“First I have to know what I’m going to say, then we have to find a way to make it sound beautiful. Beautiful can also be screaming at the audience!” Feline and Strange tell Adam Carrington what “goth” means in 2018. Catch them playing this evening, even if you don’t have a WGT wristband.
“Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, ‘Sleep on the Radio’ is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover.” (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig’s Ilses Erika, Thu 10 May.
As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.
“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.
“There is a curious weight of pure potential in situations like this.”
“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”