Just before the annual festival of hipper than thou music starts at Exit07, Delano has another package of tickets to give away.
The hip names just keep coming. Exit07’s “Congés Annulés” programme features a bunch of acts that you should see now, before they become too big for the likes of the Hollerich venue.
Delano has been given tickets to give away to see St. Louis singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, whose eclectic music includes classic singer-songwriter material, like the beautifully haunting ‘White Fire’ (harking back to her time as a backing vocalist for Bonnie “Prince” Billy), more grungy pop songs such as the catchy ‘High Five’ and even retro-rock’n’roll like ‘Hi-Five’.
In a slightly darker vein, Chelsea Wolfe (photo) brings a touch of gothic to the summer festival. The LA artist’s latest album, Pain Is Beauty, has received positive reviews and been described as “an emotionally exhaustive and consuming record”, but one that fascinates thanks to its rich soundscapes and songs that “spiral into a crescendo of sonic power.”
A more enigmatic sound comes from Liverpool’s Forest Swords (the stage name of Matthew Barnes). His sensual electronic dub conjures up the more experimental side of trip-hop while creating a very unique sound infused with influences ranging from Nordic mythology to Eastern melodies.
Also on the bill is Edinburgh alternative hip-hop trio Young Fathers, whose music also recalls the early years of trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack, but with a contemporary experimental electronica edge.
Delano has two pairs of tickets to give away to lucky readers for each of these four shows.
To win a pair, simply send an email with your full name and contact details to [email protected]. Depending on which show you wish to see, mark the subject field of your email “Congés Annulés-Angel Olsen”, “Congés Annulés-Chelsea Wolfe”, “Congés Annulés-Forest Swords” or “Congés Annulés-Young Fathers”--readers can enter all the draws.
Deadline for entry is Friday August 1 at 9am Winners will be notified by email.
Watch out for more Congés Annulés giveaways in the Ten Things guide published on Tuesday August 19.
Exit07 (CarréRotondes), rue de l’Aciérie, Luxembourg-Hollerich