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Posted On April 7, 2017By CarloIn 7Up, Music

7Up – 07.04.2017

7Up is our new weekly wrap up with 7 songs you might have missed but definitely should not have. So here we go with another mix of indie, hardcore and pop (yes, pop!). Let’s up you dig 7Up! 1. Thrice – Hurricane It has taken Thrice almost a year to come up with a second video for a song from their 2016 album To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. But similar to the video for Black Honey it’s been worth the wait. Cinematic is almost an understatement. This songRead More

Posted On März 31, 2017By CarloIn 7Up, Music, Video

7Up – 31.03.2017

7Up is our new weekly wrap up with 7 songs you might have missed but definitely should not have. 1. Free Throw – Randy, I’m the Liquor Well, what can I say to this song? I must have stumbled across the band on their old labels Bandcamp page and it was everything I expected from a band releasing through Count Your Lucky Stars! Randy, I’m the Liquor is the first single from their upcoming second full length Bear Your Mind dropping May 26th via the much bigger label Triple CrownRead More

Posted On Januar 13, 2017By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Malky – Where is Piemont

The sun has brought life to a halt. It’s crawling through the rugged walls. The faded terracotta walls throw back its reflections. It’s wearing down the parasols that have seen better days anyway. It’s dazzling heat is not yet ready to disappear. There is a couple sitting on a café patio looking towards the sea. He’s wearing a white linen shirt, a straw hat and linen pants. In his right hand he is holding on to a thick cigar. His left hand playing with the little spoon. He’s calmly stirringRead More

Posted On September 15, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Pretty Years

There is something beautiful about imperfection. The little wrinkle when she’s smiling. The hint of green in your blue eyes. The scar on your shoulder. The few grey hair even though you’re too young to have grey hair. Imperfection makes people unique. It makes us remember. Cymbals Eat Guitars always had a nag for writing imperfect pop songs. And I blame myself for not paying more attention to them earlier. To me the bands new record Pretty Years is the celebration of everything imperfect. Finally kicks the record off withRead More

Posted On September 9, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Salamanda – Daddy Punk/Kompanjero

Who the fuck are Salamanda? And why the heck hadn’t I heard of them before? Daddy Punk was sent to me by a friend of mine who works as a pr in music. The mail contained an unlisted Youtube link and a few lines. One in particular stood out: The band is bubbling up North but South of Hamburg nobody knows ‚em. Well Banjamin, we seriously need to change that! Daddy Punk/Kompanjero is the debut seven inch by Salamanda and the first new signing to one of the best GermanRead More

Posted On August 16, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Messer – Jalousie

There is a difference between music you actually like and music you can appreciate for its value or the artistic value underneath it. I always found it hard to differentiate between the two. I still do in fact. Messer have always been one of those bands to me. On the one hand, my indie and punk heart is telling me that I should like them. On the other hand is the music though and that is not making it easy for me to like them. Too cool. Too distanced. TooRead More
A woman inked in black and white holding her hand in front of her open mouth in surprise. Below, in thick red letters, it says ABAY and really tiny some more letters that form the album title. Everything is amazing and nobody is happy – it’s the zeitgeist talking and a fitting title to what is the debut album by one of German indie rocks busiest people. Blackmail were an institution in the German indie rock scene. The tight production by guitarist Kurt Ebelhäuser met lead singer Aydo Abay’s distinctRead More

Posted On Juli 18, 2016By TiyamIn Music, Reviews

Von Wegen Lisbeth – Grande

Germany’s music landscape has been marked by a rising number of young and mostly male indie-pop bands lately. They all met in school and started off in their parents garages. Von Wegen Lisbeth is one of those bands and their story is not really different to any others. Not that I am saying their background is boring by any means, but if there is nothing new to tell, then there is simply nothing new to tell. Most famous example at the moment: Annenmykantereit. AMK are touring in sold-out venues andRead More

Posted On Juli 10, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Abra – Princess

Believe me, I didn’t make this one easy for myself. I was born in the 1980s. I didn’t live in them. But I remember how I hated those plastic synth sounds growing up and when I was a teenager. I was a sucker for electric guitars, distortion and rough vocals. This music didn’t feel real. Even in the movies the 1980s always looked too slick, too polished, too chique. Men in suits. Women with shoulder pads, perms and what not. I know pictures of my parents from the 1980s, theyRead More

Posted On Juni 8, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Pup – The Dream Is Over

I first saw Pup live opening for Cloud Nothings a few years back in a semi open air venue near the Spree in Berlin. I initially went to the gig to see Cloud Nothings. It was a breezy summer evening. Clouds above our heads and a fresh wind going over the Spree next to us. Pup opened the evening and almost blew my hair off. The band made such a racket, they were really tight and garnished their thick guitars with wonderful melodies Rivers Cuomo is looking for since Weezer’sRead More