Tag: germany

Ian Late – ‘Choices’ (album review)

Ian Late – ‘Choices’ (album review)

Berlin-based singer songwriter Ian Late describes his music as “timeless pop”. There’s a nostalgic feel to his work, although the nine tracks that make up his forthcoming album, Choices, are also contemporary, relevant and relatable, with a musicality to the arrangements that’s delightfully engaging, too. Opening the album, “All That I Am”, which was released as a single on 21 […]

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First Impressions: Milky Chance – ‘Blossom’ (album review)

First Impressions: Milky Chance – ‘Blossom’ (album review)

In 2013, Germany’s Milky Chance went from two guys in a bedroom with a laptop and an acoustic guitar to one of Hype Machine’s most blogged acts, in what seemed like weeks. Their folktronica hit, “Stolen Dance“, became a massive hit on Hype Machine and the video for it has amassed over 300 million views on YouTube. High school friends Clemens […]

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Me and My Drummer – “Love Is A Fridge”

Me and My Drummer – “Love Is A Fridge”

When Me and My Drummer burst on the music scene in 2012, they became one of Central Europe’s biggest buzz bands. Their singles “You’re a Runner” and “Don’t Be So Hot” went viral online with several artists remixing the tracks. Their debut album, The Hawk, the Beak, the Prey, was well received in their home country and elsewhere. Their power-pop […]

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REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

REVOLUTION – The Shoegaze Revival

It’s really incredible to look at the state of shoegaze within the last year. Seeing bands like the reunited Slowdive headlining festivals all around the world, and an incredible revival of the genre as a whole have positioned this year to be one of the best for the genre. Ear to Ear Records, a new Welsh-Canadian label, have put together […]

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CRIMINALLY YOUNG

CRIMINALLY YOUNG

Shifting the Blame (Germany) directed by Lars-Gunner Lotz Thursday, November 28, 7pm, 395 Wellington, National Archives 28th European Union Film Festival Part of Ben’s rehabilitation as a violent young criminal is to ask forgiveness of his victim, a monumental task spiked to excruciating tension in a clever plot twist. The human condition is on bare bones display here, as wrong […]

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