These guys from Utrecht make indie rock that is somehow local and universal at the same time. Frontman Paul Scheenstra's lyrics are in Dutch, yet the catchy, poppy tunes can be enjoyed by everyone, especially fans of bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra or DIIV.
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If his West Flemish accent is any indication, Wannes Cappelle knows his roots. The Belgian singer-songwriter is a modern master of straightforward, story-driven songcraft in the tradition of Leonard Cohen.