Camille, Matmatah, Last Train, FùGù Mango, Stef Kamil Carlens, The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, Carpenter Brut, Slongs, Alice Merton, Theo Clark, Abel Caine, Adam Naas, Malo' and Lylac are confirmed for the 17th edition of the Brussels Summer Festival which takes place from 14 to 18 August.
Bold, eccentric and authentic, Camille dusted off the French chanson on her latest album Ouï. Between the desire to dance and the need to explore sounds, her melodies awaken the senses and her stage performances become true hymns of life. Always unpredictable, Camille ended her concert at the Ancienne Belgique last March, forming a farandole with part of the audience that she led to the Grand-Place. Her return to the BSF is already shaping up to be one of the highlights of this 17th edition.
The BSF also salutes the return of the members of Matmatah. After nine years of absence, the Bretons have released Plates Coutures and are back on the road to deliver their feverish rock tinged with conscious lyrics. Three of the best outsiders of the new pop/rock scene still come from France. Native from Mulhouse, Last Train was unanimously praised last year with the first album Weathering, a fiery burn that schools all those who think rock is dead. Spotted at the inRocks Lab sessions, Adam Naas will introduce Cherry Lipstick at the BSF, a first album of French pop sung in English. A young French/Australian autodidact, Malo' also created the buzz with Be/Etre, a first collection of breath-taking songs on which Charlie Winston, Jean-Louis Aubert and Albin de La Simone collaborated.
After the success of the EP No Roots, Alice Merton, the German-British artist with the singular timbre, just unveiled Lash Out, a single with dance sounds taken from a new album to be released at the end of the year. Revealed to the whole of Europe at the 2017 Eurosonic, Carpenter Brut also honours us with his presence. Fueled by Z-series soundtracks, Giorgio Moroder's productions, John Carpenter's scary climates and Justice's rhythmic discos, the project led by Frenchman Franck Hueso sweeps away everything in its path.
The BSF always proudly defends Belgian talents and diversifies the pleasures. From the artist Slongs, who sings in Antwerp dialect, to the corrosive pop of the Scotsman from Liège Theo Clark, to the electro/funk/pop cocktail of FùGù Mango, the always elegant folk of ex-Zita Swoon, Stef Kamil Carlens, the crazy ardour of The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, Lylac's call to the great American spaces or Abel Caine's nuanced soul pop, there's something for everyone. To consume without moderation…