SPOT 2012 is over. Thanks to all who came out to the concerts with Shiny Darkly, Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band and Thee Attacks. We enjoyed you enjoying them, yes. Below is some kind words about the release parties Friday and our official Crunchy Club SPOT showcase Saturday.
British CLASH MUSIC joined us at the release party and they liked what they saw:
“Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band boast groin-friendly psychedelic grooves and a mesmerising dynamic between the gawky frontman and supercool Agyness Dean-alike on bass. They’ve got the full package: style, songs, sublime riffs – do catch them next time they darken your neck of the woods.”
“Thor, Thomas and Laura delivered a set that oozed of energy, groovy basslicks, and a lovely playfull guitar, all delivered with a confident smile.”
Junk De Luxe
“The combination of guitar, bass, drums and vocal is not easily made exciting – but Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band manages it to surprisingly great extent.”
Shiny Darkly had their sort-of-first-concert-outside-CPH-debut at SPOT. With no less than four concerts during the weekend, it is only fair to say that they made a depressingly beautiful first appearance in Aarhus. Gaffa, Soundvenue, Clash Music and Drowned in Sound agree:
“Every note and every beat sounded as if it was a matter of life and death”
“The ability to repress the anger and the smouldering gloominess without ever letting it explode is the core in Shiny Darklys expression”
“Shiny Darkly are one of the acts we’d been tipped about in advance, a youthful outfit from Copenhagen who play punky shoegaze, led by a chap who looks like Alex Kapranos’ younger brother – they’re wonderfully, chunkily energetic.”
“Singer Kristoffer Bech holds court in the centre of the stage, asking repeatedly “Who’s suicidal?” before launching into the band’s Bunnymen infused anthem ‘He’s Suicidal’. One song even sounds like The Horrors covering ‘Anarchy In The UK’ (no, we aren’t kidding). Sure, it may have been done before but judging by the trio’s cold demeanour, Shiny Darkly sincerely mean it, man.”
DROWNED IN SOUND
Once again Thee Attacks tore SPOT apart. Not that we expected anything less. If you missed the show, you have to read this review (if you were there, you should still read it, of course). It’s good. And funny. And every word is very true. Thee Attacks is the combination between a modern-day-Danish-Elvis and an old-school porn star with a unruly moustache. Yes.
“intriguing and down right impressive as they delivered a flawless, confident performance that radiated maturity and experience.”
Indie Rock Reviews
Hopefully everyone has just as good a time as we had. But of course you had – with SPOT, Aarhus and all this crunchiness, who could ask for more? With all this said: thanks again for a great festival, see you next year!