Demos & Rarities

Half Twee (dancehall version)

Live in concert 22 november 2018

Video by the fans.

I Don’t Care What The People Say

Video by Petert van Abbe.

Half Twee

Video by Petert van Abbe.

Photo: Martijn de Jonge

Photo: Jack Aarts

Photo: Petert van Abbe and more

Photo: Marcel Harlaar.

Backstage and more..

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Helmettes available on:


In black or Red

Various ‎– I Don’t Care (The No Fun And Plurex Singles)

Testlab Records presents a new  limited vinyl LP edition of the “de Koer 1981” compilation released earlier on cassette C48. The 180 grams deluxe vinyl LP is available here and at selected stores worldwide.


Half Twee on iTunes!

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Dance, he said. De Koer


Helmettes on CD

Various ‎– I Don’t Care Collection (Dutch Punk 1977-1983)


Helmettes in Paradiso, 25 feb. 2016.

Photo’s by Kiyomi Yui

Photo’s by Petert van Abbe

Photo’s by Marcel Harlaar

Photo’s by Helmettes fans

Photo’s by Martijn de Jonge

Reviews of the night:

  • … stretched out I Don’t Care What The People Say into a slow-burning racket that eventually boiled over, and topped matters off with a riotous Half Twee; Pelgrom baying out the lyrics and gesturing off to the crowd like the last man standing at the bar. Throw in a great chiming solo from Kooyman and most of the crowds’ cup was full… Louder than war (in English)
  • …wat trouwens voor vrijwel alle ouwe punkers gold. Dus ook voor Helmettes, met zanger Joris Pelgrom. De band joeg zijn culthitje ½ 2 er nog eens verdienstelijk doorheen met op bas Ultra-coryfee Mick Ness… Lust for life (in Dutch)