The first edition of the European Music Week, which kicked off January 8, 2021, continues throughout this week until January 15. A campaign to celebrate European music across the world, the European Music Week is a call to support and introduce new European talent and give artists centre stage.
In the past year, due to the current pandemic, festivals have been cancelled and venues had to close their doors and suspend events, with severe consequences for the live music industry, including the artists who were unable to take the spotlight. The European Music Week is an initiative by ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) and its partners and a lead up to the digital edition of ESNS 2021 (January 13 – 16, 2021).
Robert Meijerink, head of programme at ESNS says:
“European music has been the prime focus of ESNS for 35 years. In the past year, a lot of artists missed the opportunity to play live and had a hard time to reach their potential audience. The European Music Week is a perfect way to give them the spotlight. A good opportunity to promote new talent but also to highlight the rich history of European music. Above all, it’s time to start the new year with a positive message and think and work on a new future.”
A wide range of partners across the globe will be celebrating European music and new talent in particular, sharing their content with the hashtag #europeanmusicweek.
Current partners include, amongst others; EBU stations across Europe (BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, NPO 3FM, BNR, ARD, RAI RADIO 2, RTÉ 2FM, LRT Opus, LUERSL 100.7, SRF, RTS, RADIO BELGRADE ONE, ERR Raadio 2), but also Spotify, Deezer, KEXP, Vice, European festivals, venues and other outlets. More information at europeanmusicweek.org.
For this year's European Music Week, we're highlighting two ESNS showcasing artists, past and present. Check out new music from KLEIN and stay tuned for Tuys ESNS21 set this Friday, January 15 at 20:25.
An #ESNS20 showcasing artist, KLEIN works with a veritable array of contrasts in a minimalist setting, slipping into a misty mood of melancholy and dark tones. In this almost pure setting, their music surprises with loud shards of sound, explosions of energy and even frenetic ecstasy when the musicians let their passion take over. After releasing their first EP beginning of 2019 and touring for almost 2 years, playing shows in France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, India, South Korea, Laos, Ukraine, Slovenia, Estonia among others, 2020 marked the first break for KLEIN into a creative process where they will release a new album later this year. Get a taste of their new music to come by watching the performance of their single "Down," performed live at Unison Studios Luxembourg.
Selected this year for ESNS21 by local EBU, 100,7, is psych-pop quartet TUYS. The band's songs are pervaded by distorted bass lines, entangling hooks and eccentric dynamics that make you want to see them live. They have toured throughout Europe, playing festivals including MS Dockville, Reeperbahn, The Great Escape and have supported The 1975, Everything Everything, The Kooks, and Thirty Seconds To Mars, but remain hungry for more. Watch the band perform single "Saturday Night," from their latest EP, A Curtain Call For Dreamers and stay tuned for their set at ESNS21 on Friday, January 15 at 20:25:
Channel: ESNS 02
Date: Friday, Jan 15
Time: 20:25 - 20:40