The Hickey Underworld
The Hickey Underworld is back! The Antwerp-based band had been inactive since 2016, but will start making music and touring again. With 'Future Words', the band, who also won Humo's Rock Rally in 2006, bridged the gap between rock and metal with a damn snappy result. On stage, The Hickey Underworld is like a bomb: loud and catchy riffs, loud noise and icy screams. Wondering what that sounds like anno 2023?
Support: Johan Sebastiaan Stuer
Johan Sebastiaan Stuer is de huisdichter van Humo en van De Ideale Wereld op Canvas. Hij brengt literaire karamellenverzen over de toestand in het algemeen en de gebeurtenissen in het bijzonder.
Brorlab is Sam, Raf and Casper, three friends who got to know each other in the thriving garage scene in Antwerp 2016.Brorlab gigs are short, powerful, warm-hearted. Armed with a voice, guitar, bass and a smartphone, they delight the audience. Psychedelic gabber punk and smartass hits!
In 2020 they released their first record on the Antwerp label Ultra Eczema. A week later, the record was already sold out. The second album Workin' out in Heaven will be released in 2023 on London based label La Vida Es Un Mus.
DJ-set: Kim Peers
Kim Peers has a background in the high end fashion world. She’s born and raised in fashion capital, Antwerp, where she started working in the 90’s with Inge Grognard and Ronald Stoops. She soon traveled the world for several high fashion magazines, runways and campaigns, such as Vogue, Prada, YSL and many more. To this day she’s still having fun with modeling in fashion. She also has a background in music. Under her own name her EP Tell Me More was released on DJ Hell ’s International Gigolos Records in 2004, with remixes by Mt Sims and David Carretta. The remix of David Carretta appeared on a compilation from Dave Clarke in 2005. In 2012 she started a no wave-punk band called Crimpers they released a 7” in 2012 on Dennis Tyfus’ Ultra Eczema records. In 2022 a remix by Dana Montana named Speedkiller was released on He, She, They Records. The original track named Sunseeker by Kim Peers and Mathieu Vandekerckhove's (guitarist in Amenra) cold wave band, Skemer, is to be found on their first album at Avant! records. Throughout the years she also enjoyed dj’ing. Meeting the Drag Me To Hell family felt like coming home and somewhere around 2018 Mati Drome, the founder of DMTH, invited her to become a resident dj at the Drag Me To Hell raves. In 2023 Graftak, fellow resident at DMTH, and Kim started their own event, Club Solitaire, fueled with dark disco, post-punk, italo, ebm and sorts. Kim Peers' DJ style varies between electro, dark wave, ebm, dark disco, techno, occasionally hard techno and anything that works for a dark party. Depending on the line-up and the style of the event she loves to adapt bpm and style.