10 Bands To See At Roskilde This Weekend
Because there ARE other festivals going on that aren't Glastonbury...
By Charlie Hill
While most of the UK festival crowd are out in the sun at Glastonbury, or shaking it off with Taylor Swift at British Summertime Hyde Park, the rest of Europe may be turning to festivals a little more in their locale this weekend. Set in the south of Denmark is Roskilde, which will be showcasing a range of massive acts, including Muse and Paul McCartney. Although most festivalgoers will be interested in these arena-sized acts, there are also a massive selection of less well-known bands - both local and international - that are must-sees at Roskilde this year...
Southampton based band Dolomite Minor combine sludgy psychedelic riffs with blues-influenced rock and roll to create a raw performance for all to enjoy. Having played multiple festivals, such as Download and Rock am Ring, these guys are no strangers to pulling in crowds.
Despite their unusual name, Molly go all out in proving there’s more to them than meets the eye. Sounding like an old-school punk rock band from the late '80s, Molly encompass all that was good about that scene.
Described as being a mixture of The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground and Black Lips, Twin Peaks have got rock’n’roll down to a T. Having caught a lot of attention at SXSW earlier this year, Twin Peaks are here to put on a show.
Bringing a party to Roskilde festival are WhoMadeWho. With guitar tones similar to Phoenix, mixed with pop beats, WhoMadeWho will get everyone moving to the rhythms of their music.
Pop trio Hey Elbow dabble in experimental music, painting landscapes with their words and sound. With an air of Bastille about them, Hey Elbow are a must-see, who will wow the crowds with their dreamy indie-esque pop anthems.
Heralding from the Danish psychedelic scene are De Undejordiske. With hypnotic vocal tones from Peter Kure, De Undejordiske will show that they’re a force to be reckoned with this weekend - look out, Roskilde!
Coming all the way from Kenya is fusion band Sarabi. Using traditional Kenyan rhythms mixed with benga and western influences, Sarabi blend it all together to create one distinctive sound, separating them from the rest.
The experimental R&B duo have been getting quite a bit of attention in Denmark, after being included in Soundvenue’s Breakin’ Sound list of 2015. Full of low tempo drum beats and smooth vocals from Erika Casier Ramos, Saint Cava will be sure to prove why they deserve to be on that list.
Post-punk quartet Ought bring nostalgic music reminiscent of Talking Heads to Roskilde. Combining their distinctive low-fi guitar tone with vocals from Tim Beeler equates to the perfect formula for swaying on a sunny afternoon.
If you’re in to nostalgic '80s-style disco pop, then October Dance are the band for you. Rather than being accompanied on the stage with backing tracks, October Dance bring a whole live band to the disco table, making for a true masterpiece to get down to.