This weekend, Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso will play host to a wide selection of up-and-coming artists from across the western musical landscape. In recent years, London Calling Festival has been a well-defined starting point for the likes of Jungle, Royal Blood and The Black Keys in eventually launching their careers, and it doesn’t look to be any different this time round. Boasting the likes of Silversun Pickups, Wild Beasts, Explosions in the Sky and Allah-Las atop the bill, London Calling has managed to put together one of its strongest line-ups to date. What about the smaller bands on the bill, though? We sifted through the line-up and picked out five acts who you ought to miss on the basis of simply one recommended track. Listen to them below.
Who? Upbeat indie rockers from New York City
When? Friday, 00:30 in the small room
Who? Sleazy Chicago garage rockers with a knack for chaos
When? Saturday, 00:15 in the main room
Who? Hypnotic Indiana quartet who specialize in woozy dream pop
When? Friday, 19:30 in the small room
Who? Heartfelt Danish singer-songwriter
When? Friday, 18:30 in the small room
Who? Brooding & dark electro-soul from New York
When? Saturday, 20:10 in the small room
London Calling Festival takes place on 28 and 29 October at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Click on the banner above to buy your tickets. Listen to the official festival playlist below.