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First bands of Haldern Pop Festival

Konzerttipps Februar 2014
The video starts and the piano sets, the goosebumbs are growing and there is a big longing. A longing for the smell of summer, for the bunch of friends sitting in front of the tent and having breakfast under the sun. I can hear the music playing from the car and there is a quiet waiting for something. Waiting in the line for getting the wristbands, waiting for the first bands to see at Haldern Pop. It could be like this this year from 13th to 15th of august. This is (almost) how we know it. And I can smell the dust at the field in front of the stage and I can feel the air in the Mirrortent. Let’s enjoy the first announcements for the beloved festival in west germany, tickets are already sold out, but that doesn’t matter:

In words:
AnnenMayKantereit (DE)
Benjamin Booker (US)
Bernd Begemann & Die Befreiung (DE)
Courtney Barnett (AUS)
dEUS (BE)
Die Sonne (DE)
Dotan (NL)
Father John Misty (US)
Frances (UK)
Heisskalt (DE)
Intergalactic Lovers (BE)
Jack Garratt (UK)
Johann Sebastian Bach (DE)
Kiasmos (IS)
Mammút (IS)
Olli Schulz (DE)
Rae Morris (UK)
Soak (IRL)
Steve Gunn (US)
The Districts (US)
Woods of Birnam (DE)

Be true – not better!

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