ETEP’s More Familiar Look
Although four French acts and one each from Holland and Germany were doing well when the early European Talent Exchange Programme results were announced, the latest round of numbers has given the league table a more familiar look with U.K. and Swedish acts beginning to dominate.
Nine out of the Top 10 (or 11 because there’s a tie) come from either Britain or Sweden, while two of the French acts – The Dø and Yelle – have managed to hold on to their positions near the top.
U.K. grunge duo Blood Red Shoes is doing best out of ETEP 2008, having already confirmed 11 festivals, while fellow Brits Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Lightspeed Champion have eight each.
The Dø and Yelle are maintaining the French challenge with seven shows each, but they’re the only ones bucking the trend.
Sweden’s Lykke Li and the U.K.’s The Futureheads have six shows, and then down to No. 5 are Calvin Harris (U.K.), Chrome Hoof (U.K.), the 29-piece I’m From Barcelona (Sweden) and The Ting Tings (U.K.).
Three of the next seven in the table, The Heavy, The Whip, and Friendly Fires, are also from the U.K.. They have four shows each, as do Miss Platnum and Nneka – both from Germany – Pete Philly & Perquisite (Holland), and Soko and Surkin (France).