SPOT releases 25 new acts for the 2015 lineup: International high fliers, new shooting stars – and nine additional names from the Danish-German-Swedish partnership “Urban Music Network”.
Today, SPOT Festival releases 25 new acts for the 2015 lineup to the public. Three of the names return from debuting on the festival last year, and subsequently receiving great international attention:
Sekuoia are back, with their trademark inquisitive electronica, after having played every international festival for the industry that matters, most recently Eurosonic in January – even though their debut album isn’t scheduled for release until late 2015. Art-pop act Blaue Blume returns after having been featured in important English and German music magazines, and playing showcase concerts in Berlin, London and Cologne – and much more. Lydmor‘s energetic and positive electro-pop has already seen her embark on a Tour of Asia, in addition to playing all over Europe (especially in Belgium), and participating in the Días Nórdicos festival in Madrid. Furthermore Jacob Bellens return to SPOT with his new project, Jacob Bellens & Band, having already made a name for himself on the European indie-scene with Murder and I Got You On Tape.
And the rest of the Nordics are also well represented: Norwegian teen Aurora started writing songs at the ripe age of nine. Eight years later she is described as a characteristic songwriter, who enchants with her impish vocals, her playful piano and electronic beats, while Icelandic Júníus Meyvant was the talk of the town at the most recent Iceland Airwaves where renowned indie-music radio station KEXP did a long feature on Júníus. Most recently Júníus has been making waves at Eurosonic in the Netherlands.
Also deserving of mention is Yung, who’s shown that the Danish underground is very much alive with one of the strongest new debut albums in years. Add sprouting musical seeds Alex Vargas and Patrick Dorgan, and the great promise of the Nordic talent mass which SPOT Festival offers insight into this year is self-evident.
Additionally, the Danish-German-Swedish partnership Urban Music Network presents Danish acts Astronaut, The Boy That Got Away and Coco Moon, German acts Lúisa, Pool and Wilhelm Tell Me, and Swedish acts Tracy Irve, Qnda, and Meadows Ever Bleeding. Urban Music Network is a partnership between Promus (Denmark), RockCity (Germany) and UpSweden.
Other new names are Hymns from Nineveh, Anya, Black Horse, I’ll Be Damned, Jonasforfanden, Kentaur, and Kesi.