The second day of Eurosonic Noorderslag‘s digital edition had plenty of talking points. Too many, in fact. So to save you the hassle of reading endless paragraphs, we’ve decided to write one-liner reviews for 21 of tonight’s live stream performances. Happy (light) reading.

MESKEREM MEES

A serene voice underpinned by lilting guitars and the occasional cello.

LADANIVA

One big party from this Armenian powerhouse.

SUAD

Suad‘s music made for a hypnotic early moment in the night complete with dreamy vocals and mystical vocal tones.

LOS AURORA

A brooding performance of epic proportions which at times bordered on the operatic and even made some room for flamenco dancing.

NANA ADJOA

Just like on new album Big Dreaming AntsAdjoa‘s Eurosonic show was equal parts captivating and soaring.

SOFIANE PAMART

The man with the magic fingers.

OSKA

Bedroom pop for if you can’t choose between girl in red or Maisie Peters.

SKOFFIN

Colourful, brash and energetic enough to power all of Reykjavik.

DEAF RADIO

By-numbers radio rock on paper, raw and in your face live.

THE COOL GREENHOUSE

Gen Z post punk written by millennials with a knack for the quirky.

SKAAR

Slightly predictable albeit powerful pop.

KATY J PEARSON

The perfect music for a lazy Sunday afternoon at a medium sized summer festival.

SLOW CRUSH

Slow Crush do their name justice, crushing powerful sonic landscapes and reducing them to rubble.

EEFJE DE VISSER

Three words: menacing, ethereal and mesmerising.

RATS ON RAFTS

A pure Groningen Music Experience brought to you by the city of Rotterdam.

DRENS

Brain frying garage rock in a pop punk (sleeveless) jacket.

DAðI FREYR

The Eurovision winner that never was, but who will still conquer Europe if tonight is anything to go by.

HIGH HI

Power pop with a raw edge, by-numbers in places but anthemic in others.

JOE & THE SHITBOYS

If the Beastie Boys made jangly garage punk it would sound a bit like this.

NÜRNBERG

All sparkles but even more melancholy.

ALTIN GÜN

There’s simply no denying that Altin Gün are one of the best live bands in the world right now, even through a screen.