On Saturday May 9th, from 2pm to 12am, the European Union and Europavox will present a great musical journey for this day that unites Europeans. Recorded by whatever means available and with plenty of imagination, around 30 artists from 30 different countries will pass each other the mic to share their music, their optimism and their vision of Europe.
Artists from all three Baltic countries will also be joining this journey! From ESTONIA we will see NOËP, from LATVIA – Carnival Youth and from LITHUANIA – Afrodelic.
Estonian singer-songwriter/producer NOËP (Andres Kõpper) released his debut track ‘Move’ back in 2015 and instantly caught the attention of music lovers and industriy professionals, creating a buss both locally and internationally. The track has over 9 million streams on Spotify and growing. NOËP’s electro-pop style has been described as bright, peppy and cool, a delicate and infectious blend of stripped back electronic, bringing together a unique fusion of worlds citing influences from the likes of London Grammar, Marika Hackman and Swedish artist Jennie Abrahamson.
He is a charismatic performer and has already notched up memorable live performances at international festivals, as well as taken the stage of some of the biggest showcase festivals around the world including MUSEXPO, Eurosonic, Reeperbahn and The Great Escape. Usually armed with a keyboard, laptop and launch pad, he is transforming himself into a one man band. His latest single ‘fk this up’ with urban UK pop artist Chinchilla, showcases NOËP’s vivid pop sound. “This track is about enjoying life and not taking everything too seriously. Why not admit your mistakes and laugh about it as we’re only young once.”
At the beginning of this year NOËP published also the acoustic version of the song:
Couple of years ago bobe.me team had the pleasure of catching up with Andres for an interview before his performance on the main stage at the Positivus festival in Latvia, where we chatted about his collaboration with fellow Estonian artist Liis Lemsalu for the song “Tangled Up”, filming in LA, collaborations with other Baltic artists and more:
The Latvian indie trio Carnival Youth is one of the most successful new generation bands from the Baltic region, as proved by The European Border Breakers award they received at Eurosonic 2016. Carnival Youth fuse neat melodic lines with the energy of alternative rock and indie music, while their emotion range varies from youthful melancholia to pure, bright joy.
Since the formation of the band in 2012, Carnival Youth have released five records – “Never Have Enough” EP, “No Clouds Allowed”, “Propeller”, “Vienā vilcienā” (with songs in Latvian) and the latest one – titled “Good Luck” – which came out on the 16th August, 2019. These records and their dynamic live performances have granted Carnival Youth a growing fan base all over Europe and critical acclaim. The band has played at “NME Club Night” at KOKO in London and many festivals and showcases, such as SXSW (USA), Mondo.NYC (USA), M for Montreal (Canada), The Great Escape (UK), Sziget (Hungary), Positivus (Latvia), Open’er Festival (Poland), Reeperbahn (Germany), Eurosonic (The Netherlands) and others.
At the end of last year we sat down for a chat with Carnival Youth about their latest album, being lucky and adventures on tour (when those were still around):
Lithuanian Afrodelic is the solo project of Malian guitarist and music producer Victor ‘Vee’ Diawara. After spending more than 20 years in Lithuania with his band SKAMP and various side projects such as NO DJs, KAnDIs and LT United, Diawara is finally going back to the source. His new Afrodelic project is strongly influenced by the musical sounds of Mali resulting in traditional African music mixed with electronica, hip hop beats and reggae vibes.
Artists from 30 different countries will pace this day, introduced by a very special guest: the French pop star Etienne Daho!
Full line-up of the event:
Afrodelic (LT), Belau (HU), Blu Samu (BE), Carnival Youth (LV), Christian Löffler (DE), Daughters of Reykjavík (IS), DIVES (AT), Gato Preto (PT), ĠENN (MT/UK), Glauque (BE), GOLAN (RO), hania rani(PL), Hellwana (CZ), Hinds (ES), Iris Gold (DK), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FI), JoyCutt (IT), KiNK(BG), Koala Voicee (SI), Kuenta (NL), Marina Sattii (GR), Maz (LX), Mickey (SK/AT), Monsieur Doumanii (CY), Morgane Imbeaud (FR), NOËP (EE), SINEAD O’BRIEN (IR), shame (UK), sir Was (SE), Suzane (FR), Yseult (FR), ŽEN (HR)
Check out the timeline:
This program, conceived as a great journey between countries and songs, will be widely broadcast on social media, on Europavox’s Facebook pages (the media and festival pages), as well as the pages of the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Liaison Office in France.