Last years breakthrough act was Dope D.O.D who have gone on to massive success across Europe having played numerous festival shows and gigs. This year Jacco Gardner is already on NME’s radar, so who will be the Dutch success story from this year’s showcase? We are tipping:
The Black Atlantic is the Dutch acoustic pop band formed around singer-songwriter Geert van der Velde, former vocalist for the American hardcore band Shai Hulud
SKIP&DIE started as a collaboration between the South African vocalist / visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms (aka Cata.Pirata) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon (C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats The Drum).
While traveling through South Africa’s Soweto, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Guguletu, they collaborated with some of SA’s most inspiring music-makers on the rise.
Their first album: portrays their experience of blazing sun, dusty roads, township shacks, cockroaches, skulls, bones and lovebirds (in Spanish, Portuguese, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu) and is being released on CRAMMED DISCS.
Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects. His album ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’ is out now.