After the hallow four-piece in white took to the stage at this year’s MENT Ljubljana, likely only a few expected one of the best gigs of the festival – but that’s exactly what happened. Moreso, Gigwise even declared Blue Crime’s performance one of the best concerts this year, advising: “Channelling the spirit of Sonic Youth’s intensity and Warpaint’s delectable harmonies, they’re not to be missed should the opportunity to see them arise.”
Following the February surprise, Dutch band Blue Crime are returning to the scene of the, er, crime. In anticipation of their full-length debut, they’ll crash into Ljubljana from deep space with a new dose of gloomy moonpop, heartfelt harmonies and ample smacks of noise.
With their so-called moonpsych expression, the band cruises among the stars, cutting across shoegazey floating through the universe’s infinite beauty with blinding outburst of noise with the force of a thousand suns. An unquenchable thirst for touring means the group has already played lengthy tours in Europe and the U.S., with a heavily anticipated first album now imminent. In June, we’re thus in for a reprise of one of this year’s concert highlights, this time at a headline gig.
We’ll warm up with the charming Austrian five-piece Crush, one of the best-kept secrets of the regional shoegaze and dream pop scene. Under the guidance of Wolfgang Möstl (Mile Me Deaf, Sex Jams, …), a regular guest in our parts, the band released their debut Sugarcoat in April. The album contains ten romantically-tinged hits, wrapped in barbwire, and finds the link from early R.E.M. to Blondie and Cocteau Twins, with an original sound that fulfils the promises The Pains of Being Pure at Heart couldn’t keep. Music you can’t help but fall in love with.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim sales outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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