Slovenian moMENTs @ Waves Vienna 2020
Even though the Waves Vienna festival had to move online, Slovenian music is coming on the Viennese waves. Even further! The genre elusive band balans will perform live as well – in Vienna. They will perform at the Rhiz venue, while we’ll be able to see the specially recorded session online. Jakob Kobal & His Imaginary Friends and 7AM will join us online. You should join as well!
LIVE: Friday, Sep 11th, 20:00 @ RHIZ (limited capacity!)
ONLINE: Friday, Sep 11th, 22:35 – 23:05
The Slovenian underground band balans was formed by Andrej Pervanje and Kristin Čona in 2013. They experiment with various genres, playing around with vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, Ableton and effects. Since 2016 they have been collaborating with the Italian contemporary artist Alessandro Di Giampietro, with whom balans present exclusive audio-visual performances.
📺 LIVE @ KINO ŠIŠKA
ONLINE: Saturday, Sep 12th, 17:55 – 18:25
PUBLIC VIEWING: Saturday, Sep 12th, 17:25 – 17:55 @ WUK HOF (limited capacity!)
This young Idrija-based musician is by now a familiar face on the regional music scene. Kobal’s potentials are fully realized through his catchy and melancholic songwriting, full of sensual personal lyrics that emanate youthful carelessness and lightness. He first captured people’s attention in 2016, even before releasing his debut, with one of the most rinsed tracks on the Slovenian national radio. The single ‘Cloudless Skies’ earned him a position on the European Border Breakers Chart. Jakob is nowadays equipped with a full band and a long-awaited debut album.
📺 TOWARDS THE SEA
ONLINE: Saturday, Sep 12th, 20:45 – 21:15
The Slovenian guitar-driven alarm clock returns to MENT with a new album! “Benefit for Iggy´s Shirt” is defined by contagious pop melodies and guitar distortion. The band’s sophomore album was recorded on their farm in the north of Slovenia. In the past year and a half, this tireless trio has played more than 70 shows all over Europe. Their DIY ethos is encapsulated in the motto “to do it, not to wait for it” and manifested through their busy touring schedule. Luckily for us, 7AM is one of those bands that are most striking in a live environment.