Label: Mira Records / Reptile Music Format: Digital EP Cat No: Mira18 Distribution: Altone Release Date: 27.04.18 File Under: Electronique Garage Rock
MESSER BRÜDER Release Info
Train out of order, instruments lost, no internet, no room, pangs of hunger: disorder on all levels. Stranded in the outback of nowhere. 12 hours on the station platform, too much time just to wait for the next connection. Bad mood and a plan: 12 hours time to write new songs. Using mobiles, instruments (I thought they were lost???) and empty water bottles, 12 songs emerged. This year revised versions will be released on three new EPs. Due to artistic differences the first part Gestört_01 will be released on April 27th, 2018 instead of March 2nd. The video for the song Bit Commander is already available in the internet. Messer Web Messer FB
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”).
KNIGHT$ – WHAT’S YOUR POISON EP (CD|Vinyl|Digital) Label: Mirrorman / Specchio Uomo Distribution: Cadiz Release: 18.11.16 File Under: Electro Pop
KNIGHT$ is a UK artist with a knack for penning some memorable electro anthems. Whether with a full band or simply stripped back with a pianist, KNIGHT$ delivers. With one foot firmly in the present, and a discerning knowledge of music’s past, KNIGHT$ might be the newcomer to occupy your sound system in 2017.
Cutting his teeth in projects such as Scarlet Soho and Boytronic, KNIGHT$ has made a name for himself. Touring Europe alongside Zoot Woman, IAMX and The Faint, he’s also headlined the Under The Sky stage at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and co-wrote the lead track for the German movie “Bauernfrühstück” in 2011, where he duetted alongside German classical vocalist Isgaard (Schiller).
KNIGHT$’ and current producer Martin Dubka (Tesla Boy/Tyson/Ali Love) started working on the first new tracks in 2016 in Hackney, London. Even after a short time in the studio Dubka and KNIGHT$ developed an almost telepathic understanding. It was clear the initial tracks needed to be concise, with super strong stick-like-glue melodies. KNIGHT$ would program the midi, with Dubka working overtime, patching in an array of 80s vintage analogue synthesizers and getting the sounds just right. By the time they were finished, KNIGHT$ knew he had something pretty unique on their hands!
KNIGHT$ holds undeniable magnetism live, but there’s a palpable substance to all he turns his hand to. Just when you think you have this guy sussed, he will offer you something different, something you never saw coming. It’s pop Jim, but not as we know it!
LIMITED EDITION 10’’ ORANGE VINYL EP | NEW VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK JUST RELEASED
See KNIGHT$ on tour with Melotron in Germany in 2017!
January 6 / BOCHUM – Matrix
January 7 / FRANKFURT – Das Bett
January 20 / LEIPZIG – Moritzbastei
January 21 / BERLIN – Lido
MESSER BRÜDER – EP 1
(Digital EP) Label: Reptile Music / Mira Records Distribution: Altone Release Date: 24.06.16 File Under: Indie | Garage | Electro Pop
So war das nicht geplant: Nach einer Theaterprobe hat sie die Tür verwechselt, ist in den Proberaum gestolpert, hat gesungen und dabei ist es geblieben. So sind die MESSER BRÜDER ein Trio geworden, und fast alles hat sich geändert: Mehr Song, mehr Melodie, mehr Aggression – und vor allem viel mehr Stimme.
Menschlich ist es eine Kombination auf dünnem Eis, musikalisch passt das wie die Faust aufs Auge: Refrains, die im Gedächtnis bleiben, Gesang zum Schmelzen, elektronische Beats, schneidende Synthesizer-Sounds, satte Bässe, Gitarrenklänge aus dem Kino und dem Walzwerk.
Die MESSER BRÜDER Florian Malicke und Thomas Buchenauer machen seit 2010 elektronische Musik, zunächst instrumental und als Duo. 2015 lernen sie die Schauspielerin Julia Rothfuchs bei einem Theaterprojekt kennen. Man mag sich nicht, aber es passt auf der Bühne so gut, dass sich daraus eine enge musikalische Partnerschaft entwickelt.
Für Frühjahr 2017 ist die Veröffentlichung des noch unbetitelten Debütalbums geplant.