FRIDAY APRIL 8
Mannheim, now called MNHM is a Dutch quartet combining elements from noise, doom, post/math-rock and free jazz. A bunch of grooving bass rythms, incisive drums hammerings and fuzzy guitar riffs with “Zu-like” saxophone hints. Their 2nd album produced by Rocky O’Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar, Baby In Vain and Slomatics) will be released during summer 2016.
OUI MAIS NON (fr)
Their leitmotiv is “I’m thinking one thing, I’m telling a second and I’m doing a third”. That why their music is so polymorphous. Sometimes lost in the savannah, sometimes stoic, sometimes frenetic, sometimes post rock, sometimes krautrock but always hugely great! Especially in live.
ED WOOD JR (fr)
Ed Wood Jr is one of the most innovative duo of the French scene. Their keyboards lines, primal vocals and hellish riffs collide to perfectly square up and fascinate even the unaware listener. A vigorous math-rock that hypnotizes and easily convinces even the most refractory to that music style.
DUANE SERAH (be)
When a member of The Scrap Dealers puts his talent in a new project, the result is the new sensation of our city: Duane Serah. A music that comes from the heart combining shoegaze and psychedelic producing a kind of inspired dream pop.
SATURDAY APRIL 9
ALUK TODOLO (fr)
French occult rockers Aluk Todolo brings together an unpredictable parade of industrial, black metal and post-rock with distorted cavernous drones and slow pounding metallic beats like a warped, slow-motion version of Neu's "motorik" locomotives.
MATT ELLIOTT vs THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION (uk)
Beware, here is a cult figure of Indie music. A kind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hyde when he plays Drum&Bass/Glitchtronica with dark atmospheres under his Third Eye Foundation moniker. Or Jekyll when Dr. Elliott intricates crossbred Dark Folk melodies with guitar, loops and his beautiful crooner voice.
Their mission is making music that doesn't necessarily has to be complex but has to translate their feelings and ideas into tunes by a combination of the atmosphere of post-rock, the soundscapes of ambient music and the turbulence of post-metal. If you love that kind of stuff, Kokomo is THE band you must listen and… see.
PLATONICK DIVE (it)
Platonick Dive is one of the best gems of the Italian indie scene. Laptop and synthesizers melt with guitars that are pure cathedral of sounds, while the rhythm drive is fierce and obsessive.
VANDAL X (be)
Vandal X is a two-piece noise band attacking our ears since 1995. Impossible to remain unscathed from their warlike riffs, screaming voice and drum hammerings. They served as support act for Fugazi, Tomahawk, Girls against Boys, Sonic Youth, Trans Am, Unsane,… They will present their 8th album “Vandal X” released late 2015.
30,000 MONKIES (be)
Limburg's 30,000 Monkies blasts everything away with their wild show, which would be about how The Melvins would sound when having a very bad acid trip. If you like noisey music, heavy fuzzy guitars, sludge with a bit of doom then you will do yourself a favour to add 30,000 Monkies to your favourites belgian bands.
OLDD WVRMS (be)
Oldd Wvrms is a band officiating in an occult register insisting on a dark and tormented atmosphere. Blending the heaviness of Doom and Sludge with a Blackened touch. Drawing its inspiration from ancient tales of witchcraft and forgotten rituals.
ROY NEARY (be)
Insistent, emotional, electrical and noisy, the music composed by Roy Neary follows the lead of post-rock bands such as Mogwai, Explosions in the sky... From beginning to end it is impossible to divert your ears.