January 14 – 17, 2015
Each new year starts with the first official gathering of the music industry at Eurosonic Nooderslag, Europe’s most significant showcase festival. Festival organizers, music promoters and pop experts from all over Europe come together to get an idea of emerging music trends and the most promising acts of the continent.
With a lot of good talent to go around, it is a great honor to be chosen as the country’s musical representative and a huge opportunity to showcase in front of so many industry professionals. Selected as one of the five Austrian acts performing at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015, the trio Bulbul is ready to set the stage in Groningen on fire with loads of heavy rock weirdness.
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Venue: DE SPIEGHEL, Groningen
Bulbul is probably the most unconventional, trippy and deranged rock formation in Austria. With its signature layer of weirdness, this band is known for playing rock music with a special passion for gritty edges. Musically being nearly impossible to squeeze into one genre, the members of the band – Raumschiff Engelmayr (guitar, vocals), Derhunt (bass) and DDkern (drums) – have always followed their own path with music elements spanning across various styles.
Bestowing the listener with sonic warmth, calm and comfort is certainly not the proclaimed goal of this Viennese troika. Pretty much everything remotely associated with rock is mixed together here, resulting in highly energetic and noisy sounds that are far from mainstream compatibility. As on the current album “Hirn fein hacken”, the music is infectious, bold, wild, noisy, bizarre, and yet meticulously structured in ordered chaos.
Unlike other rock bands in the industry, Bulbul have created their very own distinctive style and stand alone as a rapturous testament to individuality and the raw power of rock and noise. Those who have experienced the trio live, already know that the concerts are an electrifying and unforgettable experience, leaving ears ringing with a frenzied blast of sound. Performing live at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Bulbul’s showcase is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of this band’s exceptional musical qualities.
Photo: © Klaus Pichler