Musketeer releases the Kraken, plays in Leipzig


Musketeer returns to Leipzig this Tuesday as part of the promo tour for the release of the band’s new single, “Kraken.” It’s from their second studio album, The North Sea, set to drop later this year. The album was recorded just 5 kilometers from the North Sea, and captures the varying moods of the ocean with a distinct Nordic-inspired ambience.

They kick off the tour at Leipzig’s Horns Erben on 15 January, and all details of the gig are available on Facebook. The single hasn’t been released yet, but as a special treat for LeipGlo readers, we were given the pre-release SoundCloud link below so that you can enjoy the song before anyone else!

Two very lucky LeipGlo readers can win tickets to the gig by sharing this article on Facebook before 5 pm on Tuesday, 15 January.

For the uninitiated, Musketeer is an international folk-rock project, based in Hamburg. They released their first studio album in 2017, called Seven Long Years. Musketeer spent several years traveling Australia, New Zealand and Europe as a solo singer/songwriter, collecting stories and turning them into songs that capture the people and places encountered along the way.

Musketeer has shared the stage with notable acts like Dustin Tebutt (Aus) and Half Moon Run (Can). The band’s haunting, evocative songs are musical journeys that tell beautiful tales and draw their inspiration from other great musical story craftsmen such as Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave.

Don’t miss this gig, it promises to be a night to remember!

Photo by Michael Rademacher

Loudine Heunis came to Leipzig in 2018 to pursue the MSc Early Childhood Research degree at Uni Leipzig. She started writing for Leipglo as nightlife reporter towards the end of that year and became an editor in 2019. She is now Leipglo's Editor-at-Large and is currently back in her native South Africa.

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