Chvrches - Photo by Christina Kernohan

Photo by Christina Kernohan

Once again, NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION partners with Intro for INTRODUCING in May.  The month’s showcase, which is free but based on a first-come, first-served guest list, is sold-out for most locations (including Berlin), try to catch it at the Hamburg or Frankfurt venues.  In any event, you can see the whole thing streamed on ARTE afterward.  This month’s lineup is heavy on electro-pop, synths and feelings.  Glasgow-based CHVRCHES, check out our show review from Berghain, have been getting much press for their eighties inspired synth pop, held together by Lauren Mayberry’s up there and distinctly pitched vocals.

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CLAIRE brings R&B inspired electro-pop, think top-40 mixed with darker, drum-heavy influences.

Canadian based YOUNG GALAXY will chill you out with melodic and rhythmically entertaining noise and dream pop.  They just released their LP, Ultramarine.

MIGHTY OAKS will be the most acoustic of this line-up, chilling you out with indie-folk, in the troubadour story-telling tradition. This will be the unplugged part of the evening, they’ve got plaid shirts and beards so we believe it.

11.05. Cologne,  Gebäude 9. Doors 19.00, Music 20.00
12.05. Munich, Ampere. Doors 19.00, Music 20.00
14.05. Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich. Doors 19.30, Music 20.00
15.05. Berlin, Lido. Doors 19.00, Music 20.00
16.05. Frankfurt, Zoom. Doors 19.30, Music 20.00