NEWS

"Arms" video + remixes compilation released

14.01.2017

"Arms" is out along with a couple of other new tracks from the upcoming album, in a variety of remixes by a wonderful selection of artists (Peter Kirn, Autist, Jemek Jemowit and others).
It is now available on Bandcamp and later on other digital platforms.

All the profits from Bandcamp will be forwarded to a Berlin based organization directly assisting war asylum seekers.

Thump have been very kind to the video, and there is also a second German version.

The West Against The People European Release Tour

20.01.2017

So far confirmed: UK/NL/Scandinavia:

10.03.2017 - Berlin - SO36 (album release show w/ Your Government)
05.04.17 - London - The Islington
06.04.17 - Brighton - Hope and Ruin
08.04.17 - Nottingham - JT Soar
09.04.17 - Manchester - Aatma Gallery
11.04.17 - Glasgow - The Flying Duck
13.04.17 - Newcastle - TBC
20.04.17 - Rotterdam - Worm
21.04.17 - Breda - Ondestroom
23.04.17 - Dordrecht - DOOR Dordrecht
27.04.17 - Alaborg - Studenterhuset
29.04.17 - Malmoe - Grand Öl&Mat
30.04.17 - Stockholm - Detroit Gallery

Please check the shows page for updates.
and RSVP to the Facebook event.

New album: The West Against The People - Out March 10 (+ new video: The Endlessness)

05.01.2017

Fact Magazine has been very kind ("Prediction: one of the best albums of 2017"). Let's see if we live up to that.

Please watch this space for live updates.

It is all quite new and exciting! The album will feature collaborations with the Felix Kubin and Die Toedliche Doris and will be released with an essay. you can already read it here.

Katja Ruge's Ladyflash photo-exhibition / Hamburg

08.01.2017

If you happen to be in HH, please stop by the Kulturreich before it closes this Thursday.

Pssst... location hunt!

18.12.2017
(somewhere by the Polish border)

Israeli press for the secret TLV show

20.12.2017
World Tour Guide (Hebrew)

Count arms and win a special edition LP of the new album!

10.02.2017

One month to the release + release show!

10 of those who count/guess the closest amount of guns in the "Arms" video will get a special edition* LP of "The West Against The People" as soon as we have it from the pressing plant. // send your numbers to: wereholdingarms@gmail.com

(*The special edition features a poster with The Sounds of Softness film and further new tracks that will be revealed gradually in the coming months - as well as the album's full content: the essay, solo tracks, tracks with Your Government, and collaborations with Felix Kubin and Die Toedliche Doris).

New live dates announced, album making of videos and live song premieres

22.02.2017

"To The light" will be soon released. in the meantime, here's some images of the shooting by Theo Taylor.

It has premiered live a few days ago online, while "Zah Zah: pt I" premiered a couple of days ago on The Wire's website.

We'll slowly reveal more videos of the album's making of. here are a few>>

And there's more live dates coming up. check em here.

More making of The West Against The People 
videos  >>

 

To The Light single is out

24.02.2017

Out today, featuring a couple of b-sides, get it here

The West Against The People is OUT!
Two new videos & new EU tour dates announced

11.03.2017

The WATP is finally OUT! along with TWO new videos:
To The Light: piano and with Your Government.
The second was shot on location in Ireland and by the polish border. read more about it here.

You can also read about the making of each track of the album here.

And/or get the album here:
Bandcamp / Klangbad (label) / iTunes
Amazon / Spotify.

 

More dates announced & "Wulkania" video

20.06.2017

We're psyched to be pressing a 2nd edition of The West... soon! there's a handful of Special Edition copies left, get them here.

 

The past few months have been incredible, more dates have now been added (FR/BE/DE/UK/IL...)
Find em here.

 

The album keeps getting massive amounts of press.
Here's some: Fact, NPR, Lola, Narc, The Art Desk, Bandcamp, Shuf Sounds, Ransome Note, A Conversation, ARD-Nachtmagazin (DE), Deutschlandfunk Radio (DE), Junge Welt (DE),

TAZ (DE), HAARETZ (IL), Recorder (HU).

And it is included in Fact Magazine's Best of 2017 so far.


 

"Arms" nominated for MuVi

14.05.2017

"Arms" was nominated for a MuVi - the music video category at Oberhausen Film Festival. 'twas fun to bump into some unexpected friends.

 

 

 

 

 


 

First UK dates with Your Government announced

28.06.2017

03.08.17 - London - Oslo (with Silver Apples)
04.08.17 - Glasgow - Stereo
05.08.17 - Nottingham - JT Soar
06.08.17 - Braziers Park - Supernormal festival
FB event.

 

 


 

Second record pressing + new dates

10.08.2017

How exciting! we've run short of the new album so fast that it had to already be repressed! the second edition comes with preeteee stickers.

More live dates will follow in Riga, Prague, Switzerland, Italy, Tel Aviv and other places. Check the shows page for details.


We've had a great time with the boys in the UK, and I had so much fun curating an hour for NTS radio  with some African synthonies. Catch it here.

 


 

Disclaimer: The hands in the picture belong to the drummers.

UK tour doc

26.08.2017

 

Here's a little documentary/short art film by Theo Taylor (drummer, filmmaker and more) from earlier this month >>
 

The next dates with YG will be in December and the dates around em are still open: 

02.12.17 - Leipzig - Schauspiel Leipzig
03.12.17 - St Vith, BE - Kino Corso 
04.12.17 - Dusseldorf - Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf

 


 

"Firstling II" remix video

17.09.2017

 

Body Bender created this beautiful video for their remix off aerial shots of decaying Aleppo. it's wonderful and highly disturbing... do take a look>

 

The track is off "Arms: remixes", of which profits are forwarded to a Berlin based organization that helps asylum seekers.

 


 

New 10" out 23.11 (Faust Studio Sessions & Other Recordings) + new video

28.09.2017


It has been an incredible year and we're thrilled to announce the release of a new 10": "Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings" (out 23.11 on Klangbad and Stockholm's Sing A Song Fighter).

The 10" features further recordings from the Faust studio, as well as collaborations with Julia Kent (on a Robbie Basho cover) and The Great Hans Unstern Swindle.
It will be also available as a digital download.

Live dates (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Israel...):  www.facebook.com/events/269844230081886


 

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