"Sinn … es geht mir nicht ums Verstehen. Ich liebe es, wenn ich etwas nicht verstehe. Ich freu mich wenn es Leuten gefällt und wenn es Leuten nicht gefällt. Ich würd mich nur nicht aufregen darüber. Es gibt ja Leute, die regen sich richtig über, ihrer Meinung nach, schlechte Musik auf, das find ich dann eigentlich eher lustig. Jedes Gefühl das meine Musik erzeugt ist okay. Langweile, Spaß, Freude, Trauer, Abgestoßenheit – alles ist super."

– Der Nino aus Wien, in dem eh nimmer sehr neuen, sehr superen Noisey-Interview.

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Two crappy cellphone pictures of MILE ME DEAF at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Copenhagen on May 16th and May 17th 2014

This (the first one) was the mellowest Mile Me Deaf show I have ever seen. I guess it was owed to the time (5:30) and the place (outside the Kulturhuset, overlooking the harbour) but it was fitting for the audience (the usual concert-goes plus a helluva lot of toddlers and seagulls).

The second concert was more of the typical Mile Me Deaf fare, although it was again in a seated venue - with candles on the tables! They were the last (and most interesting) band to go on at a small music festival but unfortunately, at the time they were playing, a lot of the people had already left. I had convinced a friend to come with me by playing him the Ace of Base cover and although he was disappointed that they didn’t play it, he enjoyed it.

Human Shout - Counting from Ten

Every time I read about Human Shout, I have to think of that school band we had back in the small town I grew up in, which must have been called something incredibly similar, if not even the same. Obviously, the quality of the two is not necessarily comparable, but who knows what our school band would sound like if they still existed. Also, back then (which must have been somewhen between “The Lost World” and “Jurassic Park 3”) it would have been quite uncool to wear a Jurassic Park t-shirt, now it’s pretty awesome and I totally want one too.

Goldsoundz - Rodeo (from Relations, out now on KIM)

Watch This Amazing Lo-Fi Band Play In A Living Room. You Won’t Believe What Happens At 1:48.




(it’s a guitar solo.)

Olympique - The Reason I Came (from Crystal Palace, out in autumn 2014)

I once had a really nice holiday at the Isonzo (I assume that river is the Isonzo). Otherwise I can’t think of anything to say about this video with all its foggy forests, slow motion running and dramatic rocking out in landscapes more exciting than the song.

Erwin & Edwin ft. Gesangskapelle Hermann - Nudlsuppn

Since there’s no deviation from the regular Erwin & Edwin sound on this song, here’s a story on noodle soup: My sister is and has always been the world’s biggest fan of noodle soup and when she was a kid she used to be too impatient for the soup to be cooled down enough to eat. So my mother always poured some broth into the saucer that my sister ate while the soup cooled down. Which was great thinking on our mother’s part because otherwise my sister would’ve terrorized our surroundings with her screaming about not getting to eat noodle soup right now, this very second, this instant, NOW.

One crappy cellphone picture of NOWHERE TRAIN at Stadtsaal, Vienna, 12 May 2014
Selten so viele hemmungslos besoffene Männer auf einer Bühne vereint gesehen. Das war in den Momenten, wo es nicht sowieso spirituell-reinigend americanamäßig war, durchaus auch unterhaltsam. Und chaotisch. Und insgesamt schön.

One crappy cellphone picture of NOWHERE TRAIN at Stadtsaal, Vienna, 12 May 2014

Selten so viele hemmungslos besoffene Männer auf einer Bühne vereint gesehen. Das war in den Momenten, wo es nicht sowieso spirituell-reinigend americanamäßig war, durchaus auch unterhaltsam. Und chaotisch. Und insgesamt schön.

Wanda - Schickt mir die Post (single out now on Problembär Records)

When I first listened to this song, I though that this is like a sloppy, slightly morbid, dirty Peter Alexander song. The video’s aesthetics didn’t help me change my mind but then again, sloppy, morbid, dirty Peter Alexander songs are kind of a dream genre for me.

One crappy cellphone picture of GERARD at Poolbar mit Pratersauna, Pratersauna, Vienna, 10 May 2014
Ein paar Tage nach diesem unerklärlichen Auftritt von Gerard mit Jennifer Rostock am Amadeus gab es beim Wien-Ableger des Poolbar-Festivals in der Pratersauna ein reguläres Gerard-Heimspiel zu sehen, während Conchita Wurst in Kopenhagen den Eurovision Song Contest gewonnen hat. 
Wahnsinn, wie sich die “Zu-ga-be”-Rufe nach und nach in “Lis-sa-bon”-Rufe verwandelt haben. Ja, das war ein würdiges Alternativprogramm zur Songcontest-Party, die wir für dieses Konzert frühzeitig verlassen mussten.

One crappy cellphone picture of GERARD at Poolbar mit Pratersauna, Pratersauna, Vienna, 10 May 2014

Ein paar Tage nach diesem unerklärlichen Auftritt von Gerard mit Jennifer Rostock am Amadeus gab es beim Wien-Ableger des Poolbar-Festivals in der Pratersauna ein reguläres Gerard-Heimspiel zu sehen, während Conchita Wurst in Kopenhagen den Eurovision Song Contest gewonnen hat.

Wahnsinn, wie sich die “Zu-ga-be”-Rufe nach und nach in “Lis-sa-bon”-Rufe verwandelt haben. Ja, das war ein würdiges Alternativprogramm zur Songcontest-Party, die wir für dieses Konzert frühzeitig verlassen mussten.

One crappy cellphone picture of the MILE ME DEAF album release show at EKH, Vienna, 9 May 2014
There was a cowbell. 
Granted, other interesting things happened as well - like the attempt to stagedive, or the cardboard figures from the album cover on the stage, or the EKH being an overall interesting place - but the cowbell thing was the best.

One crappy cellphone picture of the MILE ME DEAF album release show at EKH, Vienna, 9 May 2014

There was a cowbell. 

Granted, other interesting things happened as well - like the attempt to stagedive, or the cardboard figures from the album cover on the stage, or the EKH being an overall interesting place - but the cowbell thing was the best.

Garish - Bring mich auf Ideen (Hamburger Küchensessions)

I am endlessly sad that I missed Garish on their recent tour because everytime I saw them before, it was magic. This video captures only a fraction of the greatness, but it is a small compensation.

One crappy cellphone picture of TRULS at Spot Festival 2014, Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3rd
It’s not like I don’t have a slightly less blurry picture of Truls. I do. But I don’t have a slightly less blurry picture of Truls with the champagne bottle.
Truls was a lot of fun. He brought you back to earth after the amazing but emotionally draining Kellermensch set and then he made you jump. And that’s what’s so great about those city-festivals. You have this bulky, metal-psychedelia monster of a show and then you have, right after that, Truls’ falsetto pop, with just the right amount of kitsch and synth and champagne.
Country: Norway

One crappy cellphone picture of TRULS at Spot Festival 2014, Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3rd

It’s not like I don’t have a slightly less blurry picture of Truls. I do. But I don’t have a slightly less blurry picture of Truls with the champagne bottle.

Truls was a lot of fun. He brought you back to earth after the amazing but emotionally draining Kellermensch set and then he made you jump. And that’s what’s so great about those city-festivals. You have this bulky, metal-psychedelia monster of a show and then you have, right after that, Truls’ falsetto pop, with just the right amount of kitsch and synth and champagne.

Country: Norway

One crappy cellphone picture of KELLERMENSCH at Spot Festival 2014, Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3
This was the best. I had listened to Kellermensch in the Spot Spotify playlist and thought that this was simply rock’n’roll that was a little too hard and a little too unmelodic for me but I was so wrong. Kellermensch were my favourite Spot act. They work so much better live than on record and display a very intense energy (which was only amplified by the great venue). And now that I’ve seen them live, I can also appreciate their studio versions more.
They’re not coming anywhere near Austria for a while, so y’all just have to believe me for the time being.
Country: Denmark

One crappy cellphone picture of KELLERMENSCH at Spot Festival 2014, Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3

This was the best. I had listened to Kellermensch in the Spot Spotify playlist and thought that this was simply rock’n’roll that was a little too hard and a little too unmelodic for me but I was so wrong. Kellermensch were my favourite Spot act. They work so much better live than on record and display a very intense energy (which was only amplified by the great venue). And now that I’ve seen them live, I can also appreciate their studio versions more.

They’re not coming anywhere near Austria for a while, so y’all just have to believe me for the time being.

Country: Denmark

One crappy cellphone picture of SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE at Spot Festival 2014, Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3
Entweder du findest die Hasenmasken zu süß und einen blöden Gimmick bei einem langweiligen, unnötig gehypten Projekt, oder du findest, dass die Hasenmasken das i-Tüpfelchen auf einer unglaublich interessanten, shoegaze/falsetto-Performance sind. Ich hab jetzt drei Tage darüber nachgedacht und weiß immer noch nicht, was ich denke.


Country: Denmark

One crappy cellphone picture of SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE at Spot Festival 2014, Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark, May 3

Entweder du findest die Hasenmasken zu süß und einen blöden Gimmick bei einem langweiligen, unnötig gehypten Projekt, oder du findest, dass die Hasenmasken das i-Tüpfelchen auf einer unglaublich interessanten, shoegaze/falsetto-Performance sind. Ich hab jetzt drei Tage darüber nachgedacht und weiß immer noch nicht, was ich denke.
Country: Denmark