Music Category

When I get asked to review new hyped band – especially from Berlin – I usually don’t expect anything. Which makes it even nicer when I am proven wrong. This has been the case with todays’ band Isolation Berlin. The four boys have recently been mentioned a lot in feature pages and it seems as if everyone agrees that they are the future of German pop music. The pressure therefore is obviously on and everyone expects their debut album Und aus den Wolken tropft die Zeit to be a hugeRead More

Posted On Januar 26, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Turbostaat – Abalonia

Turbostaat. It’s been a little while (two years is not that long to be honest). I remember as if it was yesterday when I went to my first Turbostaat show. Back then I had just moved to Hannover and none of the people I knew wanted to come to the show with me. I ended up drinking way too much beer by myself and leaving the show with the biggest smiles on my face I’ve ever worn after a gig. I went to a girl afterwards who’d become my girlfriendRead More

Posted On Januar 24, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Basement – Promise Everything

The days are long gone since Basement were actually playing basement shows, dragging their gear into shabby pubs and dubious venues. Since the Ipswich band officially split up in 2012 they became international legends of sorts. All of a sudden the band was back in 2014 and it seemed as if they were biggern than ever before. And it seemed as if everybody was waiting for the band to return. The new record Promise Everything is the first full length since the reunion and the band is aiming big. IRead More

Posted On Januar 21, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Prince Daddy & The Hyena – Adult Summers

Let’s make this a fairly quick one. Prince Daddy & The Hyena have completely blown me away. I might be a bit late with this review, but Adult Summers is one of the best EPs I have heard in ages. Period. I couldn’t care less if this is in any way biased, because music is always something you can’t talk about objectively. I fell in love with this short burst of five songs when I stumbled across it on a night-long bandcamp browse. I have since told friends about it,Read More

Posted On Januar 15, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Fjørt – Kontakt

Aachen, the most Western German city, bordering the Netherlands and Belgium. Aachen, the coronation city of German kings and the deathbed of Charles the Great. Aachen, former city of coal mining and hard labour. Aachen, home to traditional fraternities of questionable political views. Aachen, city where a football club is condoning that ultra right winged fans have literally kicked out left winged fans from the stands. And Aachen, home to Fjørt, one of the most exciting German hardcore bands to grace every tiny youth center, club or festival stage allRead More

Posted On Januar 11, 2016By TiyamIn Music, Reviews

Daughter – Not to Disappear

Most people remember Daughters’ debut album „If you leave“ from 2013. It was one of those records that left you (and definitely me) sobbing and sad after listening to it. Not only because of the themes and lyrics, which by themselves were depressing enough, but also because of the fragile sound of Elena Tonras’ voice and the voluminous sound created by Igor Haefelis’ guitars and Remi Aguilellas’ drum. This sound is also the reason why the trio gets often compared to The XX. Yet, I personally would not agree withRead More

Posted On Dezember 14, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Baroness – Purple

Metal is a genre of music that I am usually not fond of. Obviously I had a phase in my teenage years when I listened to Metallica, Iron Maiden or Sabbath, but from relatively early on, I switched alliances to two minute songs without guitar solos. Honestly, I couldn’t stand metal bands. At every show in every bloody youth club I played or spent music in, a crappy metal band was already there. It took me some time until I found some access to the genre again. Baroness, from Savannah,Read More

Posted On November 25, 2015By TiyamIn Music, Reviews

Placebo – MTV Unplugged

So this is it apparently. My very first music review. Never did I think anyone would be interested in what my thoughts on music are, but as it turns out, I was wrong. So hey – in case you are the one person actually reading this: Thanks a lot mate. I really do appreciate it. But enough of this sentimental nonsense- although in some ways music reviews are always sentimental nonsense – and lets focus on what you actually came here to read for – a review of Placebos’ MTVRead 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