Kwabena Adjepong, a.k.a. Kwabs is back with Last Stand produced by SOHN. It’s just late-night beautiful.
It’s a good thing that Kwabs is playing both Reeperbahnfestival and Waves Vienna because I am attending both and this significantly reduces the chances of me missing out on him due to drunk shenanigans overthrowing my carefully laid out festival battle plan. It’d really be a shame to miss this voice.
Country of origin: United Kingdom Kwabs is playing Reeperbahnfestival in Hamburg on September 20 at Mojo Club and Waves Vienna on October 2 at Porgy & Bess
I go through my soundcloud subscriptions very irregularly, which is a shame because a) I have a great taste in subscriptions, b) I almost missed out on this collection of free Affine Records downloads.
Tall Tall Trees - Waiting On The Day from Moment out now on Good Neighbor Records
!! Banjo warning ahead !!
This is either a Panjabi MC sample or at least influenced by it. I’m afraid to check whether I remember “Mundian To Bach Ke” correctly, because then I’ll have it stuck in my head for three days. But whatever it is that Tall Tall Trees are doing that sounds so Panjabi MC-ish to me, it elevates his music from boring, run of the mill indie folk to something more fascinating.
Tall Tall Trees in Austria: October 6: Graz, Scherbe October 7: Wien, Haus der Musik October 8: Klagenfurt, Lendhafen Café October 9: Linz, Smaragd October 10: Sebersdorf, Am Berner
"Heartbeat Overdrive" is one of these songs you listen to supposedly for the first time and immediately realize you’ve heard it before and have actually had it stuck in your head. It’s so satisfying to finally associate a title and band with it.
Country: Germany Ballet School are playing at Reeperbahnfestival 2014 in Hamburg on Thursday, 18 September at Moondoo.
I don’t know anything about this band other than that at some point, someone must have added Gooey to one of the playlists I follow because that is how I exclusively discover new music these days, and subsequently I fell in love with them. When they come to Innsbruck and Vienna in November, that will hopefully finally add some context to my very limited Glass Animals knowledge.
Country: UK Glass Animals are coming to Austria for two shows this fall, one on 17 November at Livestage in Innsbruck and the other one on 19 November at Chelsea in Vienna.
Dot Dash - usually on the DIY label Totally Wired - have released a 7” on Fettkakao, another DIY label. This new EP once again sounds exactly like Dot Dash, and if you can’t be bothered clicking on the play button then imagine being at Transporter or Fluc (oben) at 3 AM in your blackest clothes with cold smoke all around you.
I decided to post this one and not the more innuendo-laden titled “Is It Raining In Your Mouth?” to introduce you to Fat White Family because “Touch The Leather” is still innuendo-laden anyway and also catchier. Those are my two reasons to want to see the band at Reeperbahnfestival.
Isis wants to see them because they’re called “Fat White Family”.
We have all the right reasons to want to see this band.
Country: UK Fat White Family are playing at Reeperbahnfestival 2014 in Hamburg on Saturday, 20 September. For those of you staying in Vienna, Fat White Family are also playing at WUK on 29 September.
Ladies and gents, I give you traumahelikopter. Rock on and enjoy.
traumahelikopter - Alone
Being on Burger Records and being from the Netherlands. And sounding like going to one of their shows is a guarantee for a good time. That is what traumahelikopter have in common with Walzerkönig favourites Mozes And The Firstborn. Can’t wait to find out at Reeperbahnfestival whether that is accurate.
Country: Netherlands traumahelikopter are playing at Reeperbahnfestival 2014 in Hamburg on Friday, 19 September.
It only takes one listen to get hooked to this song, and I’m still in the process of finding out how long it takes to get tired of it (8 months and counting). INVSN, with their black skinny jeans and their long hair obscuring their faces, were one of my Eurosonic 2014 highlights, and I didn’t even know they had something to do with The (International) Noise Conspiracy. I just went to their gig, hoping they would be as driven and dark yet catchy as this one song promised. They were. Can’t wait to see them again.
Country: Sweden INVSN are playing at Reeperbahnfestival in Hamburg on Saturday, 20 September. For those of you staying in Vienna, INVSN are also playing at B72 on 17 September.
5/8erl in Ehr’n - Der totale Sommerhit from Yes We Does out on 10 October on Viennese Soulfood Records
What good is a total summer hit when there is no summer? How can we live by the sun and love by the moon when there is no sun? Ugh. Seriously, 5/8erl, is coordinating your releases with the actual weather conditions too much to ask for??
GC NU? Ja, ich hab ewig gebraucht, bis ich den Albumtitel verstanden habe. Weil mir der Titel komisch vorgekommen ist, hab ich auch ewig die Mail im Posteingang verrotten lassen zwischen dem ganzen anderen bestenfalls mittelmäßigen Zeug, das dort so großteils eintrudelt. Dabei ist das hier mindestens überdurchschnittlich!
Feinfühlige Hip Hop Fans, bitte kurz weghören, wenn ich jetzt Limit von Deichkind, Marsimoto und Lissabon von Gerard in einen Topf hau, GC dazupacke und sag, dass die Kombination aus kalten, harten elektronischen Beats und Hip Hop mir als Hörerin großen Spaß macht.