Shame

17 SHOWS

Their sound is raw, sleazy, psychedelic and has the riotous nature that you know will drive your evening into the next gear of savageness. They’re called Shame, they originate in Brixton, South London, and their music can be described as a mixture of Happy Mondays, The Doors, Sleaford Mods, Sex Pistols and Slaves. 

Idles

9 SHOWS

IDLES are punk. IDLES are post-punk. IDLES are British, very British, with that typical upfront vocal delivery that recalls Sleaford Mods, with with the riotous nature that has characterised the best punk bands. 

Her

8 SHOWS

The story of HER is about tragedy and triumph, and about two friends — Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier. They met in 2007, started making music inspired by old school soul à la Otis Redding and post-Yeezus hip-hop, and formed HER in 2015. 

The Amazons

8 SHOWS

Tipped as ‘one of the most exciting outfits on the live circuit’ by Drowned in Sound, and the high energy rock ‘n roll on their last singles and EP Don’t You Wanna seems to support that.

Rejjie Snow

8 SHOWS

Rejjie Snow has been rhyming since he was just a kid in Dublin. After moving to Savannah, Georgia (US) at 17 on a soccer scholarship, he decided to pursue music instead and dropped his experimental first mixtape Rejovich.

Klangstof

8 SHOWS

Teaching yourself to play guitar at age 14 by learning to play Radiohead’s OK Computer is not a bad start for any musician. But growing up in the middle of Norway Koen van de Wardt didn’t have much choice. At college he did, but yearning for the lonely creative days, he created Klangstof and uploaded Hostage to Soundcloud.

J. Bernardt

8 SHOWS

Treading new musical ground, Deprez who co-fronts Belgian rock band Balthazar, has emerged from his home studio with an altogether different sound, a cornucopia of evocative synth beats drawn from a range of influences; be it his father’s love of Kraftwerk or the pop sensibilities of his own musical discoveries,

Alma

7 SHOWS

In the rare case of the 21-year-old Finnish songwriter ALMA it’s all about talent and songwriting. Debut song Karma is one of those instant pop gems that earned her two Finnish Grammys and comparisons to Rihanna, or ‘the voice of Amy Winehouse with Crystal Castles’ electronic pop’.

Jacques

7 SHOWS

Jacques is a different story altogether. His haircut is obviously not inspired by Keith Flint (Prodigy). Actually he chose it to become more self-confident, as he explained during his TED Talk. The ‘Anti-Hipster’ haircut is supposed to force him to avoid boring jobs, to sleep with very open-minded girls and to focus on his music:

Thomas Azier

7 SHOWS

Thomas Azier is a Dutch singer, musician and maker of electronic pop with a compelling dark melancholic tone. He moved to Berlin aged 19 and released two EPs on his own Hylas Records label which led to a deal with Universal Music France. In 2014, after five years of work, his first studio album Hylas was released, which charted in The Netherlands, France and Belgium.

Faber

6 SHOWS

‘The most promising Swiss newcomer’ according to Zeit Online, Faber already made marks at Reeperbahn festival and supporting Sophie Hunger on her European tour. 

Tommy Cash

6 SHOWS

Remarkable alternative rap from Tallinn, that is gaining street cred. Tommy Cash grew up in the Baltic ghetto in the midst of Russian art and pop music and first expressed himself through painting and dancing.

Møme

6 SHOWS

You have electronic dance pop and you have Møme. This is an act influenced by artists like Ratatat, Flume, M83 and Tame Impala, as well as typical modern chill wave productions like Edelweiss and just as easily delivers a pop smash hit like Aloha.

Fil Bo Riva

6 SHOWS

With a voice that has the soul of blues and the gravelly tones of Tom Waits, young Fil Bo Riva strikes you immediately. You could call the 26-year-old a ‘true European’. He is half-Italian, hailing from Rome, grew up in Ireland and took off to Berlin, where he learned his craft busking in the streets.