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by Europavox.com
27 January 2017
Top Europavox
Lukas Gansterer
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Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style
Over a few years and through various fragmented projects, Tanguy Haesevoets aka Teme Tan became a master in mixing sounds and his influences. In 2011, he touched base in Kinshasa, where he had been born and spent his early years, and auto-produced the album Matiti, with the title track displaying ...
Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
Deeper Upper do not like to rush things. It took this four-piece band from Vilnius six years and a couple of quite sharp stylistic turns to come up with songs for their debut album Mirrors. It was worth the wait. Released at the end of 2016, it came with a real CD-box sized mirror glued inside ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
The Noise Figures are like a time machine channeling The Sonics and The Doors: They pass through 1960s garage and ‘70s psychedelia, taking in ‘90s alt-rock and modern fuzz along the way. The Athens-based duo is comprised of George Nikas (vocals, drums), already known ...
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
Maybe it's because it simply fit the image of Vienna being a laid-back, high-standard-of-living, nothing-to-do metropolis that cloud rap became such a big phenomenon all over the region in 2015....
Based in
Italy, Ravenna
Style
Emanuela Drei aka Giungla comes from the same little town as the queen of Italian pop Laura Pausini, but the only other thing they have in common is their charisma when they start to sing and perform. Not too pop, not too punk, Giungla is one of the girls that could really start a revolution in European ...
Based in
France, Toulouse, Perth
Style
Pop
Science is unequivocal: without an event of cataclysmic proportions or the intervention of a god of some kind, turning the world upside down is an impossible task. You want summer in December? There seems to be only one solution: cross the Equator, head south and you’ll find warm temperatures and ...
Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
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Four-piece Žen defines itself as an "audio-visual progressive indie post rock band with a queer and feminist attitude". However, the collective, formed in Zagreb in 2009 and composed of Eva Badanjak, Sara Ercegović, Ivona Ivković and Tanja Minarik, is not "yet another ...

Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style

Let’s start by saying that choosing his name in reference to American artist Keith Haring is proof of good taste. 24 years old Yann Attia aka Haring comes from the small town of Mons, but is based in Brussels and has a special relation with the world of art and fashion – none other than the very ...

Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
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Singer Beissoul (that's how Lithuanians pronounce "bass soul", real name – Artūras Žabas) and producer Einius Jarutis came a long way since they emerged on Lithuanian pop scene in 2012. Gigs in Berlin, London and Kiev, energetic festival performances wildly weird videos, a Best Electronic Act win ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style

Guitars dominated the Greek music scene in the 1980s, while the taste for pop-oriented acts like OMD, Cabaret Voltaire and Clock DVA was limited to an underground fanbase. Amidst this landscape, two 18 year-olds – Alex Machairas and Nik Veliotis – formed In Trance ...

Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
"Meow! Meow!" That's what the 'Miezekatze' said, and thousands meowed along in clubs all over Europe. With its smooth synth pads, sneaky beat and cute little paws, the track made Ogris Debris an established name in house ...
Based in
Italy, Torino
Style
He's not even 20 years old, but his talent is a rare gem in the Italian music scene. Perhaps in part also due to moving abroad to Ireland. If nothing else, that's where he got his nickname from – ceol, pronounced "kiol", which means "music" in Gaelic....
Based in
France, Biarritz, Paris
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We saw it coming from afar. At first a modest, but already powerful wave. Two guys from Biarritz, Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got, not even old enough to legally drink alcohol – but probably drinking loads of it nonetheless –, started writing and releasing songs at the beginning of the decade. Several ...

Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
Style
"Chui" was just a Swahili word for "leopard" when keyboard maestro Toni Starešinić, also known as the creative force behind Zagreb's neo soul combo Mangroove, decided to start another band and play some prog jazz with a modern approach. After a few years of serious live jamming and studio sessions, ...
Based in
Belgium, Mons
Style
Once in a century there comes a band called The Smashing Pumpkins. In La Jungle, watermelons replace the Halloween staple, but the anger to smash them remains! The Mons-based duo is one of the most exciting live bands in the kingdom since the beginning of the project three years ago. And with more than ...
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Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
Frankly, it's a bit difficult to find ba. using search engines, but don't let that put you off. Benas Aleksandravičius, the singer, songwriter and driving force behind this band (it's called after his initials, if you haven't guessed it already) is one of those jaw-dropping success stories – when ...
Based in
Greece, Thessaloniki
Style
Sleepin Pillow’s music is not easily described by referencing other artists; you can find hints of Massive Attack, Porcupine Tree, Dead Can Dance and even Tool mixed with psychedelia and hints of traditional eastern music to form a thought-provoking Dionysian environment.<...
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
When you think of people who start a band to get more girls, the Crispies are one of those. Take any single aspect of “sex, drugs and rock'n'roll” and the Crispies are doing it. Leather jackets, booze, fuzzy guitars, chicks, chairs in pools and sunglasses at night. Heavy drug use might ...
Based in
Italy, Bologna
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Altre di B are the perfect example of a tongue-in-cheek band in Italy. I've seen them countless times, opening for a lot of different artists, and their style always fit everywhere perfectly. It isn't easy talking objectively about a band you probably saw more times than your grandma during the same ...
Based in
France, Montrouge
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Don’t be fooled by their teenage faces – these two know exactly what they’re doing. Or at least, they experiment and do it pretty well. With daring and aplomb, Nusky & Vaati are pushing the boundaries of French rap.

They met in 2014, after Nusky had listened and loved one ...

Based in
Croatia, Sisak
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In their hometown of Sisak, the metal and oil industry centre around 50 km to the southwest of Zagreb, people hadn’t seen that kind of band before. Even Zagreb had never seen a band like that until 1997, when the Bambi Molesters arrived on the national stage to play their first LP Dumb Loud ...

Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style

Coming from out of nowhere on the first music television contests in early 2001, Christa Jerôme aka La Jerôme had the meeting of her life on the night of the finale. The jury featured the incredibly talented Belgian jazz and electro producer Marc Moulin. A major musician known around the world, ...

Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
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"They certainly remind me of this band I used to manage, called Pink Floyd", legendary rock manager Peter Jenner said after witnessing these Lithuanians' performance. A comment that should surprise nobody – for Garbanotas Bosistas (which means Curly Bass Player in Lithuanian) definitely are inspired ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
Haunting guitars, spooky vocals, loops that produce rhythmic noise waves... A Victim of Society manages to create the perfect soundtrack to a nightmarish post-urban landscape. And, somehow, this creepiness is transformed into pure dynamism. In 2011, a buzz grew ...
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style

Remember Muse? How some said they were just a cheap Radiohead rip-off? And how they’ve become stars in their own right? Sometimes it’s difficult to pin down that special quality which separates a band from ...

Based in
Italy, Venice
Style
For travellers and literature, Venice has always been the door to oriental magic. Maybe that's why Giacomo Mazzucato, a Venetian producer, musician and composer in his early twenties, chose his misleading Japanese moniker. But whatever the case, in a time when electronic music has never before been ...
Based in
France, Strasbourg, Paris
Style
Tout est magnifique ("Everything is wonderful"), boldly states Strasbourg-born and Paris-based producer Jacques's first EP, released on his up-and-coming label Pain Surprise. His claim is to be taken very literally; for the young, bizarre, hilarious yet profound man, who hides deep thoughts ...
Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
Kawasaki 3p are, in many ways, veterans of Croatian punk rock. They've been performing since the 1990s, racking up hundreds of concerts and playing everywhere, from small alternative clubs to grand venues. And yet their presence on the Croatian punk rock scene is still perceived as a breath of fresh ...
Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style
Belgian rap has lived for many years in the shadow of its imposing French big brother. But over the last three, four years, we've seen new hip-hop from the black, yellow and red generation, including Damso, Roméo Elvis, Hamza and even the Flemish Woodie Smalls. Another part of this new wave is the ...
Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
"We aim to redefine how a band can sound when the guitar became a non-rebellious instrument". That's how Without Letters state their intent. One of the most interesting bands that Lithuania's alternative scene can offer, this group of young musicians (in their early twenties) have been experimenting ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
Muddle garage and punk, then infuse some old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Stir and serve. That’s pretty much the concept behind The Dark Rags, who formed in May of 2010 in Athens, initially as a three piece consisting of DD (vocals, guitar), Sidny Sinz (bass) and L.A. ...
Based in
Austria, Linz
Style

And then it just blew up. 'Quiet' went straight to Spotify's worldwide viral charts and #1 on Austrian national radio. It almost has a Kanyesque quality to it, with flurries of synths, visceral vocoders, a sudden full ...

Based in
Italy, Florence
Style

It’s not easy giving an honest review when you’re a band’s groupie. OK, I’m just joking – I’m not Birthh’s groupie, but do think that had I had a band as a teenager, I would’ve definitely wanted to sound like her. Her voice hits you like something that ...

Based in
France, Clermont-Ferrand
Style
Super Parquet. Literally, "great wooden floor". It’s not the name of a DIY store but of a band from Auvergne, an unlikely meeting between four guys from backgrounds in traditional regional music and electronica, two worlds that seem to have nothing in common. Defining their style is not easy, but ...
Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
Style
In the beginning, Antenat looked like just another very young Zagreb rock group with guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Frontman Nenad Kovačić started the band in 1997 with some teenage friends from his old neighbourhood, but over the years, more and more friends with musical skills came to their sound ...
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