THE GLÜCKS – BE
Alek and Tina first met in a blues band, but it soon became clear that they were destined to do their own thing, together. They bonded over a love for all things dirty and fuzzy: The Cramps, The Stooges, The Reatards, The Sonics, etc. Add to that the urge to get away from the “shithole” where they grew up, and you’ve got the recipe for infernal rock’n’roll. However, one ingredient was still missing before the Glücks could release all their might. Initially Tina was on vocals and Alek on guitar, but at one of their first live shows, Tina ended up behind the drums. BOOM! The Glücks were born.
Like a Belgian coastal Bonnie & Clyde, The Glücks’s renegade spirit leads to demonic live shows that can steer you in unpredictable directions. Past shows have involved blood, demolition, and physical confrontations. Anything can happen.
BANDIT BANDIT – FR
Borrowing from both the charm and sensuality of iconic sixties duos, Bandit Bandit delivers an elegant, orgasmic and explosive sound: both in terms of their music and their image, the duo carry a retro energy strengthened by a stoner-like power and sharp riffs. From their noted appearances at Le Trianon and MaMa Festival, to their selection at the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges and the Chantier des Francofolies, these two lovers, lifted by an organic bass and beats, have a fever to exist just as strong in real life as they do on stage. A first eponymous EP marked the start of the project back in 2019: so far, Bandit Bandit have already seduced, and left a wild, brutal imprint on French rock. Since their second EP ‘Tachycardie’ which was released in June 2021, Bandit Bandit has just one dream: let rip on a live stage once again.
LICE – UK
Formed in Bristol in 2016, LICE first won acclaim with performances alongside The Fall, Fat White Family, Giant Swan, Shame, and more, debuting a wiry brand of art-punk in their 2017 single “Human Parasite”.
In 2018, IDLES, who took LICE on their “Brutalism” and “Unity” tours, released LICE’s “early-years” collection on their label Balley Records as the Double EP “It All Worked out Great, Vol. 1+2”. This led to support from radio tastemakers such as BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and critical praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Quietus and Loud and Quiet.
The band followed this with international touring and festival appearances, including a French tour (with Drahla), Le Guess Who, Hop Pop Hop, Swn Festival, Tramlines, DIY Hello 2019 (headline), and Brits Week (100 Club supporting IDLES).
In October 2020 the band released their debut album “WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear”. A concept album featuring a noise instrument hand-built by the band (Intonarumori).
BALADE SONORES – BE
Balades Sonores Brussels is an offshoot of the Parisian eponymous record shop that has been active since 2004 in the French capital.
Fast forward to October 2016, when a shop’s intern decided to move to Brussels and fortuitously discovered a cheap yet also quite dilapidated retail space right in front of the concert hall Le Botanique. With almost no budget and some stock from the Parisian store, they slowly but surely gathered loyal clientele.
Until in early 2020, when the building’s owner suddenly ended the lease. Along came the pandemic and the forced closure of all shops for a couple of months, which appeared to be a blessing in disguise. Indeed, Balades Sonores and its 15 000 records went looking for a new spot and quickly found a new home in the Marolles, where they set camp in May of the same year.
Nowadays the shop is run by Mathieu, Victor and Florian.
Ways Around is not only a music festival. We want the event to become a community around which anyone, music lovers, families, hipsters, etc. could gather. We want to create an atmosphere and highlight values we consider important.
RECORDS SHOP | Balades Sonores
17h00 – 20h00
Looking for a new gem to add to your record collection? Don’t worry, Balades Sonores is there to save the day. Since its opening back in 2016, the record dealer has become one of the best spots in Brussels for records lovers.
During the festival, the visitors of the Ways Around, crate diggers or not, will have the opportunity to go through the records especially selected by Balades Sonores. All you need is love and a brand new vinyl.
17h00 – 20h00
What would be a festival without any merchandising? During the Ways Around, you’ll have the opportunity to go back home with loads of musical memories in mind but also with nice souvenirs. For the first edition of the festival, we have aimed for the quality rather than the quantity. Our tote bags have been produced by a local provider. For our official t-shirt, we have collaborated with Finita, a Swiss society helping a Peruvian village to sell their cotton and handmade production in Europe with a fair price. By wearing the Ways Around t-shirt, you’ll feel the mightiness of the Andes on your shoulders.
Atelier 210 is a space dedicated to creation, diffusion and reflection, one that brings together multidisciplinary artistic projects across music, dance, theatre, performance, gatherings, debates and more. The diverse range of formats on offer underpins the character of the space, which aims to offer a unique live experience to spectators.
Open to all, and without seeking uniformity, it builds links with daring, sometimes fragile, artistic projects, which require the goodwill and solid support of a team, the curiosity of the audience, and the warm, inclusive atmosphere of the space itself.
It is a place sensitive to the echoes of the world, attentive to emerging narratives, and to shifting representations. It is a space of connection that promotes collaborations between cultural, educational and community organisations and highlights times and spaces of gatherings and festivities.
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The Ways Around Festival will follow the rules applied by the venues hosting the festival and the federal and local COVID measures.