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Rock um Knuedler Special
The tradition required us to invite again as many of the local bands as time allowed. The Rock um Knuedler may not always have the most interesting headliners for those
who are not yet completely bald or grey (although we're steadily heading there), but Luxembourg's aspiring rock stars taught us again better this year!
Glitter And Trauma were the definite youngsters of the day, but that didn't prevent them to conquer the Knuedler all by themselves a little later in the
afternoon. Right on time at 2pm, the European foursome came to tell us about their band, give us a peek preview into their recordings, leaving us hungry for more. Who
would have thought that a band with an average age of not even 18 years could already be so wild?
After introducing British sounding indie rock music to Luxembourg, this band of quasi-veterans continued to climb the charts and even get their music played in an
advertisement. Metro probably didn't anticipate to become so popular with their single "She Went Under", and not only we hope that they
will soon release a new CD with new material. Impossible right now to think of a Luxembourgish concert scene without these guys!
Winged Skull signed bands Versus You and Babyoil decided to be interviewed at the same time. Versus You's unprecedented success
was as surprising as deserved. For a band having their roots in the rowdier punk movement, they found a new indentity in muscular power pop that even allowed them
to open a show for Avril Lavigne. Babyoil is another of those bands that is just as impossible to destroy as weeds. After a more psychedelic appearance in the Nineties,
the new millennium saw them in a new incarnation, delivering some of the hardest alternative rock around.
When Miaow Miaow started two years ago, they were considered to be just another band formed by members of other Schalltot bands. A first CD and a prestigious ELIE award
for best alternative song last year changed that perception dramatically, and nowadays they have enough hits to keep their audience mesmerised for an entire show. Let's hope that
they will treat us with a new recording after the summer holidays.