The dark half of the year | Gidge

Gidge will be playing their first ever A38 concert on December 1. The Swedish duo’s electronic music is shaped by field-recordings of nature and is both comfortable on the dance floor and in a more relaxing environment. Each and every Gidge track creates its own sense of atmosphere and emotion. Their work evolves naturally, often building to powerful peaks from a silent break that is tweaked with vocal samples and neo-classical influences. Ludvig Stolterman and Jonathan Nilsson answered our questions while traveling on a train between Nijmegen and Amsterdam.

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It was an easy choice | Ignite

For over two decades, the frontman of Orange County hardcore punk band Ignite was Zoli Teglas. The singer, who has a strong connection to Hungary through his ancestors, unexpectedly left the band nearly three years ago. The other members held auditions and chose Eli Santana (formerly known from California met- al group Holy Grail) as their new vocalist They released an eponymous album this March, and on November 11 they will play their first Hungarian concert without Zoli. Bassist Brett Rasmussen answered our quest.

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Talk in the language of war | New Model Army

Formed in Bradford four decades ago and led by Justin Sullivan, New Model Army have always been a band that’s almost impossible to label. They have made fifteen albums so far, and the latest one, From Here, released three years ago, is the highest charting of their career. NMA are definitely in great shape, and they are coming back to the A38 for their fourth appearance here. Around their previous visit, we asked frontman Sullivan a few questions.

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Everybody should have their personal Kookoo Island | Cari Cari

Austrian duo Cari Cari are one of the hottest musical acts of their country right now. Alexander Köck and Stephanie Widmer released their debut album Anaana in 2018, and this September they delivered their follow-up, titled Welcome To Kookoo Island. We asked the pair about the beginnings, the new songs, Quentin Tarantino, Austropop, Burgenland, and more.

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Ahoy! Meskerem Mees

Meskerem Mees singer songwriter emerged from the Belgian music scene in 2020 with her debut single ‘Joe’. The freely wandering, soul catching wibes of her songs immediately resonated with the audience bringing her more and more success. Next she’s coming to the Ship to mesmerize us with her music on the 24th of September but before that we were curious about a few things and cought her for a few thoughts.

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We thought we’d entered a James Bond movie | Movits!

Swedish swing/jazz/hiphop trio Movits! released their latest album Halleluja last year and they are coming back to the A38 after their amazingly memorable performances here in 2012, 2016 and 2019. Vocalist Johan Jivin’ Rensfeldt, DJ/multiinstrumentalist Anders Renfeldt (Johan’s brother) and drummer Joakim ‘One-Take’ Nilsson are famous for their ecstatic gigs, and they were also kind enough to have a chat with us ahead of their show on September 11.

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A soundtrack to covid | Jozef Van Wissem

“Perhaps the best known lute artist of the western world” – this is what noted music website The Quietus wrote about Jozef Van Wissem, and it’s hard to argue with their statement. The life of this special, introverted Dutch artist has been connected to the lute for quite some time now. He moved to New York in 1993 and devoted most of his time to the mastering of this instrument. His most famous work is the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch’s strange vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive, he’s also made collaborative albums with the famous director, and he kindly answered our interview questions as well.

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Stavroz | Listen to our album and let it take you around this world.

Four friends from Belgium took a unique path in DJ culture and formed Stavroz. Their minimal electronic music delicately mixed with acoustic and instrumental elements conquers your deepest self and invites you to a world of its own. On the 22nd of September they invite you to A38, but before that we caught up with them for a few questions.

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There is so much amazing Aussie music | Ocean Alley

They blend psychedelic rock music with reggae and other influences, they have three albums under their belt and they’ve already finished the recordings of their fourth LP. They’re more and more popular in their native Australia, and they’re making a name in other parts of the world. After their memorable gig at Sziget three years ago, Ocean Alley are coming back to Hungary to play their first ever club concert here. We asked guitarist Mitch Galbraith about their influences, the Aussie scene, album No. 4, and more.

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We have a pretty good system now | Front Line Assembly

Starting out from Vancouver in 1986, Front Line Assembly count as one of the most relevant and legendary acts on the EBM and industrial scene. Comprising longtime members Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber (the latter hasn’t always been part of the group), FLA have released 17 albums so far, the latest one being 2021’s Mechanical Soul. After a four-year absence, partly due to covid, we can welcome the band aboard the A38, along with Die Krupps and Tension Control. We asked FLA a bunch of questions, Rhys was kind enough to answer.

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