Today festival organisers add three more bands you should look forward to experiencing in Tøyenparken, namely the Irish band FONTAINES D.C., American rockers PARQUET COURTS and from the UK PORRIDGE RADIO.
FONTAINES D.C from Dublin took Europe by storm when they released Dogrel in 2019, and it became one of the year’s most critically acclaimed debut albums. Both BBC 6 and Rough Trade thought it was 2019’s very best album. At the same time, they sold out ever larger clubs and established themselves as a festival favorite. The band followed up the following year with A Hero’s Death, which was also very well received. Both releases have reached the top ten on the sales charts in both Ireland and the UK. In April comes the third album, which will be named Skinty Fia. Taste Jackie Down the Line is out now. There are many who are looking forward to another dose of modern Irish post-punk.
FONTAINES D.C. impressed a lot at Øya festival in 2019, and organisers welcome them back in 2022!
PARQUET COURTS create fresh and restless rock with a great urge to explore, something they showed in style on the latest album Sympathy for Life. They mix elements from punk, indie rock, club music and funk in their own way. The album is made in collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald, who has also worked with David Byrne, Hot Chip, The xx, Savages and Vampire Weekend. In addition, John Parish, who many know from collaborating with PJ Harvey, contributed. Musikknyheter.no thought this was the fourth best album released last year.
Farout Magazine is another medium that believes this is one of 2021’s absolute highlights: – Sympathy for Life is Parquet Court’s biggest leap forward yet, with ambient, space, dub, repetition, and exploration being the building blocks from which the band have constructed their latest LP. But nothing could mask the band’s signature ragged energy, even if it’s refined onto their most ambitious album yet.
A mirage of thought-provoking, unforced, anti-fascist rock and roll written during acid trips and exercise routines, all slapped atop addictive instrumentals.Paste Magazine
PORRIDGE RADIO from Brighton has a number of releases on small labels since the start in 2015. In 2020, the album Every Bad came on quality-conscious Secretly Canadian. Reviewers have described the band as a vitamin injection in indie rock. The album was named one of the strongest releases of the year by Stereogum, Louder Than War, PopMatters and Rough Trade. Since then, there have been some nice singles and there will be more new music in 2022.
The band is led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Dana Margolin. In a few years, they have gone from homely trials to wearing large parts of the music world’s eyes. We believe the success will continue, and that PORRIDGE RADIO will have even more Norwegian fans in Tøyenparken!
Their skill lies in rearranging familiar elements into something that sounds fresh, largely down to their curious take on songwriting. Porridge Radio are melodically strongest when they seem to be trying the least hard.The Guardian