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96s.info presents: Video premiere on HUNGER by ESKALATION!


ESCALATION do something between Ska-Punk, Indie and Electro and certainly with a proper one Portion of fun and energy! The band is seven and there are many different influences that shape them. After releasing their album 360 ° 2 years ago and already developing their very own style there, the new song HUNGER takes another step in a new direction. HUNGER is the first single of the album of the same name, which will be released on May 17, and you can look forward to experimental music that Read More

Bilderbuch will release two new albums!

Bilderbuch 2018 two new albums

Two years after the crazy avant-garde pop of “Magic Life”, the Austrians are from Bilderbuch in the next February, more specifically on the 22nd of the month, to release two new albums. This is already revealed by several online mail order companies. The band has not yet announced these dates.

It’s only been a few days since the four Viennese lyrics posted twelve new songs on their Instagram profile. Now followed by two more postings with the comments “album 1” and “album 2”, according Read More

The winners of the popNRW Prize 2018!

popNRW Prize 2018 International Music

Yesterday, the PopNRW Prize in Cologne was staged once again. After a short presentation of the parties financing the award, the radio legend Klaus Fiehe announced the winners of the first category – the newcomer – with an absolutely charismatic eulogy. Despite their very difficult-to-googlebaren name, took this International Music (above) from Essen. The visibly pleased and excited band was then able to present a small sample of their skills and offered three noisige Read More

Give your love to a small, great festival: The Green Juice Festival asks for help!

Save the Green Juice Festival Bonn 2018

How hard the festival landscape in Germany is – and especially in North Rhine-Westphalia – is already the view of the multi-day events that started in the last 20 years full of optimism and a short time later went back on. The Area4, the Serengeti, Rock Im Pott / Sektor, then the Bizarre Festival and and and … the list of former favorite festivals of many rock fans is long.

The Green Juice Festival in Bonn has been one of those since 2008 smaller series of events in and around Read More

KILNAMANA with Wonderful Ego Special Video Release


The Berliners and 90s kids KILNAMANA take us on a journey back in time to their childhood and youth with their new music video , It was mainly football digital. Fifa, Captain Tsubasa (Anime), Virtual Soccer – You name it! Beautifully pixelled, the heart beats full of joy. In addition, sometimes a throw of football with real people and of course the song itself, a hymn to the Wonderful ego. A great indie-pop full package, listened in and out:


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96s.info presents: The Austrian indie band Please Madame with a video premiere on “Slow, Slow” (Session)!

Please Madame Video premiere

Already last week had In our weekly review (to be found here) we looked a bit premature to the next week and wrote down our thoughts on this Friday, the second Please Madame record “Young Understanding”. From the retrospective then was simply a look ahead. However, our conclusion was no less significant: The quartet from Austria should definitely be on the screen as an indie lover, above all as a fan of rough tone of voice.

Now we can exclusively introduce you to one Performance Read More

Hoobastank are back!

The only thing I like as much as to-do lists are statistics, so here are some numbers:

They formed a band 24 years ago.
14 years ago, they celebrated worldwide success with “The Reason.”
Their last album was released 6 years ago.

And today it’s allowed finally officially announce: Hoobastank are back!

The new single “More Beautiful” sounds different – more pop and with a pretty catchy beat in the background. But the joyous, Read More

Prada Meinhoff are in the starting blocks!

Prada Meinhoff are among the few bands that even manage to get the audience directly under the spell of another group pull. At least we could see it last year on the Billions Tour and at the Youth Brigade Festival. After Prada Meinhoff increasingly posted photos on the social network from the studio, you already knew that it would not be long before the debut album appeared.

Now there are several announcements this week. For one thing, the first record will be released on April Read More

Stand Atlantic with new video for “Sidewinder”

Whom Paramore have become pop and now a worthy pop punk replacement with female

In 2015, the high school friends Bonnie Fraser (vocals / guitar), David Potter (bass) and Jonno Panichi (drums) founded their band. On September 15th, the trio will finally release their new EP “ Sidewinder ” and present the music video for the eponymous title track in advance today!

We are very excited about the remaining songs of the EP, of which there Read More

Cologne in festival noise: The c / o Pop Festival 2017!

co pop festival cologne

The c / o Pop Festival will take place in Cologne again in 2017. From the 16th to the 20th of August the Cologne and of course all interested people from the surrounding area will have the opportunity to experience German and international stars like Annenmaykantereit, Moderat, James Vincent McMorrow and Radical Face live. Of course, the explorers among you will not miss out, because the c / o Pop Festival has always lived not only from big stars, but also from newcomer acts. Varied locations Read More

The Big Day Out goes into the ninth round!

Anröchte. A small community in the district of Soest. A contemplative spot of earth, idyllic peace. However, every two years on the first weekend of August it is over. Because then not only about as many visitors come as the village itself has residents (namely, well over 10,000), but also national and international top acts for the Big Day Out. For this year’s edition on 4 and 5 August, two coveted headliners will be on stage for the first time on the Bürgerhaus forecourt.

There Read More

Festival oasis on the Störmthaler See: The Highfield Festival

Highfield Festival 2017

Back in 2014, I was able to visit the Highfield Festival, which takes place every year in late August near Leipzig in eastern Germany , I remembered a relaxed, lovingly designed, three-day event, which was able to score above all with its, surrounded by a large lake, terrain and a, of many highlights pervaded, line-up. Each year, the creators of the festival, which now has more than 30,000 visitors, manage to put together a unique mix of newcomers from the underground scene and the crème Read More

Insanity is afraid of the downfall of Aber-Land!

The Madness - PAGUDA

Why is that “The Madness”? Because it’s just crazy! The madness is a duo from Hamburg, playing reef rock with punk influence and German ironic, witty and socially critical lyrics. The first single of their new album “Out of Love for the System”, which will be released in August, bears the title “PAGUDA” (potential foreigners against the demise of the BUT country) and plays with irony and ridiculously on the PEGIDA movement in Dresden. The fat sound comes only from drums, a bass and the Read More

The cosmonaut is celebrating its birthday!

As soon as the temperatures get a bit more summery, we are looking forward to the upcoming festival season. That’s why we count the days until the cosmonaut festival, which celebrates its fifth birthday on the 16th and 17th of June!

Anyone who has been there in recent years will be able to confirm that the cosmonaut festival is something special , Not only because it was able to convince with good artists so far. Here it is above all the unique beautiful location at the reservoir Read More

Wheatus are coming to Cologne!

“Cause I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby!” – this earwum may well have been a part of the year 2000. 17 years after their biggest hit, Wheatus will be coming to Cologne for an exclusive show on June 8.

Granted, Teenage Dirtbag was not only the biggest, but for many, the only New Yorker hit. While the successor “A little respect” could still achieve some success, it was then quiet around the band. There were disagreements with the record company and over the years some changes in Read More

On tour: Giant Rooks

Whether at Haldern Pop, at c / o pop in Cologne, as support for Kraftklub, Razz or Von because of Lisbeth – the Giant Rooks Fans of indie pop may have met on quite a few occasions. That the young band from Hamm was able to gain a lot of valuable experience is shown by the mature and self-confident sound of their EP “New Estate”, which was released in January. And they also convince live, after all they were able to announce some sold-out shows in their first own headliner tour in January Read More

New Power Club Single “Fenster”

Just three weeks after Kraftklub returned from their break with the much-talked-about song “Dein Lied” they are already laying down After: As if from nowhere and without much notice, the video for “Fenster” was published this afternoon. Those who do not like the new style of “Your Song” may now be reconciled. The second release of the new album sounds much more like the typical power club sound – but with a surprise guest.

Textually, “Fenster” also goes in a familiar, socio-critical Read More

Circa Waves bring their dark indie rock to Germany!

The new album “Different Creatures” by indie bandwagon Circa Waves turned out to be a lot more serious and gloomy than the predecessor, who was able to revive the indie party of the early 2000s and the band was able to help, especially in their homeland, the UK, to great success. No wonder, then, that the quartet was able to shoot slots on the biggest festival stages and sold out shows in their home country England in no time at all. In Germany, on the other hand, people tend to get into Read More

Discussion: The New Power Club Song “Your Song”

Power Club Your Song

Fans of the band Kraftklub can be happy because the indie rockers got off to a close yesterday one-year break with an album announcement and a new song re-recorded. At least since their last album “In Black” the Chemnitzer should be known for their quite strange methods of announcing new albums, singles or something similar. In 2014 it was still the fake band “In Schwarz”, which later turned out to be a powerhouse in a circus edition of Hallusalli, but only with bassist Till Brummer on Read More

Flow Festival 2017 with a second wave!

Flow Festival_Fotocredit_Annikki Valomieli

It’s getting exciting! The Flow Festival has confirmed new artists and every three days reads like you want to go. A special treat is Frank Ocean (US), who will perform Sunday night. Also noteworthy are Ryan Adams (US), Moderat (DE) and Young Thug (US).

“Flow Festival has been one of the most progressive festivals in years, combining music, art, food and sustainability, like hardly any other inner-city music festival. The Flow features some of the world’s most exciting acts in Read More