Whoever is looking for party-style folk and rock music, would not necessarily think of
Luxembourg as a first choice. However, if you risk taking a look across the border, you’ll
definitely make a find in the small Grand-Duchy when it comes to folk-rock passion.
The top of the Luxembourgish music industry includes the 8 members of Schëppe Siwen –
and not just since their release of the official anthem for the ice hockey world cup 2014
(“Fight”). Founded more or less as a joke in a cult bar called „Vis-à-vis“, the band, which
at the beginning was acting as a trio, has become a true folk-rock crowd puller over the
past ten years.
On their first album, the band presented itself with a rough and fast sound,
which was varied and multi-faceted in the second studio album. Even outside of the
country‘s borders, the mixture of folk, rock, pop, punk, reggae and ska combined with
Luxembourgish lyrics doesn’t remain unnoticed.
Anyone who has been able to experience
the band as opening acts for musicians such as The Levellers, Carlos Núñez and
the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, knows what to expect: a lot of sweat, a lot of dancing and a
spectacular concert experience.