20:00 | Lushes are a band born of tensions – between art and math, order and chaos, planning and chance. You can hear it in their songs – taut, twitching art-punk that balance anxiety and elation, often within the space of a few bars. Album opener "Harsh" glides along slowly, feeling like a moody and measured art-rock meditation until you zero in on the words in the chorus: "Harsh on my ears, that's the way I like it." This is push-pull music, songs that temper the jagged fitfulness of groups like June of 44 and Slint with the soft-focus sweetness and open-ended song structures of The Sea & Cake and The Notwist.
20:00 | Stadt can be considered the "grand cru" of the music scene in Ghent, and their steady climb keeps on going strong. As a liveband they are unmatched (no small feat considering the amount of quality live bands in the area). And what's more: the success of Stadt is the result of their authenticity and musical craftmanship. They are a bunch of headstrong artists who march to the beat of their own drum – averse to trends and hypes, without any crass commercialism and accepting no compromise. In short: a band that will delight the world for many years to come! The new album 'Escalators' by STADT will be released in October. It's another elusive and literally indescribable piece of work, but the musical experiments and layered arrangements never obscure the solid songwriting. You could even say that 'Escalators' has its moments of supreme catchiness in all its eccentricity!