ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the Music Conference and Showcase Festival (15-18 January 2020 in Groningen, The Netherlands)

With 4000 delegates, showcases by 300 artists and a conference with 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings, ESNS is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music industry professionals and organisations.

This is the VERA program for today:

DJ: JosZ
VERA resident DJ JosZ spins the records between the acts tonight.

Sinead O’Brien  (UK)
Sinead O’Brien is a London-based Irish poet and performer who mixes spoken word with an art rock sensibility. ‘Taking On Time’ is the landmark 30th single release on the legendary Speedy Wunderground, but hext singles are to be released by Chess Club Records. Playing live with her band, Sinead’s transfixing performances place her at the forefront of a resurgent post-punk wave.

Black Country, New Road  (UK)
Black Country, New Road are from Cambridge and sound like a proper filthy juggernaut of a band, a real experience to behold. At times, colossal metal riffs mangle with frenetic jazz freak-outs; occasionally film noir string motifs are motored into the urgent present with a water-tight rhythm section adding that post-rock feel.

Camilla Sparksss  (SWI)
Born in a small town near the Great Lakes, Barbara Lehnhoff a.k.a. Camilla Sparksss is a Swiss-Canadian singer, songwriter and visual artist, also known from post-punk band Peter Kernel. Second album Brutal, an instinctive mixture of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop, and melodic collages, performed with turntables, fat synthesisers and cutting vocals, came out in April 2019.

Molchat Doma  (BLR)
They are “the Belarusian New Order of the new generation”, but Egor, Roman and Pavel from Minsk are called Molchat Doma. Their lyrics and music are visceral and intense and they play hybrid of bleak post-punk and minimalistic synth-pop that is both 80s-influenced and somewhat futuristic.