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Cult Of Luna at the Z7 Konzertfabrik - 1 December 2019

Swedish post-metal group Cult of Luna brought a bombastic and hypnotic fusion of post-rock, doom metal, and electronic atmospheres to the Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, where they were supported by post-rock trio A.A. Williams (UK) and the punk-ish post-hardcore Brutus (Belgium).

A.A. Williams

Cigarettes After Sex in Zurich - 17 November 2019

Monochromatic but far from monotone, Greg Gonzalez and his Brooklyn-based dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex entranced their devoted audience at the delightfully intimate Plaza in Zürich.

Rival Sons at the Z7 Konzertfabrik - 14 November 2019

There are rock stars, and then there are Rock Stars - capital R, capital S. Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan is a Rock Star. Blessed with powerful vocals and oodles of charisma, he brings to mind the strutting frontmen of yore.

Opeth in Zurich - 10 November 2019

"Right, chaps, are we ready?" is not a phrase you would necessarily expect to hear at a progressive metal concert. But that's exactly what amiable Opeth singer Mikael Åkerfeldt asked his fellow musicians midway through the band's show at the Volkshaus in Zurich, before launching into another of their complex, multi-layered songs.

The Specials in Zurich - 6 November 2019

It was all pork pie hats, checkerboard shirts and skinny ties at the X-TRA in Zurich on November 6th, 2019 – ska legends The Specials were in town.

Snow Patrol and Tom Walker at the Baloise Session - 30 October 2019

What do you get when two masters of between-song banter share the Baloise Session stage? A highly entertaining evening and music to die for. Both Tom Walker and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody have a knack for telling stories, taking the mick, and just generally spreading cheer.

Michael Kiwanuka and Brittany Howard at the Baloise Session - 29 October 2019

Two vocal powerhouses dominated the Baloise Session stage on October 29th, 2019, one each from either side of the pond: Brittany Howard from Athens, Alabama, and Michael Kiwanuka from Muswell Hill, London.

Brittany Howard

Brad Paisley at the Baloise Session - 15 October 2019

Cowboy hats and cowboy boots - that's the first thing you noticed walking into the Baloise Session on October 15th, 2019. Switzerland's country music fans had gathered to see one of the genre's biggest stars, Brad Paisley.

Herbert Groenemeyer at the Baloise Session - 12 October 2019

You know someone's a star when they step onto a stage and command a whole room in two minutes flat. Not only that, but they have such a distinctive voice that you'd recognise it anywhere within seconds. One such star is German singer-songwriter Herbert Grönemeyer, who opened this year's Baloise Session.