Dear friends, fans and lovers,
as spring rolls on and May greets us with the insight that transition still does exist the festival is taking shape bit by bit, actually great bit by even greater bit. Those familiar with Berlin trivia might know that the 1st of May is a day of celebration and rejoicing. We did no less and cheered our new line-up confirmations.
the legendary Wave Pictures!
The Berlin-friendly David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny Helm are the cream of the crop of everything labelled Modern Folk/Singer-Songwriter/ETC. Trust us, they are awesome. The Wave Pictures got the whole package: the wit, the unique and amiable singing voice, the heartbreaking melodies, brilliant lyrics and last but not least guitar solos that leave you feel entertained instead of embarrassed.
It might not come as a surprise that with this talent they've already released several albums but would you have guessed a total of 13 plus EPs, singles and miscellaneous stuff? This is insane!
You basically HAVE to come to Indie Pop Days to hear songs from the band's latest album "Beer in the Breakers" (released this Monday) and a round-up of their secret hits. This is one of them:
Next on our list is the charming duo Clay Hips, also known as Andrew and Kenji (Ex-The Fairways!).
They sure know how to handle a bit of Simon & Garfunkel smoothness without falling into the cheese pot. So it was to be expected that many mourned their disappearance from the world of pop when they moved to different parts of the globe. But! now the boys are back to sing you those bittersweet songs even Lazy Line Painter Jane would hop on the bus for. Keep an eye out, you might see her in the crowd.
To complete today's good news let us tell you you'll get the chance to witness members of a dying breed: Marsh Marigold's Kristallin! a stunning pop band born and raised and living in Germany.
Breaking hearts and beer bottles since 1998 Kristallin know how to entertain and enchant. The band is doing an excellent job showing love for their idols' ramshackle and frisky kind of pop (The Wedding Present, Primal Scream and all that) and blending in their very own charm. We recommend checking out their brilliantly written biography!
Give them bands a listen and try to come up with reasons not to attend Indie Pop Days.
Can you think of any? We told you so.