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New album, new single - and a lovely video along with it

HONIG has lots of new things to offer, including a tour in early autumn, so you have a chance to listen to his  metal-trained voice live in concert…

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Like the nineties when they were good - Speedy Ortiz.

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Right thoughts, right words, right action.

Jumping in the dust cloud with Franz Ferdinand.

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I first discovered Arthur Beatrice when checking out the line-up for Field Day 2014 in London. And discovered that “he” actually is a band. A good band. Pop with soulfoul vocals and just the right amount of dissonance and edgy breaks.

Luckily, that first impression was reinforced by their live performance, as the opener of the main stage. Especially Ella Girardot’s and Orlando Leopard’s vocals were clear and strong.
I am hoping to see them live again - next time at night with dancing crowd. My new favorite pop band.

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"Walking down the street in Tel Aviv just now, we heard a siren. We were next to a randon apartment building so we went in. The neighbors were running down the stairs with their dogs, leading us down to a small cellar where people keep their old bicycles. We stood there for about 10 minutes. Every few moments we could hear a distant BOOM. I thought to myself - these wars are strange, these for-show missle attacks on civilians, our ego-driven responses. Someone must be gaining something somewhere, and i know its not the people. It makes no sense why on such a lovely summer day, we would all be standing sweating in an old cellar with our pets. This is just another war, fought by idiologists and leaders of men, on the expenss of civilians. People are just people. They just want to hang out, be with their kids or friends. Someone is gaining something from this. Someone is profiting off everyday peoples thirst for revenge, people’s desperation, fatigue, on both sides. And the losers are us, hiding from missles instead of basking in the sun, pawns in a game designed by greedy people to be so big that us everyday folk will never be able to grasp it.”

ועדת חריגים Vaadat Charigim

 

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It might be the height of their career. Arcade Fire are filling the biggest stages and headline major festivals. So it was good to see them again right now, on their Reflektor tour.

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Joy and glee with The Polyphonic Spree.

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Fingers were bleeding, denim quality was tested on the stage floor, and steam being inhaled when Augustines played their set at Hurricane Festival.

No wonder, that fans in the audience were insisting on having a beer with the boys after the show. I don’t know if they succeeded. But what I do know is, that all members of Augustines were hanging around on the side of the stage when Pixies were playing their show later on the same day. They seemed to have a blast - just like during their own set.

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4 weeks ago, I ended up spending the evening at a festival I hadn’t heard of when I left for Germany from Denmark on the morning of that day.

A chain reaction of incidents eventually brought me to Oldenburg, to Polyestival - the nicely named one-day-festival of the local Polyester Klub. It turned out to be a very eclectic night, somewhere between acoustic metal, german electrotrash, delicate singer-songwriting and instrumental art work. Surprisingly it all worked out together, thanks to an open-minded audience.

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That was also the Hurricane Festival 2014.