The multi-headed monster is back! Ever since that first EP Vildjharta is not just adding lashings of prog and sprinkling in dashes of deathcore. No, the wildhearted Swedes fuse together heaviness and light ambiance to create a sonic catharsis of their signature disfigured grooving, chugging guitars and delicately picked notes, as heard on their now legendary debut album ‘Måsstaden’. A record described as “stunningly beautiful and filled with a dark energy that is often hard to find in the copycat genre in which Vildhjarta are boundary pushers”. With their longwaited sophomore album'måsstaden under vatten' finally out, we are over the moon given the fact that they are coming to Haarlem for an exclusive show.
As a party animal personified Otto von Schirach is apparently born in the third point of the Bermuda Triangle, which left its mark. The half CubanNative Indian, half German Anunnaki wolf, has a perfect sense for slick beats, energetic craziness and eclectic (dis)taste. This results in a sick sound that mixes Miami bass, gangsta rap, grindcore and Afro-Cuban music, as showcased on his brand new single ‘Triangle Pit’, included on his yet to be released 15th studi album.
Atlanta folk-rock fusionists Little Tybee is a unique feel-good band that fits every season. Sun-soaked jams that consist of a carefully crafted web of jazz, alt-country, psychedelic rock, Latin influences and dreamy indie pop. No song by Little Tybee is hesitant or conformant, but recognisable thanks to the unique playing style of guitarist Josh Martin and Nirvana Kelly’s violin. It is obvious that each lyric and note is chosen with perfect care. We are happy they are coming for their first EU shows ever!
2020 gave birth to new contemporary metal outfit Autarkh, founded by Michel Nienhuis, and hosted during the very first Onrust showcase in Patronaat. 2021 brings us an affiliated project: Autarkh III. This trio aims to represent an alternative timeline of Autarkh’s debut album ‘Form In Motion’. Inspired by the essay collection ‘Tijd van Onbehagen’ by Dutch philosopher Ad Verbrugge, which also features glimpses back into Nienhuis’ former band Dodecahedron, the trio reinterprets, rearranges and inverts their existing work and adds new compositions. In those new arrangements and compositions Autarkh III focuses on ambient and drone atmospheres, improvisation and heavier down-tempo arrangements.
One of the best kept secrets from The Netherlands is electronic heavy rock band Playgrounded. Born in Greece and operating from Rotterdam, the band reminds us of Deftones, The Ocean, but Moderat and Massive Attack too. Viewing heavy rock’s heritage through radical eyes of electronic compositions, Playgrounded’s 2017 debut album ‘In Time With Gravity’ presents us with a new balance between electronic and rock music, while being driven by the dark clouds gathering over a post-modern world. Their sophomore record 'The death of Death' was recently released by our friends at Pelagic Records.