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Artist Portraits With Royksopp, Warpaint, Car Seat Headrest, Others At Coachella
The first week of Coachella has come to an end. And, barring a couple awkward mishaps, the festival has delivered on its promise of wall-to-wall music and notable fashion tropes.
It's not far-fetched to surmise that the audience had fun (you kinda have to to justify the price-tag) but what's going on from the vantage point of the performers? We ambled up to some of the artists and asked about their feelings on the weekend. Their responses fell into a certain range: from effusive gratitude, to annoyance over the weather.
"For me it's always about the people and when you play in such a friendly and nice atmosphere, such as this, it's always a good show," Svein Berge of Röyksopp told LAist. His co-conspirator, Torbjørn Brundtland, was a bit more workmanlike (literally), in his response: "It's just a job. We're here to get paid."
While many acts were performing at Coachella for the first time (like Sofi Tukker), others were semi-veterans to the Indio scene. "I've played here before with my other band (Miike Snow) so this is my fifth time playing Coachella, but second time playing with Galantis," said Christian Karlsson of Galantis. "And [Galantis'] first time playing Coachella was our first gig ever. So it's a big thing coming back...It was a huge moment for this project to be able to start it off at Coachella."
"This is our second time playing Coachella and we've put a lot of hard work into our music, but it's the people that brought us back so we've got to remember that," said Eduardo Arenas of Chicano Batman. "If it weren't for people building up around our music and our spirit we wouldn't be here, so much props to that."
As for Australian outfit Pond, they said in unison, "It's hot out!"
If you weren't there to catch the bands, you can live vicariously through the gallery above, as well as these moving images (i.e. gifs) below. It's as if you're there in person!
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