Today, the city of Tilburg transforms into the grounds of the annual Incubate festival, a week-longcelebration of cutting-edge culture.
With almost 300 artists performing this year, Incubate aims to exhibit several interpretations of indie culture, presenting both visual and performance arts alongside film, contemporary dance, and music, in an intimate context throughout more than 20 venues.
Incubate is truly one of our favorite festivals of the year, and we are very excited to see several Belmont artists performing this week!
September 15th. 21:30 - 22:30 - Paradox
Tonight, Chad VanGaalen ends his European tour in Tilburg. The Canadian illustrator, musician and animator will take you on an adventurous trip through his distinctive and admirable creativity. Many of us are already making arrangements to relocate to Chad VanGaalen’s universe, a place filled with songs, drawings, modified instruments, animations and performances–shifting forms.
September 15th. 22:30 - 23:45 - Midi
The ‘70s sunlight from San Francisco shines with intoxicating might on Moon Duo, that’s formed by Erik “Ripley” Johnson of the noisy psych outfit Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada. Inspired by Spaceman 3 and Silver Apples, they base their monotonous rhythms and soaring psychedelic guitars on hypnotic looping.
September 16th. 22:00 - 22:45 - Paradox
We’re very excited to see Ryley Walker, a 24-year old troubadour who explores American folk in a psyched out manner. After a few years of freaking out in the noise circuit of his home town Chicago, Walker chose to take these experimental aesthetics and melted them down into a charming psychedelic/acid folk sound. His debut album ‘All Kinds Of You’ displays his talent for writing gorgeous songs, magical finger picking and composing lush arrangements on strings and piano.
September 16th. 20:30 - 21:30 - Midi
Blouse creates sparkling yet dark and ethereal yet driving pop music which is often compared to the sound of bands like Beach House, Broadcast and Stereolab. The subcutaneous electronic sounds and dreamy female vocals lead towards some compelling sweltering indie pop music.
The Besnard Lakes
September 17th. 21:45 - 22:45 - Paradox
This four piece, centered around husband/wife Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, pull shoegaze and dream-pop out of the body of water that is The Besnard Lakes. Songs that fluctuate between haunting and romantic, with beautiful vocal harmonies, epic swooshing violins, thundering drums and sparse guitar melodies all come from the depths of this special lake.
September 18th. 00:15 - 01:00 - Cul de Sac
Audacity crafts tunes that trade in hooks and fun amidst a rush of volume and youthful enthusiasm. This fresh-faced four-piece from Fullerton, CA shows that a combination of suburban sprawl, a little sun and surf, can make fantastic results. Their latest release Butter Knife was released via Suicide Squeeze and Burger Records, and sounds like a young band striving to make the most ebullient and jubilant noise possible.
September 19th . 02:15 - 03:00 - City Hotel - De Stadskelder
Bridget Battle’s last band might have been a high school choir, but the 21-year-old singer for Cincinnati’s Tweens is no goody two shoes. Look no further for proof than their forthcoming Self-Titled LP, the punk-tinged debut from the trash-pop trio—Battle on vocals and guitar, Peyton Copes on bass and Jerri Queen on drums—that showcases a melodic, driven and exceedingly catchy sound that’s anything but well behaved.
This Will Destroy You
September 19th. 19:30 - 21:00 - Dudok
Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world’s most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY’s fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves. Rather than be stifled by their experience TWDY were atomized and subsequently made anew, emerging with a revived energy and reinforced sense of solidarity. As a result, Another Language captures the band at its most potent, honed, and utterly powerful form yet, displaying an edified unity and graduated sense of song-writing, tonal complexity, and studio prowess.
September 20th. 23:30 - 00:15 - Cul de Sac
PINS is a all-female four-piece, combining energetic post-punk and garage rock. Their sound is intriguing, cool, exciting and a bit dark. Manchester still has it, as proven by girls like them.
September 20th. 20:30 - 21:45 - Midi
David Eugene Edwards, known as Wovenhand, gained a broad following as a gothic country/folk songwriter. His artfully crafted songs are known for being intense and spiritually-lit, with lyrics that are able to purify the blackest of souls. Check out the video below for an explicit explanation.
September 21st. 19:15 - 20:00 - Dudok
This summer saw the release of The Wytches’ debut-album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’. Their melancholy tinged music, both lyrically and musically, is sometimes hectic and fierce, and sometimes heavy and psychedelic. Check out their latest single ‘Burn Out the Bruise’ below.
September 21st. 21:45 - 22:30 - Cul de Sac
With only a couple of official singles in their catalogue and an own label called Dolphinarium, London-based CROWS are already making (pitch black) waves in the circuit with their gloomy take on rock ‘n roll and ominous stage presence. Sample their sinister waves below.
For more information on the week’s festivities, the entire line-up, tickets and more, visit the official Incubate website: www.incubate.org