After over a decade in the German indie scene the beloved duo is heading for new territory by signing to acclaimed US label Italians Do It Better. It's rather a logical next step than a total surprise if you dare to look closer at the band's career so far. Time for us to catch up with singer Deniz Çiçek in Hamburg to talk about all these things.
We have had a pretty sweet relationship with HONIG singer and founder Stefan Honig over the last years following his career and musical transitions. Now the journey of the band is coming to an end with a farewell tour this fall. We took the opportunity to speak to the musician about what leaving the long-term project behind means to him.
On his fifth studio album the beloved Danish multi-instrumentalist takes his passion for nocturnal and sinister sounds to a whole new level. 'Obverse' is the story of a an artist who overcame fear and broke routines in order to create something truly authentic. And we thought it was time to catch up with him.
Berlin is an inspirational Mekka for many pursuing a creative line of work. Yet, regarding the local garage and punk scene the ground could be richer. Nevertheless, female power band, Gurr chose Berlin as their home base. The Duo gained international acclaim with their independently produced debut record In My Head and after extensive festival hopping and touring Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca returned to Berlin.
Putting on a festival in 2019 comes along with a great deal of responsibilities. Lollapalooza Berlin, which celebrated its fifth edition this year, was back for a second consecutive round of music, art, fun and more at the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Park and approximately 85,000 visitors each day. Quite a large number of guests that were ready to be entertained in all possible ways.
After a numbingly hot summer day the sun slowly sets behind the deserted Australian outback, over the windy streets of London or the humid delta of the south. Driving down a lonely road towards the burning eye of the sun, what do you listen to at full volume? Cari Cari!
Alex Cameron's latest record 'Miami Memory' is his most personal work to date, with it being a gift to his girlfriend. Louisa Zimmer met Cameron and Roy Malloy in Berlin to speak about American cities and contemporary love.
How to run a successful career in music without relying on traditional label and promotional structures? It feels like a key question for artists these days and the answer is as simple as it is obvious: Just take care of each other and do it the Amanda Palmer way. We met the charismatic songwriter and pioneer for community-based funding for an inspiring talk that went way beyond this initial question.
In recent years, it would have been easy for Kindness to push themselves to the fore. With as many talents in their pockets as Adam Bainbridge and a long list of musical activities, high profile collaborations and various spectra covered such as writing, producing, djing or having their own radio programme, the limelight was right there. However, Kindness chose to let their work speak for itself mostly from a position in the half-shade . And it did. Rather soft-spoken in general, but always determined, profound and open-minded.