Drive Moya – The Light We Lost
Drive Moya want to drag you down, beneath the waves. The trio’s dense sound, packed with effect-soaked guitars, takes some big cues from shoegaze and post-rock … but there are no sonic ‘landscapes’ here. This band shows you rock music from a different perspective, in the weird, murky depths of the sea.
The Happy Sun – s/t
THE HAPPY SUN’s self-titled debut album features 12 songs in the tradition of Gerhard’s heroes from the 80s, but without beeing simply retro or hopelessly sentimental. In fact, quite the opposite is happening here: The songs represent a new start, a new door being opened, and the return of post-punk power pop, indie rock or just cool songs with weird codes for different meanings instead of lyrics.
Wipeout – Songs For Androids
As Austrian leaders in subculture electro-pop they toured for decades and produced a few sold-out CDs with a special blend of industrial techno and synth pop. Driving beats and thrilling vocals make ladies & boys smile, sweat and wet their panties throughout the countries as ever.After a time out, they joined forces again in 2018 and created the new EP „Songs For Androids,“ which combines the darker side of modern club music.
Reflector – Turn
Andreas Heller and David Reumüller must have had their backs to the wall, as it seemed barely possible to take any further steps to develop their band Reflector. When suddenly and rather unexpectedly, Martin Plass took the stage, or rather, the rehearsal room. Insiders know Plass as a talented singer, bassist of the Striggles, and as an infamous rock-veteran who stood out during the 1980s, hogging the limelight in a variety of bands.
Dun Field Three – s/t
Vienna‘s DUN FIELD THREE is an irresistibly compelling trio, which despite its small lineup – drums (Goto), baritone- and bass guitar (Nachtlieb), keyboards, guitar and vocals (Daucocco) – manages to create and convey impressive force, thanks to wild but elaborate arrangements. Baritone- and bass guitar growl to sophisticated, but straightforward drum patterns. Powerful vocals undoubtedly capture any listener‘s attention and evoke the image of a voodoo priest in near-trance. Amongst a variety of different keyboard sounds, a creepy organ shines with haunting melodies. Accentuated highlights occasionally shift the music into the burlesque.
SCARABEUSDREAM – Crescendo
With their third album „crescendo“, double-headed orchestra Scarabeusdream created a landmark, a monstrosity, a true piece of work. Producer Johannes Cap got to the heart of it, conceptual as well as soundwise, creating a range from thrilling posthardcore mania to loud and precise pop lightnings. Thick sound walls break and torrential sound waves vaporize into clouds, carrying fragile interludes. „crescendo“ goes deep and penetrates, tattoos itself into your heart chamber, hugs manifesting and leaves an addiction for more.
Convertible – Holst Gate
As Colin Holst, Hans Platzgumer sat down at his piano, possessed. Long time collaborator Hannah MacKenna delivered words, Chris Laine channeled some Phil Spector. Half a year later the album had been written and recorded.
The result is Convertible’s sixth album, Holst Gate. An unusual collaboration between Vienna, Cambridge and LA, that nevertheless manages to inhabit the endless sub-polar expanse of the Norwegian Northlands.