Sie sind der lebhafte Beweis, dass Grenzen und Schubladen in der Musik überflüssig sind. Die Bande versteht es, mit Einflüssen von Island bis Angola, von Soul bis Heavy Metal zu spielen. Retro Stefson sind die ersehnte Brücke zwischen den Dance, Pop und Indie Polen, die wir in dieser schnellebigen und aufregenden Musikwelt sonst vermissen würden.

In the weird, hyper-speed blog-world of the 21st century musical underground Fiction’s ‘80‘s inflected, thoughtful, outsider indie has served to set them apart from a revolving door of faddish trends and fly by night ‘scenes’.

Big Deal mögen seit ihrem gefeierten Debüt “Lights Out” als Synonym für sparsam arrangierten, aber emotional reichen Gitarrenpop gelten – doch das neuste Werk des Londoner Duos, Kacey Underwood und Alice Costelloe, „June Gloom“, erweitert ihr Klangspektrum nahezu dramatisch.

You may have had them tagged as goth-tinged pop fantasists, but with their much anticipated sophomore album “Waiting For Something to Happen”, Veronica Falls easily shrug off any notions of a difficult second album to create something that is easily more polished, more affecting, and more enduring than their peers would dream of making, and stake their claim as one of the most gloriously unpredictable and invaluable bands the UK has right now.

It’s been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair and having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.

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