REWIRE 02-04 NOVEMBER
Sunday 21 October 2012 at 5:26 pm
This annual contemporary arts and music festival in Den Hague aims to rewire your old expectations about how art should be presented. Amongst a very interesting line-up, we've picked some of our favourites.
This annual contemporary arts and music festival aims to rewire your old expectations about how art should be presented. Rather than the same old stages, theatres and museums, Rewire will plug into unconventional locations such as an old warehouse or a parking garage, and rather than the same old line-up, Rewire presents an exciting mix of experimental rock and electronica with plenty of potential to spark your interest.
This Brooklyn-based spin-off of Beach Fossils makes dreamy, retro-sounding indie rock sprinkled with grunge influences and drenched in reverb.
The otherworldly atmosphere and fleeting hints at melody in Ina Cube’s experimental electronic work make me think of listening to the radio with the dial just slightly off the correct frequency, in a good way.
On their latest material, Glasgow’s Errors finally shed the Mogwai comparisons, their mostly instrumental math rock now taking more cues from synth-pop, German kosmiche and the Cocteau Twins.
Micachu & the Shapes
This London outfit colours outside the lines of pop with ultra lo-fi production, kitchen-sink instrumentation, infectious enthusiasm and a leading lady who holds the whole sloppy, lovable mess together.
The solo work of Deerhunter guitar wizard Lockett Pundt is more measured and introverted than that of his main gig, but more consistent and emotionally moving all the same.
Fitting for the globetrotters they are, this trio’s indie psych sounds like a melting pot of influences from around the world, ranging from shoegaze to trip hop and world music.