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Donna Missal – This Time

Donna Missal was born in the cradle. Even her grandmother and her father were active in the field of music and paved MIssal now the way into the big world of sheet music and bars. But now Missal faces the same challenge as all musicians at the beginning of their careers. A very own sound has to come from here. And without a doubt: this task has mastered its debut with flying colors!

Somewhere in the field of tension of the most diverse genre sits Missal’s voice sublime. Sometimes Read More

KYTES – Frisbee

The indie band KYTES has done a lot in recent years. In autumn 2016 they released their debut album “Heads & Tales”, followed by an extended tour of Germany and a packed summer of 2017 with over 35 festivals, followed by a slightly calmer year 2018. On Friday the Munich release their new EP “Frisbee” They make it even in the freezing cold, summon summer holiday feelings.

The EP is the first release on the band’s own label “Frisbee Records”, with which the four musicians want to Read More

Press Club – Late Teens

Teenage time is a very special moment. Here children develop into independent persons, go through the most different emotional situations and are often exhausting for all other people. A debut album titled “Late Teens” can therefore quickly raise the expectations that this is a semi-hot plate, taken in a garage, packed with a lot of heartache. Or play Press Club only with all?

For a particularly long time the questioning does not even stop, instead the opener “Crash” closes the Read More

Interview with Blood Red Shoes on “Get Tragic”!

(ENGLISH VERSION BELOW) Blood Red Shoes are an alternative rock duo from Brighton. For more than 14 years, singer and guitarist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer Steven Ansell have been making music together, with a total of four albums to date. After a short creative break, the band is back – with “Get Tragic”, the fifth album, which presents the band’s most varied sound so far. We were allowed to ask Steven Ansell questions. To this album, but also to the women quota at Read More

White Lies – FIVE

Just missing the track “FIVE” on their fifth album is actually just logical in the sound of White Lies. Why mess around with any creative titles, if the content is already foreseeable anyway? Sounds a little hard at first glance, but in the end, it’s not a bad judgment at all. On the contrary!

If a band has mastered the merging of post-punk and new wave in the 21st century again and again fabulous, then these are the White Lies. And that’s exactly why it is quite a joy game for Read More

Slothrust, Blue Shell Cologne, 30.01.2019

Music connects across borders, because it goes back to exactly the one thing that really unites all people: emotions and emotions , Every music fan will remember songs that evoke a variety of emotions and fit into a variety of life situations. Concerts reinforce this special connection once again, as one is confronted face to face with the beings behind the favorite songs. So, if you sense how they are taken or inspired by their own words and sounds, the experience can be breathtaking. Read More

Hoobastank, Bochum colliery, 29.01.2019

“Is there still one?” We were exposed to this question many times when we mentioned that on 29.01 .2019 would attend the concert of Hoobastank in the mine in Bochum. The 1994 (!) Founded alternative rock band from California published so far at least five albums, most recently “push pull” last year. In Germany, most music fans but probably only know their overpower “The Reason” not only to this day permanently on the radio, but also a popular karaoke song of the party Read More

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – Suffer On

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal - Suffer On

Hardly any genre has made such a sweeping change in the past as Emo. From the early days in post-hardcore, to the melancholy-saturated math and indie rock of the late 90s, to the fashions with eyeliner-smeared hair and eyeliner smeared eyes in the early 2000s, the music genre drifted around in the trend, rather completely past this. For some years now, the notorious genre offshoot has conquered a hitherto unexplored, at first glance, rather strange, music genre: hip-hop.

This new Read More

Death Cab for Cutie, Live Music Hall, 06.02.2019

For many, Death Cab for Cutie is one of the indie bands par excellence. After all, the Seattle-based musicians have been able to stay on the scene ever since 2003. They are currently touring Europe with their latest album “Thank You For Today”. We watched the concert in the sold-out Cologne Live Music Hall.

Death Cab for Cutie are not one of those bands who want to thrill the audience with a breathtaking show. They simply stand on stage and let their music speak, without pompous Read More

Taking Back Sunday – Twenty

Taking Back Sunday is well known to anyone with a taste for the big 1990s emo boom. Unlike many of the other big bands, however, the band will still be around in 2019 – and will be releasing a hearty best-of for its 20th anniversary. This kind of compilation seems quite outdated, especially in the age of streaming services, because anyone could save their own favorite songs of each band into a separate playlist anyway – paying the songs you’ve already purchased on individual albums does Read More

Hi! Spencer – Not Out, But Continue

Hi Spencer Keep Out But Go On

Good German-speaking indie rock is difficult. Soon the lyrics are too cheesy, pretentious or get lost in meaningless lines of text. Fortunately, there are always bands that oppose the adversities and prove that you can also write texts for which you must not be ashamed of every second line. And the Osnabrücker Hi! Spencer will show you how to do it right on their new album, which will be released on 15.02.19!

The album title “Do not get out, but continue” is also the motto of the Read More

Yungblud, Kantine Cologne, 14.01.2019

Some acts quickly overtake the fate of a teenage phenomenon: the tours are going terrific, the older people become these musicians * inside but often just smiled. At least three quarters of the visitors in the 21st century were born this Monday evening, the noise level is immensely high, the screaming even before the main act on a very high level. But is behind the young British Yungblud, who is only 21 years old, more than a mere teenage hype?

The audience can freak out but first Read More

Record Crash: Casper – XOXO

Casper - XOXO

Author Marie has not yet managed to hear an album by Casper in a hurry and likes the high pitched voice the Extertaler actually prefer to listen in podcast format. For Jonas, on the other hand, the rapper has started a whole new thinking. This week’s record crash.

Jonas says,

My relationship with rap is two-sided. Disgusted by the disgusting proll and macho posturing of many rappers and the associated fans, sometimes fascinated by Read More

dodie – Human

Hardly any song belongs to a hitherto unknown artist, already the first Germany show in front of 1000 people months before completely sold out. After the first Google work shows in the case of dodie, however, that this is not only due to the really great songs like “The Middle” – because “full-time” makes the young Briton a YouTube channel, but one of the good.

No question, then, that this do-it-yourself prodigy can also completely enthuse with the now third EP “Human”. While “monsters” Read More

Banana Roadkill – SHELTER

Banana Roadkill Shelter

Banished from any outside influence in a remote rural house, Banana Roadkill have recorded their EP SHELTER. The record, which will be released on January 18, shows how the alternative rock duo has developed since their debut “A Quiet Conversation”. The sequel is darker, less playful and altogether grown-up.

After a few moments of the first restrained sounds, the first song “III” explodes into a violent thunderstorm to return to softer melodies after a short time. The already pre-released Read More

Basement, The Canteen Cologne, 15.01.2019

Basement, Kantine Koeln, 15.01.2019

So many a concert stands and falls with the audience. This may not be the case for some concertgoers, but for someone who visits nearly two shows a week, the behavior of the surrounding people plays a significant role. Not surprisingly, Basement is meeting a larger audience with their much more accessible major label debut “Beside Myself”. Accordingly, it is hardly surprising that the European tour start of the East German in the Cologne canteen, which holds at least 1000 people, also almost Read More

Neneh Cherry back in Germany for the first time in almost five years

Neneh Cherry VB

How it all feels when your whole family makes music and are all successful with it? Neneh Cherry has just that honor. Already three times (“Buffalo Stance”, “Manchild” and “7 Seconds” in a duet with Youssou N’Dour) she has won the Top 3 German charts, her brother Eagle-Eye Cherry has released “Save Tonight”. Time radio hit and half sister Titiyo with “Come Along” also a Top 20 ranking. Her stepfather Don Cherry was a gifted jazz musician. Running! Her jazz daddy made Read More

Snow Patrol, König Pilsener Arena Oberhausen, 20.01.2019

Very sensitive, with a serious touch, rock and pop elements, a touch of indie, eloquent Lyrics and a lot of harmony. So you could try to describe the music of the Irish / Scottish band Snow Patrol. However, only slightly. Since 1994 you can enjoy the music of the band around singer Gary Lightbody. Time and again Snow Patrol proved their skills in recent years, gave incredibly great live concerts and also released great singles. After a break of seven years in 2018, they released their seventh Read More

Blood Red Shoes – Get Tragic

Blood Red Shoes. Get Tragic

Yeah, indie rock is dead. That’s why the wombats indulge in trivial synth pop banter, haunting the Arctic Monkeys somewhere in the emptiness between lounge music and jazz and betting their classic at Bloc Party “Silent Alarm” immediately in a second slide, after the experimental grip “Hymns” went completely into the toilet – with the old stuff it is just fine. The indestructible rock band has not gotten too far from its core to remain interesting and relevant, but can help with songwriting Read More

Skunk Anansie – 25Live @ 25

Skunk Anansie 25Live @ 25

Happy 5th Quarter, Skunk Anansie ! In 1994, one of the most individualized bands the music business ever had was founded in London. At the instrumental level, a tightrope walk between Rock, Indie, Metal, Alternative and Brit-Pop – vocally refined with a black soul voice that can also rock and also has political sayings. In the 25 years, there were six studio albums, a best of, an acoustic live record, almost ten years break, little bad headlines and solo projects, but Read More