The little detectives among you can see that there are more bands scheduled for the festival than we announced so far. So here is the next round of artists:
Stars In Coma, The Holiday Crowd, Sleeping Policemen, and Be Forest.
Each of them will be featured on our blog over the next days - today we want to give you more info on one of our favourite Scandinavian bands, our swedish guests Stars in Coma.
The band played at the Indie Pop Days festival in 2010 already. The venue was a small place called Multilayerladen, a cafe/bar/gallery we spent our opening night of the first Indie Pop Days Festival. The stage basically consisted of a tall wooden bench. André Brorsson, the brainchild behind Stars in Coma recalls it like this: "I remember observing everyone's shoes because the bench we were standing on were so tall. The whole place was really small but the height of the stage was equal to an arena!" "It was our second show in Berlin, and the audience were really great and supportive," he adds.
Stars in Coma put out its first release in 2005, the "Gizmo goes to War", a lo-fi-sounding tribute to André Brorsson's black cat. Brorsson, who writes and records all music, has been making albums for friends since he was in high school, hidden away in his bedroom playing all the instruments himself. He draws inspiration from folk, rock, dance music and pop. Since he started making albums, the music has moved through periods of guitar dominated rock, disco and swooning romanticism, all of which come together in a perfect creative storm on the latest Stars in Coma release Midnight Puzzle, which has received a lot of praises in various media outlets this spring. Live, Brorsson fleshes out the songs with the help of his girlfriend Nicole Eklund on flute and keys, bass player Mattias Lidehäll and drummer Håkan Carlsson. The band has been actively touring in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, Italy and France. The band now returns to Indie Pop Days for the second time, and will make sure to cheer up the Berlin audience with their colorful outfits, uptempo hyper beats and unpredictable pop melodies.