Video Category

Posted On Februar 2, 2016By CarloIn Video

OK Kid – Bombay Calling

I didn’t really care much for OK Kid from Cologne, Germany, when they released their debut album three years ago. Stadt am Meer was a good indie track but over the whole album you didn’t know if they wanted to be an indie band or a hip-hop act. It just wasn’t on point yet. Hardly anybody expected Ok Kid to return with a strong political message and a brilliant video for Gute Menschen late last year. The song had ditched any hint of guitar indie and turned towards a deeperRead More

Posted On Januar 14, 2016By CarloIn Video

Basement – Aquasun

Basement always had a massive soft spot for 1990s alternative music. New single Aquasun makes no exception there. Heavy guitars, rolling basslines and huge drum sounds pave the way, all while singer Andrew Fisher adds his vocals to give the whole sound a slightly stoned touch. It’s so reminiscent of a sound we all grew up with. And Basement manage to take you back without sounding outdated. The video for Aquasun takes the sonic aesthetic and translates it into a visual. Take an arcade, a guy with glasses like MiloRead More

Posted On Dezember 21, 2015By CarloIn Video

Heinrich II – Stadt

Do you remember German bands like Schrottgrenze, Wohlstandskinder oder Mikroboy? At the start of the 2000s, the hype around UK indie bands reached German shores and here too were a lot of young and talented bands. The labels signed everything and everyone able to hold a guitar and singing in German. Some of those bands were really good, some were good enough for a single or two. Heinrich II from Kassel are a new band, but they remind me a lot of that time. Guitars, German vocals, well produced popRead More

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 September 11, 2015By CarloIn Video

Freiburg – Kanüle Abwärts (Official Video)

Freiburg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 220,000[…]A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of the major Baden wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point toRead More

Posted On September 3, 2015By CarloIn Video

Farben/Schwarz – Vollkontrast

Sometimes you have to find out via Facebook that some friends from another city have started a label, or have their hands on something like that. I always envy bands coming from the north of Germany. It must be something in the water up north that injects anger and melancholia. I’ve talked about my love for Captain Planet, Turbostaat or Vierkanttretlager on this blog before but I’ll keep going on until the whole realizes how good they really are. While there is plenty of good punk coming from the SouthRead More

Posted On August 28, 2015By CarloIn Video

Neufundland – Rückenwind Pt. II (Video)

How do we start here? Neufundland are a young band from Cologne, Germany and play a catchy yet layed back mixture of pop and indie with German lyrics. But while pop tends to be nothing more than a distraction from the shit that’s going on around us, vocalists Fabian and Fabian are taking a stance. I haven’t come across great lines such as Joseph Stalin is buying uniforms at Primark and references to Masters of the Universe (…by the spending power of Greyskull), political refugees and Kettcar in one song.Read More

Posted On August 24, 2015By CarloIn Video

Luh – Unites

I spent last Thursday sitting in a dancing school in cologne. Eight hours in a room with 1970s-chique lights, wooden floor, one wall entirely covered by mirror glass and a little stage with speakers. It was the setting of a sales conference where several labels gave forecasts of what they’ll release next. Some of it was interesting, some of it wasn’t. It’s strange how a setting like that can influence your own perception of music. I’m quite sure that I had heard Unites by Luh before and I’m pretty certainRead More