Writers: Asbjørn Lyhne, Simon Hyldig, Nicolai Demuth
The standards were set after the very successful first day, but with a very promising line-up we were more than ready for the following day. It didn’t seem like there were just as many visitors saturday, but definitely still a pretty good turn up! Saturday we had chosen four concerts to review.
Get Your Gun (DK) – (3.5/5)
Saturday started, for us, with the darkest, slowest and most stoner-rock sounding band, from the entire line-up. And besides being only three men on stage, Get Your Gun played a energetic concert where their loud songs were thrown directly in to your face. Probably the most “simple” set-up, but also one of the most effective.
Spökraket (DK) – (2.5/5)
This upcoming Aarhus-band is based on a drone-sound, mixing several of the psych genres. However, an important part of their show is their improvisations, and you never really know what you get. Their music occurs in the present, on stage, and it can take you in many different directions. Sometimes this gives you incredible concerts, sometimes it doesn’t work out – this time it didn’t work out as good as could have.
The Wands (DK) – (4.5/5)
The psychedelic rock duo had their two live musicians with them on stage, and it was one hell of a concert. A raw, classic and catchy 60’s psych, a brilliant vocal, great lyrics and on top of that, a show!
These guys continued to impress during the entire concert, and things got even better when inviting members from De Underjordiske and The Woken Trees on stage. Suddenly you had 4 guitars at the front of the stage, giving the audience more noise, and more show.
The Asteroid #4 (US) – (3.5/5)
Another headliner that didn’t disappoint. The lightest sound from the entire line-up, and definitely the most experienced band, and you could in deed feel that. From the moment they got on stage, you had this calm feeling, instantly convincing you that these guys deliver quality psych. And they did! The five members seemed to have a great experience as well, smiling and talking to each other on stage. The Asteroid #4 decided to leave out a couple of their biggest hits, and that seemed to disappoint some sections from the audience, naturally.
Psych Fest had a very, very successful first year! With a massive turn up, an impressive line-up and perfect surroundings this has to become an annual event. To book bands like The Blue Angel Lounge and The Asteroud #4 on the first year, that shows incredible potential. We hope that this successful first year means an even bigger festival next year.