Sunday, June 13
Whether they perform jangly indie rock or exult in spry pop melodicism, the song always reigns with Amsterdam trio WIES. Jeanne Rouwendaal’s wry Dutch-spoken lyrics are brimmed with truths that are both universal and banal. Single ‘Soms Is Het Te Laat’ reflects back the capricious years of high school and how transient life can sometimes become, while ‘Radiostilte’ meditates on how a lack of communication can often cause a lot of noise between the ears. That’s WIES in a nutshell: knotting together the biggest contradictions and dilemmas into sweeping tunes that never wear out their welcome.