Grauzone Pageant declares the primary names: Amenra (BE), Whispering Sons (BE), Sylvie Kreusch (BE), Zanias (Aus), Sons (BE), Spill Gold (NL), Rumours (BE), 4B2M (NL), Siem Reap (BE), DJ Reka (ES), Kel Assouf (Niger), International Charming (NL), Pablo Bozzi (FR), Bolis Pupul (BE), De Nooit Moede (BE). The 8th version of Grauzone Pageant takes place at Friday 21 and Saturday 22 could 2021. This on-line version will probably be freely accessible worldwide (or donation)
After the profitable version in 2020, the place Grauzone was one of many final bodily music and artwork festivals, Grauzone 2021 will probably be an internet version because of the ongoing pandemic. Earlier, the pageant weekend was moved from February to Might. The primary names of Grauzone 2022 will probably be introduced throughout the on-line occasion after which the early chicken ticket gross sales can even begin. Grauzone 2022 will happen once more in February.
Inside the program, Grauzone presents a particular part aimed on the ‘wave’ of pressing and thrilling Belgian acts led by well-known names corresponding to Whispering Sons and Amenra. Grauzone has introduced collectively a number of the finest and latest acts underneath the title ‘The Sound Of Belgium’. A number of bands will current themselves right here for the primary time to a Dutch viewers.
Amenra, who will play an acoustic set, is certainly one of Belgium’s most influential acts. The concert events are distinctive occasions with a robust ritual character. The band performs an unique present at a particular location.
Whispering Sons breathed new life into the post-punk style and performed on Grauzone earlier than. The brand new, second album A number of Others will probably be launched in June and they’ll carry out it for the primary time on Grauzone. Sylvie Kreusch (ex-Warhaus), probably the most gifted rising Belgian stars, is paying homage to Lana Del Rey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin along with her mysterious digital voodoo doll and her sultry voice. Sonsfrom Melsele play psychedelic storage punk and excessive power post-punk and are, in response to KEXP: ” one of many must-see reside acts performing proper now ”.
Tuareg group Okayel Assouf, with frontman Anana Ag Haroun initially from Niger however now based mostly in Brussels, play intoxicating North African desert rock within the model of Mdou Moctar / Tinariwen with Jimi Hendrix influences. Darkish hypnotic electro comes from Rumours, with Brutus’ drummer / singer Stefanie Mannaerts on synths / beats and Hannah Vandenbussche with vocals that steadiness between Chelsea Wolfe and Fever Ray
Siem Reap is the shoegaze solo mission of Gilles Demolder (Oathbreaker / Wiegedood). De Nooit Moedetakes inspiration from the 80s new wave with Manufacturing unit / 4AD influences. Their 2020 debut EP was blended by David Morley (Depeche Mode, The Orb). Bolis Pupul is Boris Zeebroek (The Germans and the opposite half of Charlotte Adigery) with analog synths signed on the Soulwax label. Consider Logic System, Telex and Kraftwerk.
Dutch sounds comes from International Charming who combine Speaking Heads and Trendy Lovers and the psychedelic kraut duo Spill Gold. As well as, there may be space-synth-krautrock from the brandnew supergroup 4B2M with members of, amongst others, De Staat and Go Again to the Zoo.
Berlin DJs Zanias (Linea Aspera), Reka and Pablo Bozzi (Imperial Black Unit) will allow you to dance in your front room till the early hours.