Chrust is a modern and young approach to folk. Traditional polish singing complemented by rock drums, produced by an electronic sountrack music composer.
Prague, Czech Republic
LEDET is the new music project of the artist and director Alyssa Dillard. Currently based in Prague, Czech Republic she obtained her Masters in Directing from the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Theatre Faculty (DAMU). Originally from Texas, United States, she creates site-specific visual art installations and performances, mixing music, dance, theatre, installations, and film. Mixing mediums exploring new venues for storytelling. Partnered with the new interdisciplinary NGO arts organization OKRA Foundation she creates new performance pieces (theatre, dance, installation, and music).
Isla Kume is a dynamic duo formed by singer, cellist and producer Laura Sorribas and violist and producer Andrés Campos. Both artists were joined by the ambition of creating new sounds, innovating and mixing their classical background with new trends and genres like pop, metal, dubstep, hip hop, trap… Their music is energetic, special and new, and their lyrics are transgressive; they carry a message of fighting for what you want and for whoever you love. Soon they will release their first Ep, with the ambition that someday they will achieve the goal of playing in festivals and important stages.
Her debut-EP released by TIKS Rekords in February 2021 gained immediate attention both locally and internationally, paving the way for a full-length album set to be released in early 2022.
In her fantasy world, where genres or expectations don’t exist, Maris takes the listener for a sound journey where traditional music and jazz meet electronic pop production, which are all intertwined into effortless unity. Some of the most characteristic features of Maris’s music are her dark, yet airy vocals, and the bold minimalistic use of the violin, compared to the likes of Sudan Archives and Maarja Nuut.
Between energetic live shows and cinematic videos, TUYS craft an exuberant mix of artistic sophistication and pop hooks.
The band was founded in 2007 by three primary school friends and continues to be their life project with a new base in Berlin. They create driving art rock and emotive psych pop music with chiming guitars, synths, and wide-ranging vocals. Their music is accompanied by visual storytelling that explores metafiction and aesthetic satire.
Revo was born three years ago out of an unexpectedly successful experiment of a combination of different musical elements. Revo’s sound is powerful yet melodic, each song being a fusion of styles that never fails to engage their audience. The group is recognized for their use of crying guitars and dramatic, distorted vocals, which when paired with the grooviness of the drum and bass duo, creates an irresistible sound.
The group is highly influenced by powerhouses such as Pantera, Opeth, Rage Against The Machine, and Porcupine Tree. Revo have performed at Berlin venues including Toast Hawaii, Maschinenhaus, Musik & Frieden, Badehaus, and Marie Antoinette. ‘An amalgam of psyche rock, hints of a grunge sway, with prog rock affections around the edges and Leo Barbato’s vocal performance bathed in punk tones.´
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Moscow born, Czech republic raised and London based, Aiko is an artist with a unique blend of cultures and influences who explores subjects such as love, solitude, and understanding of self with her music – and isn’t that just something society needs right now?
She says “stop being afraid to act upon things you want, go for the career, lifestyle, experiences you want. Do what you want and feel free, but be kind to each other. Find understanding, love, and peace within yourself.”
Highlights: as a solo artist she released an EP “AIKO” in 2018, which was followed by a release of her debut album in 2020 titled “Expiration Date”. As of the release, the album gained
a lot of success being featured on various editorial playlists across different streaming platforms including Spotify’s New Music Fridays, she also received multiple TV & radio features and collaborated with brands such as RedBull & Converse. She has shared the stage with the likes of Tamino, Black Honey, Lauren Ruth Ward, and has performed on multiple festival stages across Europe such as Sziget and Waves Vienna.
BLEU REINE is a home-crafted alt-rock solo project from Paris, FR. BLEU REINE combines the early 1990s roughness and a delicate, more atmospheric essence : a bittersweet journey through ghost towns, out of time love-affairs and lost souls standing on the edge of life.
FIRST EP – “Elémentaire” (2019, SANIT MILS RECORDS) : shorturl.at/lINSY
“SANG D’ENCRE” (part 1,2,3) – 2020 (BANDCAMP, digital only)
1ST ALBUM “LA SAISON FANTOME” (early 2023, SANIT MILS RECORDS)
Willa Kosmos: unusual mix of noise rock, post-punk and rap from Poznań, Poland. Well-rounded space open for those who want to freely express themselves or look for a temporary shelter.
The band consists of four guys who share unexplainable desire to make and play music no matter what. If you like bands such as Nirvaina, Idles, Shame, Fontaines DC, A Place To Burry Strangers and similar, you would probably enjoy Willa Kosmos.
ACéDéRé is the name of Aboubacar CAMARA, the best Hero. I practice dancing and singing. I write my own music and lyrics. My inspirations is my story , what I lived in Guinea and in France. With music and dance, I can express myself in the easiest way. I composed 8 songs so far, they are from 3 languages : French, Sousou, Arabic and English.
I am in a catering school, in cookery.
I would like to participate to your contest to make my music known in Europe.
My name is Louis Durdek. I am french songwriter living in Nantes, near the Atlantic Ocean coast that inspired me so much over the years. To be precise, I am a neo-indie-folk-rock singer. I usually write introspective songs about my journeys, my lost lovers, loneliness and the complexity of the human soul ! I’ve been writing my own song since the age of 20, and ten years later I still consider myself as in need of new challenges.
That is why I’d like to sing without my band for the contest (and also because it is easier in the coronavirus crisis). I am here to present my work, in a proud and yet humble way.