Raketkanon, a noise-rock band from Ghent, Belgium, will be playing Pohoda 2019 as well. Iggy Pop praised them on BBC 6 and also added their song “Nico Vand Der Eeken” to the playlist he put together for radio’s show. According to portal Louder, they are Belgium’s weirdest band and they mean it in a good way. The band released their third album titled RKTKN #3 last Friday. According to The Line of Best Fit, it “is above all else a playful record”. Raketkanon say, “they don’t sing in Flemish. They speak their own odd language; one of throttled squeals and shouts, meat-grinder waves of rolling riffs, synth-layered soundscapes, dystopic electronica-laced beats, and hypnotic grooves”. After playing festivals such as Dour or Pukkelpop, Raketkanon are coming to make fans of heavier genres happy at Pohoda 2019, too.
Raketkanon have three albums under their belts: #1, #2 and the latest one, which was released last Friday, is titled #3. The second album was praised by The Quietus, Humo Magazine or even by Iggy Pop on BBC 6. Album #3 scored 70 out of 100 points in The Line of Best Fit review and 85 out of 100 points on Belgian portal Metalfan. The band is known for using first names as song titles. You can find the first name of our International PR Manager, Suzanne, on the band’s second album. The song has nothing to do with her apart from the fact that she also comes from the Flemish Region. She was not aware of us booking Raketkanon but as a fan of this fantastic live band, she got pleasantly surprised. “Suzanne”, “Ricky”, “Florent”, “Herman” and other loads from these impossible-to-pigeon-hole Belgian musical fanatics will resonate across Trenčín airfield in three months already.