By Epigram Music
Epigram Music gives a run down on their top five picks of artists to catch next weekend at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris.
Fabled country artist Orville Peck has been shrouded in mystery since his breakthrough earlier this year with debut album, Pony. Only ever pictured sporting his signature fringed mask and hat, this lone ranger croons over everything from Johnny Cash to Rodeos and Marlboro reds. If his music video for ‘Dead of Night’ is anything to go by, expect a one of a kind theatrical performance in true old western style from the indie scene’s hottest Cowboy - Yeehaw!
Riding off the wave of the success of her first studio album, Miss Universe, Nilüfer Yanya consistently demonstrates herself as a talented composer and performer. Her rich and soulful lyrical style pairs effortlessly with her dazzling guitar playing and the jazz like elements in her music. Weaving in and out of sax solos and punchy hip hop drum parts Yunya is certainly one to catch at Pitchfork Paris this year.
Natalie Mering AKA Weyes Blood is nothing short of spectacular. Her most recent album, Titanic Rising, has lit up 2019 with its luscious synths and cinematic scale. Her magical and unique brand of gothic- space age folk pop is sure to render audiences speechless. If elegant sonic soundscapes and mesmerising electronic glimpses are what you’re after – then look no further.
Belle and Sebastian
A twee Scottish indie folk institution. Belle and Sebastian are also firm Pitchfork favourites with their seminal album If You’re Feeling Sinister reaching legendary heights through the publication’s liner notes series. The band are one of indie music’s finest acts and have a rich history in painting vivid pictures of mundane everyday life with an unrivalled sense of honesty and beauty.
Mercury prize nominee Slowthai has made a noteworthy impression this year with the rise of his politically charged cataclysmic punk-rap musical style. Debut album, Nothing Great About Britain saw him collaborate with the likes of fellow Pitchfork Paris artists Skepta and Mura Masa. Slowthai’s performance is guaranteed to be nothing less than a powerful and fervent ode to his own distinctive sound he’s curating.
Check out our playlist below with a selection of our favourite tracks from artists playing Pitchfork Paris!