The Dutch 'Brace for' Impact Party
The annual Dutch Impact party is always a highlight of the ILMC schedule, with complimentary booze and fingerfood, and showcases from three of the hottest new musical exports from the low country. Click here for the line-up.
Join unidentified flying Dutchmen and hundreds of other guests for a super-massive edition as the party upgrades to a new venue in 2018. Just minutes from the Royal Garden Hotel, the Grade II-listed Greyhound pub features more ‘space’ and a wide selection of cosmic cask ales.
The Greyhound, 1 Kensington Square, Kensington, London, W8 5EP
18:00 - 21:30 | Wednesday 7 March 2018
Brought to you by: Dutch Music Export | Powered by Eurosonic Noorderslag, Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur | With the kind support of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
"A shapeshifting Dutch psych rock quartet with a razor-sharp punk aesthetic, Amsterdam-based Indian Askin was formed in 2012 around the talents of Chino Ayala (lead guitar, vocals), Ferry Kunst (drums), Jasja Offermans (bass, vocals), and Bart van der Elst (keys). The self-described "now-punk" quartet, who cite the '60s, '70s, and '90s (they were all born during the '80s) as their most influential decades, started generating regional buzz in 2015 with the release of their infectious first single "Answer."
James Christopher Monger, Spotify
CANSHAKER PI | 19:30-20:00
"Indeed, a Canshaker Pi show can be described as one big kamikaze run. The Amsterdam-based quartet's inflammable brand of indie rock is a gleeful but high-stakes affair. The first thing you notice about Canshaker Pi is how they relish in puerile dicking about, albeit never for the sake of just 'dicking about'. Beneath their fidgety, high-strung stage antics simmers a piercing intensity, one that perhaps comes with a creeping awareness that the days of being young, wild and free will eventually pass. With their eponymous debut LP, Canshaker Pi frantically capitalize on their youthful zest with relentless now-or-never stride." Musicglue
IGUANA DEATH CULT | 20:30-21:00
Rotterdam’s rousing Iguana Death Cult has claimed its own dominion inside the Dutch port’s concrete jungle. The foursome’s high-octane protopunk and acid-drenched psychedelics create havoc not unlike a ferocious horde of bees. Iguana Death Cult is likewise hyperproductive, not to mention stronger as a whole than the sum of parts. And once you poke their nest , the band’s sheer propulsive force engulfs you.‘Territorial’ might be the best way to describe Iguana Death Cult. Naturally, debut album The First Stirrings Of Hideous Insect Life is a perfect match for their well-documented dynamo-like thrusts and melodic squalls, which come as natural to them as a (jelly)fish in the water.