20:00 - 23:00 | ECHO BEATTY is a pop noir band from Belgium, influenced by psychedelic folk and dark blues. They take you on a road trip from misty mountains to wide prairies and back with unearthly genuine songs that serves you goose bombs. Haunting at times, this is avantgarde, experimental pop deluxe. Repetitive drums and guitars, eerie melodies and vocals that cut to the bone.
New album "NONETHELESS" is a perfect mix of voodoo ballads, dark blues & psychedelic furs! Rambling souls they are... The past years they've toured throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic, astonishing people with their sound and shared the stage with Tindersticks, Amen Dunes and Trixie Whitley.
For their first album 'Tidal Motions', they moved to Canada. This time Echo Beatty spend 3 months in Berlin to work on material for the new album and then dove into the studios of Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels for three intensive weeks to record their new album 'NONETHELESS'. Now the duo becomes a three-piece band with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Louis Evrard joining them live on stage.
Galloping horses coming your way!!!
Echo Beatty will also play
- on 15 October at CC Mechelen, Mechelen
- on 10 December at Velinx, Tongeren.
00:00 | Christened after the Hayao Miyazaki film Nausica of the Valley of the Wind, Nausica (the band) inhabits a music world as cinematic as its namesake. The touch points are varied. There's the emotive slurs in Karkoschka's operatic soprano, often taking it from a rough, PJ-Harvey-style pronouncement to an ethereal, My Brightest Diamond reminiscent trill. Anything from a drunken waltz, to a heartbroken ballad, to moments of rock served straight up - there are no limits to the places Nausica will go.
The songs are sweet, but the undertow is often quite spiky, driven by Warpaint-like shifts to their lush instrumentals transform songs from uneasy lullabies to explosive powerhouses, framed by an ever-present sea of percussion.
It should come as no surprise that the members of Nausica are as different as their multi-faceted influences. Despite having attended the same music college in Arnhem, Netherlands, it wasn't until after their official studies had ended that Edita Karkoschka, Tim Coehoorn, Marius Mathiszik, and Jannis Knüpfer found each other. Even then, with members hailing from three separate countries (Poland, Netherlands, and Germany), geography was against them. But, through careful orchestration („We're getting better and better with communication!" Karkoschka jokes.), Nausica has managed to not only survive but thrive.
After releasing a well received EP 'The Molecules Fall Closer' (release 12th of may 2014 on W//M Records & Woda Kolonska Records), playing a string of high profile Dutch events including Valkhof Festival, Noorderzon Festival, Park Open Arnhem, and Le Mini Who, supporting Son Lux at the sold out performance in the MC Theater in Amsterdam and making a live appearance on Germany's largest radio station, "1LIVE", touring Italy, Germany and Switzerland in january 2015 they started working on their debut full-length album.