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#65bangsofstatic – Dunk!Festival

We’ve passed the final date, so now the 65 republic supercomputer is calculating all of the scores to decide the ultimate 65bangsofstatic top 65. In the meantime, why not read some more about which songs 65kids picked for their top 10?

Today’s 65kid is Pieter, who’s the resident 65 expert for Belgium’s Dunk!Festival. This is a festival you might have heard of, and if you haven’t, you should really check it out! Dunk! takes place in the month of May every year, and is one of Europe’s, if not the world’s, best festivals for everything post. 65 have headlined the festival on a couple of occasions, but the line-up is stellar each and every year. I mean, this was going to be this year’s line-up, before everything got cancelled (also, how gorgeous is that artwork by Error Design?!):

The festival is quite famous for the quality of its sound for the different stages, the magical surprise gigs that take place in the woods, and the immaculate lightshow that accompanies all shows on the main stage. But Dunk! is far more than just an incredible festival. It’s also a record label, dunk!records, specialized in really beautiful vinyl, from epic bands like We Lost the Sea, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Russian Circles, Gifts from Enola, and so many more. On top of that, they’ve just created dunk!radio, an online radio station dedicated to everything post. If you can, please go support these amazing people. They’ve done so much for so many incredible bands, and they deserve all of your love.

Pieter didn’t add any information on his choices, but he did leave us a message:

When I look back at myself, through the memory of the music, I find myself filled with gratitude that it was brought to me at the moment that I was ready to accept it. For me, 65dos was the starting point of a journey ,into an experience of sound that was utterly unknown to me. A pilgrimage into the hidden, about what will unravel and the unexpected. That’s what my all time favourite, “don’t kill me” brings to mind. In short: “Awesome band, fantastic music, comes with a mishmash of noise!

And now, on to Pieter’s list! (Note: we received this list too long after the deadline, so its scores won’t be added to the final scores)

10. Another Code Against the Gone

9. Retreat! Retreat!

8. Await Rescue

7. Radio Protector

6. Wrong Side of the Tracks

5. Drove Through Ghosts to Get Here

4. The Big Afraid

3. The Last Home Recording

2. Feels Like Ecstacy

1. Don’t Kill Me

The #65bangsofstatic countdown begins this Thursday, May 14th! See you there!


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