Slagerij was born in September 2007 and wrote/practised song ideas until their first gig at riffs bar nr Swindon in May 2008. They started to build up a good reputation on their local Swindon circuit and hit Mooncalf studios in October 2008 to record their first release the OH YEAH!!! ep. January 2009 saw Janek join on drums to make a solid tight knit formation as the 3 piece are now know to date. More local gigs took place in early 2009 they earned themselves a good local following and made it through to the regional finals of the surface unsigned festival playing at the 02 academy in Bristol. In late 2009 they started work on writing new material and recording it down in their own studio.
In that time they played with Californian based Kung Fu Records band Assorted Jelly Beans (AJB) at The Croft in Bristol. After a great show both bands immediately hit it up and AJB took the OH YEAH ep back to the states with them. This led to the offer of playing at the Ska in the Park festival in California alongside some of the most well-known Ska/Punk acts like Big D, Fishbone, AJB, Mustard Plug and tons more in June 2010. The Slagerij boys instantly threw themselves at the chance of this offer and booked their flights over. After writing enough material for their first album, they released the self-titled album Slagerij with a near sold out album launch show in their hometown Swindon in May 2010.
With more offers on gigs around the Westcoast of the States with the awesome Denver Ska-Punk they set off on a weeklong tour trekking across deserts, taking in such major cities like Las Vegas, LA, San Francisco and places between. Such an awesome journey was had. After arriving back in the summer they came back and played the summer with various dates across the UK.
The band seemed to start picking up good gigs around the UK playing alongside and supporting some great touring bands. This led to a much filled calendar from the start of spring until the summer of 2011, this then followed by with shows in the festival circuit in the UK. During this period more song writing continued and they decided to hit the studio once again. This is when the home recorded new album "Swim for Shore" was recorded. A huge sold out turnout repeated itself for the album launch party at the hometown venue "The Victoria" in October 2011.
Slagerij have been touring throughout 2012 supporting acts such as "4ft Fingers", "Imperial Leisure" and "Citizen Fish". They have also been added to the "Do The Dog Music" distro. You can now see Slagerij upping their game at well known venues across the UK and will be out looking to tour in 2013 as much as they can.