These East European pop-rockers exceed any gloomy Soviet legacy.
Ewert and The Two Dragons took to the stage at Copenhagen’s Pumpehuset resembling giants such as Coldplay, Muse and Kasasbian; and although their latest single ‘Pictures’ seems to have taken inspiration from Mumford and Sons, at times their roots branch into the depth of subconsciousness, like lumberjack-hipsters, Fleet Foxes.
With references like these, the Estonian band grow into a sound that feels familiar – but with fresh energy and gravity that piques curiosity.
Ewert Sundja, leading vocalist and keyboardist, is a strong character, shushing the audience in between songs, but also gifted with a voice reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.
The indie rock group out of old Soviet-state Estonia is dominating the Baltic market with their three albums, the latest being Circles, released just this year. Personally, I’ve never heard or heard of any Estonian bands of this caliber – nor Baltic for that matter. So it’s with great optimism that I recommend this solid band to everyone who hungers for melodic pop rock.
Ewert and The Two Dragons are currently touring Europe and will hit the UK in May.
03 – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
07 – Rocher de Palmer, Cenon, France
08 – La Fleche D`Or, Paris, France
09 – Festival Les Artefacts, Strasbourg, France
10 – Aeronef, Lille, France
11 – Little Waves Festival, Genk, Belgium
13 – AB Club, Brussels, Belgium
14 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 – DOORNROOSJE, Nijmegen, Netherlands
16 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
17 – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
19 – Ampere, Munich, Germany
20 – Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
21 – Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany
22 – Lido, Berlin, Germany
23 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
24 – Papiersaal, Zurich, Switzerland
25 – Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
26 – E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
05 – Rock Club Volume, Parnu, Estonia
07 – LOFTAS, Vilnius, Lithuania
12 – XOYO, London, United Kingdom
13 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
14 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
16 – The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Words: Maria Viskinde