- November 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
14/11/17 | Roodkapje Rotterdam, Delftseplein 39
The Daily Indie presents: Beliefs [CA]+Slow Worries [NL]+Jo Marches [NL]
Doors: 21:00 | Entrance: €5
Every band worth sticking with for the long haul sooner or later – preferably sooner – has to hit you with the record that really turns your head, that one album that dashes any and all of your previous expectations to pieces and gets you excited about the myriad potential musical futures to come even while you’re still dizzy with delight in the throes of the present.
For Toronto’s Beliefs, Habitat is that record. Seven years and two well-regarded LPs on from the band’s initial formation during a fit of shared affection between co-founders Jesse Crowe and Josh Korody for the swirling overdrive of ’80s-into-’90s noise-pop, Beliefs is poised to explode most of the … well … beliefs you might already harbour about Beliefs with a third album that completely deconstructs, remakes and remodels its self-conscious “shoegazer” beginnings in pursuit of an unforgiving, uncompromising and now thoroughly unknowable Next Phase.
Utrecht outfit Jo Marches is led by singer-songwriter, Johanneke Kranendonk and with EP’s produced by David Hoogerheide and mixed by Baskerville’s Thijs van der Klugt, her music blends sophisticated pop, psychedelic rock and electronica to blissful effect. Having already received praise from the likes of Kaltblut, Glamcult, Impose Magazine and The Revue and with live shows including sets at Pop Montréal, as a support act for Trixie Whitley, and a post-gig show for the legendary PJ Harvey’s, she had a head of steam building up in the run-up to their first releases. Drawing on inspirations such as Tame Impala, Broadcast, Portishead, Caribou, and The Dø, the JoMarches sound is an emotive, atmospheric one that blends perfectly with Kranendonk’s yearning vocals. Their second EP is expected to be released beginning of 2018.
You could say Slow Worries are an indierockband. The songs reflect their shared love for early 90s indie and pop, combining dreamy melodies with solid dissonance. While taking cues from the likes of Helium, The Spinanes & Slant 6, their 2 guitars/drums lineup betrays a post-hardcore influence as well. Slow Worries members have cut their teeth in bands like New YX, Pony Pack, Dusty Blinds & Bombay.