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PHOTOS: Roskilde Festival 2015

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Bob Hund

Photo by Morten Krogh
Photo by Morten Krogh

Communions

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Ratking

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Noel Gallagher

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

The War On Drugs

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Father John Misty

Father John Misty (Photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

St Vincent

St. Vincent (Photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

Foxygen

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Perfume Genius

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Lust For Youth

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Pallbearer

Pallbearer (photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

Hot Chip

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Ought

Ought (photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

Fat White Family

Fat White Family (photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

Pharmakon

Photo by Morten Krogh
Photo by Morten Krogh

The Tallest Man On Earth

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Run The Jewels

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Kendrick Lamar

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Goat

Goat (photo Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh

Nils Frahm

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Deafheaven

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Paul McCartney

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Jamie xx

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Africa Express

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

PHOTOS: Roskilde Festival 2015 – Day 1

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Bob Hund - Roskilde Festival 2015

Photos by Morten Aagaard Krogh (mortenkrogh.com) and Tom Spray (tom-spray.com)

Bob Hund

Bob Hund - Roskilde Festival 2015
Photo by Morten Krogh
Roskilde Festival 2015 nikon-10
Photo by Morten Krogh

Communions

Roskilde Festival 2015 Communions
Photo by Morten Krogh
Communions (Photo by  Tom Spray)
Photo by Tom Spray
Communions (Photo by  Tom Spray)
Photo by Tom Spray

Off!

Off! Roskilde Festival 2015 (photo by Morten Aagaard Krogh)
Photo by Morten Krogh
Roskilde Festival 2015 nikon
Photo by Morten Krogh
Roskilde Festival 2015 nikon-5
Photo by Morten Krogh

Ratking

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Noel Gallagher

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Pharrell Williams

Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

The War On Drugs

Roskilde Festival 2015 nikon-18
Photo by Morten Krogh
Roskilde Festival 2015 War On Drugs (2)
Photo by Morten Krogh
Roskilde Festival 2015 nikon-23
Photo by Morten Krogh
Photo by Tom Spray
Photo by Tom Spray

Roskilde 2015: Our Most Anticipated Acts

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Roskilde 2015 is gearing up, and as half of the population of Copenhagen migrates towards the festival grounds, it’s time for us to share the acts we are most enthusiastically anticipating.

Wednesday

18:00 – Communions (Pavilion)

19:00 – Bob Hund (Avalon)

19:15 – Ratking (Apollo)

23:00 – The War On Drugs (Arena)

Thursday

17:00 – Father John Misty (Avalon)

18:00 – St Vincent (Arena)

20:00 – Perfume Genius (Pavilion)

23:00 – Pharmakon (Gloria)

00:00 – Ought (Pavilion)

02:00 – Fat White Family (Pavilion)

Friday

16:00 – The Tallest Man On Earth (Arena)

18:00 – Kate Tempest (Apollo)

19:30 – Kendrick Lamar (Orange)

20:00 – Einstürzende Neubauten (Avalon)

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21:00 – Run The Jewels (Arena)

22:30 – Disclosure (Orange)

Saturday

15:00 – Girl Band (Pavilion)

17:00 – Joanna Gruesome (Pavilion)

20:30 – Chelsea Wolfe (Gloria)
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22:30 – Deafheaven (Pavilion)

23.00 – Africa Express (Arena)

00:00 – Myrkur (Pavilion)

LIVE REVIEW: Ratking, Ideal Bar, 17.05.2014

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Photos by Tom Spray

If Ideal Bar is feeling a little too chill and empty for a gig on a Saturday evening, Ratking make it their business to get the room working for them. The New York hip hop-trio—MCs Wiki and Hak, and producer Sporting Life (which, until proven wrong, I insist is a Gershwin reference)—are touring Europe, promoting their debut album, So It Goes. On record they sound punchy and fresh, full of strange samples and clever wordplay, and feature guest-spots from the likes of King Krule.

This being an often tricky genre to pull off live, and with contemporaneous gigs going on in both Vega’s larger venues, it’s impressive to see Wiki and Hak scrap together a good crowd out of the initially scattered audience. Right from the beginning you can observe their dynamics, the way Hak will gentle coerce people at the back to stand up, while Wiki positively vibrates at the other side of the stage, tensed for the hook to hit. Ratking work by feeding off each other’s differences: Wiki’s exuberance and aggression, Hak’s laid-back reserve, Sporting Life’s obvious intensity and focus. The scruffiness of the sound ends up making them more endearing, three punky kids elated to be playing around the world.

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Tracks like “Snow Beach” are great to pick apart, layers upon layers of tropicalia, shoegaze wash and cheap drum samples. It almost sounds like an Animal Collective remix, until a saxophone appears from nowhere. And the lyrics are grounded, explorations of New York, utterly devoid of obnoxious posturing. The sound is that of a thoroughly internet-immersed generation (the names Wiki and Hak should make that clear enough), for whom genres are nothing more than tags on last.fm, rather than the rigid, tribal boundaries they once were.

It’s a short set, the length you might expect from a hardcore act, but Ratking release us back into the streets of Copenhagen vibrating at a slightly higher pitch, somehow a little less cynical.

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Ratking | Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, 17.05.2014

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Photos by Tom Spray (www.tom-spray.com)

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Ratking (Photo by Tom Spray)

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012, Paris, France

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Photos by Tom Spray (www.tom-spray.com)

How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

DIIV

DIIV, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Japandroids

Japandroids, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

John Talabot

John Talabot, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Sebastian Tellier

Sebastian Tellier, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

M83

M83, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Ratking

Ratking, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

The Tallest Man On Earth, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

Robyn

Robyn, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Fuck Buttons

Fuck Buttons, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Animal Collective

Animal Collective, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Animal Collective, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Isaac Delusion

Isaac Delusion, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Cloud Nothings

Cloud Nothings, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Cloud Nothings, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Purity Ring

Purity Ring, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Death Grips

Death Grips, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Death Grips, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

Grizzly Bear, Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Photo by Tom Spray)

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