Am 23.11. ist das Debütalbum “Ken Sent Me” der Berlin-Göteborger Band 1000 GRAM veröffentlicht worden und ihre Single “Push Someone” wird bereits fleißig im Radio gespielt.
In the Roter Salon on Sunday Lasse Mathiessen gave in a stellar performance.
We’d been looking forward to the gig for a while and neither Lasse nor show-opener Tammy Ingram disappointed. Lasse looks remarkably like Joaquin Phoenix playing Johnny Cash: And the Cash-analogies don’t stop there: Lasse stands there in a shirt and light blue suit, and he gives off on stage a solidity in classic Cash style.
This is one we’ve been looking forward to for a while: Lasse Mathiessen (Radio Eins “Newcomer of the Year” in 2009) describes his music as folk-pop, and that’s pretty accurate as long as with the “pop” you think less “fluffy” and more “hooks”. There are similarities to Nick Drake and other folkies of this vein, but Lasse manages to make his songs, with delicate arrangements put in place with his acoustic band, definitel modern.
Sunday night is something special – not only is our favourite indiefolk artist Lasse Mathiessen kicking off his tour at this concert, it’s also Tammy Ingram’s record release party for her great new album “Love/War”. Tammy is one of a brace of exciting Australian artists who have washed up on Berlin’s shores, and have steadily been brightening the firmament of our indie town.