The Mob Fixing Freedom - I Wanna
This video is the definition of annoying for me. Sorry, but flashing neon colours remind me of The Ting Tings and Nu Rave and don’t we all agree that the world needed neither of these two things? No, you say?, there are people who are into that? Very well, go on and enjoy the full audiovisual experience then. I’ll focus on the music in the meantime; it is quite nice.
Wanda - Schickt mir die Post
In a somewhat literal visual translation of the lyrics, the singer of Wanda is rescued/abducted from the hospital by his four bandmates and brought to a big Italian feast until the Grim Reaper himself comes to find him. Or does he? Only Wanda and fifth-graders get away with this plot twist. Did we mention that we’re total Wanda fangirls?
SOHN - The Chase
SOHN is keeping his fans engaged after the hot album release and touring phase with the demo version of a previously unreleased track.
Tall Tall Trees - Waiting On The Day
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
Listen: Ballet School - Heartbeat Overdrive
Ballet School - Heartbeat Overdrive
"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.
Ballet School are playing at Reeperbahnfestival 2014 in Hamburg on Thursday, 18 September at Moondoo.
Glass Animals - Gooey
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.
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.
Out of Yourself - Truls
Truls - Out Of Yourself
Another one of our showcase festival discoveries, only that we never actually planned to go see Truls at this year’s Spot Festival. We just stumbled upon this amazing falsetto R&B act singing in Norwegian with a champagne bottle in his hand because someone from Intro magazine or Hey blog had it on their agenda and the location was conveniently close to our favourite burger place in Aarhus.
Truls is playing at Reeperbahnfestival in Hamburg on Friday, 19 September.
Dot Dash - Seasick
out now on Fettkakao
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.
Fat White Family - Touch The Leather
Fat White Family - Touch The Leather
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.
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.
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One crappy cellphone picture of WANDA at Gürtelnightwalk, Vienna, 30 August 2014
We are officially in love. “Es ist egal / Ob die Jelinek in der Zeitung steht / Oder im Regal” is just one of many brilliant Wanda lines. Their album “Amore” comes out this autumn and we expect it will be a lot like the more light-hearted (but still existentialist) parts of the first Ja, Panik album, except Wanda’s preferred Italian city of reference isn’t Venedig but Bologna.
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.
traumahelikopter are playing at Reeperbahnfestival 2014 in Hamburg on Friday, 19 September.
Robb - Salute
from the Clay EP, out now
In which the band once again combine their lovely Sunday afternoon sound with impressions of Vienna, just like they did successfully with their previous singles Fourbyfour and Beyond.
(Is anyone else having problems writing the word “beyond” because you’re always automatically making it “beyoncé”? No? Ok.)
Anyway, Robb finally have their debut EP out now and I suggest you give it a listen.
My Glorious - James Dean
I will watch any video that is called “James Dean” and choregraphies are fun and not taking yourself too seriously is even better but honestly, can everyone let go of the run-of-the-mill 80s synth trend please?
Lyxzen does very little wrong it seems
INVSN - Down In The Shadows
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.
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.