Ty Segall / Jon Spencer / Thee Oh Sees / The Black Lips
Tuff Guac is the solo project of Rafael Valles Hilario. After conquering many undergroud stages in various garage punk guises, he felt like doing something new. More pop, more melody, more sauce, and debut album “Green and Handsome” was delivered. It became a reverb-hungry garage pop album with catchy hooks and lots of velcro-fuzz solos.
Also for the second album (out on March 22, 2024), Raf worked alone in his analogue studio and emerged again with a series of elastic soul songs and stretchy rock 'n roll that will also convince live. For that he receives the help of Wim De Busser (The Colorist Orchestra, Zita Swoon, Helmut Lotti ...), Jasper Suys (Jerry Lada) and Gert-Jan Van Damme. Tuff Guac shows are energetic, catchy and super danceable. They have proven this before in Belgium, not least in the final of Humo's Rock Rally 2022.
The People's Pleasure Grounds
The People’s Pleasure Grounds is like a vision upon endless beaches with deep blue waves rolling upon a lost paradise. With Jimmy de Kok functioning as the captain, this band will be able to turn venues and meadows into Californian scenes. During live-shows De Kok is accompanied by Malenzie Mac-Donald Jr., Gijs van der Heijden and Eno Aronds. Together they will daze the listener with a strong dose of reverb-loaded guitars and dreamy lyrics. The People’s Pleasure Grounds is the absolute must-see for everyone embracing the sixties surfscene.