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LOUPE

  • Komedia Studio, Brighton

Amsterdam indie rock formation Loupe has the unique gift of sounding both impulsive and hypnotic: a fluid sound in which styles such as synth pop, alternative folk and indie rock are expressed through their unique chemistry. The smooth, aerodynamic grooves of Annemarie, the melodic bass lines of Lana and the dynamic, virtuoso playing of Jasmine form a kind of secret language. Songs like “I Keep Changing”, “Vortex” and “Holding Me Too Tight” are full of subtle twists and turns that address some of life’s bigger coming-of-age dilemmas.

The band's debut album – Do You Ever Wonder What Comes Next? (Excelsior and Sinnbus) – was praised by the press and critics. The vibrant collage-like album artwork created by Ukrainian artist Karaska shows the band standing on top of a building, as colors and images spread around them. Do You Ever Wonder What Comes Next? was recorded with producer Arne van Petegem (Moss, Styrofoam) and mixed by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse).

In July 2023, Nina Ouattara replaced singer and co-founder Julia Korthouwer as the new voice of Loupe. In doing so, the band honored the music and themes behind Do You Ever Wonder What Comes Next?, being receptive to change and carving out a new creative path. New material is on the way in the spring of 2024.