One crappy cellphone picture of GIN GA, brut, Vienna, October 12
The presentation of the new album Yes / No can only be called a success. The gig was classic Gin Ga: energetic, strong drums, the wonderful violin and this time with a bit more synthie-pop sounds, which are very present on the upcoming record. The choice of venue couldn’t have been better, since I really love brut for concerts and Gin Ga just feel right there. As a regular visitor of Gin Ga gigs, many songs have been heard in some kind of form and it’s nice to see how the songs have developed. All the hits of the upcoming record were well presented and inbetween accompanied by some old classics. Especially the 30 minute encore made everybody dance and included one of my personal favourites No Limit.
The most fun and adorable parts of the concert were Alex Konrad fiddeling with and repeatedly breaking the microphone stand, him trying to take a nice crappy cellphone picture of the audience and of course the cute smiles/smirks he puts on while performing.
One crappy cellphone picture of GIN GA at Waves Vienna 2013, Delegates cruise to Waves Bratislava, 5 October, Admiral Tegetthoff
Nothing against the usual Gin Ga live bassist, or the Starsailor guy that plays on their records, but I really enjoy Gin Ga most when Fijuka’s Judith joins them on stage. I think all of us have a little bit of a girl crush on her.
There was just one thing about the Bratislava trip that annoyed me endlessly. While nearly everyone managed to queue fairly while waiting for the busses back to Vienna, two people jumped the queue like it was their fucking right. Everyone else in a hurry took the train instead, but not the boss of Monkey Music and his partner the FM4 boss.
Way to go you guys! Please retire soon!
One crappy cellphone picture of GIN GA, Popfest Wien, Seebühne, 27 July 2013
OK, so that was the third time Gin Ga performed at the Popfest (which has been around for four years), and it was as solid a show as ever, and I’m a big Gin Ga fan, but maybe next year, let a band play instead of them that hasn’t been invited to Popfest yet? Because you know, they’re still out there. *Cough cough* Bilderbuch *cough cough*
Gin Ga - Golden Boy (Lyric Video)
Aaaah, not only is this exciting because it’s something new from Gin Ga, but thanks to the newly popular trend of making lyric videos and due to the song’s catchiness, you should also be able to sing along immediately.
Gin Ga - Dancer
4 GIFs and a sentence per music video
Choreographies are so much better than any other music video content.
No Limit - Gin Ga
In their latest video, Gin Ga once again tell you how to pronounce their name and then proceed to sing a cover of an early 1990s eurodance song in what seems to be the contents of somebody’s garage.
One crappy cellphone picture of GINGA, 28 November 2012, WUK Vienna.
GinGa played a decent energetic set. Besonders schön: das No Limit cover (2 Unlimited, 1992). Alex Konrad: “Ein Lied aus meiner Kindheit.” Und auch aus meiner.
One crappy photoset of DIVER and GINGA at the European Music Fair, 23 November 2012, Warsaw, Poland
Thanks to GinGa (who couldn’t use their train tickets), the Austrian Cultural Forum Warsaw (that paid for these tickets), FM4 (that gave these tickets away) and tour manager Reini (simply the best), going to Warsaw instead of writing my thesis was definitely the right decision.
Paula & Karol, a band from Poland that also played at Waves Vienna, were dancing and singing along to Diver in the audience. Then I got to see GinGa from the front row (that wouldn’t be possible in Vienna!). After that, Rangleklods. Warsaw is a beauty, too!
GINGA, GIANTREE, MILK+ und MOTHER’S CAKE werden nächste Woche ein Mini-Festival, präsentiert von Deezer, im Wiener WUK bespielen. Tickets dafür gibt es nicht zu kaufen.
Die gute Nachricht: Wir dürfen 10 von euch je 2 Plätze auf der Gästeliste schenken! Die ersten zehn, die uns eine Mail mit ihrem vollen(!) Namen an walzerkoenige(at)gmail(dot)com schicken oder in die Tumblr-Ask-Box schreiben (bitte nicht anonym, damit wir euch auch antworten können), gewinnen. Do it!
28.11.2012, WUK Wien
19 Uhr: MOTHER’S CAKE
20 Uhr: MILK+
21 Uhr: GIANTREE
22.30 Uhr: GIN GA
ETA: Das Gewinnspiel ist beendet und die GewinnerInnen sind informiert. Viel Spaß!
Gin Ga - Dancer
If there is anything we love - besides boats, of course, and bread, and books, and other things that start with a B - it is choreographies. Choreographies are super. Especially if they contain fake slow motion. Bound to go viral!
Dancer - Ginga
Dancer is being hailed as the highlight from Ginga’s upcoming Nights EP but hm. hm hm hm. This was so much stronger in concert. Hm. I’m going to listen to the whole thing to form a proper opinion.
Ginga - One Of Us (They Shoot Music Primavera Sound Sessions)
Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk.
- ABBA, Thank You For The Music
One Of Us is not the only thing on the The Nights EP that makes a (conscious?) reference to ABBA. This EP, by the way, took forever to see the light of day. When I saw Ginga for the first time (and one night before I left for my exchange year), they had just re-recorded and re-released their debut album after having been the first Popfest’s sensational discovery. When they came to my exchange country eight months later, they not only filled the town’s main square with people, but they also played Dancer - which sounded slightly different then than it does now on the EP - but no details of an upcoming album were known yet.
Fast forward to a year later: Even at the official EP release concert in Vienna this spring, the four tracks weren’t available yet. However, finally (and without a big noise, at least I wasn’t aware of it until recently), since June it is out, and it sounds rougher than the debut album, while at the same time still being every bit as catchy and energetic.