As the Rotondes’ Congés Annulés fest enters its final stretch, Delano has another batch of tickets to give away.
Readers can win tickets to one of four Congés Annulés shows this week. We start on 19 August with Brooklyn art rockers Bodega. Influenced by post-punk, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting, Bodega recently released a live album, “Witness Scroll”, that was recorded in Glasgow and London last year. They have been described as sounding “like Parquet Courts before Parquet Courts became a bit less Parquet Courts”.
On 20 August Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin hits the Rotondes stage. Her latest album, sophomore effort “Crushing”, showcases her “talent at distilling complex situations into searing couplets” according to Pitchfork’s review.
The Antipodean theme continues the following day, 21 August, with New Zealand indie quartet The Beths (photo Mason Fairey Tuckshop). Their debut long player, “Future Me Hates Me”, “occupies a warm, energetic space between joyful hooks, melodic harmonies and lyrical substance”, says The Skinny. They are supported by “instantly likeable” three-piece indie pop band Peaness from Chester in England.