Three days in to Eurosonic Noorderslag’s first digital edition and we’ve not had to endure a single hangover. What a mircale, right? By this point half of the delegacy would be so hammered that they could only crawl to the Drie Gezusters, but seeing as we’re three days into a virtual rundown it’s safe to say that we’re better able to enjoy the music without alcoholic rundowns. Here is Friday’s top 7, a tough choice to make, but decided by no more than one to two brief sentences.
Any band who ends their show with a song about Tommy Wiseau’s classic movie The Room deserves a top spot on the list. “I did not hit her! I did not hit he- Oh, hi Mark”.
2 BUZZARD BUZZARD BUZZARD
If AC/DC and The Darkness had furious sex in the backstage area of Los Angeles’ Troubadour then Buzzard, Buzzard, Buzzard would be the baby. And that baby would grow up in Cardiff.
3 SASSY 009
Scandi-pop has been everpresent at Eurosonic the last few years. Not that this should be a surprise, though, because Norway’s SASSY 009 firmly flies the flag this year. Flute’s at the ready…
4 ENOLA GAY
Let’s get one thing straight: Enola Gay are an absolute powerhouse of a band. You may not have been able to see them in the Vera at 2am, but if you down some beers and listen to The Birth of a Nation you could rekindle some of that dark Irish spirit.
5 ARP FRIQUE & FAMILY
Groovy. Groovy. Groovy. Get those hips shaking. Rotterdam’s finest.
6 ISOLATED YOUTH
It gets very dark during a Swedish winter. Not as dark as Isolated Youth‘s music, though. These Swedish behemoths fly the flag very high for Scandinavian sounds.
7 DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND SOCIETY
Fifteen minutes spent watching the Decolonize Your Mind Society decolonize your mind could not be spent better elsewhere.