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Haldern Pop 2015…be true – not better

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Just one month to go until the great and cozy Haldern Pop Festival is taking place at the fields and gras grounds of the tiny village in the west part of Germany, just few kilometers away from the border to the Netherlands. And also not far away is the Autobahn, but there is Autobahn everywhere in Germany. So, in a few weeks there will enter around 7000 guests the gates of Haldern to have three (13. – 15. august) days full of best music, hopefully sun and a lot of love. Love for the short ways from the campsite to the festival area, love for sitting in the gras in the beergarden, love for the morning coffee, love for the heat in the famous Spiegeltent, love for the big diversity of food and drinks and of course much much much love for great bands.

And there are many to explore, and to fall for in the end. Here are some of them:

SOAK from Ireland. She is not 20 yet, she is writing about her growing up things (listen to her album “Before We Forgot How To Dream”), just as we all went through it. So you find a lot of feelings, strangenes and weirdful thoughts which are guided by sensible singer-songwriter sounds and a special voice. She could be the little sister of Cat Power. This will not be the last time you heard from her!

AnnenMayKantereit from Germany. Yeah, it’s in german but beside that, the voice is a wonder. This guys are young and the singer sounds like an old wise man. Dusty and rough and empathic with no doubt about their talent.

Kiasmos from Iceland. No less than piano artist Ólafur Arnalds is having this project with his friend Janus Jasmusse from Bloodgroup. The piano is still there but combined with some beats and poppy sound effects. Very chilly and dancy and dark and happy and everything you need and expect from icelandic electronic music.

Father John Misty from the United States. Maybe since ages an american folk singer-songwriter, but for some time also the drummer of Fleet Foxes. J. Tillman was also touring with Damien Jurado. All of that sounds like a good thing, huh?! So, go and listen to his kind of self destroying and self ironying songs!

Furthermore go and find out about Delta Rae, dEUS, Die Sonne, Intergalactic Lovers and Alcoholic Faith Mission! But all of the Line-Up is worth it to give an ear and a heart! All of this loveable musicians here:

Alcoholic Faith Mission (DK) – AnnenMayKantereit (DE) – Bear’s Den (UK) – Benjamin Booker (US)
Bernd Begemann & Die Befreiung (DE) – Bilderbuch (AT) – Big Sixes (UK) – Cantus Domus (DE)
Courtney Barnett (AUS) – Curtis Harding (US) – Dan Deacon (US) – Delta Rae (US) – dEUS (BE)
Die Sonne (DE) – DMA’s (AUS) – Dotan (NL) – Douglas Dare (UK) – Family Of The Year (US)
Father John Misty (US) – Frances (UK) – Freddie Dickson & The Guard (UK) – Grandbrothers (DE)
Heisskalt (DE) – Ibeyi (FR/CU) – Iceage (DK) – Intergalactic Lovers (BE) – Johann Sebastian Bach (DE)
Kapok (NL) – Kate Tempest (UK) – Kiasmos (IS) – Kiko King & Creativemaze (DE) – LÅPSLEY (UK) Laura Marling (UK) – Liam Ó Maonlai & Peter O’Toole (Hothouse Flowers) (IRL) – Low Roar (IS)
Magnus (BE) – Mammút (IS) – Marcus Wiebusch (DE) – Mark Geary feat. Grainne Hunt (IRL)
Nils Frahm (DE) – Olli Schulz (DE) – Public Service Broadcasting (UK) – Puts Marie (CH) – Rae Morris (UK) – Savages (UK) – Soak (IRL) – Someday Jacob (DE) – stargaze & André de Ridder (DE)
Steve Gunn (US) – Sunset Sons (UK) – Terra Profonda (HU) – The Bronze Medal (UK) – The Districts (US) – The Slow Show (UK) – The War on Drugs (US) – Tour of Tours (DE/NL/US) – Tor Miller (US) – Tora (AUS) – Viet Cong (CAN) – Villagers (IRL) – White Fence (US) – Woods of Birnam (DE)

These bands are well choosed from the Haldern Pop team, which are doing their heart job since 1984. There is no doubt about this heart thing. It will win in the end. Always! At least every year at the gras grounds of Haldern. BE TRUE – NOT BETTER!

Haldern Pop Festival
13 – 14. august
Sold out!
(but there is always a chance to catch a fair priced ticket even if it is sold out…go and try the ticket market at their homepage or the FairVerkauf group on Facebook)

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Rotation: The Slow Show

TSS_white_water_artwork_front 2500pxTall dark towers are building up, candles burning while the piano sets in. The choir is opening the album “White Water” of the Manchester based band The Slow Show. When the first lines of “Dresden” pass your mind, you see yourself walking through the nighty roads of this beautiful city in the eastern part of germany, packed in a warm coat, the scarf blocking the cold. The sound of “White Water” is not a fluffy springy piece of music. But that really doesn’t matter.

After they selfpublished their first EP “Brother” in 2012, they got attention from the german Haldern Pop Festival and finally, after they played there last summer, Haldern Pop Recordings will release this dark pearl of music. And it seems to be the best place for them, as they will be accompanied by bands and musicians like All The Luck In The World, Alcoholic Faith Mission and Emanuel And The Fear.

“White Water” is a dark river, slowly floating, until it hits a dangerous spot with high massive walls out of violines, pianos and tragic but anthemic orchestra. Sometimes it’s just a peaceful stream. But there is always the dark sound of Rob Goodwin’s voice, who could be related to Matt Berninger of The National. This “White Water” is sometimes all about to suck people into it’s waves (“Brother”), about loss, last goodbyes, searching for the meaning of life, about growing old (“God Only Knows”), love (“Paint You Like A Rose”) and dancing on a “Bad Day”. And this is the most powerful beauty; finding the way through the world and keeping a dance in mind. Even if you are suffering spring fever, you should listen to this heavy but warm hearted, tender and carefully sound of emotional darkness.

You can find The Slow Shows “White Water” from 6th of march in your favourite record shops or order it here or in the Haldern Pop Shop.

on tour:
06.03.15 London, Hackney
21.05.15 Köln, Luxor
22.05.15 Haldern, Haldern Pop Bar
23.05.15 Dortmund, Way Back When Festival
24.05.15 Beverungen, Orange Blossom Festival
25.05.15 Hamburg, Prinzenbar
26.05.15 Berlin, Privatclub
27.05.15 Dresden, Beatpol
28.05.15 Vienna, Chelsea
29.05.15 München, Strom
31.05.15 Zürich, Papiersaal
04.06.15 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
05.06.15 Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
07.06.15 Bristol, Louisiana
08.06.15 Manchester, Manchester Gorilla

Turn The Radio On…Radiokonzert mit Lydmor

Am 14.12. wird die dänische Künstlerin Lydmor im Studio von Tide eine Live Session aufnehmen und ihr könnt dabei sein!Aber erstmal von vorn:

Erst kürzlich stand Lydmor gemeinsam mit Amanda Palmer auf der Bühne, tourte mit WhoMadeWho, sang im Duett mit Bon Homme, lieh den Bands Bottled in England und Sort Sol ihre Stimme und ist nicht zuletzt Sängerin von So So Echo, ihrem Bandprojekt, zusammen mit Mitgliedern von Alcoholic Faith Mission.

Die Musik von Lydmor als Solokünstlerin pendelt zwischen fragilen Songs am Piano und fluffigem Elektro-Pop, unterstützt von einer beeindruckenden Stimme, die man kaum aus dem Kopf bekommt, wenn sie einen einmal eingenommen hat. Die 23jährige Sängerin veröffentlichte im vergangenen Jahr ihr Debütalbum „A pile of empty tapes“ beim renommierten Copenhagen Records-Label, welches sicher auch den Schwerpunkt beim anstehenden Radiokonzert einnehmen wird.

Und so könnt ihr bei der Aufzeichnung dabei sein: Das Konzert findet im Studio von Tide in Hamburg, nahe U-Bahn Mundsburg, statt. Die Plätze sind begrenzt. Wer sichergehen möchte, meldet sich einfach unter der E-Mailadresse: kristin@mittelstern.de

Hier die Daten im Überblick
Ort: Tide Studio, Finkenau 35, nahe U-Bahn Mundsburg
Einlass: 16:30 Uhr
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr (pünktlich!)
Eintritt: frei, aber…:

Das Konzert findet im Rahmen von Lydmors “Trust Tour” statt, während der sie die Wohnzimmer, Küchen, Kneipen, Clubs und andere Orte ihrer Zuhörer fast den ganzen Dezember hindurch bereist. Deswegen wird nach der Aufzeichnung des Konzertes der Hut rumgehen und jeder kann ganz einfach geben, was es ihm/ihr wert ist. Damit sollen zumindest die Fahrtkosten getragen werden. Die Aufzeichnung wird an Heiligabend um 14:00 Uhr im Rahmen der Sendung Urbanissimo im Radio bei Tide zu hören sein.

erstveröffentlicht und Dank an Nils Schlüter von concert-news.de.