– Three favorites for ya Festival

Three brilliant rock bands confirmed today

Photo: Pooneh Ghana

Today, we’re releasing three more bands that you should be waiting for in Tøyenparken, namely Irish Fontaines DC, American Parquet Courts and English Porridge Radio.

Dublin’s DC Fontaines took Europe by storm when they released Dogrel in 2019, and it became one of the most critically acclaimed debut albums of the year. Both BBC 6 and Rough Trade consider it the best album of 2019. At the same time, they sold out the bigger clubs and established themselves as festival favourites. The band followed up the following year with A Hero’s Death, which was also very well received. Both releases have reached the top ten on the sales charts in Ireland and the UK. In April comes the third album, which will be named Skinty Fia. Taste Jackie Down the Line is out now. There were plenty of people looking forward to another dose of modern Irish post-punk.

DC’s Fontaines made an impression on the island in 2019, and we welcome them back in 2022. If you can’t wait until August, you can catch the band at the Vulkan Arena on April 1.

We love DC Fontaines! Read our review of A Hero’s Death: Dark and Good as Guinness.


Parquet Courts creates fresh, restless rock with a big drive to explore, something they show in style on their latest album Sympathy for Life. They blend elements from punk, indie rock, club music and funk in their own way. The album was made in collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald, who has also worked with David Byrne, Hot Chip, The xx, Savages and Vampire Weekend. In addition, John Parish, who is widely known from his collaboration with PJ Harvey, also took part. thinks this is the fourth best album released last year.

Read our review here

Debut came with the release of the American Specialties cassette in 2011. In 2013, they played yes at Middelalderparken. We’re excited to have a vital and productive band back on the posters.

Paste Magazine kalte Sympathy for Life: – …a thought-provoking, non-coercive, anti-fascist rock and roll mirage written over sour travels and exercise routines, all slapped over addictive instrumentals.

Porridge RADIO (United Kingdom)

Radio Porridge from Brighton has had a number of releases on small labels since it started in 2015. In 2020, the album Every Bad comes with a quality consciousness Secretly Canadian. Reviewers described the band as a vitamin shot in indie rock. The album has been named one of the strongest releases of the year by Stereogum, Louder Than War, PopMatters, and Rough Trade. Since then, there have been some great singles and there will be more new music in 2022.

According to our reviewers, Radio Porridge made the third best song of 2020!

The band is led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Dana Margolin. In a few years, they have gone from a simple ordeal to wearing most of the eyes of the music world. We believe the success will continue, and Radio Porridge will have more Norwegian fans in Tøyenparken.

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