|Musik Fourtrack On Stage: Yoko OK (Indie/Antifolk, US) + Elspeth Anne (Folk/Alt-Country/Riot Grrl)|
+ DJ Hamlet!
Yoko OK is the solo project of Yoko Oji Kikuchi. Yoko is a NYC-to-Bay transplant, language student, songwriter and basement dweller. Growing up in New York, she performed and toured with a professional children's chorus, and at age 13 she fell in love with lady-fronted rock bands, punk music, and playing the guitar. From 2004-2009 she co-fronted the NYC-based band Dream Bitches; from 2012-2017 she performed in and toured with the Oakland deathrock band Bitter Fruit.
Immediacy, her fifth "solo" album (or the band's debut), is about recovery and the breaking of destructive cycles, uncertainty, solidarity, the romance of friendship, and growing up.
Elspeth Anne has been active as a musician since 2005, performing and recording as a solo artist and band leader of Milkteeth, Twitch & Shout and current band Cabin Music. She self-released a handful of EPs before putting out a full length solo album ‘Thieves Again’ with Woodland Recordings a few years back, which she has been touring around the UK & Europe. A second album is due for release in summer 2019, if she can work out how to mix it.
Elspeths sound is a combination of British folk-music traditions & alt country with a lot of riot grrl influence.
|Musik Fourtrack On Stage: Manu Louis (Pop, Berlin) + Anton Ripatti (Psych-Folk, Perm)|
Manu Louis is Belgian, lives in Berlin and escapes from winter in Spain. He travels with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from pop stars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque that gets the audience moving.His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop. Cream Parade, his new album is a disoriented walk led by synthetiseurs. It will be released in May 2019 on Igloo Records.
"The braggart of Kitsch." (LIBERATION)
"More colourful than a unicorn vomiting a rainbow" (GONZAI)
& Anton Ripatti - a psychedelic singer-songwriter from Perm, Russia.
"What about Anton Ripatti's songs? They are unusual. I can hear them perfectly used in some cool European indie film. They have a darkness to them and a sort of mystery with the mix of languages sung in this electric Tom Waits sorta style" Joseph Brodsky