The Dutch Impact showcase will once again return to c/o pop Festival in Cologne to highlight the best new and emerging acts from The Lowlands. Taking place on Friday 31st August 2018 at Stadtgarten Café the Dutch Impact Party will present performances from Dakota, Iguana Death Cult and The Homesick.

Having already built solid foundations in their home country these acts represent a variety of genres from alternative noise rock and acid-drenched psychedelics to dreamy indie pop, these acts are ones to keep on your radar in 2018.

The Homesick “there is a thrilling originality here and a keen sense of psych melody in their sound added to the sprightly energy of the band whose tight, economical and yet enthralling playing adds to the songs.” Louder Than War

Iguana Death Cult
“The foursome’s high-octane protopunk and acid-drenched psychedelics create havoc not unlike a ferocious horde of bees.” The Brighton Magazine

Dakota “Dutch girl band Dalota do cali dream pop so well” – Noisey

 The Dutch Impact Party will take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at Stadtgarten Café from 18:00hrs – 21:00hrs.

Showcase set times;
18:30 – Dakota
19:30 – The Homesick
20:30 – Iguana Death Cult

Other venues you can see the artists perform are;
30th August – The Homesick at Studio 672 – 21:55 – 22:40
31st August – Dakota – Subway at 21:10 – 21:50
1st September – Iguana Death Cult at Sunway – 21:10 – 21:50

More info on bands here: http://www.dutch-impact.nl/category/festivals/c-o-pop-festival
Listen to the bands here: https://open.spotify.com/user/dutchimpact2014/playlist/4cnBT520yEfqLBCpQstGa7

Brought to you by Dutch Music Export, powered by Eurosonic Noorderslag, Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur. With the kind support by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

About the artists

​With EP ‘Leda’ and debut single ‘Icon’, which received critical acclaim from the likes of Noisey and Nylon, Dakota made the dream of introducing the world to their music a reality. The Amsterdam based band seamlessly blend California feels with garage rock and pop – their dreamy and hazy sound lulls and soothes, makes you close your eyes and drift away, before taking a swing at you and whacking you on the head with raving guitar riffs and pounding rhythms. Dakota’s next release, 7” ‘Silver Tongue/Wanderlust’, landed favourable reviews from The Line of Best Fit and leading Dutch media, and got airplay on BBC Radio 1. ‘Silver Tongue’ is about dealing with that person in your life who tries to knock you down at every opportunity – it’s an ode to keeping your head high and your eye on the prize. That’s exactly what Lisa Brammer (vocals), Lana Kooper (bass), Jasmine van der Waals (guitar) and Annemarie van den Born (drums) plan to do in 2018, as they write and record their debut album, planned for release early next year.

Website: https://www.dakotamusic.nl/
Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yA5DJ1AVhpetTedhGJ6I0

Iguana Death Cult
Rotterdam’s rousing Iguana Death Cult has claimed its own dominion inside the Dutch port’s concrete jungle. By bringing the best of Thee Oh Sees’ wild garage psych, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s crazy psych rock and The Black Lips’ southern garage together, this young quartet has revitalised the garage scene. Adding some surf sound, Iguana Death Cult mapped

out their own route, one that has been full of wild parties, including their own festivals, and crowdsurfing kids. The foursome’s high-octane protopunk and acid-drenched psychedelics create havoc not unlike a ferocious horde of bees. They cemented their live reputation with debut album The First Stirrings Of Hideous Insect Life and now they are back, bigger, bolder and rougher than ever.

Website: http://iguanadeathcult.band/
Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3krOZK9c8q5QOdt9QSdEV8

The Homesick
Dokkum, the home of, and probably the inspiration for The Homesick, whose sound plays on pop music. Not the kind with slick beats and audacious vocal effects, but rather the kind that is closer to The Beatles, that was created as an escape from reality and provides an antidote to boredom. The three lads from the North of The Netherlands make some pulsating noise pop that gets firmly stuck in the mind and on the dancefloor. Make no mistake, the teens run one of the best live bands around.

Website: https://thehomesick.bandcamp.com/
Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6q5SrkgP73lW6VpQnReiaS/about

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity