AB celebrates fresh international talent on Europe Day
07:00 pm Doors
07:30 pm Forever Pavot
08:30 pm Bokka
09:40 pm BRNS
10:45 pm Curfew
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On the birth date of the European Union (9 May 1950), Liveurope turns out a true showcase to present the best of what Europe has to offer in terms of music. Supporting promising young bands and creating concert opportunities within the old continent, that's what AB wants to invest in over the coming years, together with the twelve participating partners (from 12 different countries) and under the flag of Liveurope. So on May 9, following an afternoon of debates on music and Europe, AB, as co-ordinator of Liveurope, will pay special attention to the solid momentum that has been established since the launch (10 Oct ‘14).
These concerts will be recorded by Euroradio and streamed by ABtv.
Liveurope very proudly presents:
Brilliant Brussels collective BRNS worked their way up to become one of the mainstays of the new wave of 'musically impressive Belgians' last year with debut ‘Patine’. Their recipe? A mercilessly tight rhythm section, pumping basslines and criss-crossing layers of organ and guitar that are bound by crazy choral song. And if we really do want to paste labels references on the mishmash of musical styles that so typifies BRNS then we'll go for Alt-J, Yeasayer and Battles!
The four from BRNS managed to beat the crowd to a pulp last year at their hopelessly sold-out release show in the AB Box. With that impressive live show, they're ready for bigger things. So we're happy to chase our indie sons from Brussels out into Europe to see them soon develop into one of the mainstays of the new wave of ‘musically impressive European bands’!
Explode! That was what anonymous Polish trio Bokka did when Pitchfork picked up their first single ‘Town of Strangers’ at the end of 2013. After that, their first-rate debut of the same name (Nextpop/Parlophone) ensured bulging venues and an immortal status in their homeland. The secrecy surrounding the band – nobody knows the identity of the trio and they appear live with five people on stage without knowing who belongs to the original Bokka trio – feeds their success and also ensures that all attention is focused on the music and sound.
Clever electro-pop with a loose screw, entirely in keeping with Scandinavian greats like Lykke Li, The Knife and Sigur Ros. Although Bokka would totally appeal to fans of Austra, Warpaint or Fever Ray too.
FOREVER PAVOT (fr)
On their album ‘Rhapsode’, this Parisian group drags us away from reality and into an impressively trippy reverie. Their dreamy, filmic songs provided them with comparisons to Ennio Morricone, John Barry, The Kinks, Broadcast, Stereolab and Pink Floyd in leading French magazine Les Inrocks.
Under the lead of singer/pianist Emile Sorin, these Frenchies paint their enchanting psychadelica on a European canvas like accomplished surrealists. So you can be sure that Forever Pavot will have you see all the colours of the rainbow in AB.
Fresh young forces that we are very proud to provide with a well-earned Liveurope stamp of approval!
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