BRAGOLIN (NL)
YOUNG & COLD SHOWCASE

Hailing from the Netherlands, Edwin van der Velde (Zwarte Poëzie) and Maria Karssenberg has made a big splash with the freshly started project Bragolin. Infusing a concoction of post-punk and dark wave with baritone guitar and organs to great effect. Their debut album 'I saw nothing good so I left' was released in in March 2018 to much acclaim and has already landed the duo numerous shows across Europe. We're proud to present their first ever show in Sweden this summer.



COUNTESS MALAISE (IS/NL)
MYRKFÆLNI SHOWCASE

Countess Malaise is the musical project of Icelandic born visual artist and all around goth baddie Dýrfinna Benita Basalan. Her first single 'Goth Bitch' came to be in 2016 while studying fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, exploring the music and parties of the dutch underground. Presented in Icelandic it represents the outcasts of society, the bullied kids that end out being stronger, smarter and the most stylish. Countess has played multiple venues and festivals across Europe such Sónar, Comme Nous Brûlons, Torstrasse Festival to mention a few.



DISCIPLINE (CA/IS)
MYRKFÆLNI SHOWCASE

Discipline is the lo-fi synthpop project of Montreal-born, Reykjavík based artist Rex Beckett, (previously known as Rex Pistols). Taking cues from minimalist DIY artists such as Molly Nilsson, Anna Domino and Fatima Yamaha, her music is raw, bare and stripped down to pure emotion carried by glistening retro synths. Her self-titled debut album is a collection of highly vulnerable songs born from sadness, fear and the need for structure.



DISTEL (NL/CZ)

Energetic synth wave duo Distel consists of synthesist/vocalist Æter and visual artist Tereza. Formerly known for their distinct flavour of angst pop, the long-awaited second album 'Wapens' meant an intense sonic metamorphosis for the band. The resulting coercive monolithic synth stompers, or 'dark.NRG' as they call it themselves, borrow from 90s dark rave, choir music and early experimental new wave, but in such a way that they've managed to converge on something unexpected, dark and fresh. Distel live shows feature a vast visual narrative that combines the materiality of frail soil and fabric with projections of abstract and monumental vistas.



DULVITUND (IS)
MYRKFÆLNI SHOWCASE

Dulvitund is a one man project of Þórir Óskar Björnsson. Starting in late 2013, Dulvitund music consists of gloomy electronics and heavy percussion. The human condition and crippling depression is the main theme, along with the tough reality we all face in our daily life. Dulvitund puts focus on song structure and executes in a raw manner.



ISOTROPÍA (GE/MX)
YOUNG & COLD SHOWCASE

Isotropía is a rare collaboration between Keren Batok from Zugdidi, Georgia and Angel Kauff from Mexico city. Together they create rough, bass driven post-punk accentuated by the witching haunts of Keren using the magic of online file transfer. This summer they are working to release their second album and will meet eye to eye for the very first time as they prepare for their debut live show in Sweden to take place at Kalabalik.


LEERE (DE)
YOUNG & COLD SHOWCASE

Russian born, Berlin based Daria Leere has been focusing on her solo career since disbanding dark wave-duo Monowelt. 'Fragmented Identity' is the title of the newly released debut album, blending rough synthpunk and NDW-influences with cold wave pop and metallic clanging. Dry drum machine patterns and analogue synthesizers interplay with clever use of field recordings and the multilanguage voices of Daria and guests.



JEMEK JEMOWIT (DE)

Jemek, reborn Satanist and freshly baptized demon, travels with you through the nine circles of hell, takes you into his satanic family and shows you the treasures of the occult worldview. He brings you to the brink of human existence. He fucks your darkest fantasies. He preaches the mantra of sex and lust, of the wolf in sheep's clothing, of the young goddess who springs from a hellish vagina. The wildest, most opulent dance party sound, united with the darkest, deepest rhythmic drives of humanity. Antichrist, haram and non-kosher. DANCE THE SATAN!



MADONNA + CHILD (IS)
MYRKFÆLNI SHOWCASE

Madonna + Child. Small demon sisters. Both Madonna. Both Child. No one has any idea where or when they arrived, they were just suddenly here surrounded by mysterious secrets and magical rabbits. Therefore, it is important to beware of Madonna + Child because nobody knows who they are, although they are everywhere around us. Madonna + Child sing about dangerous creatures, cats and death trains. Also all kinds of other things. Madonna + Child play strangespooky-technocomputerbeats to a dark and mysterious piano. Madonna + Child also play tibetan bells.



MINUIT MACHINE (FR)

We're stoked to announce the return of Minuit Machine! Amandine Stioui and Hélène de Thoury (Hante.) are back in the studio, getting ready to present all new material and making a long awaited return to the scene. Having released two fantastic albums in the years of 2014-2015. We're already longing to once again hear the fragile but powerful voice of Amandine complement Hélène's dark and scenic electronic soundscapes.



NEED FOR SPEED (SE)

Realised in the void of a creative break from the saluted Malmö post-punk outfit RA, guitarists Felix and Martin went on a separate journey with Need for Speed. As a duo they combine elements of romantic new wave with comtemporary pop hooks to create an elegant mixture that smells of endless summer nights and the darkness they might inherit. Currently the duo is getting set to release their first full lenght album produced in collaboration with Johan T. Karlsson (Familjen).



POTOCHKINE (FR)

PO-TOCH-KINE, three syllabes, one puissant sortilege. Of love and of anger. A pagan baptisme by a most equivocal duo. The dysmal chant of a powerful voice, the tense rhythmic tension of dance and techno. The incandescents lyrics of an interloped youth. The crude lunacy of a generation, generally, bothersome, Upsetting.. Potochkine is an artistic composition of the above rare to emerge in such a complete state. For the curious, the pair is sure to engulf one into their wicked, poetical, theatral world.



ROMANSSI (FI)

Our favorite Lapland synth deviants Romanssi are coming to Sweden for the very first time! Mixing the scent of italo disco with the romance of synthpop, dressed in black leather and voiced in their native tounge. They are a lipstick in an empty pint, mascara applied to tears and sweaty cheeks and the reflection of colored lights on the sticky nightclub floor. An endless passage of morning long decadence.



SÓLVEIG MATTHILDUR (IS)
MYRKFÆLNI SHOWCASE

Known as the synth-operator of the Icelandic dark wave trio Kælan Mikla, Sólveig has become a cult-artist in her own right. Touring both solo and with Kælan Mikla, collaborating with other artists such as Drab Majesty, Hante and Stockhaussen, creating visual art and co-founding the Icelandic underground zine MYRKFÆLNI. Her sophomore album 'Constantly in Love', is an emotional, poetic, and breathtaking creation. From the light-hearted but dead serious first single 'Dystopian Boy', to the medieval symmetry of the albums construction. Sólveig’s music is one part dark wave, one part spoken art-poetry jams, and one part electronic downtempo compositions.



STOCKHAUSSEN (MX)
YOUNG & COLD SHOWCASE

Joining us from Mexico city, Angel Kauff aka Stockhaussen is a one man minimal synth act gearing up to release his fourth album. Known for his involvement in projects like Frío i Vacío and Isotropía as well as collaborations with Rational Youth, Sólveig Matthildur and Lynette Cerezo (Bestial Mouths) among others, Kauff is a busy, multitalented composer and musician visiting Sweden for the first time this summer.



SUPER BESSE (BY)

Belarus party post-punk masters Super Besse has been one of favorite acts since they formed and we fail to understand why it took this long for us to invite them. High energy dance punk at it's very finest.

"The main thing about Super Besse is that it's nonsense and that we don't follow the mainstream – we love France, we sing in Russian and play gigs in Europe with a powerful punk spirit at our shows and coldwave synth sounds in our songs. We try to mix it all."



VOLITION IMMANENT (NL)

Since first joining forces in 2014, hardware freak Parrish Smith and former punk activist Mark van de Maat (founder of Amsterdam’s admirable Knekelhuis label) have earned a reputation for delivering the kind of incendiary live shows that were once the preserve of British multi-media mavericks such as Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle. With Smith working a range of hardware gear and van de Maat adding forthright vocals, the duo has struck up a rapport with live audiences across Europe and beyond. Mutilating and manipulating their songs on the fly, Volition Immanent takes no prisoners in pursuit of artistic expression.



More acts to be announced, about 20 in total