Episode 04

This week is a special episode. This one is compiled by a pop-folk band from Ghent: Hugo's Cousin. It is an hour full of songs that influenced their music, or music they just really like.


  • 01. Roo Panes - Land of the Living
  • 02. Hugo's Cousin - Loneliness
  • 03. Chad VanGaalen - Willow Tree
  • 04. Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
  • 05. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
  • 06. Dark Dark Dark - Daydreaming
  • 07. Laura Veirs - Ten Bridges
  • 08. Hugo's Cousin - Some Compassion
  • 09. Damien Jurado - Maraqopq
  • 10. Douglas Firs, Bony King - Your Only Friend
  • 11. Agnes Obel - Dorian
  • 12. Villagers - Courage

Artist Information

Hugo’s Cousin

Hugo’s Cousin is a pop-folk band from Ghent characterized by an acoustic sound, harmony vocals & catchy melodies. They play songs about melancholia and desire or comment on society. The music is created by singer-songwriter Dorien Staljanssens, who accompanies herself on piano or guitar. At her side flaunts Muriel Boulanger on double bass, while Anne Van Steenwinkel gracefully strikes the violin. They act as a string orchestra or a rhythm section and lift the music with engaging backing vocals. Hugo’s Cousin won several contests or reached the finals, and performed on many stages (Het Depot, UrGent.FM/Democrazy, Finals Jonge Wolven, vi.be-selection Boombalfestival, winner singersongwriter contest The Paulusfeesten, Laurentplein at the Ghent Festival and many more). They will release a new single in april.