We are coming in at Round 2 from our recommendation list for SPOT Festival, and who better to carry the torch than Ingrid – HI INGRID. In the strictly 9-5 capacity you will find Ingrid at City Slang Records in Berlin managing all that is PR. From print to online to TV promotion for all international acts, with a focus on the German market.
When she isn’t casually schmoozing with the Press of Germany she’s probably riding her bike through the streets of Neukölln with no hands – because she’s German, and Germans have incredible balance like that. Teaching her mates how to perfectly straighten their fringe/ Pony – have you seen hers? It’s jealousy inducing. Or simply eating ice-cream out of the punnet, we are finally in double digits Deutschland – what would you expect?
To recap – this year I’m jumping on a bus from Berlin to the great Danish city of Aarhus for SPOT Festival. As a result of this, I have asked a few of my favourite Germans to get me their top 5 artists that will be appearing at said festival.
So – let’s get on with it. Say “Hallöööööchen Ingrid !”, this is the 2nd installment of our “5 Favourites from our Favourites for Spot” (if anyone can think of a catchier title – I’d be grateful).
Someone described Sekuoia as organic synthie bricolage. That fits quite well, the Danish producer weaves ambient, hip hop and electronica in a quite decent way. Based on guitar melodies with rainy beats and dreamy vocals. He builds layers and layers of soundscapes that transform into a rhythmic hypnosis and take you somewhere far away.
Saturday 21:00 MUSIKHUSET RYTMISK SAL
With their jangly indie punk Yung would totally fit into a dusty little basement. They are quite noisy but with a melodic spin, growling vocals and ecstatic rhythms. Fans of The Replacements, Ty Segall or No Age would get along with them really well. Watch out for these guys.
Friday 23:00 VOXHALL
Daniel Norgren’s quite a unique character, his music is rough and soulful, somewhere between blues and folk. Noise, earthy guitar sounds, harmony vocals, and sometimes minute long silence. And with his vehement voice he sings as he would come from beyond.
Saturday 21:15 MUSIKHUSET STORE SAL
These young ladies totally sound like they have fallen out of time. Bringing quite a noisy energy, with heavy guitar riffs, shrieking vocals and complex compositions. For being in their early 20s Baby in Vain have somehow found their own little place. Oh, and they were supporting Ty Segall and Thurston Moore, just saying.
Saturday 20:20 VOXHALL
Blaue Blume are not what you think they are. Considering the press photos they could totally be a metal band, but what they do is more dreamy art pop, sometimes drifting away into prog. rock elements, especially live highly recommended. The singers voice is reaching higher and higher with exceptional intonation.
Friday 23:00 MUSIKHUSET STORE SAL