Young, attractive, active in the bustling Berlin electro scene, signed to the always interesting Bpitch Control: Dillon, born Dominique Dillon de Byington sounds like Lykke Li lost in the shadows of Fever Ray’s haunted house or Hanne Hukkelberg pained by a heart crumbling to dust. Before her first Hungarian performance on November 2, we sat down for a chat with her.
Pål Moddi Knutsen, or simply Moddi as an artist, hail from the island of Senja in the north of Norway. Moddi plays several instruments such as guitar, accordion, piano and trumpet, and he started composing his own songs in the mid 00’s. On September 16, he will release Unsongs, a collection of songs that have, at one stage, been banned, censored or silenced. Which he will present to the Hungarian audience on September 26 at Gozsdu Manó Klub, organised by the A38 Ship. But before his concert, we sat down for a chat with him about globalisation, entertainment, cultures and much more.
Almost the complete line up of the Latin Grammy-award winner Ojos de Brujo band, the “urban flamenco” duo from Barcelona featuring a fantastic guitar virtuoso: this is Marinah & Chicuelo who released their fantastic album only a few weeks ago which they will present at the A38 for the Hungarian audience. Interview with singer Marina Abad!
Blue Foundation have always felt that forward is the only way. A Brooklyn-Copenhagen collective, the project hinges on the imaginations of Tobias Wilner and Bo Rande, who recruit guests as and when they’re needed. Their latest dream-like electronic pop offering, titled Blood Moon is due to be released in September, but before it, they’ll present it to the Hungarian audience on August 22. But what can expect from the show and from the record? Founder Tobias Wilner told us about it.
Emerging from the idealistic side of punk rock and inspired by the last thirty years of alternative music, The Static Age have evolved their own sound — one that infuses melody, atmosphere, and a pulsating back beat to bring forth an unmistakable urgency and honesty in their songs. The unique weave of beautifully weathered vocals, textured guitars, and elegant keyboard melodies all sitting atop the backdrop of punchy, chorus-drenched bass and a layer of tempered drums is resulting in an emotionally resonant and danceable collection of songs that sounds like nothing else before it. You can make sure about it on July 8, when they’ll be playing with Grand Mexican Warlock at the A38 Ship. Which is why we sat down with guitarist-vocalist-founder Andrew Paley for a chat.
Boysetsfire is not just any band, and its fans are not just any fans. Boysetsfire is perhaps the most successful example of how an uncompromising heartcore sound, an irrepressible will and unbeatable stamina can move mountains and mobilize the masses. Their sound is characterized by the anger and intensity of post-hardcore, combined with catchy hooks, making them unique in their native hardcore-punk scene. After two decades of going strong, the members recently announced that after the current Boysetsfire tour – which will reach Budapest on June 28 -, they’ll take an extended break with the band. Why? We’ve asked the same from vocalist-founder Nathan Gray – and talked about other topics too.
With their newest album, Nattesferd – which they’ll present to the Hungarian headbangers on June 23 -, Norwegian metal band Kvelertak found the unlikely meeting spot between black metal blast beats and the anthemic power of Van Halen and Judas Priest. Recorded with Nick Terry instead of Converge-guitarist Kurt Ballou, it is as close to the ferociousness of their live shows as a studio album can get. But what inspired it? Did their songwriting methods change with it? And what kind of memories do they have from their previous Hungarian concerts? Singer Erlend Hjelvik answered our questions.
Therapy? is one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation and with their newest album, Disquiet, they’ve – again – extended this proud legacy. In support of their fourteenth studio album, the trio returns to Budapest, but before that, frontman-guitarist-vocalist Andy Cairns answered our questions.
Snavs (meaning grit or dirt in Danish) is a half-hysterical hybrid of bass and instrumental hip hop with plenty of cheap, canned beats, remixes of remixes, skizo-rhythms and distorted synths. The promising Dutch DJ, producer and beat welder took his time and answered our questions before aimed at the A38 Ship with his bass cannon.