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Europavox Clermont-Ferrand 2018 : the final line-up!

by Europavox.com
6 April 2018
Europavox Clermont-Ferrand 2018 : the final line-up!
Artists in this post
Based in
France, Caen
Style
OrelSan (real name Aurélien Cotentin) grew up in Normandy, where he was born 35 years ago. As a teenager, he enjoyed listening to metal and rock music. When his basketball friends introduced him to hip-hop, he soon became ...
Based in
France, Toulouse, Paris
Style
Pop
Jain (real name Jeanne Galice) was born in Toulouse, but wasn’t born to lose. Don’t be fooled by the Peter Pan collar on her trademark Agnès B. dress, she is not exactly the quiet, shy young woman she appears to be. When she ...
Based in
France, Rouen
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Petit Biscuit caused a stir back in 2016 when he released his first self-titled EP, inspired by Bonobo and Flume, with the hit song “Sunset Lover”. At that time, at only 16 years old, he was making music from his bedroom, at his parents’ house in Rouen, ...
Based in
France, Paris
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Don’t dismiss Lomepal as just another European rapper. The Parisian likes to take the opposing side, and he’s never where you’d expect him to be. The eclectic artist cites The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas as one of his main influences, and his desire to avoid ...
Based in
France, Paris
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Twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz didn’t choose their band name at random: in the Yoruba language, Ibeyi means “twins”. Their West African ancestors, who were sent to Cuba in the 1700s to become slaves, spoke this language. Several centuries later, the ...
Based in
France, Rouen
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In March 2018, Rilès had an official announcement to make: he had just signed a deal between his own label, Rilèsundayz, and the American company Republic Records. This prolific 22-year-old rapper from Rouen, Normandy, can be proud of himself. A few years ago ...
Based in
France, Paris
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Just like another French duo, The Blaze choose to be as anonymous as you can. However, while Daft Punk nowadays provide the soundtrack to glamorous lounges and dance floors, this pair possess a darker tone. It’s not just sonic, ...
Based in
France, Créteil
Style
Pop
Eddy De Pretto is a singular newcomer in French music. His first single, “Fête de Trop”, has become the new anthem for his generation. He played sold out shows long before his first album, Cure, was released in March 2018. He deservedly gets compared ...
Based in
France, Paris
Style
Pop
Released in September 2013, her first album was titled My Name Is. Her real name is not HollySiz, though. Like many singers before her, she has chosen an alias to embody a new, larger-than-life personality, more extravagant and extroverted than in ...
Based in
France, Paris
Style
Have you ever dreamt of a band who would be inspired both by 19th century poetry and rock’n’roll? Have you marveled at how wonderful this blend would turn out? This daydream became a reality a few years ago when Feu! Chatterton was founded. Without the ...
Based in
Belgium, Le Botanique (Brussels, Belgium)
Style
Pop
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, or so the saying goes. And for good reason…. Introducing Angèle! She’s the daughter of actress and comedian Laurence Bibot, and the singer Marka, former member of the legendary 80s group Allez Allez, who recently ...
Based in
Ireland, Dublin
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Alex Anyaegbunam or Rejjie Snow as you know him, has been rhyming since he was a kid in Dublin. When the opportunity came to go Stateside for a soccer scholarship, the then 17-year-old headed to Atlanta and found himself falling for music. He later moved to ...
Based in
United Kingdom, Mossley
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The quintet from Mossley, UK, banged into the British punk-rock scene in 2015 and they boosted these harsh Brexit-times with their witty political songwriting and their hard-boiled post-punk that captured the band’s mashing up of early Arctic Monkeys, Jam and ...
Based in
Estonia, Tallinn
Style
Is it the hilarious social media pictures? The provocative music videos? Or the always surprising productions? What if it’s a combination of all three? Tommy Cash elevates rap into a new, and very weird, world, from which you won’t be able to take your eyes, ...
Based in
Norway, Bergen
Style
Pop
Born and raised in Ålesund, a small town on Norway's western coast, 20-year-old Sigrid grew up surrounded by the mountains and the sea. She was signed to the Norwegian indie label Petroleum at the age of 16 and recently landed a deal with Island Records in the ...
Based in
Switzerland, Geneva
Style
If you are paying attention to the people who know what’s good in European hip-hop, you’ve heard the name Di-Meh by now. And if you are not, that’s ok, it’s not late to find out that he’s next up. Di-Meh (born Mehdi Belkaid) is only twenty-two years old and ...
Based in
Switzerland, Geneva
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Emerging talent alert! Slimka is the moniker of Cassim Sall, a young rapper from Geneva, Switzerland, and an integral member of the hip-hop collective SuperWak Clique. His flow is absolutely electrifying and his energy is inextinguishable, while he bounces ...
Based in
Switzerland, Geneva
Style
Hip-hop music relies mainly on the foundation created by the fundamental dichotomy of repetition and novelty. This is a multi-level task, comprising from the producers’ agony to maintain a semblance of recognition for being creative with sampling while also ...
Based in
France, Nice
Style
And then there were three. Like an Agatha Christie plot, the number of band members in Hyphen Hyphen has recently been reduced when their drummer Zac decided to leave. The former four-piece is now a trio, but their impressive energy stays the same. What with ...
Based in
United Kingdom, London
Style
Pop
Some stories seem to good to be true. Superorganism set the Internet alight earlier this year with ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D’, two minutes and forty-five seconds of such brilliant warped and utterly-of-its-time guitar pop than many assumed it simply had ...
Based in
Norway, Oslo
Style
Pop
Susanne Sundfør rose to fame in her homeland in 2005 and she soon earned international acclaim for her distinct musical approach that fell somewhere between Carly Simon’s bare lyrics, Joni Mitchell’s stripped-down poetics, Depeche Mode’s electro-pop ...
Based in
Sweden, Lund
Style
There are many ways to unlock your inner teenager; listening to Francobollo is surely one of them. Probably it’s their thrilling anthems, their brawny drumbeats and their thunderous garage rock in addition to their playful melodies — all the more so when it all happens almost simultaneously.
Based in
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Rat Boy is the moniker of Essex native Jordan Cardy, a nickname that is dated back to his school days. Who would have guessed that what started as a joke would become an indie rock buzz which grew so quickly that, in the blink of an eye, Rat Boy found himself ...
Based in
Iceland, Reykjavík
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Best known as one of Iceland’s feminist-fuelled powerhouse acts, the female rap group Reykjavíkurdætur, or Daughters of Reykjavík, has been taking festivals by storm. The number of members involved in Reykjavíkurdætur is constantly varying between 15-20, ...
Based in
Denmark, Copenhagen
Style
Think of “supergroups” and the mind tends to fixate on indie and rock behemoths; Atoms For Peace, Them Crooked Vultures, The Last Shadow Puppets. The individual members of AVAVAV however, while no less acclaimed, work in an entirely different genre; ...
Based in
Slovenia, Novo Mesto
Style
In the last few months, probably most of us saw a person from Slovenia making headlines all over the World. To be more precise, someone from a small city just south of Ljubljana, Slovenia ...
Based in
Portugal, Porto
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A drummer and a guitar player in their early twenties with a love for fuzz, feedbacks and alien theories. Carolina Brandão and Carlos de Jesus became the Sunflowers in the beginning of 2014, when Carlos was looking for a bass player to join him but then the ...
Based in
Spain, Mallorca
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Zulu Zulu is composed by Fi-Lyon, M. Zebra and Girafa #. To put it simply: A lion, a zebra and a giraffe. These are the stewards of the warm sound of Africa that washes up on every side of the island of Mallorca. These three man-animals have gone on a deep ...
Based in
France, Paris, Glasgow
Style
They enjoy hiding behind aliases, and why not, after all? Let’s play along with the tale that this duo have invented. The Butcher, their lead singer, comes from Glasgow, Scotland, and lived alone in exile until he met another driving force: The Alchemist, a ...
Based in
Germany, Berlin
Style
Berlin rapper Kelvyn Colt is part of a wave of hip hop artists from the African diaspora that have lit a fire beneath the German music scene - but classifying him as one thing or another, won’t help us get very far. Born in Germany, spending periods of his ...
Based in
Denmark, Aarhus
Style

Formed around DIY singer-songwriter Mikkel Holm Silkjær, Yung is true to its name: young and compact. The group hails from Aarhus, a gritty industrial coastal city of Denmark and this can be heard in their music – melodic punk which fights its way against ...

Based in
United Kingdom, London
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Rock & roll has always been at it’s most visceral when rolling around in the gutter. Dank and filthy, scuttling about in the shadows. This is one reason it’ll never die; like a cockroach, its evolution has made it the ultimate survivor. Goat Girl ...
Based in
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Style
How many R&B names do you reckon exist in Europe? Sure, rap has been blowing up worldwide, but it seems that R&B always lags behind in Europe when it comes to new names that present us other, more melodic, urban sounds. ...
Based in
Finland, Helsinki
Style
Imagine a pitch-black post-apocalyptic world with dark urban tunes howling around and you have View. This mysterious hip-hop act combines modern elements in a fresh and oh-so-dark way. Behind View is 20-something rapper Juuso Ruohonen and producer Joonas ...
Based in
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Style
“The Mysterons: sworn enemies of Earth.” So intoned the opening credits of Captain Scarlett, a kooky, sci-fi “Supermarionation” series from the same people who brought us Thunderbirds and Stingray (ask your grandparents). The Sixties show is ...
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
5K HD offers you never seen before resolution - enjoy the highest standard available with subtle nuances and more vivid sounds. 5K HD makes you rethink what you thought of the importance of a good band name. 5K HD - apart from being a technical standard for ...
Based in
Austria, Vienna / Salzburg
Style
Parallels is an apt name for Austrian duo Mynth’s second album. For as well as being twins, there are plenty of yin-yang dichotomies to Giovanna and Mario Fartacek’s music; optimism and melancholy, the dark and the bright, the digital and the analogue ...
Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style
When Tanguy Haesevoets was studying in Andalusia, people had trouble pronouncing his first name, so they simply called him Tan. He kept this nickname for his music project and added another word, Témé – two syllables meaning ‘the hand’ and ‘the eye’ in ...
Based in
Belgium, Charleroi
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This foursome hails from Charleroi, a sort of “Manchester by the Sambre”, a city touched by industrial despair and the drive to get by. Run Sofa was formed by two cousins, Antoine Romeo on vocals, and Julien Tassin, with his crystal clear guitar. Backed up by ...
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
Croatia, Bjelovar
Style
What is standard rock music anyway? Certainly not how Them Moose Rush would want you to qualify their playing style anyway. The young musical trio - Nikola Runjavec, Marinko Komlen and Branimir Kuruc  - merges progressive rock and noise with a zest for ...
Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
Style
Imagine a group of young and curious time passengers who like to travel somewhere between middle and late 20th century and explore sounds of the past like vintage rock, blues, soul, psychedelic, surf and dub records. They came back home in the winter of 2016 ...
Based in
France, Saintes
Style
Whoever said that was rock was dead hasn’t heard Lysistrata, a young band from the West Coast. We’re not talking about California here, but about Charente-Maritime, a region on the West Coast of France where this three-piece band was created in 2013. To find ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
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Over the course of two albums, Σtella has been focusing her vision and sharpening her electro-pop music's edges. Her almost jarringly confident second album Works For You (2017) continues in the same 80s synth path, creating an electronic rainbow of simple ...
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
Can a rapper who spits lyrics in a foreign language be any good if you don't understand what he is saying? The answer is affirmative. The instinct for rhythm in language is innate (Noam Chomsky said it first) and so it all comes down to one important parameter ...
Based in
Italy, Bologna
Style
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 ...
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 ...
Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
“What a strange name” is a something that Sheep Got Waxed have heard more than once. Well, the name sounds pretty simple, compared to this Lithuanian trio's music. “The new weird” is how they describe their music, and, for once, we tend to agree. Formed by ...
Based in
France, Marseille
Style
Born in Paris but raised in Marseille, which he still considers his hometown, Mathieu Hocine has been writing songs since he was a kid. When he decided to publically unveil his project in the early 2000’s, he chose the nickname Kid Francescoli, as a tribute to ...
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