booked, promoted and managed ‘Marie’/’Kids With Buns’ from zero to victory in De Nieuwe Lichting 2021, a semi-final in 2020’s Humo’s Rock Rally and three weeks on #1 in De Afrekening as well as 15(+) weeks of airplay on national radio.

We set up distribution (V2 Records) and booking (Ampersand/Busker) deals and matched the duo with producer Mathias Stal. The band’s first three singles were released under the OENGER flag and reached a combined 1,000,000 streams within the first half year.
In november 2023, the total amount of streams for these three songs was approaching 5 million (cross-platform).
The band was featured in and by multiple media outlets, such as VRT, HUMO, Knack, NWS NWS NWS, … and played Jong Muziek 2020, some club supports, a (first) COVID-summer with sold-out gigs withmost notably Dranouter among them, whilst being an OENGER-band. Their debut single ‘1712’ was also the anthem for the 1712-campaign of 2019-2020.
OENGER laid the foundation for a career which already resulted in a 4-page interview in HUMO and bookings for international events such as Grasnapolsky (NL) on which Musickness (Balthazar, dEUS, Tamino) is building further since May ’21 (Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, Pukkelpop, Sold-out club shows (AB Box), Lotto Arena, Balthazar & Eefje De Visser Supports) & 2 MIA (Music Industry Awards, Flanders) nominations (Best Alternative, Best Group).

awards and recognitions during time at OENGER

+ #1 in De Afrekening (3 weeks)
+ Winner of De Nieuwe Lichting 2021 by Studio Brussel
+ Grote Beer van Morgen 2021 at Dansende Beren 
+ Supported: Mooneye (solo), Sioen, (Corona-cancel) Delta Crash & The Whereabouts of J. Albert (at De Casino).
+ Semi-finalist Humo’s Rock Rally 2020
+ Selected for Jong Muziek 2020 by Theater Aan Zee & De Zwerver (Leffinge)
+ Festivalspot at Dranouter 2020
+ Livesession for SoFar Sounds
+ NRJ Next of February 2021
+ Artist in Residence at Het Depot (Leuven)


Debut single ‘1712’
+ 10,000 streams within 72 hours – currently standing at +1M(+) streams
+ National primetime airplay on release day: Studio Brussel, Radio 1
+ National online media: Belga, Focus Knack, Dansende Beren, Zizo, VRT NWS, daMusic, Luminous Dash, …
+ National papers: De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, …
+ Editorial playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music: Indie Brandleu (600k), New Music Friday BE, Acoustic Chill, …
Single ‘bad grades’ – competition De Nieuwe Lichting 2021
+ 3 weeks on #1 in De Afrekening (on April 3rd 2021) (14 weeks in total)
+ Won De Nieuwe Lichting 2021
+ Song chosen as ‘NRJ NEXT’ (Belgium, month February)
+ National primetime airplay on: Studio Brussel (high rotation), Radio 1 (evening rotation), BRUZZ (low rotation), Willy (medium rotation), Pinguin Radio (NL, KINK (NL)
+ National airplay live session on Radio 2
+ (peak) #1 in iTunes Alternative charts / #15 in iTunes (general) charts
+ (peak) #2 in Shazam Discovery Belgium charts
+ (peak) #41 in Shazam Top 200 Belgium
+ (peak) #62 in Ultratop Charts
+ National online media: Focus Knack, Dansende Beren, VRT NWS, daMusic, Luminous Dash, …
+ National & regional papers: De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, …
+ Editorial playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music: Tune in!, Slow Movement, New Music Friday (BE), Indie Goesting, Spotify Viral 50 (Belgium), …
+ Official Video (corona proof with 35+ man cast/extras) premiered on HUMO!
+ Currently over 2M+ streams on Spotify alone

‘bad grades’ co-produced


With support of Sabam for Culture

released songs w/ OENGER