Eurosonic Noorderslag 2022 conference and showcases will once more take place online. 6 Austrian acts were chosen as one of the most relevant upcoming acts to showcase for the Europe's live industry gathering. Their representation is looking forward to networking with you, and all acts are open for interview requests. Indie-hip hop group Sharktank might already be familiar to you after their successful showcasing at Reeperbahn Festival 2021, as well as the Anchor-nominated alt popper Florence Arman. The psychedelic cosmofunk that Taskeshi's Cashew represents is hard to forget once you've heard it. Sofie's name has spread after her collaboration beat Abeja with +15M Spotify streams to date. Friedberg from the FIFA soundtrack brings rock to the roster, and Aramboa takes care of showcasing Austria's electronica scene.

Reach out to International Relations Coordinator Ida and we'll set up networking and interview calls for you.

Virtual world reception with the Austrians
Wed 19th, from 16:00 CET

Experience a different way of networking at the Eurosonic Lounge in Gathertown by Austrian Music Export and Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques! Create a character, discover new artists in the digital concert hall and meet old colleagues as well as new business partners walking around the map or in private meeting rooms. You will also be able to meet representatives from Waves Festival, THE showcase festival for new Austrian and international music and leading public alternative radio FM4.

What: Networking among Austrians and other ESNS 2022 delegates on a fun interactive platform.
When: Wednesday Jan 19, networking rush hour starts at 16:00 CET, interactive content available till the end of the day
Where: (link to be shared later)
Technical skill requirements: Turn on your mic and video camera

Acts A-Z

Browse the Austrian roster below while listening to dedicated Spotify playlist

Aramboa (AT)   Electronica, funk  

ARAMBOA aka Moritz René Scharf is a Vienna-based musician, composer and producer. With a jazz background he is known for his electronica/funk experimental tracks and collaborations with Moonchild Sanelly (Beyoncé, Damon Albarn Gorillaz, DIPLO, Die Antwoord), Anna Buchegger (Starmania) and Elena Shirin. New album out in spring 2022.

Virtual showtime
21:20-21:30, Thursday 20 @ ESNS 03

Looking for
Live opportunities, sync, artist collaborations, songwriting sessions (EU)

Florence Arman (AT/UK)   Alt pop 

Florence Arman is an established singer-songwriter, who has worked with artists like Rhys Lewis, The Kooks, Barns Courtney, G-Flip, Bakermat, filous and Harry Hudson. She got noticed as one of the most promising newcomers thanks to her intimate, yet witty and light-hearted debut EP ‘Out of the Blue'. A collection of songs with honest lyrics and strong melodies that she wrote as a sort of self-therapy over the last few years.
Virtual showtime
21:10-21:20, Friday 21 @ ESNS 02

Looking for
Live opportunities (UK, NL, DE)

Friedberg (AT/UK)   Alt rock, pop 

With her escapist blend of frenetic post punk, alt-rock and alluring pop-infused songwriting, Friedberg’s sound is primed for a night out. Born out of a vision to create a totally new sound and a pulsating one-of-a-kind live show, Friedberg has over 10 million streams, global radio success, press support across Europe, syncs including FIFA, Netflix, BBC and much more! At Eurosonic, they will be premiering new music at their 2022 show. Debut album out in late 2022.

Virtual showtime
22:10-22:25, Thursday 20 @ ESNS 02

Looking for
Label, live opportunities (EU, WW), sync & brand opportunities, support slots

Sharktank (AT)   Indie, hip hop 

Hip hop meets pop, indie joins rap: Katrin, Mile & Marco have found their characteristic sound between playful feel-good beats that meet conscious rap lines and melodic vocals. Their debut single Washed Up already hit a nerve and was streamed over 2 million times on Spotify by now. It must be talent, perfect chemistry or both that allowed Sharktank to finish and release their debut album Get It Done successfully in only one year in summer 2021.

Virtual showtime
22:00-22:10, Wednesday 19 @ ESNS 03

Looking for
International booker, live opportunities, international label partners

Sofie (AT)   Alt pop

Sofie is a musician and artist based in Vienna, an original member & creative director of Boiler Room and an NTS Radio resident DJ. She curated Sofie's SOS Tape for Stones Throw in 2017, a compilation of new artists and talents for the label. Her debut as a songwriter, performer and producer was Cult Survivor, released on Stones Throw in 2020. She's currently wrapping up her second album, expected for 2022.

Virtual showtime
20:25-20:35, Wednesday 19 @ ESNS 02

Looking for
Live opportunities

Takeshi's Cashew (AT)   Psychedelic cosmofunk

Go to your record shelf and pick out that quirky (and unforgettable!) folklore vinyl you once found on a flea market. And now imagine that sound being complemented by vintage synths, flutes, twangy surf guitars, a hell lot of space echo... and electronic downtempo beats! Takeshi's Cashew (Laut&Luise, Berlin) are a newly formed psych-funk group that explore the boundaries of club culture, world music & 70's psychedelia. New album out late 2022.

Virtual showtime
23:00-23:10, Wednesday 19 @ ESNS 01

Looking for
Live opportunities (EU)

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