Festival of
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No Metal In This Battle

The Luxembourg band is influenced by deep down Nigerian afro-beat, post-rock and math-rock mixed to a punk attitude.

No Metal In This Battle is an afro post-punk quartet from Luxembourg. Started in 2010, the band is very much influenced by deep down Nigerian afro-beat, post-rock and math-rock mixed to a punk attitude. Their live shows always turn into a spiritual and powerful sharing experience with their audience.

A strong afro-pop element creates a heartbeat in each of their songs, and pianos are glittery across the top, nicely complementing the surrounding landscape of reverb drenched guitars. When the above elements are paired with skittering drums, and stomping bass, the result is a sound that prompts the same feeling of looking out the window at an oasis during a long drive through
the desert.

The closest contenders for their sound are acts like Tony Allen, 90 Day Men, Tortoise and Fugazi. As Noisey described them, “Imagine Mogwai with African rhythms, and you immediately know what this quartet of Luxembourg is doing.”

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