Roskilde Festival – Denmark


With less than a month to the start of this year’s Roskilde Festival, the staff is busy preparing. This includes the festival’s music office who now presents the final six names for Pavilion Junior, the stage for upcoming music, playing in the warm-up days from 26 to 29 June.

EMMA ACS is just 19 years old and is Denmark’s new acid rock queen. Her debut album Champagne is full of tripped-out 60s nostalgia where both sitars, Farfisa organ and hippie rhetoric send purple rings of smoke into the air.

BATTLEKAT has previously been hiding under the cryptic name Just A Number 05272011, and both the group’s anonymity as well as its electro-pop songs have made the trendsetting web zine Pitchfork pay attention.

BROTHER GRIMM plays danceable hipster hip hop. The musical backdrop is made of the classic three elements of rock – guitar, bass, drums – while front man Asbjørn Auring Grimm delivers cheeky cockney rap vocals.

THE ECLECTIC MONIKER plays calypso-inspired indie rock. No less than nine members help produce the thick sound.

THE MALPRACTICE is a new output from the ever-productive Johannes Gammelby who also plays in Beta Satan. With The Malpractice you can look forward to heavy and tightly played indie rock.

MESSY SHELTERS is a one-man band made by Mikkel Bolding who quite effectively juggles the genres. On his latest album Root System both rock equilibrium and minimalist electronica are on the menu.

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