Heavy Hitters of Scandinavian Music Perform at Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival is a veritable buffet of cutting edge tunes for music lovers this year. The diverse schedule boasts some of the most progressive acts and artists currently on offer, and many of those performers are locally sourced.

Visitors can among others experience Goat from the northern most part of Sweden. Members of Goat always perform wearing colourful costumes and masks. Stylistically the band melds psychedelic rock and jazz with danceable rhythms. Fans of 70’s rock with Asian and African vibes will not be disappointed.

Danish four-piece, Iceage, whose debut album ‘New Brigade’ from 2011 catapulted them onto the international stage, have garnered lots of attention for their idiosyncratic sound and provocative aesthetic. Cold and aggressive buzz saw guitars wrap around lead singer Elias Rønnenfelt’s emotive vocals in a musical expression heavily influenced by 80’s punk rock.

The award-winning Norwegian ensemble Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band have dealt in high-calibre electronica and lounge music since the group’s inception in 1997. In 2013, the band won the award for Best Dance Album at Norway’s Grammy Awards for the album ‘Supersonic Pulse,’ which featured prominent international performers such as Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Diana Ross and the Supremes.

All three bands will perform on Friday, September 2, at Ujazz, Aarhus Fetival’s one-day music festival for experimental music. Other names on the bill include Kentaur, Lowly, and Larry Gus.