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.
A serene voice underpinned by lilting guitars and the occasional cello.
One big party from this Armenian powerhouse.
Suad‘s music made for a hypnotic early moment in the night complete with dreamy vocals and mystical vocal tones.
A brooding performance of epic proportions which at times bordered on the operatic and even made some room for flamenco dancing.
Just like on new album Big Dreaming Ants, Adjoa‘s Eurosonic show was equal parts captivating and soaring.
The man with the magic fingers.
Bedroom pop for if you can’t choose between girl in red or Maisie Peters.
Colourful, brash and energetic enough to power all of Reykjavik.
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.
Slightly predictable albeit powerful pop.
KATY J PEARSON
The perfect music for a lazy Sunday afternoon at a medium sized summer festival.
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.
Brain frying garage rock in a pop punk (sleeveless) jacket.
The Eurovision winner that never was, but who will still conquer Europe if tonight is anything to go by.
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.
All sparkles but even more melancholy.
There’s simply no denying that Altin Gün are one of the best live bands in the world right now, even through a screen.