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6 tips for Eurosonic 2016

In order of appearance:

1. Aosoon (A Lot of Something Out of Nothing) (UK)
Boy-girl duo that sounds like The XX having a Bed-in with Lianne La Havas.

WO 13 JAN, VERA 19:30 – 20:00
DO 14 JAN, COFFEE COMPANY 15:00 – 16:00
DO 14 JAN GRONINGER FORUM 21:45 – 22:25

2. HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) (AUT)
An IDM Boy-girl duo creating clear-cut techno with the spirit of dream pop.

WO 13 JAN VERA – 23:30 – 00:00
DO 14 JAN GRAND THEATRE, MAIN 23:00 – 23:45

3. POSTAAL (FR)
Stromae meets Brandt Brauer Frick.

DO 14 JAN, SIMPLON, MAIN 22:15 – 23:00

4. Mura Masa (UK)
Eerily talented 19-year old producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Guernsey and (joint) 5th on the shortlist of BBC Music Sound Of 2016.

DO 14 JAN SIMPLON, MAIN 23:45 – 00:30

5. Fai Baba (SUI)
Sounds like Deerhunter suffering from altitude sickness. And he enjoys looking creepy, just like Bradford Cox.

VR 15 JAN, MINERVA ART ACADEMY, ZUIDERDIEP 20:30 – 21:10

6. SOAK (IRE)
She’s the republicans’ alternative to Lorde.

VR 15 JAN, STADSSCHOUWBURG 00:15 – 01:00

K-Man’s Top 20 Albums of 2015

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After Manou published his Top 20 earlier, here are my favorite records of 2015. Bask in its glorious magnificence and enjoy these great tunes with the Spotify embeds! 20. Kid Wave - Wonderlust (UK) 19. Foals - What Went Down … [Continue reading]

Manou’s Top 20 albums of 2015

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The Fuzz hasn't been very active in 2015. You won't hear me say that there's more to life than music. But there is more to life than writing about music. That doesn't mean we didn't search or listen as intensely as we did in the years before. We just … [Continue reading]

Live review: China Crisis at De Boerderij

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I had a choice between Zoetermeer, generally viewed as the least enjoyable city in our part of the country and Hengelo, a cozy little town very close to the middle of nowhere. Because attending my first China Crisis gig in Holland was going to be an … [Continue reading]

Django Django – Born Under Saturn

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I'm afraid that Django Django's self-titled debut (2012) might be one of those albums that were hailed in the year of their release, but viewed in a larger time frame will be forgotten/ignored. The band's follow-up album will undergo no such fate … [Continue reading]

Field Music – Music For Drifters

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Field Music are in the process of recording their fifth long player to be released sometime in 2016. In the meantime they've released an instrumental album titled Music For Drifters which is by no means a casse-cro?te. The Brewis brothers were … [Continue reading]

Dutch Uncles – O Shudder

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The seventh half year recap album involves a band whose relative success keeps surprising me. I can't think of a fan profile other than my own, suited to appreciate Dutch Uncles: growing up with Japan, admiring XTC, ?delighting in falsettos, … [Continue reading]

Tame Impala – Currents

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Staying Alive has never been more alive. All We Are, the first band whose album we reviewed for this half year recap, called themselves 'the Bee Gees on diazepam'. The third album by Tame Impala was dreamt up by Kevin Parker while listening to the … [Continue reading]

Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

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Is it possible to call yourself an indie blogger and never have heard of what All Music calls 'the most important punk band of the 1990s an 2000s'? Apparently it is. I'm not too embarrased; Sleater-Kinney is very much a product of the nineties, a … [Continue reading]

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

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Contrary to the three previous recap posts, today's album is on every one's half-year-list. If you find Lorde too pleasing, Lily Alen too exuberant and Sheryl Crow too last-century then you are bound to fall for Courtney Barnett. That's quite some … [Continue reading]