Sunny indie rock with melancholy undertones from Canada
Kiwi Jr. a four-piece band from Toronto, is known for their catchy, upbeat melodies with melancholic undertones. On their third album, ‘Chopper’ (2022), they push their boundaries and show that we are far from having heard everything from this group. With the addition of synths, Kiwi Jr.‘s songs take on a slightly nostalgic, but mostly funky sound on top of the familiar indie rock content we know them for.
You may have seen them before in Paradiso or Merleyn, or the guitarist may look familiar to you; after all, Brian Murphy is also the bassist of noise and dreampop band Alvvays. Now the indie rock band is coming to Utrecht for the first time to put on a impressive show.
Support: Max Hell
Out of nowhere, Amsterdam-based Max Hell appeared on stage with a band at the end of 2021 as support act for artists like Sophie Straat and Personal Trainer. The indie musician, whose name is not a pseudonym, takes his inspiration from great musical inspirations such as David Bowie, Velvet Underground and Nirvana. Together with band members Nathan Schipper, Joy Burgers and Mirjam Alexander, Max Hell guarantees infectious energetic performances where ‘pop with punk powder’ is alternated with ‘screaming from the gut’.
Support: Personal Trainer DJ-set
Willem Smit is known as the front man of the indie rock band Personal Trainer, but for this evening he exchanges his guitar and microphone for a spot behind the decks. Especially for the Kiwi-Jr. concert he warms up EKKO with a DJ set and also in between the show and afterwards he will be seen behind the DJ booth.