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Divus Julius presents…Confidence Man

It all started as a joke, but has now become a batshit crazy, worldwide sensation. Confidence Man have elevated the party anthem to a work of fine art, playing their energetic electronic dance-pop with – well, a healthy dose of confidence. Janet Planet and Sugar Bones catch the eye as the all-dancing, all-singing, freaking male/female duo, ably supported by the masked drummer Clarence McGuffie and keys player Reggie Goodchild (yes, they too are pseudonyms). These headstrong Australians made their official debut last year with Confident Music For Confident People. A banging party for sure then? We have every confidence. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

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Favourite Gig: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Defining undimmed ambition as the flag bearers for energetic, arena-filling alternative rock, Catfish and the Bottlemen will be presenting tonight their new album at Razzmatazz.

Their third album after a wait of almost three years, following 2014’s The Ride and 2016’s The Balcony(selling over one million copies between them), The Balance hits the playlists of a growing, ceaselessly passionate community of young fans worldwide. The response to recent singles, including Longshot (achieving 30 million streams and counting), has only fanned the flames of expectation.

Favourite Gig: Novo Amor

Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Ali Lacey (better known as Novo Amor) released his debut album ‘Birthplace’ in October. Written and recorded in Ali’s home studio, ‘Birthplace’ is a collection of beautiful, melancholic songs which effortlessly transport the listener to another realm. To mark the album’s release, Novo Amor embarked on a lengthy headline tour which took him around the UK, mainland Europe, and a sold out run in the U.S. and Canada.

Tonight Curtcircuit present him in concert at Razzmatazz.

 

The muses of La Musa: Noname

Despite her stage name, Noname, 27–year–old Fatimah Warner is anyone but someone you should ignore. Rather, her stage name identifies her as a rejection of mass–produced modern hip–hop—Noname is one of the few rappers releasing music independently, bound to no contract or label. Growing up in Chicago, her rap is rooted in the city’s slam poetry and open mic scene which dominated her childhood. Noname has cemented herself as a rapper who weaves together jazz and neo–soul beats with an elaborately rhymed flow.

While most modern hip–hop is marked by minimalism and repetition, on Room 25, her new album, Noname isn’t afraid to craft her songs with generosity, resulting in the best project in her career so far. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Music by Bergman: Frankie Cosmos

Seems like every song Greta Kline writes is a low-key wallflower anthem, each one full of jangly guitars and lemon-drop lyrics about looking for courage. Even backed by a full band—as she is on the latest Frankie Cosmos record, Vessel, which dropped in March—Kline exudes intimacy and loneliness. “Apathy” is a gawky, dreamy favorite. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Lukas Graham

Since their debut album hit in 2012, Danish band Lukas Graham have been rolling along picking up rave reviews and masses of fans. Somewhere between pop and soul, their songs are the sort that bring a huge grin to your face, and even more so when you see them live, when they’re so full of energy and clearly having the time of their lives. They present ‘3 (The Purple Album)’, which was released last October. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Introducing…HVOB

HVOB (short for Her Voice Over Boys) was founded in 2012 and quickly developed into an internationally successful act. Initially only known to a small circle of music connoisseurs, HVOB’s music career soon took off with breathtaking speed. Anna Müller and Paul Wallner create songs that consist of rather restrained and minimalistic electronic tunes accompanied by gentle and alluring vocals. Stylistically they are settled somewhere between house, electronica and pop. The tracks are catchy, but the overall sound is surprisingly varied. The result unfolds into a pleasantly melancholic atmosphere with a timeless feel. The Austrian band have just released a new album called “Rocco.” Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz 2.