All posts by Carlo


From the beginning to the end, I will see this through. This has grown from a blog about the music I love to something bigger and I will keep looking for the great stuff out there. Keep the great music coming!

Posted On November 22, 2015By CarloIn Video

Freiburg – Sommer, Roggen und Er

Sommer, Roggen und Er is probably the most Turbostaatesque song on Freiburg’s recent record Brief & Siegel. But it’s also one of the best on the whole album including the geat love will there us apart reference. If you haven’t listened to the record yet, there’s probably no better time than now. And hardly a better song to start. The young German band prooves that sometimes a good idea and a few of your friends are enough to make a good video. Stick a camera in front of them andRead More

Posted On November 18, 2015By CarloIn Video

A Tale of Golden Keys – Waves

One of the best songs on A Tale of Golden Keys‘ album got a nice little video. It’s great how quickly you fall in and out of love with records these days. Day one you listen to two or three songs and you’re instantly hooked. Come the next week, the album shows up in your playlist or in your library and you think: „Well, yeah, it’s still quite good, but I don’t fancy listening to it now…“. Then come the next month and you’ve forgotten about it. There’s just soRead More

Posted On November 17, 2015By CarloIn Video

Muncie Girls – Gas Mark 4

What is it with female fronted punk bands that draws me to them so much? A couple of months ago we put together a list of female fronted bands you should know and should have definitely listened to by now. But it feels as if there are constantly more great bands popping up recently. Muncie Girls from Exeter, are another great example! After releasing various singles, splits and EPs, they are just finishing their debut album out in 2016 via Subject Records (UK), Uncle M (EUR) and Animal Style (US)Read More

Posted On November 9, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Winter Classic – Past Times

Once a year the National Hockey League (why is it called national by the way, when there are teams from the US and Canada in it??) is holding a regular match in an outside venue. Because you can’t play ice hockey in the summer (that would just be weird), it’s played around new year’s eve and since has been label the ‚Winter Classic‘. I’ve got no idea if that is all true, but my internet research has led me to believe it is. Naming your band after such an eventRead More
I’m a few thousand meters above the ground right now. I’m really hungover and longing for my own bed. I hate the people on this plane with me right now. I hate that I’ll be facing the cold Berlin night in about an hour. But what I hate most is that my apartment will be cold and dark when I will finally get there. I left the fridge pretty much empty and turned the heating down to a minimum when I left it a few days ago. You don’t wantRead More

Posted On Oktober 31, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Kytes – On The Run

Hype bands are always quite a difficult thing to deal with. I mean, what do you make of a band that just formed and instantly gets voted as the band of the week, by one of the biggest German daily newspapers? When a band is selling out venues without even having released a full album (or an EP). Kytes from Munich are the band in question in this case and On the Run is the name of their debut EP. The first time I took notice of the band, IRead More

Posted On Oktober 26, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Alexis Blue – Tell Me Where To Go

I guess it is hard to write about music and bands when you have a really close connection to them, but then again, music is always subjective and very personal. So fuck it, right? Back in 2007 I moved to Liverpool to study. I spent three years there at John Moores University (rather a poli than a cunt, they say). And throughout those years, there were two bands that I closely connect to this time. One were the Wombats, local heroes who were just blowing up during my time there.Read More

Posted On Oktober 26, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Sleep Kit – II

Two years ago I stumbled across a bandcamp link that took me to the debut EP by Sleep Kit. I had never heard the name, I’d never heard a song. Sometimes you remember every detail when you hear a song for the first time. The exact date, where you were, who were with. Sometimes it’s not the first time that sticks, it’s that one special moment. And sometimes, it’s not even a singular moment but the sheer addition of moments a particular song or album was with you. If I’mRead More

Posted On Oktober 8, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Freiburg – Brief & Siegel

Where the fuck is Gütersloh? And what the fuck is German punk? And why are there people in Germany who are angry? Aren’t Germans supposed to be the happiest people on the planet? Economically safe, politically more than stable (thanks Angela), spearheading Europe and so on and so forth. Well thankfully punk never gave a flying fuck about safety and satisfaction. It’s times like these when someone has to point out what’s going bloody wrong. And there is a lot of it, if you listen to how pissed off FreiburgRead More

Posted On September 27, 2015By CarloIn Opinion, Pop Culture, Talking Pop

Reeperbahn Festival 2015

Having friends around you is a great thing. There’s no one better to share joy, anger, happiness, sadness or any other feeling with than with people who like you, who you can talk to, complain about things or gossip with. Music and sports are great topics, ex lovers or future ones are great too, but sometimes it can just be a person in an awful colored jacket or with an awful hairstyle. Your friends will be there with you. The problem with friends is that sometimes they live too far awayRead More