BARNO KOEVOET & the Duijmschpijkers
The 'Koevoet' is Arno Vanhoutte and his 'Duijmschpijkers' are Tibo Nassel, Luca Missiaen, Arthur Langbeen, & Mathias Grymonprez. Just as their sound these 5 musicians are bursting with energy. They refused to be put in a box but this might be the best indication of what they sound like, Arno calls this project 'his musical punching bag'.
Azmari started their songwriting journey a few years ago. Six musicians mix their influences to create a blend of Pysch Funk, Afrobeat & Ethio Jazz. The live experience takes you on a trip, with deep and hypnotic music that brings the audience into a state of trance. After many concerts in Belgium, Germany and Istanbul and releasing two EP’s, the band is now ready to release a full abum in 2019.
They rattle, they rumble, they roar and they roll. They are TUBELIGHT. A cracking 5-piece out of Belgium that released its second album EXPERT BY VIRTUE, THEREOF just a few weeks ago. A blazing record Turn Up The Volume had on his earphones every single day since it hit the streets. Imagine the early Velvet Underground with Mark E Smith – who’s singing instead of barking – producing some hellish hullabaloo jams. Fierce, sharp, nasty and hair-raising with frontman Long Tall Lee spitting and sneering like the demonic best. Pretty awesome! Best gang of the moment, on record and on stage.
Slovenly Recordings presents the debut LP from Pódium de València. Conceived by Nick Trampolino, armed with a drum machine and a guitar, this project quickly evolved into a five-piece platoon. Pulsating with the epic aggression of hardcore, the impersonal and perverse tone of industrial metal, and fully balanced with the liveliness of the authentic surf scene, they are a curious mixture of Ministry (circa 1989), Man or Astro-man? and the goddamn Go-Go’s ablaze with the pyromaniacal tendencies of Steve Albini’s Shellac.
YOUFF started out in 2015 as a duo. With their fair share of shows under their belt and the release of four albums, they have proven their ability to play all different sorts of venues and line-ups. From playing the biggest mainstream venues such as Ancienne Belgique, De Kreun and Absolutely Free Festival to the more underground scene such as the Recyclart and Magasin 4.
YOUFF just finished recording their fifth album. This time they collaborated with Michiel De Naegel on vocals and musician, painter Arjen Verswijvelt on guitar.
BATSMASHER is a Ghent based group formed in 2021 featuring Sis Sevens (Mind
Rays) on vocals, Pieter Desmyter (the Future Dead) on guitar, Pieter de Wilde
(Raketkanon) on drums, Christophe Adriaensens (Mind Rays) on bass and Joram De Bock (Teen Creeps) on guitar.
Musically they fuse the most vital elements of both old and new styles of hardcore
punk and crossover thrash. Lyrical themes include (the many pitfalls of) religion,
classism and a merciless rampage of revenge. A 6-track demo tape (recorded by Pieter Desmyter and Sis Sevens with guest vocals by Sam Declerq from Brorlab and bontridders) was released in 2021 on RONNY REX Records and new material will be following shortly. In a live setting the band stands for boundless energy, auditory assault and pure mayhem.