36 Concerts, Direct Concerts, Fave Rave, Swamp Booking, Schmutz & ASK HELMUT present:
+ Support: PLATTENBAU
+ Afterparty with DJs (tbc)
DirectTicket: bit.ly/2kKEOCr (print@home & Mobile Ticket)
+ BIS AUFS MESSER Recordstore
Presale: 16€ (plus fees) • Box Office: 20€
Doors: 8PM • Start: 8.30PM
Emerging from the DIY underground of Barcelona, Belgrado initially traded in a stylish mixture of post-punk tropes that could be traced back to the Europe of the early 1980s. Formed in 2010, Barcelona-based outfit Belgrado has existed at the innovative forefront of the global post-punk scene. Now in their ninth year, the quartet continues to play at home and abroad, carrying with them a reputation built on three full length albums and an impressive touring career that has taken them to all corners of the globe.
The tale is perhaps a well-precedented one: a Welshman, an American, and a Swede move to Berlin and start a post-punk band called PLATTENBAU in a studio housed in the massive former DDR Funkhaus. Hans Tobias, Lewis Lloyd und Brandon Walsh describe their very own sonic can of worms as post-ideological surrealism, the ten songs on their self-titled debut album oscillate between noise, pop and surf.
ListenBerlin. Handmade concerts for Berlin:
ListenBerlin: bit.ly/2NrdNBw (print@home & Mobile Ticket)
Presale: 15€ (plus fees)
Doors: 8PM • Start: 9PM
Presented by Direct Concerts, Powerline Agency, ByteFM, Einen hab ich noch & taz.
German duo COMA’s upcoming album, « Voyage Voyage” is set for release via City Slang on 22nd November. Across its ten tracks, the pair meld piano, guitar, drums, synths and electronic flourishes to futuristic vocal harmonies that amp up the melancholic pop factor and capture life’s fleeting moments and adventures.
Fusing a pop sensibility with dance music’s communal properties, COMA – AKA Georg Conrad and Marius Bubat – create music rich in melody and often melancholy, their repertoire occupying an emotionally-driven corner of the electronic music spectrum, where dynamic soundscapes collide with honest lyrics.
+ tiny deaths
30.10. Berlin, Urban Spree
Admission 7:00. Start 8:00.
Pale Honey are Tuva Lodmark (guitar and vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums). Their debut EP ‘Fiction’ quickly attracted attention and led to festival shows in Germany and the UK, followed by a longer European tour in spring 2015. In May of the same year, the band released their self-titled debut album ‘Pale Honey’, which was highly acclaimed both internationally and at home in Sweden. The band was featured in a variety of prestigious media including Line of Best Fit, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound.
They were also called « Breaking Act » in the British Sunday Times: « Tuva Lodmark and Nelly Daltrey eschew the synth pop most often associated with their country, favouriting instead a White-Stripesian voice-drums-guitar spareness, with a plinky keyboard sometimes thrown in, that suddenly explodes into violentcolour… brilliant ».
Pale Honey were nominated in the category « Newcomer of the Year » at the P3 Goldgala in Sweden after the release of their debut album, and also in three categories at the Swedish Gaffa Prize. The second album « Devotion » was released in 2017, followed by tours in Scandinavia, Great Britain and Germany and several summer festivals (such as Roskilde). The singles « Get These Things Out Of my Head » and the ABBA cover « Lay All Your Love On Me » were played on high rotation in Sweden and Denmark and also received strong support from Spotify.
« Devotion » was nominated at the P3 Goldgala in Sweden and the band won a prize for the album at the Swedish Manifest Galan. The band is now in the studio working on their third album which will be released in early 2020.
Tiny Deaths is a dream pop duo from Minneapolis and Brooklyn, consisting of singer Claire de Lune and producer Grant Cutler. Their debut album « Elegies » was released by de Lune and Cutler in February 2017. Tastemakers like Stereogum, The Guardian or PopMatters quickly became aware of the duo. Their sound reminds of bands like Beach House, Phantogram or Purity Ring. The two musicians couldn’t be more different. Cutler has a background as an electronic and ambient producer, while de Lune has more RnB influences. Together they create a unique sound of powerful basses and soulful vocals.
~ Due to high demand, we have added a second show ~
Swamp Booking, Urban Spree & Molchat Doma present:
thursday 24th october
Molchat Doma (translated as “Silent Houses”), founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, stands at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark yet danceable, and with a heavy dose of goth ethos, their music is reminiscent of the masters that predate them, but make no mistake: Molchat Doma creates a sound and meaning that is immediately recognizable as all their own.
The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep monotone, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths.
Their second LP, Этажи (pronounced Etazhi, meaning “Floors”) was released in 2018 on Berlin-based Detriti Records. It has sold out four times and is currently on its fifth repressing due to outstanding demand. Этажи has garnered over one million views on Youtube.
Tickets: http://puschen.tickets.de / KOKA36 / BIS AUFS MESSER Recordstore
Surf Curse is the indie rock recording project of Los Angeles based songwriters Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck. The pair met as teenagers while growing up outside of Las Vegas, and immediately bonded over underground music, cult films, and a desire to leave their vacuous home town. After moving to Reno for college, Rattigan and Rubeck discovered the city’s local DIY scene and similar blossoming music communities across the country that were becoming connected through the internet. In the fall of 2010 the two formalized their on-going musical collaboration with a new two piece called Surf Curse and played their first show at a Halloween Party. Surf Curse’s initial songs were frantic punk anthems about adolescent heartbreak and alienation, and the band quickly developed an audience of young people who resonated with Rattigan and Rubeck’s anecdotal writing.
Early on Surf Curse frequently performed at landmark all ages venues like The Holland Project, The Smell, and Pehrspace. On one of their first trips to Los Angeles, Rattigan and Rubeck befriended a community of musicians including the likes of Palm Reader, Girlpool, Michael Vidal, and Heller Keller, and recorded their first two releases with Andrew McKelvie at The Smell. Surf Curse developed a cult following almost over night in Los Angeles, but abruptly disappeared for a two year hiatus after Rattigan relocated to New York City.
While living on separate sides of the country, Rattigan and Rubeck devoted most of their attention to their respective solo projects, Current Joys (FKA Tele/Visions) and Casino Hearts. Surf Curse reunited in 2015 and began demoing their second full length, Nothing Yet, which they released with Danger Collective Records in 2017. Over the past five years, seeing Surf Curse live has become a right of passage for disaffected youth in the South-West while Rattigan and Rubeck have spent their formative years between Las Vegas, Reno, and Los Angeles.
Their new record, Heaven Surrounds You, is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films they’ve cherished throughout their young adulthood that are referenced across the album’s track-list. Rattigan and Rubeck worked with veteran indie producer Jarvis Taveniere, carefully crafting a their most lush and vulnerable record to date.
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Direct Concerts, Swamp Booking & ASK HELMUT present:
+ Support: Live Skull & Martin Bisi
DirectTicket: bit.ly/2ZkB4e7 (print@home & Mobile Ticket)
Presale: 16€ (plus fees) • Box Office: 20€
Doors: 8PM • Start: 8:30PM
New York’s critically acclaimed WHITE HILLS has garnered a reputation as one of the most prolific bands of their generation, composing numerous studio albums along with EPS, singles, tour only releases and collaborations since their inception.
Blending genres and styles, WHITE HILLS has been described as Krautrock, Industrial, Psychedelic, Goth, Post-Punk. Ambient and more. The band describes themselves as Motorik Fuzz Art-Rock. Comprised of core members Ego Sensation and Dave W, WHITE HILLS has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America and appears in Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lovers Left Alive.