Heilewelt - a blog for music lovers

Geschichten von der Heilewelt - a blog for music lovers

"It is wonderful to be able experience art without understanding how it was meant or what makes it good." (Kim Boekbinder said that during an interview I did with her) I might not have the biggest knowledge about music but I have a great passion for it. Passion is what counts.

I live in Berlin, Germany (born, raised and still resident) and this is my personal blog about music and other things that cross my way. Things I love to be exact. And even though I am German and my English is still not perfect, this blog is in English.

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The other day one of my most favourite bands played in Berlin. I love BirdPen. Here are some mediocre photos I took whilst getting lost in their music. 

Good that they’re back.

Triggerfinger - Off The Rack

The band just shared the video in a public chat and I wanted to share it with you now. I have just been to Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg the other day, watched them playing a tiny stage of a bus and been thinking about them, their music and our interview a lot. The festival takes places in an area which is known for being the most sinful place on the planet. For four days I have been walking around with a name plate around my neck which read “PRESS” in big letters on it, basically running from a to b to c and back to a to catch concerts and appointments. It’s also running past homeless, punks, prostitutes, drug dealers and tourists for four days. I remembered what Mister Paul said about L.A. where they recorded “By Absence Of The Sun”, about the rich people being up in the hills and all the homeless and how you’re still happy to be there. But it is an ambivalent feeling. Hamburg is, of course, not L.A. but at times it seemed being very close to his discribtion of L.A.. It felt so surreal at times. Occasionally I would wonder if all those tourists and music industry people would see that as well or if it was just me. Remembering the interview and then listen to “By Absence Of The Sun” again, made me understand or feel Ruben’s lyrics better than I ever did. For example “Splendor In The Grass” with lines like “You don’t give in/ You carry on/ You let it spin/ You’re not depending on/ Free as a bird” comes with a new heaviness… I really don’t know how to put it in better words or in any words at all. Sorry. Also, I actually just wanted to share their new music video for “Off The Rack” with you. It shows them from a less glamours side, when they’re not wearing their sharp suits and stuff.

They’ll be on tour in Europe for the next two month and will probably be in a town near you:

http://www.triggerfinger.net/shows

Thanks for reading,

Dörte

Miss Kenichi & Band
Miss Kenichi & Band
Miss Kenichi & Band
Miss Kenichi & Band

Miss Kenichi, more on flickr.

Last night Miss Kenichi played her upcoming album “The Trail” (release 17th of October) for the first time with her amazing band (Earl Harvin, Fontaine Burnett, Stella Veloce and Shaun Mulrooney) live. It was simply beautiful. Here are some photos.

Thanks for sending all the music and keep it coming (except for EDM, please)! I found another gem amongst all those music for my irregular series “Music Submission Monday" where I feature my favourite song of an unsigned artist the submit their music. This time it’s from NYC Rockband Audio Revival

The four piece consist of Jake Flaherty (Vocals), Ben DeFusco (Guitar, Vocals), Chad Flaherty (Bass) and Steve Purcell (Drums). They are making music together since 2012. When I first listened to “1095” I found the beginning and end quite irritation but the more I listened to more I was wondering why I was irritated at all. It gives the whole song a bit of “epicness”. Their musical influences are rather obvious: Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Black Keys, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots.

Even though the band is not religious they refer to a rather religious event with this song. “The year 1095 refers to November 27th 1095  when Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to “recapture the Holy Land”. The song is basically a plea to end all violent extremism”, as singer Jake Flaherty explained to me. “The song was inspired by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombing that occurred last year.” 

Have a good week and keep sending me your music - now also possible on https://fluence.io/Heilewelt,

Dörte

Enjoying some Kadavar at Grünspan. #rbf14

More #beard still The White Album #rbf14 #denmark

Almost to many #beards at #rbf14: this is The white album from #denmark (1)

The Shanks. #rbf14