A double billed FREE festival day. Düsseldorf Takeover, bringing Rock, electronica and Psychedelia across the sea; followed by the BBC Introducing Summer Party. Berkshire is now seen as one of the brightest places pushing the UK live music scene. Sundara Karma, The Amazons, Palm Honey, Twin Sun, Veridian and Matt Maltese all receiving national recognition.
Aberrations have solidly established themselves on the European scene as an exciting live act, straddling the fine line between alternative/indie, pop, psychedelic and rock. They released their debut album THE WILD LIFE in November 2015 to unanimous critical acclaim. The LP, released in 180g red vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, appears courtesy of T-Rave Records, a sub-label of legendary re-issue label Sireena Records, and was recorded the old-fashioned way – live to analog tape at Düsseldorf’s Hedgehog Recorders. The second album is due for release in 2017.
Love Machine is living a spirit of free floating creativity recombining influences of psychedelia, blues, jazz, African and Latin American rhythms and analogue electronics. This bundle of American and German popcultural tradition, paired with their high voltage live performances, established Love Machine as part of the German underground music scene and made them a favourite both of crowds and critics. Following on from their first album “A Present to the Galaxy” Love Machine released their most recent album CIRCLES on Tonzonen Records in 2016. CIRCLES is a conceptual work about gravity, rotation and time.
In 2014, producer, Israel Blaque, and singer, Kate Barlow, founded the electronic pop duo Creeps. On the 2016 released EP, ‘Obscura’ they defined their style with deep synthesizers, thumping basses and catchy vocal melodies. On live shows the band is supported by drummer Kasymir Gold. Veiled by their masks and alter egos and accompanied by video-sequences and sound-elements, the three musicians transform a live concert into a deep performance. In December 2016 Creeps won the City Beats Award and in March 2017 was awarded the City of Düsseldorf Newcomer Music Award 2017; with the jury hailing the band’s ‘innovative, electronic sound’ and ‘stunning stage performance’.