One crappy cellphone picture of DRENGE at Eurosonic 2014, January 15th 2014 at Magic Mirror, Moulin Rouge, Groningen
“Drenge” means “boys” in Danish and I thought they’d be a Scandinavian New Wave band and thought “Awesome! I want to see that!” They turned out to be a band from Sheffield that delivers wonderfully dirty, graceless, not-sophisticated-at-all rock’n’roll songs and afterwards I thought “Awesome! I’m really glad I saw that!”
Tirana - Same (They Shoot Music At Home Session)
I spent one evening at the (Türkis) Rosa Lila Villa a long time ago. It was a pretty average evening actually. I’m glad it was. I don’t know why I’m even mentioning it. It should be so normal it’s boring.
Tirana @ Eurosonic 2014: 15 January, De Spieghel (Up) & 16 January, De Beurs (Up), Groningen, Netherlands
Hidden By The Grapes - Don’t Let Me Robert Downey Jr.
This video was shot at a mall, a location that no sane person wishes to be at, ever, but especially not during the annual pre-Christmas madness. The only acceptable thing about Christmas is Robert Downey, Jr.’s version of River for the Ally McBeal Christmas album (because it is supersad).
See what I did there? Hidden By The Grapes, you’re not the only ones who casually drop Robert Downey, Jr.’s name in unrelated contexts.
Sex Jams - Junkyard
Roadtrips, a flat and windy landscape and lots of smoking? This video looks a lot like our plans for Eurosonic! Except we’re not planning to smash, steal or hurt anything. (But of course sticking to plans has never been our biggest strength…)
Sex Jams @ Eurosonic 2014: 16 January, Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
ghost capsules in their natural habitat
Ghost Capsules - Broken Bones / They Shoot Music At Home Session
This is a new song, isn’t it? It’s a great new, more atmospheric direction that makes me yearn for more.
Did you know that the Ghost Capsules studio is located in the same house as one of three parties I went to in 2013 that got shut down by the police? (Man, 2013 wasn’t bad at all!) It was glorious; the whole street was filled with police cars and people continuing the party on the street.
Ghost Capsules @ Eurosonic 2014: 17 January, Simplon (Up), Groningen, Netherlands
Goldsoundz - The New Ones?
Finally somebody’s better than us at making wobbly videos in crappy quality! Understandably, people (and dogs) are running away from these impressive skills all throughout the video.
Sounds Like… Elektro Guzzi (Red Bull Music Interview)
Elektro Guzzi talk about their own brand of techno, their approach to live shows and the recording process right before playing at Vienna’s Gürtelnightwalk this summer, but my favourite part is when they say, “Let’s have a hot chocolate.”
HVOB - Lion (Wolfram Remix)
This video is so cheeky and psychedelic it almost makes me want to be on mushrooms
Schon mal von Senja gehört? Keine Sorge wenn nicht - mit seinen 1.500 km2 und den knapp 8.000 Einwohnern ist die norwegische Insel halb so groß wie Vorarlberg mit der Population von Neulengbach. Neben Fjorden, Wäldern und Fischerdörfern hat Senja aber vor allem einen wichtigen Sprössling zu bieten: Pål Moddi Knutsen. Der Singer-Songwriter macht demnächst auch endlich seinen ersten Ausflug nach Wien. Erwarten darf man dabei herzerwärmenden, melancholisch-gefühlvollen Folk-Pop. Und damit wir nicht alleine im WUK rumheulen, verlosen wir
1x2 Tickets für MODDI am 28. Januar 2014 im WUK in Wien
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Neodisco - Aufstehen
"I got a feeling, it’s gonna be alright". Huh. I don’t actually really believe that, but this song puts me in a good mood nevertheless.
And I know that many of you have a problem with Neodisco, or put differently, that Neodisco have a credibility problem with the indie police, but I also know that when in doubt, I’m on the side of a band that laughs about themselves (“Band Neodisco, weiß nicht so recht, scheiß Dialekt und sind live ziemlich schlecht”).
Sweet Sweet Moon - Woppy
We’ve posted various live versions of Woppy before but it just doesn’t get old, plus this is a recorded version. ”I wanna stay with you forever” never sounded so sincere, so full of euphoria that it breaks my heart that I’m so immune to romantic gestures.
Trackshittaz - Gmiatlich Dreschn
Es-eh-ervus. I know we’re losing major credibility points by posting a Trackshittaz video, but I love this song! I can’t help it! I don’t know what is happening to me!
Maybe my taste buds have been dulled to the max by working at a major label for almost a year. But maybe it simply actually is a great track. Obviously it would be even better and certainly more original if “Komm schon” by Deichkind didn’t already exist.
Catastrophe & Cure - Quite Alright (Neorama Remix) / Rückblick 2013
C&C look back on a very eventful 2013 with a video full of impressions from various shows and life on tour (accompanied by a great remix), and we are proud to have contributed about two seconds of wobbly footage for it (from our interview with them this summer).
Salute - Lionheart, from the Lionheart EP, out now on Cool Kid Music
Shooting star Salute released his EP one day before Christmas and also put the songs on Soundcloud. And because I suck at talking about electronic music, here’s a general comment about Soundcloud instead: there’s something absolutely fascinating about looking at the waveform of a track while listening to it.
Koenigleopold - Jay-Rap / They Shoot Music At Home Sessions
I have always wanted to see what the legendary Hotel Fürstenhof looks like on the inside. Watch as Koenigleopold tell half truths (at best!) and perform Jay-Rap at Vienna’s Radiokulturhaus.
Koenigleopold @ Eurosonic 2014: 16 January, De Spieghel (Main), Groningen, Netherlands