One crappy cellphone picture of SEX JAMS at Eurosonic 2014, January 16th 2014, Vera, Groningen
After this show I said, “This was really great but I have no idea what to say about it” and my much smarter colleague said, “Well, you could always write down what happened.” So here’s what happened: Dancing on and off stage. Much jumping around on stage. Singing along off stage. The singer jumping into the crowd twice, once to shake the audiences hands and once just for the fun of it. The bass player falling off the stage, into the crowd. Wow. Much punk. Very live. So music.

One crappy cellphone picture of SEX JAMS at Eurosonic 2014, January 16th 2014, Vera, Groningen

After this show I said, “This was really great but I have no idea what to say about it” and my much smarter colleague said, “Well, you could always write down what happened.” So here’s what happened: Dancing on and off stage. Much jumping around on stage. Singing along off stage. The singer jumping into the crowd twice, once to shake the audiences hands and once just for the fun of it. The bass player falling off the stage, into the crowd. Wow. Much punk. Very live. So music.

One crappy cellphone picture of HELLA COMET at Eurosonic 2014, January 15th, Shadrak, Groningen
This was the first band we saw at Eurosonic and it was also supposed to be the first post about Eurosonic to go up but a spotty wi-fi ate it up. Anyway, Hella Comet were the perfect festival openers. If anybody wasn’t in the mood for four days of live shows after this set, then nobody can help them.

One crappy cellphone picture of HELLA COMET at Eurosonic 2014, January 15th, Shadrak, Groningen

This was the first band we saw at Eurosonic and it was also supposed to be the first post about Eurosonic to go up but a spotty wi-fi ate it up. Anyway, Hella Comet were the perfect festival openers. If anybody wasn’t in the mood for four days of live shows after this set, then nobody can help them.

One crappy cellphone picture of INVSN at Eurosonic 2014, 16 January at Machinefabriek, Groningen, Netherlands
Drei Frauen, drei Männer, und alle haben die Haare im Gesicht. Nur der Drummer nicht; der hat eine Glatze.
This was almost a poem. Also INVSN (“invasion”) were the highlight of day 2. (No. Actually the highlight were the “egg balls” you can buy from a snack wall. Oh, Dutch food, you’re amazing.)

One crappy cellphone picture of INVSN at Eurosonic 2014, 16 January at Machinefabriek, Groningen, Netherlands

Drei Frauen, drei Männer, und alle haben die Haare im Gesicht. Nur der Drummer nicht; der hat eine Glatze.

This was almost a poem. Also INVSN (“invasion”) were the highlight of day 2. (No. Actually the highlight were the “egg balls” you can buy from a snack wall. Oh, Dutch food, you’re amazing.)

WIN: 2x2 Tickets für Mann und Klamm bei Salopp! im brut am 25.01.

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Ende Jänner gibt es für das faule studentische Volk viel zu tun, das hält aber nicht ab, tanzwütig zu sein. Wir haben wieder was zu verschenken!

Am 25.01. lädt Salopp! ins wundervolle brut mit Mann und Klamm (zu welchen ich mal vor zwei Jahren bei Tanz durch den Tag viel getanzt habe).

Wenn ihr also euer Tanzbein zu feinem Techno schwingen wollt, könnt ihr bei uns 2x2 Tanzvergnügen gewinnen. Unter allen, die uns bis zum 23.01. eine Mail an walzerkoenige(at)gmail.com oder eine Tumblr-Nachricht schicken, verlosen wir die Gästelistenplätze.

Lineup:

Mann&Klamm (Houseology UK / Malen nach Zahlen)
Lupo der Fux (J&F / JHR / Schönbrunner Perlen)
Davi dB (Salopp!)

Viel Glück!

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!”

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!”

fettkakao:

Tirana is playing at this years Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Netherlands-  that is why They Shoot Music did a video at Türkis Rosa Lila Villa in Vienna.

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

theyshootmusic:

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

WIN: 1x2 Tickets für MODDI, 28.01., WUK Wien

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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

unter allen, die uns bis 25.01. eine Mail an walzerkoenige(at)gmail.com oder eine Tumblr-Nachricht schicken.

Viel Glück!

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”).

Woppy / Sweet Sweet Moon / No, I see you

nimism:

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.