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Out: Single 'Time' by Kastrierte Philosophen

In 1981, Ronald Reagan, a movie cowboy, became president of the United States of America, the Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off from Cape Canaveral for the first time, and MTV went on the air with "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles.

40 years later, Katrin Achinger and Matthias Arfmann have combed through the complete works of their band Kastrierte Philosophen. The result is not only the extensive work show "Jahre", which will be released on 27.01.2023 as a double vinyl and CD, but also the complete back catalog will be successively digitally re-released - and there are even two new songs. A crazy journey through time, which tells more about the present than about the past.

So there are great things to come: The Hamburg group Kastrierte Philosophen had released a total of eleven albums during their active time. On these albums you can find Im-weitesten-Sinne-Indie music announcing boundless curiosity and openness, which combines Velvet-Underground-Coolness, Shoegazer, Spoken-Word, Rave, Electro, Minimal-Pop, Chanson, Reggae, New Wave, Dub, Geniale Dilettanten, German and English (Spanish and French) lyrics.

After that, Achinger and Arfmann spent a whole year dealing with their musical past, which in this way became their present again. From this enthusiasm arose automatically the desire to add something to the work.

Even if both walked for years on solo paths, their paths crossed again and again and this time a new piece of music 'Time' was created, which can be heard from 02.09.2022 on.

The accompanying Best Of "Years" will be released on 27.01.2023. The video for "Time" is also a real piece of contemporary history - cut from the film "Tangier Nonstop" from 1996.


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OUT: Single 'Into The Silence' by Trentemøller Ft. DíSA

'Into The Silence' is the new single of Trentemøller and also the first cooperation with DíSA (Disa Jakobs), the singer of the all new Trentemøller band on the Memoria tour. Her vocals are perfectly woven into the song, sometimes floating above and sometimes shining through from the engine room.

"During our recent tour," says Trentemøller, "Disa and I spoke about doing a song together. It felt quite obvious as we really developed a common language when we played so many concerts together already. After finishing our first leg of the tour, I immediately went to the studio and wrote the music for this song. It really came to me easily as I felt quite inspired. Disa then wrote this beautiful and bittersweet text that compliments the music so well I think. And her unique voice just melts into the music in a very natural way." Trentemøller will play a handful of shows in Europe before the entourage takes off to North America in September.

16. September 2022 USA Seattle   
17. September 2022 Canada Vancouver    
18. September 2022 USA Portland
19. September 2022 USA San Francisco
21. September 2022 USA Los Angeles
22. September 2022 USA Solana Beach
23. September 2022 Mexico Mexico City 
24. September 2022 USA Miami
25. September 2022 USA Denver
27. September 2022 USA Chicago
29. September 2022 Canada Toronto
01. October 2022 Canada Montreal
04. October 2022 USA Boston   
06. October 2022 USA New York


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OUT: New Album 'Forgotten Shades Of Life' by Shiraz Lane

An exceptionally upbeat bunch of young men led by the instantly recognizable voice of Hannes Kett, Helsinki’s Shiraz Lane draws their influences from the greats of the heydays of melodic rock.

With all the sleaze, sneers, and headbanging, Shiraz Lane resurrected that debauched Los Angeles sound while also paying homage to darker ’90s influences like Alice in Chains. The group was formed in 2011 in Vantaa by vocalist Hannes Kett and drummer Ana Vilkkumaa, later adding guitarists Miki Kalske and Jani Laine, as well as bassist Joel Alex. Their blazing riffs and soaring vocals immediately bring to mind classic rock bands of the ’80s, like Skid Row and Guns ‘N Roses. The band released their first two albums For Crying Out Loud (2016) and Carnival Days (2018) via the Italian hard rock label Frontiers Records.

In 2020 they signed a deal with Ranka Kustannus and are now proud to present their third studio album Forgotten Shades of Life to the crowds. The album introduces Shiraz Lane’s versatile approach to music from head-banging hard-rock riffing to power ballads and classic rock’n’roll groove.

The band has been touring this spring with the Swedish Crashdiet and will go for an extensive Back to Life -tour in Finland next fall to celebrate the release of the album. On June 20th they have the honor of warming up the stage to KISS on their End of the World -tour in Helsinki.


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OUT: Single 'Ocean' by Lasse Matthiessen

Lasse Matthiessen reinvents himself - from a singer-songwriter who could have happily followed in Nick Drake's footsteps, the Dane transforms into an organic electro-indie-pop act who, with his remarkable deep, knowing vocal, conjures up hyperrealistic moments of the human experience.

The singer himself describes the track like this: "'Ocean' for me is an electronic love poem about Berlin, when the sun sets and the city dips into the 'concrete sea' of houses at dusk. It's a declaration of love to the woman who may still be on the other side of the concrete ocean."

With his upcoming new album ’Dreams’, slated for a winter 2022 release, he deliberately crosses the border to electronica with complete assurance. He composes shimmering indie pop with organic synths, electronic beats and velvety basses that lives and dances in the nocturnal streets of Europe.

Lasse Matthiessen - Release Tour:

17.11. Dresden - Groove Station
30.11. Leipzig - Moritzbastei
01.12. Berlin - Kantine Berghain
02.12. Erfurt - Franz Mehlhose
07.12. Bremen - Lagerhaus
08.12. Köln - Stadtgarten (Jaki)
09.12. Hannover - Lux
10.12. Hamburg - Molotow
11.12. Münster - Pension Schmidt
15.12. Darmstadt - Schlosskeller
16.12. Stuttgart - Merlin
17.12. München - Hebbel & Etliche
18.12. Lindau - Zeughaus


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OUT: Single 'In Time' by Danny Elfman Ft. Blixa Bargeld

One of the more notable recent collaborations, Blixa Bargeld has contributed lyrics and vocals to Danny Elfman's "In Time."
Danny Elfman is the film composer of Batman, Spider-Man, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Good Will Hunting, Milk, Men in Black and many more, as well as TV series such as Desperate Housewives and The Simpsons. Under his own name, Danny releases more eclectic works on the anti-label of Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion).


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OUT: Single 'Unnormal' by Subbotnik

"Krassover" is what you call it when something reminds you of crossover but isn't. A mixture of German rap, poppy vocals, scrubbing synthesizers and trappy drum beats. Subbotnik just released their second single 'Unnormal' of their upcoming ep '42KM' which will be dropped in early 2023. 


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OUT: New Album 'Everything You Will Ever Need' by Razz

It takes a certain maturity to realize that in life it's rarely the destination that matters, but rather the path that leads you there. When, like Razz, you start a band at 15, release your first album at 18 and go straight on to the next record, you have to be careful not to let that realization fall by the wayside. Two studio albums and around 400 shows played, including headline tours of their own and major festivals like Hurricane Festival, Lollapalooza and Rock am Ring. And now what? Between stage, studio and rehearsal room, there is hardly any time to reflect on what they have experienced. Always focusing on the next bigger goal. Always looking for the next rush.

Ten years have passed since Razz was founded, and suddenly there is the fact that the boundless lightheartedness of a young up-and-coming band cannot be an eternal state. After eventful years as a band and a move to Berlin, Niklas, Christian, Lukas and Steffen can look back to some mesmerising adventures, but still are at a point where the future still has everything to offer.

There lives a mood of departure that comes with existence in a world full of possibilities. But at the same time, you begin to question decisions you've made in the past and have yet to make for the future. A sense of disorientation, a balancing act between lightness and melancholy. Razz escapes the pressure to master this discipline perfectly and use this condition as an opportunity to surpass themselves.

'Everything You Will Ever Need' is Razz's third studio album and marks the point at which the band confronts the experiences of their lives to date. The new record embodies the center of all the emotions that have come to life over the past few years. The processing of losses, as well as the rising uncertainty of saying goodbye to someone who has helped shape the majority of one's memories. Feelings of fear and sadness characterize everyday life, but what follows are also self-acceptance and hope to draw from. The realization that trying to control one's own feelings and thoughts usually results in even greater uncontrollability. With 'Everything You Will Ever Need', Razz takes on the challenge of accepting setbacks and change, and exploring those emotions that are beyond one's power. It’s the confrontation with your own personality and the realization that you online grow by admitting and forgiving.

Responsible for the sound of the new record is again the producer duo Fabian Langer and Dennis Borger, with whom they have already collaborated on the EP 'Might Delete Later', released in spring 2021. Somewhere between melancholy and lightness, between captivating guitar riffs, spherical synths and catchy hooks, they have let their multi-layered sound mature and enriched it with an unmistakable casualness.

Before looking to the big goals, Razz first needs to take smaller steps, make peace with themselves and part with the misconception that as a human being you can do everything right. The understanding of man as a potentially perfect being may be one of the biggest misinterpretations of a generation that seems to have the desire for self-optimization and perfectionism burned into their minds. With 'Everything You Will Ever Need', Razz speak from the soul of a generation that is currently in the midst of identity crises and insecurities.


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OUT: 'Morning Blue' by Giant Rooks

'Morning Blue' is Giant Rooks’ first new song since their successful debut album 'Rookery', which caused a sensation in Germany (#3 on the official album charts) as well as internationally with over 200 million streams and strong chart performances in many countries.

The release brings a two-year creative phase full circle for singer Frederik Rabe, guitarist Finn Schwieters, bassist Luca Göttner, keyboarder Jonathan Wischniowski, and drummer Finn Thomas, that has allowed the band to hone their sound. Already the first seconds of 'Morning Blue' demonstrate why the German band, founded in 2015, is currently tipped as one of the most promising international indie bands.

With an almost sold-out tour through Germany and Europe, the US, and Mexico, as well as a viral cover of 'Tom’s Diner' that had a firm grip on the charts all over the world, the band is riding a wave of success launching a journey to unprecedented heights with 'Morning Blue'.

'Morning Blue' is out July 8th via Irrsinn (Universal)