“A Danish love affair with new music”…
Foto: Allan Høgholm
Det engelske musikmagasin Clash har været til SPOT igen, og er begejstrede for festivalen som de kalder “A Danish love affair with new music”. Magasinet starter med at citere islandske Ísak Ásgeirsson fra det svenske label Welfare Sounds – “I give SPOT ten Danish hot dogs out of ten” – og fortsætter ellers selv roserne i en gennemgang af festivalens omgivelser, scener, program og koncerter, der bringer skribenten forbi Special-K, Efterklang, Crunchy Frogs jubilæumsparty, Alexander Oscar, Fufanu, Dark Times, The Entrepreneurs, China m.v.
Og magasinets egen slut-kommentar er heller ikke helt ringe: “SPOT Festival 2019 delivers fully on creativity, innovation and surprise, which makes it one of the most relevant festivals. With a finger placed right on the pulse targeting, not only where music is at but also where it is heading, makes this festival a complete must for anyone who needs and wants to be ahead of the game, rather than just be in there for the sake of it.”
Læs hele Clash-anmeldelsen HER:
Landsmændene fra kultur-sitet The 405 har også fundet de positive sætninger frem i en festival-reportage der runder slandske Special K, danske Pish, Josephine Bovien, Erika De Casier, norske Iris, Efterklang, Chinah og især Selma Judith – og så roser The 405 også SPOT-publikummet for at være respektfuldt i stedet for snik-snakkende. Samt musikernes standard:
“The standard of the Scandinavian musicians was exceptional. Watching Hjalte Ross playing a captivating concert in one of the concert halls where all of the audience were sat, I watched in awe as members of his band would go from playing a keyboard to a brass instrument to violins; it was incredible. I noticed that with many of the bands I saw during the weekend, each of the members would often play more than one instrument and it was this expectation of talent was continued”.
Læs hele 405-reportagen HER.