Nausica

Afterpartees, Bird on the Wire, Fetter, Le Guess Who? 2013, Le Mini Who? 2013, Nausica

Le Mini Who 2013: Bird on the Wire, Fetter, Afterpartees, Nascia, November 30th, 2013

Dec 03, 2013 Photography by Laura Studarus
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Because four nights of music isn’t enough, Le Guess Who? also offers a free sister festival that features on the best in upcoming Dutch acts. Happening on Saturday each year during the festival, Le Mini Who stretches across twenty-five venues in the across the Voorstraat area of Utrecht.

Since the presumption is that most of Under the Radar’s readers aren’t intimately acquainted with the Dutch underground/indie scene, here’s a rundown of the acts we discovered during the event in handy list form.

BIRD ON THE WIRE

Don’t be fooled by the double neck guitar, the Amsterdam-based band makes ambitious, melodic pop. Perfect for rainy days and second cups of tea.

Recommended If You Like: Tennis, Leonard Cohen, late night wine runs

 

FETTER

Multimedia Jessica Tucker (a.k.a. Fetter) performed her set sitting on the floor, surrounded by self-produced videos. Droning, ethereal, and a bit weird, is she in line for the “Bjork of Amsterdam” title? We’d like to think so.

RIYL: Glasser, Bjork, performance art

 

AFTERPARTEES

Scrappy pop with a playful side, the Dutch press has already crowned Afterpartees the next big thing. Sure, we’ll second that—who doesn’t like to see kids straight out of the garage succeed?

RIYL: Vampire Weekend, Get Up Kids, only feeling mildly bad about what you did last night.

 

NAUSICA

It takes a lot to cast a spell over a record shop. One of the most haunting projects of the day, Nausica rose to the challenge. The German/Dutch band has a sweet side (due in no small part to frontwoman Edita Karkoschka’s operatic voice), but it’s not all sugar and spice thanks to the quartet’s love of spiky instrumentals and abrupt, mid-song shifts.

RIYL: My Brightest Diamond, Wolf Alice, Getting caught up in the moment

(www.leguesswho.nl)

(www.facebook.com/leminiwho)

(www.facebook.com/birdonthewiremusic)

(www.fetterpunkt.com)

(www.facebook.com/afterpartees)

(www.facebook.com/nausica.music)




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