Tuesday, November 16, 2010

@LEGUESSWHO tips by Claes Olsen @oyafestival – Beach House, Sleigh Bells, Sleepy Sun, Baths

We have asked our favorite promoters, festivals and bands to tip their three recommendations from this year's Le Guess Who? festival line-up. This edition: Claes Olsen, founder of Norway's Øya Festival (Oslo).

very difficult to choose only 3. Can I at least do 4?

Beach House (Fri 26 Nov)
Love this band. Dream vocals and dream guitars. A must see band, and check out the track "Norway" on the new album.

Sleigh Bells (Sat 27 Nov)
Saw their first gig ever at a basement in NYC and was hit by there catchy tunes with a lot of edge. MIA picked her up on that show, and Alexis have proved to be a star. One of my favorite new acts of 2010.

Sleepy Sun (Fri 26 Nov)
I have seen this band many times now, and they are always amazing live. After two great albums they deserve a big growd. If you like Black Mountain you will love this band.

Baths (Sat 27 Nov)
A great entertainer which is always welcome in the genre. He mixes the weird stuff with good songs, and he actually sings really well live.

Tomorrow: Le Guess Who? tips by Yuri Landman, designer of musical instruments, who will be hosting two workshops at this year's Le Guess Who? festival to show visitors his skills and teach them how to build their own instrument.

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