Tubelight @ Cartoon's (Antwerpen) - free entrance
TUBELIGHT is a psychedelic shoegaze band hailing from Diest, Belgium. Fronted by Lee Swinnen, the four-piece mixes the sound of 60’s bands, like the Velvet Underground, with 90’s psychedelica and shoegaze (think The Jesus and Mary Chain meets Spacemen 3). In 2012 they made it into the finals of Humo’s Rock Rally, an iconic Belgian music competition.
First single ‘Coming After You’ was well received by audiences and press alike and landed them shows at venues like Ancienne Belgique, Het Depot and Trix; as well as a spot at the internationally renowned Pukkelpop Festival. During 2014, the band also caught the interest of venues and festivals outside of Belgium; they played several shows in The Netherlands and took a trip up north to perform at SPOT, a showcase festival in Aarhus, Denmark. Their debut album ‘Heliosphere’ (produced by Pascal Deweze and mixed by Thomas Valkiers) is set to be released in March 2015.
Lee Swinnen - vox, guitar
Peter Claes - guitar
Bart Weyens - bass
Niels Moras - drums