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Culture Collide Festival review pt. 2 *Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Clap Yours Hands, Hypernova, Datarock

October 13th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Reviews |

We attended Day 3 and Day 4 of Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival. Below is my Day 4 review featuring The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hypernova and Datarock.

We got there at about 5:45 and immediately walked around and just took in all the stuff going on, which including trying out the video game, Everybody Dance, on PS3, tons of artwork and three different stages, two outside which were for the larger acts and one on the inside for more of the alternative smaller acts.

The first artist we took in was Danish pop band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. They have this retro pop sound with real interesting vocals from lead singer Mette Lindberg. I really enjoyed their energy, the variety of instruments used and how they have this retro pop sound yet it sounds new and fresh. Here’s my two favorites, “Major” and “Around The Bend”.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Major

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour — Around the Bend

Next came Clap Your Hands Say Yeah which is probably the coolest and nerdiest name for a band. They have great energy and as most of the members are multi-instrumentalist’s, its real cool watching several of them continuously switching instruments from keyboard to guitar to banging on a drum and so forth. At a couple points they did get the audience to clap their hands at which point I had to say “yeah” while I was clapping along. Here’s my two favorites, “Maniac” and “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth”.
Maniac by CYHSYband

The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth by CYHSYband

Next we stopped briefly inside for New York-based Iranian rockers Hypernova. I only heard a couple songs but was real intrigued as they had this catchy rock tune and although it was crowded and not the most enjoyable atmosphere to be at for more than five minutes, I enjoyed the five minutes I got to listen to them. Here’s the song I liked the most from Hypernova, “Fairy Tales”.

Hypernova – Fairy Tales

The last act I saw on the final day of Culture Collide Festival was Datarock who were in my top 2 for the day with The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Norway’s Datarock have an indie electro-pop sound that just makes you want to dance, which is what they got most of the crowd doing, either dancing or cheering for more. Their sound is infectious and Datarock has a good persona with all the members of the band wearing flashing red blazers/jumpsuits. I liked almost every song I heard from them but my three favorites were “Catcher In The Rye”, “California” and “Fa-Fa-Fa”.
DATAROCK – Catcher In The Rye (Extended Version)

DATAROCK – California

Datarock – Fa-Fa-Fa

Did you enjoy this review? Then check out yesterday’s review of Day 3 of Culture Collide Festival.

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