Pijn to perfect the delicate balance between fragile melodies and frenetic chaos at Roadburn 2019

For 12 years now, Holy Roar Records have been quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) releasing a steady stream of incredible albums. Remaining fiercely independent, with an eager ear to the ground, the label has become home to some of the most exciting rising bands around.

Once they’d caught our eye, and the idea for this label showcase quickly picked up pace and soon we were faced with some difficult choices. It wasn’t so much that we couldn’t choose which bands to feature, more that there were so many that it felt cruel to leave some behind. Such is the depth of the bands on offer to us, we could have given over twice as much space on the line up and still be making those same difficult decisions.

But choose we did, and we’re thrilled to team up with the label to bring you five of their brightest stars for Holy Roar x Roadburn. Don’t miss out on this bounty of bands; Holy Roar Records will be taking over the Hall of Fame on Friday, April 12.


Tomorrow, Pijn will release their debut full length titled Loss. It’s the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 EP, Floodlit. For a band that is so relatively early in their career they seem to have perfected a delicate balance between fragile melodies and frenetic chaos.

For those of you who are not familiar with the band, or indeed the Dutch language, their name translates to pain (and is pronounced ‘pine’) – a palpable feeling transmitted via their sonic alchemy.

“Being invited to perform at Roadburn is an incredible honour. To find ourselves in the company of the most forward-thinking and influential artists at this festival is surreal, and we are so excited to share songs from ‘Loss’ with the Roadburn audience.”

Date: April 12

Time: 21.30-22.20

Stage: Hall of Fame