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Posted On März 29, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

LIRR – Ritual

A whirring guitar, then a second guitar and all of a sudden bass and drums crash in. It may not sound like the reinvention of the wheel, but LIRR are different and Ritual is a strong statement. Emo and Germany have had a difficult relationship at times. While the US is full of new bands playing basement shows, releasing music through mini labels and working in a tight knit community, Germany hasn’t been that fazed. Don’t get me wrong, there are always a couple of bands that wave the emoRead More

Posted On März 28, 2016By AlexIn Music, Reviews

The Thermals – We Disappear

A new Thermals record is finally out and everybody should get it as soon as possible. It is unlike any Thermals record before it and still undeniably Thermals enough to be unlike anything any other band could record. „We Disappear“ came to me through the complementary wifi at Heathrow airport as I was waiting  for a flight that kept getting delayed. I ended up listening to it six times in a row and the journey it took me on in these three hours (the ten songs clock in at almostRead More

Posted On März 3, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Låpsley – Long Way Home

Finally it’s here. Låpsley has finished her first full length record. As regular readers of this blog, you should be familiar with the name and the music you can expect. If not, you have either been fast asleep for the past one and a half years, or you have no interest in music. Holly Lapsley Fletcher is not yet 20 years old, but she’s managed to play pretty much every important showcase festival in the past year (Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn) and as much a fan of her asRead More

Posted On März 3, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

L’aupaire – Flowers

It must have been in early 2015 when I find myself sitting in the office of a record company. I’m here to talk about the labels‘ forthcoming releases and have a bit of a general catch up to do. We smoke a few cigarettes, drink a coffee or two and listen to some interesting artists. Towards the end of the meeting I get shown a video of an artist the label just recently signed. They were out with him in California and used the time to shoot a video theyRead More

Posted On Februar 28, 2016By AlexIn Music, Reviews

Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are

This new Nada Surf album is really good. I have been listening to „You Know Who You Are“ every day for weeks and it just keeps getting better. I will say that it is my favorite one since 2002’s „Let Go“. It will be out on March 4 and you should all buy it now! If there is one thing I could change about the album it’s probably the sequencing. I’d have it start with „New Bird“ (which is actually track 4). I immediately loved this one while the actual openerRead More

Posted On Februar 22, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Pinegrove – Cardinal

The internet only offers some rare finds these days. With it, we seem to be overwhelmed by choices and fall into the trap of listening to the music backed by big money to buy our attention. Without it, I wouldn’t have come across a great little band from Montclair, New Jersey though: Pinegrove. At first it was the voice of Evan Stephens Hall on a song called Angelina, then the energy and lyrics of Recycling and finally the mixture of emo, indie and country sprinkles from Old Friends. I haveRead More
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