Each new year starts with the first official gathering of the music industry at Eurosonic Noorderslag, Europe’s most significant showcase festival. The next edition of the Dutch festival will take place on January 17-20, 2018, in Groningen, NL and feature performances by Europe’s freshest up-and-coming music artists. The festival gathers the most important music industry protagonists. Festival organisers, bookers, music promoters, and journalists from across Europe will be offered a taste of the most promising acts on the market. 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. Co-selected by ORF/Radio FM4, NIHILS were confirmed earlier as the first Austrian act for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018.
Next up is HEARTS HEARTS, a band that creates beautiful, heart-wrenching songs which live at the intersection of classical and contemporary electronic and pop music.
HEARTS HEARTS – WINNING HEARTS
Despite being part of the new Austrian wave of musicians taking over the airwaves, Hearts Hearts sound anything but Austrian. David Österle (vocals), Daniel Hämmerle (guitar), Johannes Mandorfer (drums) and Peter Paul Aufreiter (electronics) sound flawlessly like Britain in its most innovative moments. The Viennese indie-tronica quartet released their debut album Young in 2016 via the prestigious German label Tomlab, which was described as “one of the most arresting debuts in recent years” by Drowned In Sound. They have been working on their sophomore effort ever since.