Descartes a Kant join the already impressive INmusic festival #16 line up!
Descartes a Kant will bring their eclectic blend of musical influences mixed with various art forms to the INmusic festival stage in June 2024!
Equal parts Punk, Metal, Pop, Shoegaze and Cabaret, the critically-acclaimed underground quartet, Descartes a Kant (Guadalajara, Mexico) have made a real name for themselves as an otherworldly, unpredictable theatrical live act. So much so that even the Wall Street Journal chimed to say that ‘trying to describe their music is to do it a disservice. It’s loud, racy, incredibly imaginative, sophisticated, funny and wild; it’s as if the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Albert Ayler with Frank Zappa conducting’. They adopted the name from a philosophy book that contains a chapter titled ‘From Descartes to Kant’ whose philosophical works framed the beginning of the modern era, seeking to make an analogy to the contrasts in musical style characteristic of the band in its beginnings. They’re considered one of the leading lights in the vibrant, ever-evolving Mexican experimental underground and are now poised to gain greater international acceptance.
Lead by strong female characters, their earlier two releases ‘Paper Dolls’ (an intense and bipolar short song hardcore album, ode to multiple personality) and ‘Il Visore Lunatique’ (a tribute on psychiatric disorders that goes from hip-hop to a bizarre broadway style musical) led them to perform and thrill both club and festival audiences all over the world – including Mexico, USA, Russia, Brazil, etc – and share bills with The Melvins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, Explosions in the Sky and Slayer.
After their latest album, ‘Victims Of Love Propaganda’, first USA based release and recorded by legendary Steve Albini, the group was invited by Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Mike Patton to be the opening act for their new band Dead Cross on tour, as well performing in festivals such as Roskilde, Iceland Airwaves, a headlining slot at Colombia’s biggest festival Rock al Parque, among others.
Descartes a Kant are coming to Croatia for the first time as part of the impressive line up of INmusic festival #16! They will share the stage alongside previously announced performances by The National, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hozier, Paolo Nutini, Dogstar, Viagra Boys, The Gaslight Anthem, Sleaford Mods and many other amazing artists! Three-day festival tickets for INmusic festival #16 are available via the official festival webshop at the price of 99 EUR, as well as 7-day festival camping tickets for just 49 EUR, while already purchasing three-day tickets for INmusic festival #16.