DESTROYER (CAN) has since the mid-90s released some of the most delicate and enigmatic albums full of lyrical glam pop. On the latest album Kaputt, front man and mastermind Dan Bejar flirts with soft rock, synths and saxophone solos. He brings his big backing band to Roskilde Festival. Roskilde Festival is excited to finally present this shy and unique songwriter in Scandinavia.
LITTLE DRAGON (S) mixes synth pop, jazzy R&B and trip hop in its own charming mixture. The Swedish band has collaborated with capacities such as Damon Albarn and Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio. The Japanese singstress Yukimi Nagano was also on Roskilde’s Orange Stage along with Gorillaz in 2010. A small Swedish band with a big wing span.
TAME IMPALA (AUS) has skillfully picked up the tricks from psychedelic bands such as Cream and The Beatles – but also more contemporary mushroom pickers such as The Flaming Lips. A mildly drugged vibe hangs over each note from the Australians who take the audience to a comfortable place off the map by means of jam sessions, dreamy vocal harmonies and evergreen melodies.
VETO (DK) has, in the course of three rainy electro rock albums, established itself on the Danish rock scene. Front man Troels Abrahamsen has never let the steadily growing success block his artistic vision. The inspiration come from British, alternative rock, but the four Danes add a more distinct electronic touch to the music that is constantly sprawling, ticking and hissing inside the dark soundscapes.
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