Sonntag, 20. März 2016

The Nocturnes - Aokigahara

One of the many faces of Emma Ruth Rundle, THE NOCTURNES combine endless dreamy soundscapes with molten Shoegaze for maximum sadness.
Aokigahara is taken from their 2011 album of the same name.

Samstag, 19. März 2016

Xmal Deutschland - Qual (1983)

It wasn't all fun and games in the 80's - XMAL DEUTSCHLAND from Hamburg were a good proof that you could walk all over somebody and get away with it.

Sonntag, 13. März 2016

Ina Deter - Neue Männer braucht das Land 1982

Not exactly a face of the Neue Deutsche Welle because she was around already for quite some time but that song was a biggie back when - the song was asking for a new generation of men. Pat Benatar and Joan Jett rolled into one.

Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2016

Nichts - Ein deutsches Lied

Not exactly New German Wave here but NICHTS was always something special. Maybe because the group was founded by members of the seminal Dusseldorf Punk band, DER KFC or because of the (quintessential) aseptic vocal style of singer Andrea Mothes.

Anyway, their song 'Ein deutsches Lied' drew a lot of criticism because back then, as a rock band, singing in german was something you'd better not do. It was uncool, it was "verboten." But times have changed, and NICHTS have reunited recently with a new singer.

Montag, 22. Februar 2016

Burning Rome - Come Out Tonight

BURNING ROME was an LA based band from 1981 who released one underrated slab of AOR/hard rock in 1982 and then faded. On the vocals: Vicki Thomas.

Sonntag, 21. Februar 2016

Frl. Menke - Hohe Berge

The women of the New German Wave. This is Frl. (Miss) Menke with her song, "Hohe Berge", a satirical look on what and how the germans do on a vacation. Funny.

Samstag, 20. Februar 2016

Girlpool - Chinatown

GIRLPOOL is a folk-punk duo from Los Angeles, USA. The song is taken from their 2015 debut album, 'Before the World Was Big' and they don't have a drummer.