Below are six artists you should not miss in Clockenflap 2018.
Experimental yet strangely accessible is the best way to describe Cornelius’ sound. Keigo Oyamada is part of this year’s Clockenflap and we’re excited to see him live. Get ready for lush sounds that feature dissonant elements as Cornelius merges art and music onstage. He’s not one of Japan’s most-loved artists for nothing.
Amadou and Mariam
What’s interesting about Amadou and Mariam is not their capability to create and perform music. It’s how they combine traditional Malian music with guitar and blues, creating a sound that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Catch the husband wife and duo as they take the Clockenflap stage for the first time.
If you grew up watching MTV in the early 2000s then you know how memorable “Evil” is. The video, the catchy bass line, and the summoning voice of Paul Banks made Interpol a commercial success not only in the US but also worldwide. See Interpol as they headline and perform songs from their new album “Marauder” on Friday.
It’s easy to obsess over Rhye, considering his voice and music. Mike Milosh’s then solo project turned into a critically-acclaimed band with debut album “Woman” receiving nomination for a Polaris Music Prize. With the new album “Blood”, slow down with Rhye on Saturday just before you catch the next act on our list.
David Byrne is a legend, that’s for sure. A pioneer of new wave music, David Byrne brought life to Talking Heads with hits like “Psycho Killer” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He’s back on the road with new music and dance moves, which will make you love him even more. David Byrne rarely visits Asia so don’t miss the opportunity to see this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer live.
Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is
Fans of English rock band Pulp should not miss Jarvis Cocker as he debuts as Jarv Is in this year’s Clockenflap. Together with an all-new band, expect Jarv Is to perform his own material which The Guardian describes as “lusty and electrifying.” A couple of hits from Pulp might also make their way to the set list so better watch out for that.
(Cover photo by Lusher Photography)
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