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Eurosonic tip: Bilderbuch

Bilderbuch are a wayward quartet from the land of Conchita Wurst. They released two albums in 2009 and 2011 with an interesting mix of prog-rock and art-punk. More recent EP’s and single’s show the Austrians move to more funky and electronic grounds. The result is insanely eccentric and entertaining. The band’s 2013 EP Feinste Seide (finest silk) especially is a feast of experimentation with strikingly catchy results. The EP’s lead single Maschin is a delicious piece eurodance with a chorus that sounds even more like Modern Talking than Empire Of The Sun. The video for the song is equally brilliant with singer Maurice Ernst erotically exploiting the timeless faux pas of the yellow racing car. The band’s latest single Om echoes the work of Falco, who was a pioneer of Deutsches Hip Hop in the 80’s. In terms of flamboyance Bilderbuch are very much in the same league as their late fellow countryman. Whether their songs are about moonboots or the frustration of spilling yogurt on your blouse, the deliverance is consistently over-the-top and always at risk of ending in a orgasmic two-minute psychedelic guitar solo. I’m looking forward to the band’s fourth album which will be released later this year with the title SCHICK SCHOCK.

Bilderbuch will be performing on friday the 16th at Vera.

Eurosonic tip: All We Are


All We Are were formed in Liverpool, without having a single scouce band member in the ranks. Bassist Guro Gikling is from Norway, drummer Rich O'Flynn from Ireland and guitarist Luis Santos from Brazil. The intimate vocal harmonies between the three … [Continue reading]

Eurosonic tip: The Hearing

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Have a great Fuzzy 2015 everybody! As always the year begins with Eurosonic, the biggest showcase festival in Europe and our absolute favorite. Here's the first of a series of tips of artists we may or may not attend. The Hearing is Ringa Manner, a … [Continue reading]

Indiefuzz Staff List: 22 Best Albums of 2014: 10 to 1

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10. Tanya Tagaq -Animism (Six Shooter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOYx4_72Zo 9. Chad Vangaalen - Shrink Dust (Flemish Eye) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzuq7EkzeI 8. Real Estate - Atlas (Domino … [Continue reading]

Indiefuzz Staff List: 22 Best Albums of 2014: 22 to 11

Best of 2014

This year the dice said that ours was going to be a top 22. No reflective comments, let the music speak for itself. Enjoy: 22. Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World (Last Gang) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-DPYG215Uw 21. Angel Olsen … [Continue reading]

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There


Her third album Tramp (2012) launched Sharon Van Etten into the forefront of female singer-songwriters. For those attentive enough to have picked up on Van Etten's first two album's this didn't come as total surprise. On I Was In Love (2009) and Epic … [Continue reading]

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal


Another former winner. It took almost half a year for Light Up Gold (2012) to be picked up and become many people's favorite album of 2013, so in true style we finish this review of Parquet Courts' fourth album Sunbathing Animal with a six months … [Continue reading]

Caribou – Our Love


Caribou, a.k.a. Dan Snaith, was responsible for our favorite album of 2010. True, the rather nationalistic Canadian branch of Indiefuzz, which is now all but dormant, was not entirely unprejudiced, but on this side of the pond too we were mesmerized … [Continue reading]

Real Estate – Atlas


Another dead cert for our end of year list, Real Estate's third album is so embarrassingly easy on the ear that we couldn't get around to review it when it was released in March. Listening to Atlas is a whole lot easier than writing about it. I could … [Continue reading]

Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love


Some traditions are born quickly. What about the one where we vow to cold-shoulder the new album of the dubious Danish post-punks Iceage and it still ends up in our year-end list. Last year we had to admit at the last minute that You're Nothing was … [Continue reading]