Indirekt is an independant music and art festival with two hometowns - Umag/Croatia in June and Belgrade/Serbia in October. This year Indirekt Showcase Belgrade happens for the forth time in Belgrade, in four venues, with 22 stunning performers and numerous brillliant lecturers and discussion panel participants from Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Austria and Hungary.
A decision was made by the headman of the Ammonite Records and Phonofile Balkan, Dejan Bošković, to go showcase. The region of former Yugoslavia still lacks showcase festivals - except for Slovenia's MENT, Macedonian PIN conference and Serbia has practically no festival of this kind. The local scenes in former Yugoslavia are thriving and they yearn for better mutual communication and better connection with the rest of the European music market. Indirekt Showcase is therefore a new platform for boosting music scene, a new showcase festival in Balkans.
Feel yourself welcome to the Europe's party capital - Belgrade! Come and meet the avalanche of good music and good spirit! Go Indirekt!
Atom Akademija / Dorćol Platz / Soul Society / SAE Institute Belgrade
Bullet For A Badman (SRB), Dingospo Dali (SRB), Igralom (SRB), IVATU (RUS), Ivica (SRB), KI (MK), Slonz (SRB, Killedbycar (POL), Ichabod (CRO), Lucia (ROM), Next Ex (ROM), Passed (HU, Radioslam (POL), Sergio Lounge (SRB), Tus Nua (CRO), The Black Room (CRO) The Siids (CRO), Vera Jonas Experiment (HU) Vin Triste (SRB), Virvel (SRB), Visions In Clouds (CH).
We proudly invite you to the first showcase festival in Serbia, and one of the few in Balkans! Indirekt Showcase Belgrade takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 11th to 13th of October 2018.
Bullet For A Badman plays instrumental music based on funk, jazz and afro rhythms, combined with dynamic guitar sound and wind brass section.
The group made the foundations under the original name Metak Za Zlikovca and published two albums in that release, and after a small break and a change of several members, it continues with new creative achievements under the new name – Bullet For A Badman.
IVATU - is a band from Moscow that was founded by multi-instrumentalist Anton, poetess Eava and a producer Pavel in 2016 with debut EP «Revel» which has a taste of late Portishead, early Massive Attack and Cocteau twins aesthetics. Their music is noted for it’s trip-hop, darkwave and psychedelic influences. It’s melodic, dark, mystical, cold with specific poetic lyrics and desperate and tender vocals. IVATU uses rare vintage gear and likes to avoid modern digital sound and computers. As a result their sound is rich and potent which has a strong emotional impact.
Dingospo Dali is an alternative rock band formed in 2011 in Belgrade. Over the years, guided by various influences of bands with mostly darker and melancholy sound, Dingospo Dali authentically combined the groove and rhythm with gentle and melodic vocal and guitar parts, which can be heard in the 12 songs of the album "Sve dok mislim da je ovo drugi svet". Dingospo Dali often play on affirmative festivals. Thy practice as most Belgrade bands in the BIGZ building. They paid attention to themselves after they won at the first television competition of demo bands Bunt Rok Masters in 2015, organized by Emisija Bunt and RTS2 program of Radio Television Serbia and Radio 202, in which a large number of demo bands took part. The band currently working on their new album, and the single can be expected in autumn.
Ivica is an Serbian indie rock act from Pančevo, founded in 2012. The backbone of
Ivica is Ivan Kacavenda, a guitarist and singer.
Ivica's albums differ from genre, from singer-songwriter sound to shoegaze and noise pop. They published several albums, highlighting the latest What Kind of People Are You (Kakvi ste to ljudi). At concerts, Ivan often performs solo on acoustic guitar or with his friend Aleksandra Andonovska on electic guitar.
If you like repetitive melodies with minimalistic poetic texts, you’ll love Ivica at the concert.
Ki is an indie-electronic band from Kumanovo, Macedonia formed in 2016. by Andrej Dimkovski, Stefan Ilievski and two brothers Aleksandar and Miloš Kraljevski - four souls into one band playing with a variety of music styles, accompanied by strong and dreamy lyrics. Dark-melancholic but also groovy and dance-oriented are their main characteristics and the reason why they got a lot of attention and appreciation after each performance. As a relatively new band, they have achieved significant success in their country and on the Balkans, playing a lot of gigs and winning some of the most important festivals such as Zajecarska Gitarijada, Serbia; Omladina Festival, Serbia and RMF, Croatia.
NEXT EX is a synth-pop band from Bucharest, Romania. They have been working together for their first album for almost 2 years, and they released their first single, called Hey Girl (Self-conscious talk), in July 2016. At the end of 2017, the band released their first album called Mistakes, which includes 7 tracks.
They chose this name for their band after realizing that their main source of inspiration, when it comes to songwriting, lies in their personal experiences. They believe that every experience that is about to happen instantly becomes part of the past. It’s a matter of time before every “next” becomes an “ex”. Their motto is “Life experiences translated into music.”
Killedbycar is an electronic-indie rock trio with punk-rock past. The band’s sound is based on energetic, melodious guitars and rhythmic synthesizers. A distinctive factor is the unusual use and connection of various electronic and stringed instruments, and sounds exactly as it looks. They released their first single "Thinking of you" on the day of a short tour in Poland with the band "Dubioza Kolektiv". In February they could see their live concert on the radio "Czwórka", and the single "Thinking of you" jumped on a permanent playlist. During the performance in France SnowShow "Peak up the sound" the band recorded a video for the earlier single "Rave it out". After having released a few singles, they compose and record their album, which will appear in autumn. The clip for the latest single "Nightride" was realized in 360 degree technology!
The 23-year-old Romanian indie/pop singer Lucia just released her second studio album, “Samsara”. You might be one of the millions of people who watched her hit YouTube video “Silence” from when she was a teenager, or you might remember her constant search for a proper style and tone that marked her debut album from 2015 (also titled “Silence”). In this year’s “Samsara”, however, we see a new side of Lucia – the mature, self-assured artist who brings together a crew of musicians and producers to complete her vision of a concept album about death and rebirth. The music on “Samsara” is diverse, with lots of piano and strings but also a touch of electronica; you can hear echoes of established acts such as Regina Spektor or Aurora. In this album we can se Lucia’s experimental side, but also melancholic and powerful one.
RADIOSLAM is a combination of rock music with explosive energy streaming live during stage performances. Although the band is at the beginning of their musical career, thanks to numerous concerts, the fan base is constantly expanding - both in Poland and abroad! The song “Save the Day” occupied 1st place on the list of “Turbo top” on the most famous Polish rock radio stations – Antyradio. “You have to do everything you think is sincere, what you have in your heart. That is our music, that is, honest and flowing straight from the heart." Soon their LP will come out, which will revolutionize rock music!
Slonz are attractive, intelligent, power trio located in Šabac, Serbia. They are a new act, but in their brief history, band did a nice and great job – they are winners of prestigious regional "Demofest Banjaluka”, for the year 2017. Their alter/indie rock has strong social and critical attitude towards the city they live in, people in it but mostly towards themselves.
Check' em out, they are ready and willing with their 8 track debut album "Lepota u glavi", released for "R'n'R records".
The Black Room is a rock band from Rijeka, Croatia. Their debut album “In This Town Lies a City” was very well received not only by the audience, but also by the critique which called them one of the new quality bands coming out of the Rijeka rock scene. The Black Room proved their quality with next EP “After Dark” which was released last year. They rely on the darker character of the blues rock and garage rock bands and neopsychedelia of the 80's and 90's. The texts are inspired by personal stories with protagonists from the city living in the atmosphere of rock, poetry and nightlife, and research, personal freedom and social status are just some of the themes The Black Room translates into music. With the influences of garage and noise rock they can be put somewhere between Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Jesus And Mary Chain.
Members of The Siids decided to reflect on their former musical work by travelling to Australia.
Exploration of that vast and distant country gave them completely different insight into the music they were listening and playing so far, provoking them to start drafting the shapes of inspiration emerged throughout every step of the journey.
Once back in Croatia, Darko and Stanislav headed straight to studio, ending up with ten new pieces for their forthcoming album. The genre in which The Siids are is somewhere in the range of indie and electro pop/rock, influenced by the music of Editors, Phantogram, Twin Shadow, The Kills, EL VY, The Presets, M83, Depeche Mode and others.
Tús Nua was formed in 2014, but exists with these members since 2016. Tús Nua's first album “Horizons” was released in September 2017 and it takes the known and the unknown from everyday life and turns it into atmospheric music with short lyrics, and ambiguous meanings, taking you on a journey you can experience in a hundred different ways. The album was featured on many music charts as (one of) the best album(s) of 2017, including muzika.hr, mixeta.net, ziher.hr, terapija.net, Radio Študent, beehype, and many more. The song „Fight!“ was featured on KEXP as the song of the day January 9, 2018. In January 2018, Tús Nua also became a part of the Seattle based label Weltraum-Wal Records, which released their album “Horizons” on cassette in May 2018. Tús Nua plays a blend-rock, shoegaze, ofpost and a little bit of everything, and is currently based in Zagreb, playing and working on their second album, while promoting “Horizons”.
Award-winning Vera Jónás sways you with her tender music or makes you dance with her tiger-wild songs. The band was finalist in Hungary’s greatest talent show organized by Sziget Festival and the Hungarian National Television/Radio.
She was chosen to participate in songwriting camps in Berlin and Budapest. She recorded a session for Sofar Sounds Sessions in Hamburg and a session for BalconyTV in Budapest.
Vera sings the main theme of an original HBO series broadcast in 18 countries around the world, and a UPC advertisement. The band is constantly on tour in Hungary and abroad.
Vin Triste is a minimalistic alternative rock band formed in 2016. Their sound is this: dynamic rhytm section and melancholic melodies are united with female energy and emotional lyrics.
Even though the band exists only a little bit longer than one year, they already had a few very important concerts – festival “Mostovi i Raskršća” in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Mozaik festival in Salzburg, they were guests at the concert of one of the most famous alternative band in the region Repetitor... and after that they played at Demofest in Banjaluka where they won the second place.
The songs of Visions in Clouds [VIC] are anthems of a faceless generation. The Lucerne, Switzerland quartet’s fusion of post-punk and ‘80s new wave embodies a search for clarity with which anyone can identify. Meandering guitar riffs and contemplative lyrics are prominent elements in each VIC soundscape, and their somber stage presence only adds to their mystique. Identity and isolation are recurring themes in VIC’s music. Their songs resonate not only with the disenfranchised youth of today, but anyone who has longed for meaning. From the distance in their concepts, you can sense a shapeless truth that is somehow more substantial for being so serenely veiled. After the success of their 2016 debut album “Masquerade”, the band have fine tuned their style to deliver a vibrant new EP titled “levée en masse”.
Virvel is a shoegaze/lo-fi/indie-rock band from Belgrade, Serbia. Not being afraid to search through the sound and through their own emotions, the members of the band create an authentic sensibility which they all instinctively reached the moment they got together. Experimentation with almost every musical genre makes the concerts of Virvel an exceptional experience. The sound of this band, usually described by critics as postrock or shoegaze, actually represents the creation of atmosphere of other possibilities by using the basic rock tools. Believing in the alternative reality, members of the band principally avoid the media. They release their albums in their own record label, choosing by themselves the people to collaborate with and the way to do it.
PASSED is the No. 1 electronic harp music band in Hungary, and with this unique title, probably in the whole world. You can catch them regularly on the national TV and radio with their unique pop ballads, that will make you really emotional and dancing airily at the same time. Passed’s objective is to introduce more and more people to the beautiful sounds of the harp, while packaging it into a modern world of sounds. The band’s core message is to help people realise they are not alone with their problems, and there are always multiple ways of making one's life better. They are unsigned, independent artists, writing and producing music, directing and shooting music videos on their own.
Ichabod je sveža, mlada pojava na hrvatskoj muzičkoj sceni, nastala krajem 2014. u okriljima sopstvene sobe. Tokom godina Ichabod je otkrivao svoj zvuk, da bi konačno ove godine osmislio album u kom će preovladati pesme s romantičnim, melanholičnim ispovestima mladića u razdoblju kasne adolescencije, popraćen baroknim i power pop aranžmanima, oslanjajući se na formule bendova kao što su Kinks, Beatles, Curt Boettcher, The Byrds, Big Star i drugi manje poznati savremenici. U Soul Society klubu će mu se pridružiti na gitari dugogodišnji saradnik Vedran Ivković, originalni član kultnog karlovačkog sastava Wanderlust.
Igralom is a music group founded in Niš in June 2015. In just three months, Igralom managed to record their debut album “Pogrešna poznanstva”.
This 9 track album was recognized as an innovative and energetic album by a wide audience of the Balkan region, and the band’s unique combination of West African music, blues rock and Serbian new wave soon became a widely recognizable sound strongly related to a specific name – Igralom.
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