What should I see at Visions Festival?

It will be our first time at Visions Festival, but just because we weren’t aware that it existed.

How did we find out about it?
We were looking for a Yumi Zouma’s EU show to jump into and we bumped into the festival’s lineup. A couple of hours later we booked our flights and got our tickets. Visions Festival looks shiny to us, as it features plenty of artists we featured this year + many long-time favourites of the Going Solo team. And taking a last minute ride to Visions Festival could be the best choice for you too, especially if you’re more interested in new music than in “long awaited” reunions.

We compiled a list of five unmissable artists/band to help you out with your plan, dear last minute traveller. Check it out below and see you there! (For more infos about the festival visit www.visionsfestival.com)

 

Alice Boman

Swedish songstress Alice Boman is – together with Marika Hackman – one of our favourite folk acts of 2014. Following last year’s awesome Skisser EP, she lately dropped two lovely tracks in a row, What and Over, setting the blogosphere on fire. If you have a penchant for sweet elegies and charming vocals, you should not miss her set at New Empowering Church for anything in the world. We’re sure that you will end up saying that Malmö is truly much more than Radio Dept., Cardigans and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

IYES

We covered every single track they released, from their explosive debut single ‘Till Infinity to their remix of The Night VI’ Wonderlust (which we premiered), so it has been proven that this duo is unable to craft bad songs. It’s equally guarantee that you’ll find us parked on the first row of Brewhouse at 4PM, probably screaming.

 

Fat White Family

“The seediest, strangest, nastiest guitar group in Britain today” – said The Quietus. “Best band I’ve seen in years” – says everyone we know who got the chance of catching one of their shows. We’re absolutely excited that our first time in the same room of The Fat White Family is happening at Visions Festival. We love these guys. Because they’re weirdos, they’re great trolls (they questioned Kasabian’s rock’n’roll credentials with the same nerve with which Nothing questioned DIIV’s fashion taste) and, most important, they’re really showing off something different from anything else in the scene they’re into (very much like SOPHIE is doing for electronic music). Let’s hang at The Laundry. 7PM.

 

Alvvays

Lying down on the beach with a cocktail in our hands, we haven’t listened to an album like this since the debut LP of Best Coast. If you like garage-pop songs with jingle-jangle riffs you should definitely catch this band’s set. 4.30pm Oval Space. Make some noise.

 

Rainer

One of the first post ever written on Going Solo was dedicated to Rebekah Raa and Nic Nell, who together form Rainer. Their debut EP, Hope /Satin / Glass / Dreams, has been stuck in our heads for months and so you can be sure that we will support them at Visions Festival too. Perhaps Rainer’s sophisticated dark-pop and Rebekah’s seductive voice won’t fit perfectly with a show at 3PM (Brewhouse stage), perhaps the night would have been a better scenario for their performance but, still, it’ll be great. And if they play some new songs…