Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands are still available. GET IN ON THE ACTION HERE!
Nothing To Make Their European Debut Appearance at Roadburn Festival 2014 with One-off Show
We’re elated to announce that Philadelphian shoegaze four piece, Nothing, will make their debut European appearance at the 2014 festival on Thursday, April 10th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Nothing‘s first full length album, Guilty of Everything – released this week via Relapse Records – has elicited an overwhelmingly positive reception worldwide from fans and critics alike.
The nine tracks of guitar driven, darkly introspective shoe gaze deliver uplifting, life affirming melodies with one hand, and plunge into dark, despair with the other, and we’re confident that Guilty of Everything will rank among the very best Roadburn-releated albums of 2014.
Änglagård, Reine Fiske & Nicklas Barker and Papir Added To Lineup For Mikael Åkerfeldt’s Curated 2014 Roadburn Event
We’re very excited to announce that Änglagård, Reine Fiske & Nicklas Barker and Papir have been confirmed for Mikael Åkerfeldt‘s curated 2014 Roadburn event on Friday, April 11th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
“I’m so happy to announce that Änglagård is taking part in my curated day at Roadburn 2014”, says Mikael Åkerfeldt, “If you don’t know them they are one of the three (together with Landberk and Anekdoten) pioneers of the second wave of Swedish prog /psychedelia. Just like the other two bands their sounds are heavily focused around the ghostly presence of the mellotron, yet the three bands sound nothing the same.
I last saw them ”alive” last Summer and I was quite floored. Their show will be a winding musical journey of light and shade. Beauty and… the beast? Never mind my ramblings. They are amazing and you will love them. Just shut up!” Continue reading
“Reine Fiske is in my opinion the best guitar player from Sweden and with that, one of the best in the world”, continues Mikael Åkerfeldt, “He’s got an ethereal quality that I’ve not heard anywhere else. And teaming up with the lord of dark psych and hellfire, Nicklas Barker just cannot fail.
I’ve no idea what these cats are up to for Roadburn 2014, but I do know it’ll be fantastic. I do know there will be a Fender Stratocaster (yes, Reine?) on stage, and a mellotron. I will be there. Watching. Worshipping.” Continue reading
“Denmark’s Papir will create their own extraordinary type of semi-improvised psychedelic rock by transcending the usual labels”, says Mikael Åkerfeldt, “Moody and unexpected twists and turns seems to be their trademark. Psych legends of the future? The band will appear twice at Roadburn but both sets will bear no resemblance to eachother. Exciting!” Continue reading
Roadburn Festival 2014 Artist Clinics: Scott Kelly & Mike Scheidt, Friday, April 11th at V39
The clinics proved to be a great opportunity to give those of you attending the festival, many of whom are in bands or enjoy playing music on your own, and some some folks on the bill the opportunity to meet and learn from each other.
This year we have invited Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and Mike Scheidt of YOB, a pair of sonic trailblazers playing a seminal role in creating punishing, slow, melodic and atmospheric pieces of work and both a huge influence on all things Roadburn. Both Scott and Mike are the embodiment of the spirit of the festival and we are looking forward to hearing them talk about their craft, artistically and musically. We feel very honored that Scott and Mike will give an insight in their creative spirit.
“I am honored to asked by my great friends at Roadburn to take part in this clinic”, says Scott Kelly, “I will bring myself to the table as clear and open as humanly possible. And I will answer any questions that you have to the best of my ability. I hope to see you all there.”
Scott Kelly and Mike Scheidt‘s artist clinics will be held on Friday, April 11th at the V39, located across from the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Continue reading
Mental Health Concerns Force K.Lloyd / Buzzov-en To Pull Out Of Roadburn 2014
Kirk Lloyd Fisher has been recently hospitalized, diagnosed as bipolar and, due to the ongoing condition of his mental health and severe difficulties in adjusting to specialized medication, will be unable to perform for the foreseeable future or travel extensively.
It is with maximum gratitude that Kirk wishes to offer his personal thanks to “Walter for all his support and hard work on behalf of the band. Without a doubt, Walter and Roadburn have done everything imaginable to bring Buzzov-en to the stage.” It’s due to the sudden change in Kirk’s mental health status that this won’t happen at Roadburn 2014.
We at Roadburn are deeply sorry to have to announce this and wish Kirk a painless recovery.
A replacement will be announced shortly. Continue reading
15 Years of Bliss – 15 years of Exile On Mainstream; Friday, April 11th, Cul de Sac, Tilburg (NL)
Roadburn Festival is very excited to report that Germany’s own Exile on Mainstream Records, one of Europe’s most beloved underground labels, will celebrate its 15th anniversary at Roadburn Festival 2014 on Friday, April 11th at Cul de Sac in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Live on stage will appear these fine acts:
Conny Ochs draws on his most primordial self in the creation of music, with a pristine commitment to his own emotionality. What is channeled into his music, tone and lyrics is nothing but the truth. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes nasty, sometimes nice, sometimes begging, sometimes proud, sometimes cheerful, sometimes bitter, sometimes lost, sometimes found.
“Exile on Mainstream is my home and base. Here is where I found freedom and understanding as well as passion and a soulful of fury, and i am proud to be a part of this gowing family since more than three years now. To be celebrating the 15th anniversary of this ever young and burning label at Roadburn is matching soul entities. Where else could we set a light better than in this creative, inspiring, tolerant and evolving atmosphere? Burn bright!” – Conny Ochs.
Like most artists on EOM, Kristian all of a sudden turned up at a private party and won us over within a blink of an eye with his deep and soulful tunes. Inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, western low-fi pop and the avant-garde Kristian Harting aims to write beautiful songs and music using whatever gritty, noisy, pretty, dirty, smooth, wonderful sounds are to hand.
“To me Roadburn has always stood as the essence of musical integrity, curiosity and sense of quality. Never victimized to fashion and cheap populism. Exactly how I feel about Exile on Mainstream too. To be part of both makes me extremely proud, excited and humble” – Kristian Harting.
This band might not be known to you before the show but the members should be no unknowns: Arne Heesch of German Noise-classics Ulme, Yvonne Ducksworth of Jingo de Lunch and Boomer of German Proto-NoiseStoners Kaeng have been earning merits in the underground for a fair few years, and now they’ve teamed up to deliver the best AmRep-styled noise currently existing – fuelled with an urgency that will leave you breathless. That’s a threat and promise.
“In the as of yet, ‘short history of our band’, what an honor for us: To play at the Roadburn Festival! Roadburn has hosted such a long list of musicians that have influenced the way we perceive and play music… Exile on Mainstream has allowed this to happen, a label which has been a diamond in the rough by consistently showing deep commitment and integrity, plus extreme attention to detail, in supporting bands and music we love….Happy 15th!” -Arne, Yvonne, Boomer / Treedeon.
Here we are – entering a universe consisting of antagonisms such as accessibility and denial, degeneration and full bloom, similarity and dichotomy……and vegetables. Bulbul live by their own standards. The Austrians, unlike other bands, do not casually shop pop history – they chase through it.
Sometimes gently ripping parts out and incorporating them in their own sound, other times they pillage through the leftovers of inspiration that might have driven pop music in years past and don’t even wait until they are back at the parking lot, they smash it right there in the museum and create something new, unbelievably vital, haunting and unbearable.
We keep saying that in some ways this band has been the blueprint for this label and it still bears truth. As chaotically as history evolves I can pretty much confirm that this label wouldn’t be existing as it is if I wouldn’t have seen this band for the first time live almost 20 years ago. There’s logic them being signed to Exile On Mainstream.
“Working with Exile On Mainstream doesn’t mean getting in the stable being milked. It’s more like flying to your nest where mama (replace mama by friend, fan, host, enthusiast, …. Andreas) awaits you with protecting wings to give you shelter from all the wild things out there and whispers “it’s gonna be good” – Raumschiff Englmayr / Bulbul.
“So please find yourself invited to a special celebration held at the CUL DE SAC venue on Friday, April 11th, presenting four acts that have been picked to illustrate the wide array of styles and attitude this label stands for and for their special connection that binds them to us. Continue reading
The first 100 attendees will receive a free compilation CD containing current sounds on Exile On Mainstream, unheard versions and unreleased, exclusive songs by Obelyskkh, The Antikaroshi, A Whisper In The Noise and many more” - Andreas / Exile on Mainstream.
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue, Het Patronaat and Cul de sac in Tilburg, The Netherlands.