With a live stream on Facebook made Studio Brussels the winners of The New Generation 2018 known. The honour went this year to the indiefolk of Portland, the garage rock of Sons and the discopop of Chackie Jam.
The New school, the music competition that Studio Brussels since 2013,, may three new names bijgraveren on the hall of fame. After a week in which StuBru listeners their votes were cast on a shortlist of nine finalists, pulling Portland, Chackie Jam and Sons to the longest end.
Studio Brussel threw this year about another bow for the contest. The traditional finaleliveshow in the Ancienne Belgique was replaced by a prize giving ceremony on Facebook Live. Had the transmitter, the nine finalists (in addition to the final winners also Yves Paquet, Yusuf, Jay MNG, Masai JR, Danny Blue and the old socks and Hipster Youth) to the DAFT recording studios in Malmédy summoned. They had to collectively nail biting during a gimmick that in the livestream heard: only if enough people have a bulb-emoji reacted had on the livestream, fell a few finalists. Up there at the end only three remained.
This seems Portland is the most notable customer. Their ‘Pouring rain’, a dreamy folk song that Fleet Foxes do think, was by far the best song of the pack. Only: that we wrote two years geledenook, when the people from louvain take in the finals of Humo’s Rock Rally were. And how ‘new’ can be a batch even if that song already 646.000 plays collected on Spotify?
Than looks Were fresher: the inhabitants of antwerp are still at play, but two years together, and seem eager to prove that greasy garage rock still has a future with ‘Ricochet’. Their fellow citizens of Chackie Jam have it more on your hips than on your neck muscles getting. Their ‘Hachi’ is danceable discopop with a chorus where radio stations go drooling: ‘never stop the dance/ we can’t stop dancing’.
In contrast to previous years, the winners are not rewarded with a place in the line-up of Pukkelpop. That top prize is replaced by the recording time in the Daft Studios. Further rest of the bands especially a sneaky hope: as much airplay as the profit last year resulted in Tamino.