From Punk to Blues – The latest line-up news
Announcing 20 brand-new confirmations!
Things had gone sort of quiet of late around Beth Ditto, frontwoman of the much-celebrated band Gossip, but the superwoman with the spectacular voice is back – with songs that sound like the 60s mixed with punk guitars and catchy rhythms. Yeah!
Back in the mid-noughties, when British guitar bands like Franz Ferdinand, the Kaiser Chiefs, and Bloc Party were making it big, Maxïmo Park was right there with them. In the past, the band has repeatedly won over fans with songs filled with charm, glamour, and romanticism – and today they still know how to rock!
Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn noticed them early on: Songhoy Blues from Timbuktu. A remarkable blues-rock band in every respect, Songhoy Blues crosses traditional Tuareg sounds with classic blues – and the result is impressive.
Since 2014, the world has been waiting for a new album by The Drums. And now the wait is over: “Abysmal Thoughts” has arrived, complete with fast-paced rhythms and unshakable Manchester guitars. Tradition-conscious without seeming too retro, it’s an album that’s fresh and full of vigour.
Beautifully wrapped in nostalgia, the band The Districts offers a happy blend of influences, ranging from The Strokes, with their debt to 60s sound, to the blues-rock of the Black Keys – and the foursome from Philadelphia was nothing short of dazzling when they opened for the Rolling Stones.
Brass bands are not exactly known for being cool – but MEUTE is an exception. The Hamburg-based techno marching band knows how to do rhythm and brass and they’ve got the right look, too – snazzy uniforms and all. But funfair brass band they are not...
Click here for all confirmations so far. And click here for the Spotify playlist.