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THE FOREIGN RESORT – Live in Cologne

Event News – September 2017

THE FOREIGN RESORT
– Live in Cologne –

Support: Golden Apes
29.09.17 Blue Shell Köln

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Mit der Veröffentlichung ihres dritten Albums „New Frontiers” haben THE FOREIGN RESORT einen echten Wirkungstreffer erzielt. Der Longplayer erhielt nicht nur überschwängliche Kritiken von Seiten der einschlägigen Musikpresse, sondern landete schließlich auch in diversen „Best Of“-Jahrespolls/-charts. Die folgende Zeit nutzten die Dänen für ausgiebige Touren durch Europa und Nordamerika, arbeiteten parallel dazu jedoch auch an weiteren Songs.

Das Ergebnis war auf der EP „The American Dream“ zu bestaunen, die mit fünf brandneuen Tracks aufwartete. Einmal mehr war es dem Trio aus Kopenhagen gelungen, die beeindruckende Intensität seiner Bühnenshows ins Aufnahmestudio zu übertragen und einen explosiven Mix aus scharfkantigen Post Punk-Gitarren, atmosphärischen Shoegaze-Sounds, dunklen New Wave-Anleihen und prägnanten Indie-Melodien zu erzeugen. Im April 2017 ist mit „She Is Lost“ nun die erste Vorab-Single zum nächsten Album erschienen, an dessen Fertigstellung die Gruppe momentan arbeitet.
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A PROJECTION – Live in Cologne

Event News – September 2017

A PROJECTION
– Live in Cologne –

Support: The Hermetic Electric
13.09.17 Blue Shell Köln

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A PROJECTION wurden 2013 in Stockholm gegründet und erspielten sich mit ihren energetischen Konzertauftritten schnell ein wachsendes Publikum. So erregte das Quintett die Aufmerksamkeit des deutschen Labels Tapete Records, über welches 2015 das Debütalbum „Exit“ erschien. Stark beeinflusst durch den Post Punk und New Wave der frühen 80er Jahre, kreiert die schwedische Formation einen atmosphärisch-dichten Dark Indie-Sound mit effektvollen Gitarren und monumentalen Synthies. In diese Kerbe haut auch das Nachfolgewerk „Framework“ das im Januar 2017 das Licht der Welt erblickte. Am 13.09.17 findet die Kölner Live-Premiere der Band im Blue Shell statt, auf dieser Tour-Etappe zugleich die einzige Show in NRW!
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PALE HORIZONS [Compilation]

New Release – July 2017

PALE HORIZONS [Compilation]

Label: Reptile Music
Format: Compilation Album (Digital)
Cat No: RMD002
Distribution: Bandcamp Release
Release Date: 07.07.17
File Under: Indie | Post Punk | Shoegaze | Wave

 

 

PALE HORIZONS Release Info:

PALE HORIZONS compiles 10 songs from artists which are connected with Reptile Music in one way or the other. Many of the tracks are taken from releases that have been distributed and/or promoted over the course of time. PALE HORIZONS is a journey through the depths of edgy Post Punk, dreamy Indie Pop, glimmering Shoegaze and atmospheric Wave. The digital compilation is exclusively available on Bandcamp for a very special price of 1€ (or more if you like).

 

PALE HORIZONS Tracklist:

 

  1. THE FOREIGN RESORT – Skyline/Decay

Hailing from Copenhagen, the Danish trio mixes melodic 80s New Wave with explosive Post Punk and atmospheric Shoegaze. “Skyline/Decay” is taken from their latest EP “The American Dream”.
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  1. HOLYGRAM – Daria

The band from Cologne walks the tightrope between New Wave, Post Punk and industrial Krautrock: driving, gloomy and full of catchy moments. “Daria” is taken from their self-titled debut EP, released via Reptile Music on CD in February 2017.
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  1. DEAD LEAF ECHO – So.Wrong

Brooklyn art collective that crafts every aspect of their sound and vision incorporating elements of Indie, Dream Pop, Shoegaze, New Wave and Post Punk. “So.Wrong” is taken from their EP “True.Deep.Sleeper”.
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  1. ESCAPE WITH ROMEO – After The Party

Led by mastermind Thomas Elbern, the Cologne band looks back to an impressive New Wave history since 1989. “After The Party” is taken from their last album “After The Future”, released on Zeitklang Records.
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  1. MESSER BRÜDER – Fake Fake Copyright

The group from Darmstadt recently changed their style from electronic instrumental music to more song-oriented Indie Pop with female vocals. “Fake Fake Copyright” is taken from their new album “Fahr zur Hölle”.
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  1. VELOCHROME – Flood

Located in Cologne, the four-piece presents its very own version of Indie Pop, undoubtedly influenced by the sound of British Post Punk bands from the late 80s. “Flood” is taken from their current album “5 Seconds”.
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  1. THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – Even Rain

The Berlin-based international band has limited the reverb-laden sound signatures from the past and now blends the melodic sensibilities with noisy echoes of the early American underground. “Even Rain” is taken from their third album “Something Like Eternity”.
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  1. THE AUTUMN SIGHS – The Autumn Sighs

The trio from Siegen is mainly influenced by the guitar-sound of the late 80s/early 90s and classic Shoegaze anthems that combine disturbing Wall of Sound and bittersweet melancholy. “The Autumn Sighs” is taken from their EP “Branches”.
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  1. LEVEL PI – Memento Mori

Multi-instrumentalist Uwe Cremer from Cologne follows his passions for progressive Krautrock and psychedelic Post Punk. “Memento Mori” offers a Dark Ambient approach and is previously unreleased.
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  1. BOX AND THE TWINS – Waiting For The Birds (Dreamed)

The Cologne trio moves within its unique set of coordinates while the enthralling voice of songstress BOX guides through dark and dreamy landscapes into the light. “Waiting For The Birds (Dreamed)” is taken from their debut EP “Our Fears”, the first album “Everywhere I Go Is Silence” (containing a shorter version of the song) was released via Manic Depression/Synth Religion last November.
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HoRD – Live in Cologne

Event News – June 2017

HøRD
– Live in Cologne –

Support: Sailora
01.06.17 Tsunami Köln

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Bei HøRD handelt es sich um ein Ein-Mann-Projekt aus Bordeaux, das sich bereits mit den ersten beiden EP-Veröffentlichungen in den Playlisten einschlägiger Partys etabliert hatte. Im März 2016 erschien der erste Longplayer „Focus On Light“, dieses Jahr folgte die dritte EP „Futures“. Der Franzose versteht es dabei wie kaum ein Zweiter, sphärische Flächen mit druckvollen Rhythmen in teils recht düster-bedrohlich anmutenden Arrangements zu verdichten. Nach der ersten Show im April 2015 kehrt HoRD nun endlich zu einem zweiten Konzert in Köln zurück.
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DEAD LEAF ECHO – EU Tour & New Releases

Promotion News / New Release – Mai 2017

DEAD LEAF ECHO
Neue 7“ Single „Strawberry Skin” / Re-Release 10“ EP „True Deep Sleeper” / EU-Tour im Mai 2017

 

 

 

DEAD LEAF ECHO sind 2008 aus einem Künstlerkollektiv in Brooklyn hervorgegangen. Nachdem die Band im Frühjahr letzten Jahres ihre ersten Konzerte in Europa gespielt hat, nimmt sie die Veröffentlichung der brandneuen 7“ Single „Strawberry Skin“ zum Anlass, nun zum zweiten Mal für einige Shows über den großen Teich zu kommen. Parallel dazu erscheint außerdem ein Re-Release der 10“ EP „True Deep „Sleeper“ von 2014, beide Vinyls werden via Reptile Music auch offiziell in Deutschland erhältlich sein. Im Herbst 2017 wird voraussichtlich der nächste Longplayer des New Yorker Quartetts auf Moon Sounds folgen.

Die herausragende Spezialität der Gruppe sind reverbgetränkte Gitarrenflächen wie schwerer, dichter Nebel, die präzise Hooklines, scharfkantige Post Punk-Anleihen und sorgsam durchdachte Pop-Affiliation doch nie völlig verdecken können. Wahrscheinlich hat sie deshalb mit Nouveau Wave eine Genre-Bezeichnung für sich festgelegt, die direkter (und berechtigter) New Wave-Verweis ist. Die Vielschichtigkeit und Heavyness ihrer Gitarrentexturen und die brutale Lautstärke ihrer Liveauftritte fordern fast zwangsläufig Verweise zu My Bloody Valentine ein – und doch sind DEAD LEAF ECHO so etwas wie eine clevere Revolution des Shoegazing-Genres mit ihrer ausgeprägten Catchyness und dem oft zweistimmigen Gesang. Die Schwermütigkeit von Sänger und Songschreiber LG Galleon in perfekter Harmonie mit den beinahe schwerelosen Vocals der weiblichen Protagonistin Ana Breton lässt Kritiker gelegentlich auch den Begriff Dream Pop bemühen. Und schließlich tauchen in ihrer Musik immer wieder Ambient-Einflüsse auf. Sorgsam konstruierte Beatgerüste und geloopte Stimmflächen führen bis an jene Grenze, an der Indie Pop in Abstraktion verschwindet. Aus all diesen stilistischen Komponenten ergibt sich ein warmes Bad in klein gemahlenem Glas.

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DEAD LEAF ECHO – EU Live Dates:

18.05.17 DK-Aarhus, Sway (w/ Thw Foreign Resort)
19.05.17 DK-Odense, Ungdomshuset (w/ The Foreign Resort & Zeroine)
20.05.17 DK-Copenhagen, KB18 (w/ The Foreign Resort & Echo People)
21.05.17 Berlin, Monarch (w/ Jaguwar)
22.05.17 Hamburg, Pooca Bar
23.05.17 Hamburg, Pooca Bar
24.05.17 Leipzig, Bandhaus (w/ The Foreign Resort)
25.05.17 Bielefeld, Leinwebermarkt (Open Air Festival)
27.05.17 Köln, Tsunami (w/ The Autumn Sighs) > TICKETS | FB

THE AUTUMN SIGHS – BRANCHES EP

New Release – April 2017

THE AUTUMN SIGHS – BRANCHES EP

Label: Reptile Music
Format: EP (CD + Digital)
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 28.04.17
File Under: Shoegaze | Dream Pop | Indie

 

 

THE AUTUMN SIGHS Release Info:

THE AUTUMN SIGHS were formed in 2011 in Siegen, Germany. The trio is mainly influenced by the indie-guitar-sound of the late 80s / early 90s and classic shoegaze bands like Slowdive, Lush, Ride and My Bloody Valentine. Their music combines disturbing „Wall of Sound“ and bittersweet melancholy.

After the debut EP “Sprig” (2012) the new EP “Branches“ marks the beginning of a tetralogy. The next part is already in the works and scheduled for release later this year. Additionally, a 12” vinyl for the Berlin based label Dreams Never End is planned as well.

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THE AUTUMN SIGHS Live:

27.05.17 Köln, Tsunami (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
03.06.17 Hamburg, Marias Ballroom (w/ The Sweeps)
28.06.17 Berlin, Schokoladen (w/ The Workhouse)
30.06.17 Dinklage, Alte Weberei (w/ The Workhouse)
16.12.17 Berlin, Acud macht neu (Shoegazer Festival)

THE FOREIGN RESORT – SHE IS LOST

Promotion News / New Release – April 2017

THE FOREIGN RESORT – SHE IS LOST
[New Single]

 

Danish post-punk trio THE FOREIGN RESORT release their new single ‘She is Lost’ on April 19. This is the first song from the band’s next full length album, marking a return to the analogue sound of their ‘New Frontiers’ album, only this time the sound is more minimalistic and with plenty of electronics and spacious drums to create a dreamy yet upbeat soundscape full of contrast.

For lead singer Mikkel B. Jakobsen ‘She is Lost’ is a very personal song about what he sarcastically refers to as “the summer of love”: “It was one of the worst summers in my life. I came out strong on the other side, but this song was written partly when things were looking very bad. I was not doing the right things to get to a better place and partly when I had realized it was not just me who was the problem. Hence the title ‘She is Lost’.”

THE FOREIGN RESORT are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.

Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, THE FOREIGN RESORT has also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and, most recently, Cold Cave. They’ve also toured the USA relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 400 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany and Canadian Music Week 2017.

The band’s latest release ‘The American Dream’ was dubbed “post punk par excellence” by Deep Ground, with Slug Magazine saying this is “an EP that possesses a singular fault: It is not long enough”. THE FOREIGN RESORT’s 2014 album “New Frontiers” (produced by John Fryer) ranked among the year’s top albums at numerous European and American blogs. With several music videos to their credit, there is no video for the new single ‘She is Lost’ yet, motivating the band to crowdsource their new video.

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THE FOREIGN RESORT – EU Live Dates:

18.05.17 DK-Aarhus, Sway (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
19.05.17 DK-Odense, Ungdomshuset (w/ Dead Leaf Echo & Zeroine)
20.05.17 DK-Copenhagen, KB18 (w/ Dead Leaf Echo & Echo People)
24.05.17 Leipzig, Bandhaus (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
25.08.17 Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei (The Wave Festival)
26.08.17 Lübeck, Rider’s Cafe (Reveller Party)
28.09.17 DK-Sønderborg, Black Spot (w/ Agenda & The Boy That Got Away)
29.09.17 Köln, Blue Shell (w/ Golden Apes)
30.09.17 CZ-Praha, Underdogs (w/ Second Still & Decline)
20.10.17 DK-Copenhagen, Warehouse 9 (Sidereal Dreams Festival)
03.11.17 Berlin, Bi Nuu (w/ She Past Away & Golden Apes)
04.11.17 CH-Luzern, Sedel (w/ Gonjasufi & Rev Rev Rev)
25.11.17 DK-Copenhagen, Kulturstationen Vanløsen (w/ Late Night Venture)
30.11.17 NL-Hertogenbosch, Willem Twee Poppodium (w/ Always The Sun)
01.12.17 Bielefeld, Movie (Dark Autumn Festival w/ Schonwald & Hante)
02.12.17 Siegen, Vortex (w/ Vision Noisia & Spion Spion)
17.12.17 DK-Copenhagen, Loppen (Winter Wasteland Festival)

DESPERATE JOURNALIST – Live in Cologne

Event News – April 2017

DESPERATE JOURNALIST
– Live in Cologne –

Support: Precious Few
12.04.17 Blue Shell Köln

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Seitdem DESPERATE JOURNALIST im Jahr 2015 – nach mehreren Singles und EPs – ihr Debütalbum auf Fierce Panda Records veröffentlicht haben, geht es für die Londoner Band steil bergauf. Nicht nur mit ihren Releases konnten die Briten die Musikpresse begeistern, auch für seine fulminante  Livepräsenz ist das Quartett berüchtigt, das sich im stilistischen Schnittfeld zwischen Indie Pop und Post Punk bewegt. Im Zuge des im März erschienenen Nachfolgewerks „Grow Up“ und der begleitenden Europatour gastiert die Gruppe am 12.04.17 abermals in Köln.
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Allein auf Akustikgitarre, Melodica und Gesang reduziert, kreieren PRECIOUS FEW einen mitreißenden Stil mit unverkennbaren Einflüssen aus dem britischen und amerikanischen Indie Pop. In der Vergangenheit hat das Bonner Duo, dessen Debüt „Tales“ 2015 auf Tumbleweeds Records veröffentlicht wurde, bereits mit The Wedding Present und den Cranes die Bühne geteilt.
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THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV – SOMETHING LIKE ETERNITY [German Release]

New Release – April 2017

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR TV –
SOMETHING LIKE ETERNITY

Label: Reptile Music / Weird Books
Format: Album (DLP GAS + Digital Europe)
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 13.04.17
File Under: Indie | Alternative

 

THOCTV Release Info:

Something Like Eternity is the third album from the Berlin-based international band The History Of Colour TV. The group traveled to France in the spring of 2016 to record with Peter Deimel (The Ex, The Wedding Present etc) at the legendary Black Box studios. Stylistically, the album is a departure from its predecessors’ dreamy, reverb-laden sound signatures. Here the band is heard live and without artifice, a dynamic and open recording with minimal overdubs. The album is a cycle of fractured, ominous narratives – songs haunted by indeterminate characters and small-town wilderness, stories of emotion without release, of things happening because nothing is… And within the songs’ elongated structures and narrative themes, the band blends their customary melodic sensibilities with noisy echoes of the early American underground.

The History Of Colour TV was founded in 2010 in Berlin by british artist Jaike Stambach. Over the course of two albums and multiple EPs released, the band has been unabashedly diverse in their approach, exploring harsh noise, experimental sound collages, reverb-saturated dream-pop, shoegaze guitar-scapes, or the stripped-down rock of their more recent offerings. Their new album Something Like Eternity will be released in Germany on April 13th 2017.

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THOCTV Live:

12.05.17 Berlin, Kaos (w/ The Prids)
14.05.17 Berlin, XB (w/ The Prids)
17.05.17 Köln, King Georg (w/ The Prids)
18.05.17 FR-Paris, Supersonic (w/ The Prids)
01.09.17 Berlin, Schokoladen (w/ The Stargazer Lilies)

MESSER BRÜDER – FAHR ZUR HÖLLE

New Release – April 2017

MESSER BRÜDER – FAHR ZUR HÖLLE

Label: Reptile Music / Mira Records
Format: Album (CD + Digital)
Cat No: Mira17
Distribution: Altone
Release Date: 07.04.17
File Under: Indie | Garage | Electro Pop

 

MESSER BRÜDER Release Info:

There hadn’t been a plan. Coming from a rehearsal she took the wrong door, tumbled into the studio and then she sang. And that was it. From then on the MESSER BRÜDER formed a trio – with her. Almost everything has changed since then: more vocals, more melodies, more aggression and most of all her voice.

Relationship is brittle but the music ties them together. On a personal level they walk on thin ice, but musically they all just fit together: electronic beats, slicing synthesizer-sounds, fat basses, cinematic guitar sounds from the steel-mill and a voice just to melt away. The music is a mix of real instruments and programmed sounds, full of surprising twists and turns and catchy tunes.

It was in Darmstadt where the musicians Thomas Buchenauer and Florian Malicke met. Somehow they both had ended up in that town near Frankfurt. Since 2010 they released three albums full of electronic instrumental music, which they also performed at theatre productions. Along with singer and actress Julia Rothfuchs the “EP 1” was released in 2016. The new album is titled “Fahr zur Hölle” (“Go To Hell”).

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MESSER BRÜDER Live:

06.05.17 Frankfurt, Blaues Haus
09.06.17 Heidelberg, Villa Nachttanz
17.06.17 CH-Zürich, Umbo
23.06.17 Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa
12.08.17 Frankfurt, Landungsbrücken
04.11.17 Frankfurt, Landungsbrücken