The first Coca-Cola Session was sold-out too. Obviously a fine platform for all that talent out there.
Waldorf were on stage first and presented mostly material from their new CD ‘Twelve Seconds To None’ (already one of the albums of the moment for StuBru’s Select). They were songs with more depth, which demanded more concentration from the audience. But when they returned to the work on their untitled debut from 2005, singer/guitarist/songsmith Wolf Vanwymeersch's enormous craftsmanship was apparent yet again (yup, he's also a member of The Van Jets, who have just put the finishing touches on their new album).
Those 4 sombre guys from Customs are dressed for success and also successful musically. Their music is bursting with references to the post-wave scene of the mid-80's (Echo & The Bunnymen) but you can also hear today's new-school (Editors). But don't let that spoil the fun too much as the audience got their money's worth and clearly very much enjoyed this very impressive concert.
© Ellen Ongena
The next editions already appear on the horizon. On Thursday 19 November Team William and De Staat (The Netherlands) will be on stage. On Monday 7 December it will be the turn of 2 promising acts from the other side of the language border: Lucy Lucy! and Bikinians.