Die Heiterkeit - Photo by Alina Simmelbauer

Photo by Alina Simmelbauer

Die Heiterkeit

What the name means: the exhilaration
Where they come from: Hamburg
What it sounds like: Germany’s answer to WARPAINT, with less distortion and more charisma
What it’s all about: The first LP by the grumpy-looking women was dominated by reduced and cold discourse pop, this year’s record Monterey delivered almost shoegaze-like warmth, a lot of irony and musical ideas. Talented and with attitude. We have the right to find that a bit sexy, right?