Roskilde Festival is just around the corner, and naturally, we’ll be there to keep track with the best from the Danish and international scene. Our focus will mainly be on the “smaller” names – so for us, the most interesting thing is to take the Roskilde poster and turn it upside down.
So, after eliminating the first part of the poster, here are 10 must see concerts at Roskilde Festival:
Get Your Gun
Earlier this year, they released one of the best Danish albums so far in 2014! Things have been moving fast for the three guys in Get Your Gun, and their success is well deserved. Definitely one of the personal highlights for me this year!
Growing fast in popularity at the moment, Blaue Blume is definitely a one to follow! The light vocal from Jonas Smith draws comparisons to When Saints Go Machine, but this band definitely has its own style!
Psyched Up Janis
The return of the kings! Their last visit to Roskilde as Psyched Up Janis was 15 years ago, and this year they’ll return to where they belong: the orange stage.
Their concert at Spot Festival this year was incredible, and I can’t wait to see them at Roskilde this year!
When two of our favorites collaborate, expectations are high! Still, they somehow managed to surprise us with the absolutely captivating ‘Ragazzi’. Give it up for Nikolaj Vonsild (When Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant).
Sure, he’s mentioned right above with Cancer, but after delivering an album like ‘Space’. The review from SOA ended with the following comment:
“Overall one of the strongest and most prominent releases of 2014 so far. BUT you have to let the record spin for a while in order to get used to the peaceful universe Chorus Grant has created”
From the Copenhagen punk scene, here is: Communions. Coming from the same environment as Lower and Iceage, Communions differentiate themselves from the others with their melodious rock spiced with more than a twist of punk.
The electronic element to this list! Low key electronics with a bunch of captivating effects are the keywords to the EP ‘Fractures’, where Anders Dixen really delivers impressing music for your ears. A well deserved spot at the Apollo stage!
They’ve gone from a band phenomenon to legendary underground kings, and once again they’ll be entering the stage at Roskilde with some fuzz guitar and lots of love. Roskilde describes it as a musical acid trip, which is pretty much a great way to describe a concert with Spids Nøgenhat!
The Minds of 99
I had the pleasure of seeing them at both Spot and Northside this year, and I’m definitely going for the third The Minds of 99 festival concert this year! In no time they’ve taken over DK, with a few major hits from their debut record.
My Heart the Brave
Alternative electronic pop from Casper Hesselager, and in my opinion, this is really, really good pop music. This is not a genre close to my heart, but with My Heart the Brave it’s difficult not to be somewhat of a fan!