The Out of the Crowd festival of contemporary indie music and art celebrates its 10th anniversary this Saturday.
Founded in 2004, Out of the Crowd has hosted a slew of up and coming bands that have gone on to find critical acclaim and commercial success such as Battles, BRNS, And So I Watch You From Afar, Baths and Minus the Bear.
Organised by the Schalltot Collective, which has joined forces once again with Exit07, the festival this year features bands from Ireland, Portugal, France, Austria, Germany, the UK and Luxembourg spanning electro, ambient, math rock, pop-rock, indie and post-rock.
Our pick of the line-up would be poetic Manchester quartet Money (photo by Julien Bourgeois) fronted by vocalist Jamie Lee who, says The Guardian, “can do enigmatically gruff as well as fervid and angelic”.
Other acts well worth catching at the festival include Irish math-rock experimentalists Alarmist, London based indie-electro outfit Breton, Austrian electro dance pioneers Elektro Guzzi (who have played in Luxembourg several times before) and Luxembourg’s very own Artaban.
But German pop-rock band Monochrome, Irish instrumental four-piece Alarmist and Portuguese experimental pop formation Paus are also worth checking out.
As with previous OOTC festivals, a free art exhibition will be held alongside the concerts, this year focusing on ‘sound art’ and the principle of interactivity presented through audio-visual installations. The four artists or artist duos on display this year are Valentin Ferré, Morgan Daguenet aka Bertuf, AV2 and ALT GR.
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