Day 1 CHE CHEN, TIMELESS REALITY, YEAH YOU, VOLMACHT, ILTA HÄMÄRÄ, DJ KERM + SLOOW TAPES
Che Chen (us)
Che Chen is a New York based multi instrumentalist who takes care of the highly complex guitar riffs of 75 Dollar Bill. He is as well a master in subtile acoustic improvisations. He played together with a.o. Tetuzi Akiyama, Robbie Lee and Chie Mukai.
Timeless Reality (dk)
The future of music is - for better or worse - wild, sloppy, psychedelic garage rock, at the point where the Bay Area ends and the Danish underground begins. It will be called New Rock Radicalism and Timeless Reality is its precursor. This Danish power trio is the latest band founded by Nicolaus Kauffmann and Sara C. Czerny’, the duo at the core of the much underrated Family Underground.
Yeah You (uk)
Vimeo meme and unlikely duo underground duo from Newcastle. With crappy synths and vocal processor they produce their own unique blend of outsider pop music. The world is there stage, as they express through their perfomances the need that music has be among us, not on an isolated stage in a closed club. Demented avant pop, post-internet lyricism and naive jams dance with eachother in the weird universe of Mylk Jaxn and Elvin Brandhi.
The new brainchild of Dennis Tyfus and Floris Vanhoof. Angry and grandiose music from the place where a rural synaesthesia poet and a urban collage artist meet eachother.
Ilta Hämärä (be)
Clash of two Belgian underground titans, at one side Bart 'Father Sloow' De Paepe, at the other Timo Van Luijk. Sloow is the head honcho of the legendary tape label Sloow Records, and will present a retrospective book at the festival. Timo Van Luijk is known for his labels Metaphon and La Scie Dorée, and makes hypersensitive sound collages as Af Ursin. Together they will kick the Belgian Weird Psych its ass.
DJ Kerm (be)
Ghentish strong force in its cassette-based underground. Mixes crappy acid, hair metal and sound collages with a firm hand.
EXPO SLOOW TAPES
Sloow tapes becomes ten years old. To celebrate this, Father Sloow is not only playing at the festival, but he also presents an expo and a book! The expo runs throughout the 3 days of the festival.