SPOT highlights: Saturday

Over 200 concerts have been performed at this weekend’s SPOT festival. We give you the highs and the lows – the concerts you should not have missed, and the ones you can live happily without. 

By Jutland Station

SPOT Scale: 

Six spots

Aurora gave one of the best concerts at the SPOT festival, and is becoming one of Norway’s most precious Indie-Pop exports. Read the whole review here.

Giving a strong performance at this weekend’s SPOT festival, we believe German singer-songwriter Lùisa has a bright future ahead. Read the whole review here.

Baby in Vain made the audience’s knees wobble at the very site of their commanding presence on stage — our contributor Killian Gallagher included. Read the whole review here.

Read also: SPOT highlights: Friday

SPOT Scale: 

FOURSPOT

Marvelous Mosell is a legend. His mix of 80’s disco hits and hip hop, weird lyrics about getting ill, is just true cultural capital in Denmark. His concert was well planned, weird, but most of all fun. And Mosell, you really are the greatest dancer.

The Icelandic group Samaris engaged the audience with their strong music beats and very light vocals. All songs are sung in their native language, giving the music a “nordic” feel. They mentioned as their songs mainly feature two themes: beer and sun. “And it is so wonderful that on a day like this we get to enjoy both here in Denmark,” they said at the end of a beautiful sunny day in Aarhus.

They play together, they grow together. During the SPOT festival, our contributor Mercedes Robles spoke to a few guys from the Thy Music Collective, a group of eleven bands that proves that, when it comes to music, unity is still strength. Read the whole review here.

Sporting styles that are somewhere between ’50s greaser and ’80s punk, the self-described self-described disco punk band Thunderboss put on a high-energy show. Shredding guitar riffs and E.T.-friendly synth use coupled to give this band a unique sound that left the audience hyped up and ready for more.

SPOT Scale: 

FOUR SPOTT

Cancer’s music has a tendency to become progressive and it’s their ability to keep you engaged with their soundscape that impresses, the ambiguity in the vocals also leave you deciphering. However there was a lack of climax in their music, making it feel somewhat unresolved and left you wondering: is this it? Read the whole review here.

The men of Black Horse sound like they would be more at home in the USA south’s Appalachian Mountains than the Danish capital of Copenhagen, but that’s exactly where they’re from. The emotion behind lyrics like “You can’t run from the sun” are emphasized through the call and harmonies between band members; it’s clear they feel what they sing. However, a lack of the playful audience interaction usually experienced in country or roots rock concerts dampened an otherwise great show.

SPOT Scale:

THREE SPOT

Electro-R&B artist Kwamie Liv is really a cool cat. Her songs “Lost in the Girl” and “Follow You” are catchy with a vibe of being somewhere else than Denmark. Her melancholic presence at the stage works for some of the songs, but is a bit monotone in the long run.