As I’m unfortunately not doing the full on Eurosonic, I’m only visiting the Platosonic gigs this year. Luckily there’s a lot of fantastic music there as well. And it’s popular, the two location (record store Plato and neighbouring coffeestore Coffee Company) are loaded and it’s hard to get from one location to the other. At least… it is if you’re trying to find a decent spot to take some photos.
Unfortunately due to some miscommunication we got to Platosonic a bit late so I missed a few gigs I really wanted to see (Rococo, Still Corners, Amatorski, Mesparrow). However, I made the most out of the gigs I did see. Starting in the Coffee Company English Lianna La Havas was performing. Such a pretty picture to see, lovely voice and looking like a really nice girl. Hope she’ll come over again.
I got through the crowd in Plato and found a spot reasonably at the front for Team Me from Norway. Unfortunately I really can’t remember much of the gig. They’re being compared to Sufjan Stevens, Jonsi and Efterklang, so it should be OK. Will check ‘m out again if I get the chance.
Back to the Coffee Company again for some lovely Icelandic Singer-Songwriter songs from Lay Low. Fun to see the band in the background around a table. It sounded really nice.
Back in Plato I saw an Irish electropop band that could have been the gay child from Wham and Boy George: Bitches With Wolves. From the photos I saw of their gig later that evening, this was actually pretty low key. And I thought this was way over the top already
Ran back to the Coffee Company again for a Dutch band: the Dudettes. Sounded good, but I only got to see a part of the gig. I think they’ll be over in Groningen again next month, so I might try and go see them again then.
In Plato I had my hardes shoot of the day: James Vincent McMorrow, from Ireland again. It was sooooo crowded in there and the music is so verly low-key that every click of the camera sounds like shooting a canon (actually I do shoot Canon, so there you go). Also as I wasn’t able to move around at all, I couldn’t do much with one man and a guitar. Not many photos here then.
The last gig at Platosonic was in the Coffee Company. Razika, the band I got to hear so little of yesterday. They sounded great. Probably sounded better the day before in De Spieghel as that’s more of a “real venue”, but for a Platosonic session it really was very enjoyable.