MENT Festival presents fresh Slovenian music forces on the road from Ljubljana to Skopje and back. They stop in Pécs too, and deliver three great performances on Nov 23 (8pm) at Nappali.
Koala Voice are four kids from the most industrial Slovenian region. With their fresh mixture of indie and 70s rock & pop, they’ve won the hearts and votes in the Slovenian high-school bands competition league in 2014. Though they’ve just finished school, things are moving fast for the young Koalas, with licensing deals, loads of concerts, and festival shows such as EXIT, Eurosonic, Tallinn Music Week, Wild Mint in Russia, Reeperbahn, Waves Vienna, Waves Bratislava and more around Europe. They’re currently working on their second album and they’ll without doubt present some of it on the stage, where they’re at their best.
Čao Portorož do not like long introductions. Their songs reflect that. Hard-hitting and concise vignettes, where punk and indie guitar rock intertwine with pop forms. They can be considered as a tribute to nineties alternative rock on one hand and the new wave of Yugoslavian rock on the other. They speak a “global” language, sometimes singing in Serbian, other times in Slovene or French. In any case, their performance is a comprehensible surge of inviting melodies and distorted riffs. Čao Portorož practice on Fridays. They tear the stage up any day.
Blaž is a producer without classical computer limits. At first known as a talented young hip-hop producer – under the moniker Dpek, he later “returned” under his birth name. This time he offered an eclectic view on electronic music, producing wild stories bouncing from hip-hop to ambiental from exciting melodies to experimental glitches. His second album “Don’t Listen To This” released in March shows his musical variety which always transforms into a wild live action.