WELCOME: JURY & NOMINEES ANCHOR 2022
We are excited! The ANCHOR 2022 jury this year, is made up of music producer Tony Visconti (USA), a major influence in shaping the careers of David Bowie and Marc Bolan, among others; producer, songwriter, singer, activist and actress Tayla Parx (USA), whose songs became Grammy-nominated global hits for for Ariana Grande and Panic! At the Disco among others, and who, thanks to her diverse activities, knows almost every angle of the music business from her own experience; Pelle Almqvist (SWE), front man of The Hives, rightly considered one of the most spectacular contemporary live bands; producer, singer and drag queen Pabllo Vittar (BRA), a superstar in her home country of Brazil and who has topped charts with every single new album release; singer, designer and book author Bill Kaulitz (GER), whose band Tokio Hotel has now long been firmly anchored in German music folklore, and “soul queen” Joy Denalane (GER), whose current album “Let Yourself Be Loved” is the first release by a German artist under the renowned Motown label.
These acts want to impress the jury and the audience with their live performances:
Indie rock trio Cassia (GBR), whose euphoric melodies and danceable beats will instantly let you blur out your daily cares, Ekkstasy (CAN) with their dark post-punk anthems, quartet Lime Garden (GBR) whose relaxed lo-fi sound with catchy hooks has already gained much attention in their home country, Philine Sonny (GER), whose charming bedroom-pop aesthetic also combines classic songwriting, The Haunted Youth (BEL) with their dreamy shoegazing pop plus the five-piece band Vlure (GBR), whose music uses synths and powerful beats to transcend the boundaries between post-punk and club music. Find out more about the ANCHOR here. The Hype is real!