Tuesday 5 November
GRAUZONE FESTIVAL REVEALS NEW NAMES
The seventh edition of Grauzone Festival in 2020 takes place across two full days and adds new names to the line-up: Thurston Moore Group (us), Test Department (uk), The Murder Capital (ie), Legowelt (nl), Black Marble (us), Automatic (us), U Bahn (aus), Cabaret Nocturne (be) and Unmoor Kiva (uk). The festival previously announced a.o. Shame, Damo Suzuki, Jozef van Wissem, Tamaryn and will take place 7 and 8 February. At this second announcement they will also reveal the day schedule. Day tickets will go on sale through paard.nl and grauzonefestival.nl
Sonic Youth’s frontman Thurston Moore played one song of his acclaimed new album ”Spirit Counsil” throughout the fall of 2019 but will change things a bit and will perform a special, not-to-miss set at Grauzone.
Industrial 1980’s pioneers Test Department (Test Dept) are known for their intense shows and reviews of their recent headline US tour said their performances are ”truly mind-expanding and fist-raising”. Their new 2019 album ”Disturbance” got rave reviews (”stunning album”’, ”refreshing”, ”genius opus”) from The Quietus to Louder Than War. For the first time in 30 years Test Dept will play the Netherlands at Grauzone.
Irish post-punk revelation The Murder Capital already got revealed two weeks ago and are outrageously exciting live. You need to see them live. “I like brutalism because it’s not trying to be beautiful,” says singer James McGovern. The Murder Capital make the brutal beautiful. New electronic post-punk trio Automatic from LA recalls Suicide, New Order, Savages and Kraftwerk
Synth legend Legowelt from The Hague will add a new soundtrack to a classic movie of his choice. Cabaret Nocturne‘s minimal dark synth wave got millions of views on Youtube and will get you moving on the dancefloor.
US Synth waver Black Marble will present his new album ”Bigger Than Life” that just got released on Sacred Bones (Soft Moon, David Lynch). Savages’ gitarist Gemma Thompson returns to Grauzone, this time with trio Unmoor Kiva. The futuristic art punk of Australian act U Bahn is reminiscent of outsider acts such as Devo and The Residents. Grauzone 2020 is their first show in The Netherlands, during their first ever European tour.
In december the program for GRAUKUNST will be announced and the final additions to the festival.