Tuff Guac (BE)
Behold the solo project of Rafael Valles Hilario. You may know him as the mastermind behind Antwerp DIY record label Belly Button Records, you may know him from bands as Brorlab, The Jagged Frequency or MOAR, you may know him from his self-proclaimed dirty analogue recording cave, Tooth Mountain Studio. If this all doesn’t ring a bell: get on it. Dig into the fuzzy acid pop sound of Rafael with a full band. Dig into Tuff Guac!
FFO: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall, Wooden Shjips
Balancing the fine lines between a funk-infused anomaly in post-punk known as dance-punk and no-wave madness. Imagine taking a chunk of ice cream and hitting that dance floor with a full-blown brain freeze. They are doing a set of first shows celebrating their killer debut EP; this, of course, being one of them. They are stage veterans: playing in bands such as Rats On Rafts, Lewsberg, Santa Fé and The Fake O’s.
FFO: Gang Of Four, Delta 5, Bush Tetras
You may feel safe in your own bubble, but when that primal beat hits you in the face you know it’s on. This Rotterdam outfit delivers post-punk with a knife fight attitude. It’s primitive, it’s razor sharp, it’s Venus Tropicaux!
FFO: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Swell Maps, The Slits, Beat Happening