Tokyo Police Club was a great starter for my third afternoon at Roskilde. These young Canadians delivered their hard and fast rocking beat with the casual detachment of The Strokes or (my personal favourites) The Rakes. Danish The Fashion offered …

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The programme described Polarkreis 18 as a German answer to Muse and Radiohead. And they did have the crystal-clear vocals of the former and the brooding chord sequences of the latter, but at times an infectious disco beat lifted their …

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The Futureheads offered an explosion of pure energy. Absurd as it is to imagine a cross between Devo and The Proclaimers, delivered with the pop-punk simplicity of The Buzzcocks, The Futureheads make it work. I had a great time, but …

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What would heavy metal sound like played in super-slowmotion? Something like Sunn O))): A deep, almost motionless drone – a primordial soup of distorted guitars and bass synthesizer. From the outside it sounded like the Odeon Stage had been transformed …

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The day started with perfect sunny weather, which amazingly ended up lasting for the entire festival. On the station I met Hans E. Madsen, whom I know from my Århus days. It turns out he was the mastermind behind (among …

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With State of Mind bass man Morten Barnekov Johansen (right) in front of light sculpture by Hans E. Madsen

The Von Bondies from Detroit played the Odeon stage: Oh my – more retro garage rock of the massively noisy and uncompromising kind. They do have a good (almost danceable) groove going at times, but to often they fall back …

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With State of Mind bass man Morten Barnekov Johansen (right) in front of light sculpture by Hans E. Madsen

It may be me, but I don’t really understand the hype surrounding I am Kloot. Sure, he writes decent songs and has a pleasant voice, but to me it’s just another singer/songwriter thing. Someone gave me a tip about Lali …

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