YOUR GOVERNMENT update!
NEW MUSIC VIDEO OUT IN A BIT.
but for now - here's Your Government playing "In Drag" (live at the Festspiele).
NEW MUSIC VIDEO OUT IN A BIT.
but for now - here's Your Government playing "In Drag" (live at the Festspiele).
Craig McGuigan's beautiful short film is finally finished. i contributed a little sound piece. watch it!
Limited edition hand-made tie-dye shirts is here!
sold only at shows. rah rah!
Whoop whoop! ->
16.02.13 - Luxemburg @ Salle Robert Krieps (20:00)
17.02.13 - Antwerp @ Theater Zuidpool (16:00)
Photos and headpieces by the marvelous Hadas Hinkis.
@ Filmbuehne, Berlin.
RSVP - HERE
we'll be playing together at Berlin's Suedblock in a couple of days. on the 13th.
Sold out of these babies ->
(huge thanks to Phil Freeborn and King Khan!)
Bandcamp Bandcamp - > HERE!
photo: Anto Christ
WHOOP -> HERE
Will happen on October 6th at Berliner Festspiele. 21:00. FREE ENTRY.
ALL NEW SHOW! rah!
(PHOTO BY: Frank Nagel / Orange 'Ear)
Tune-in to GOTV on Sep 29th at 21:00.
Live this Saturday at 16:00!
"I am a tree (Don't trust your government)"
photo: Christoph Mueller
behind the scenes photos HERE.
This Wednesday (July 4th) at 13:00.
on 88.4 fm in Berlin and everywhereelse, here.
A little love song to the music industry.
For those lucky few who happen to have a TV in Germany.
tune in to the RBB on thursday (the 31st) at 22:15.
for the rest of you, it'll be here starting from 23:00:
In the midst of making proper music videos for proper songs, some air for something quite improper was required.
Early pieces is a conceptual one-day-exhibition at the Open room studio on Scharnweberstr. 48
I'll be showing a song from age 14, along a bunch of other curiosities of others.
RSVP. (if you like)
Expect a New Album of the Week every Friday! woot!
A bit late. but it was time.
Will be on Byte.fm on the 23rd. 11:15-11:30 live at the studio.
The sounds of softness is a film i've been working on for the last 3 years.
it's still far from finished, but here's a little teaser.
for more updates on it, check here.
find out more HERE!
At The Fab Lab - Muskauerstr. 49 Berlin
Saturday - feb 4th at 20 00.
(entry - donation)
most of you weren't there. but we have the pictures to prove it had happened!
And here it is on youtube;
(beware, most of it is in German)
Thanks to Frank Nagel, yet again.
First, an apology!
The pressing plant failed to ship off the records in time.
therefore, the physical copies will have to wait another week!
we're really sorry about that.
but you can already get the EP online! (which is digital and cheaper)
THE RELEASE PARTY'S STILL TOMORROW - HBC / BERLIN. 22:00.
<<THE FIRST 150 COPIES WILL BE A LIMITED EDITION / WHITE VINYL>>
Spontaneous talk-show appearance tomorrow.
live taping at Enklave tomorrow. 20:00.
Wolfgang Mueller's on it too.
please RSVP. limited seats;
On December 2nd at Offener Raum/Scharnweberstr. 47, Friedrichshain, Berlin.
21:00 (at the studio on the ground floor)
COME COME COME!
+ DJ set by the lovely Stephie Strumpet!
+ Shooting of the last Sounds of Softness scene/reunion show.
we're looking for an audience! (from 20:00 on)
The doc i made last month IS FINALLY ONLINE!
"All of my problems are imaginary (but my friends are real)"
Watch it here.
THANKS WALTER, LAVINIA, CRAIG AND GWENDO!
and MORE HERE!
To all of you Berliners out there;
On the 27th there will be a Hedwig and The Angry Inch tribute show at Monster Ronsons. i'll be performing "Wig in a box". hoohoo!
Here it is.
Mother will be held this year in Berlin.
(this will also be the first year that i'm not playing)
Graz - Sep 23rd - at the opening of the Steirischer Herbst Festival (RSVP)
Vienna - Sep 24th - Salon Goldschlag (RSVP)
Tel Aviv - October 9th - Levontin 7 (RSVP)
(photo+make up by Natalie Sharp)
video by Frank Nagel.
Tune in, if you have a TV.
With Alexander Geist , Performed for Orange ear.
With the "Man of 1,000" faces video.
I was picked by Lomography* to be a LomoAmigo a few months ago, as part of a promotional campaign.
Given two cameras and asked to basically take pictures of anything and everything.
boy, was that fun!
here's more or less what i came up with!
(sadly, a decent amount of photos was destroyed. darn those films! they rip, get exposed to light,
they have feelings, like all real things do!)
*(the company that owns the Lomo brand these days)
Tune in to Reboot.fm, this Sat, the 30th between 20:00 and 21:00.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
(a lot of new songs! and new recordings!)
It took us a while. thanks for waiting patiently!
SIX DEAD WHITE MEN
produced in the early hours of the morning. very early. very wet. brrrr.
THANK YOU JENYA, CHRISTINA AND INIGO!
THE SOUND OF WAR
Produced in the forest on two seperate occasions on lovely spring mornings. no elves were harmed during the production of this video.
(single's available here)
THANK YOU MARIA, AINIZE, CIARAN, LAURA, MAEBH AND STEPHIE!
The sound of war bloopers coming soon!
HEAR HEAR. right before the Silver Future gig - a very long interview with live songs will be heard on Alex radio. between 17:00-and 18:00. PREMIERING NEW SCHTUFF!
or locally at
Compiled of bits of 1930's and 50's illustrative instruction films, "Thunderbird/eden" is the prequel to the "Eden" concept album, which has no release date yet.
(fall of 2012?)
If you happen to be in Germany, today's edition of the Tagesspiegel published an interview with me and a couple of other artists from Israel living in Berlin (both are great fellas, if i may add). it's also available online HERE.
Also Hauptstadtstudio made a club version of On the streets of hard labor.
You may find it HERE.
Directed by Maria Heiligen. the single will be out on July 1st.
Out on Israel's independence day. how... suitable.
One show in Jerusalem, one in Haifa and one in Tel Aviv.
(and quite a few DJ sets in Tel Aviv)
may 10th - Uganda/Jerusalem (20nis)
may 17th- Haifa/HaTichon (?)
may 18th- Levontin7/Tel Aviv (40nis)
(QUEENS AND REBELS OF UNPOPULAR CULTRE dj sets -
11th- Taxidermi (1950's-1960's smooth oddities set)
12th- Cour'droy (various oddities from the 20th century*)
13th- Milk (nightclubbin oddities)
14th- Soda bar (various oddities from the 20th century*)
15th- Salon Berlin (various oddities from the 20th century*)
16th- Rothschild 12 (various oddities from the 20th century*)
* from r&r-to anti disco
(RSVP, again, here)
(full addresses, here: myspace.com/maryandthebabycheeses)
A little before the trip to Israel, here's a very, very dark bit that was written with 4 other songs about an hour ago.
Made a page for The Sounds of Softness, the mockumentary i've been working on for the last two years.
we're slowly approaching the editing stage!
are in the live gallery.
by Sandy Amerio.
video by Joost Rubinstijn & Laura Cherrygrove / Chlorophormtv
lyrics by Vaan Nguyen.
Today comes out the German Spex with a feature on me. and "Trampoline" is included the their cd. it's a special on the protest tradition and a very young bob dylan's on the cover. how unusual.
A little psychedelic treat.
This Wednesday (the 6th of April) i'll be on Motor.FM's Off the record show, after 22:00 (around 23:00)
here's a link: http://www.motorfm.de/feature/off-the-record/
Ahoy there! On April 9th there will be a screening of "Goða Ferð" (or Gotha Ferth) - a documentary that i narrated its English version.
HERE. at the label's store.
Thank you so much to all of you who came to the release party. it was an absolute delight!
It's finally out. you can read about it in the War Songs section on the website.
with long descriptions of each song.
if you wish to get yourself a physical/digital copy, it's all over the net.
or here, in the label's store.
HBC, 23 00. FREE.
Konkret, the leftist mag (in German)
it was directed by the wonderful Florian Fusco, who's knowns for his huge cardboard tapes!
it was shot a while ago. sometime in summer or early autumn.
and here it is in HD.
Soon we'll have t-shirts available!
(We want your money one way or another... but hey, look! they have a really cute logo!)
it's designed by Markus Buddenbrock of Eveil - http://www.eveil.de/
A few months ago I met Paulina Plachecka in Berlin, she was working on a short film and was looking for a song to accompany it and we chose this one.
i think we initially met when i was busking outside of Mauerpark (such beautiful things used to happen in the summer)
The video is not currently available online, but you can download it here.
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. the video itself will be online shortly, i hope.
It was directed by Frank Nagel, of FNAG video and The Orange ear sessions and the camera by Tom Lobos.
And features appearances by the magnificent LaJohn Joseph and Gabriel Walsh and my crazy brill friends Sophie Iremonger, Maria Heiligen and Christina Sunbeam (all great in the field of visual arts)
synopsys: hard working women on and off the streets.
(all photos by Tom Lobos)
I was sent on tour to support the Hamburg trio 1000 Robota.
first time as an opening act. it was certainly... somethin'.
You may find some pictures here.
last month i participated for the first time in an exhibition. a proper one that is.
most everyone was a musician or friends with the musicians, but overall it was a lovely opening. i didn't get to stay longer on the closing day, but i popped up briefly early, too early to see anyone really.
I had only three small drawings. at some point one of them disappeared and was found later behind somebody else's work on another wall... how curious!
I'm playing one of the bad guys... (naturally). with vague, but currupt intentions!
It was shot at a beautiful hall at LA54 in Berlin, one of those spaces rented to artists for studios and a whole bunch of kids showed up, got made up and dressed up and in a few hours this is what came out.
here it is.
Participated in Shai Levy's The closet show.
here's the result!
(photo by Shai Levy)
A couple of years ago i was in Vienna with The Cheeses and met the designer Pebelle, who makes gorgeous tie-dye tights. she gave me a pair. i no longer possess it unfortunately.
here's what she wrote recently about it.
For the month of November.
but since the website wasn't online then...
here it is now instead.
Directed by the Paris-based Mathilde Nègre.
shot in one day and edited in a record time!
Photos from the BVMA's +
Tickets to the taping of
The Schaumschau in Berlin
Hey kids! here are some photos!
And if you happen to be in Berlin, come by on the 11th
to the shooting on another episode with me of The
Schaumschau with Dennis Prinz.
photo by Frank Nagel
Playing live at the Berlin Music
Video Awards on the 28th
Nominated in the "most trashy" category with the first video
from Eden that will be revealed on June 1st. - > RSVP HERE!
Your Government debut video out today!
new music video
Your Government's "Man vs. Air" music video debuts this Monday.
but here are some behind the scenes photos in the meantime.
Kicking off the summer tour with Your Government!
follow us to south of Germany, France and the Netherlands!
NEW STOP-MOTION MUSIC VIDEO! for "No lesson learned". RAH!
Can you Spot the Pussy Riot member?
Modern movement compilation + book
Have you heard the new Modern Movement compilation?
Your Government's in it!
Along with Jemek Jemowit, Nuclear Family, Mueran Humanos, Petra Flurr, ANIAETLEPROGRAMMEUR and other lovelies!
The CD will be out along with a photo book! WHOOP!
London Resonance.fm radio session streaming!
If you missed the live session, you can now find it HERE!
"The Android Sea" single's out today! +
VIDEO by the incredible Craig Mc Guigan!!
It includes the previously unreleased "The final embrace (Toto's song)" from Sibylle Berg's
"Vielen Dank für das Leben" book tour!
GET IT HERE! RAH!
Single photo by Christoph Neumann,
Design by Tom Plate.
Music video by the fantastic Mr. Craig Mc Guigan!
NEW VIDEO OUT. Introducing: "Heartman"!
Please mark these dates:
23.06.13 - London, Big chill bar (DJ SET) 2-6pm
23.06.13 - London, The Lexington - (DJ SET, Bobby Conn live) 21 00-02 00
24.06.13 - London, East End Live @ The Old Blue Last, LIVE with This Heat's Charles Hayward
(25.06.13 - London, LIVE queer surprise show!)
26.06.13 - Bristol, LIVE @ The Mothers' Ruin
27.06.13 - Brighton, LIVE @ The Green Door Store
28.06.13 - Liverpool, LIVE @ MelloMello
29.06.13 - London @ Hello Goodbye radio show with DeXter Bentley
(LIVE @ 11:30, Resonance 104.4 FM)
03.07.13 - London @ Upset the rhythm - LIVE with Lucky Dragons at SPACE
It is here, we are saved!
(the 12" includes a download code for all of your digital needs)
Get it HERE!
Trashy EDEN advert!
"Sweet charity" video, photos and Exberliner video interview
Huge thanks to Steffy, Jaz and Ann for this wonderful little adventure!
Here's some behind-the-scenes photos, and here.
And huge thanks to Nadja and the Exberliner team!
Premiering drag queen make-up on internet TV!
New EDEN video, video portrait, some press and loadsa photos!
FIRST OFF: Thank you sooo much for making the album release party the best thing since the invention of the internet!
And thank you to the Zitty, Taz, Spex, Tagesspiegel and Die Zeit! :)
Here's this week's EDEN installment - "My town".
A new one will be coming up every week for the next 2 months!
Hamburg's finest record shop Hanseplatte posted some photos from the little promo show on tuesday!
Here's the video portrait by Frank Nagel/Orange 'ear, aka the man who made the videos for "On the streets of hard labor" and "Baby Indiana", and my official documentarist! He's been following me around with a camera for over a year and the material is pretty damn rad!
He also posted some incredible photos from the album release party.
Joined the notorious Audodiktat art collective. whoop!
IT'S HERE! MUHAHAHAHA! First EDEN video + single!
Huge thank you to King Khan, Jessie Evans, Steev Lemercier, Polina Y and Nadja Sayej as well as the film makers Frank & Frank, aka Orange 'Ear and Frank Schnelle.
There will be a new music video coming out EACH WEEK for the next 2.5 months. YESSSS!
Here's some behind the scenes photos.
and even more here!
Single's available for download HERE!
it features two exclusive b-sides!
Release parties are:
HAMBURG - 5.6/Golem
BERLIN - 6.6 Urban Spree
EDEN'S OUT ON THE 14TH!
"EDEN" album release parties announced for BERLIN / HAMBURG + Making of video
5.5 Hamburg @ Golem
6.5 Berlin @ Urban Spree (with many, many special guests!)