First up at den Atelier on February the 2nd is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man On Earth. Matsson wears his folk influences on his sleeve, with song structures similar to those of Nick Drake and a vocal delivery reminiscent of Bob Dylan. He’ll be joined by a band on this tour for the first time and seeing as though he is well known for his charismatic stage persona on his own, the band will surely add extra power dimension to the show.
Austria’s electro duo Mieux will be taking to the Rotondes stage on the 5th of February. Constantly challenging the common understanding of an electronic live-set, Mieux use Glockenspiel, samplers and synthesizers to expand and compress what they’ve been producing in the studio. Having Gilles Peterson as an avid supporter should be enough of a hint that these guys are ones to keep an eye on.
From releasing their debut album to playing Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival as well as support slots with Villagers and Starsailor, 2015 was a busy year for one of Luxembourg’s favourite indie folk bands Seed To Tree. At Rotondes on February 6th they’ll premiere the music video for their second single ”Until It Gets Better” followed by a full concert. If you’re keen to see one of the best young Luxembourg bands, then look no further.
February the 9th sees Trip Hop stalwarts Massive Attack come to Rockhal. Along with Portishead and Tricky, Massive Attack brought the Bristol underground trip hop scene to the mainstream charts in the 90s. With albums such as ”Blue Lines” & ”Mezzanine” they created some of the most hauntingly beautiful records of that period. They’ll also be supported by Scottish Hip Hop trio Young Fathers, who won the 2014 Mercury Music Prize and are renowned for the fierce live performances.
Like most bands Novella formed a friendship through their shared love for music, in this case it was bands such as Black Sabbath, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Pale Saints. After a few years of working on their own sound they finally found their niche, they are now capable of welding woozy, cosmic psychedelia to sustained squalls of flanged-out, far-out dream pop. Novella’s debut album, Land, is a controlled blast of mainlined electricity, a tempest of relentless groove and crystalline vocals that is at once the vicious edge and the calm eye of the storm. Like the sound of that then head out to de Gudde Wëllen on the 23rd of February.
Other notable gigs include:
3/2 – Pega Monstro (Rock) @ de Gudde Wëllen
5/2 – Knut Reiersrud Band (Blues) @ Philharmonie
6/2 – Guizmo (Hip Hop) @ Kulturfabrik
12/2 – The Blind Shake (Surf-Punk) @ Rotondes
14/2 – Caravan Palace (Electro Swing) @ den Atelier
15/2 – Hurts (Synth-pop) @ den Atelier
15/2 – Wynton Marsalis (Jazz) @ Philharmonie
22/2 – King Dude (Dark Americana) @ Rotondes
24/2 – Odd Couple (Garage rock) @ de Gudde Wëllen