Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Lou’

Torpedo in Berlin

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What would you do if you were a successful musician and didn’t know what to do with your creativity? Right. You found another new band. As done by Pontus Levahn. In 2004 the drummer of Tiger Lou founded Torpedo together with the band’s bassist Erik Welén.

As “Kraftwerk with a heart” – how they consider themselves – Torpedo revive the sound of the 80’s but without loosing the connection to their indie roots. In 2008 the Swedes released their debut In The Assembly Line, an already very ripe and profound longplayer, which they took on tour for their first headliner gigs. In April 2011 their second LP We followed. On this one you can find the current single “Waiting For The Fall” with the associated video ,which is a piece of art as well: dark, apocalyptical and just beautiful.

On June 3 Torpedo are coming to Berlin to play at the Levee Club. We are giving away 3×2 free tickets für the gig. Just leave a comment below to get your chance.

Rasmus Kellerman live

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UPDATE: We just got told by Rasmus’ German booking agent, that the tour got postponed to November. According to Magnet Club management, the Berlin gig will now take place on November 4 at Comet Club. Already bought tickets stay valid. It is said, that the tour got postponed for personal reasons. If you look on his recent blog post on Rasmus’ website you can guess that he was feeling quite alone on tour and couldn’t deal with it. Sorry! We keep you posted.

It took me 30 years to work up the courage to feel comfortable enough to post demos of my songs, to post a picture of myself, and to use my real name. But here I am! I hope you like the songs, and that I’ll get to meet you one day!

Nicht mal ein ganzes Jahr ist vergangen, seitdem Rasmus Kellerman und seine Bandkollegen von Tiger Lou ankündigten, die Band für ein paar Jahre auf Eis zu legen, und ihren vorerst letzten Auftritt beim Appletreegarden Festival spielten – mit einem kämpferischen Credo auf den Lippen: “This is not the end of Tiger Lou, this ist the fucking beginning!”. Nun kehrt Rasmus, der Sänger / Songschreiber / Gitarrist / Kopf der Band, mit neuen, eigenen Songs und seiner Gitarre für drei Soloauftritte nach Deutschland zurück.

It took me 30 years to work up the courage to feel comfortable enough to post demos of my songs, to post a picture of myself, and to use my real name. But here I am! I hope you like the songs, and that I’ll get to meet you one day!

The wheel of time hasn’t turned around for another whole year, since Rasmus Kellerman and his band mates of Tiger Lou officially announced to give the group a longer break and celebrated a big farewell at their for now last gig at German Appletreegarden Festival, but already now the Swedish musician can’t hold his fire any longer and returns. Rasmus, the singer, songwriter, guitarist and head of the band (quote: “This is not the end of Tiger Lou, this ist the fucking beginning!”), is back to Germany, back with his guitar and new, own songs, back for three solo gigs. Hell yeah!

Like the quote above shows, the just-turned-30-years-old had some trouble to accept his new role solo entertainer. But quickly he striped from all doubts and wrapped them into the eleven tracks of his new solo album The 24th, which just got released by Swedish label Startracks. The album shows an artists lacking not a single bit of the dense- and intenseness of his former work, presenting himself in the best possible shape. A bittersweet break, a new bittersweet symphony.

Rasmus Kellerman “Five Years From Now”

Rasmus Kellerman live:

02.06. Magnet Club, Berlin Info

03.06. Prinzenbar, Hamburg

04.06. Studio 672, Cologne

According to Magnet Club Management, the Berlin gig will now take place on November 4. Already bought tickets stay valid.

Tiger Lou: no split, only break

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Well, seems like we have been a little bit overhasty when we reported Tiger Lou would split two weeks ago. We had the right quote but in the state of shock we apparently saw more in it than it actually was. For the record:  Rasmus Kellermann (the guy on the left) wrote on the 8th of July:

What is finally dawning on me is the fact that the Tgr Lou saga is soon coming to an end. Last weekend we played our last two shows in Sweden, for what might just turn out to be; forever. Or at least for a few years. […]

Well maybe he could have chosen his words more wisely back then but today the story got a new turn. Rasmus saw a report of the supposed break-off by our friends at pop10live. He realized the dimensions of his own word and made a second statement today, in which he denies a total split but confirms a longer break. Read it here:

Just wanted to make one thing clear to all y’all: Tiger Lou is NOT going to brake up. We are simply going to take a long brake for a couple of years, in order to pursue some of the other options our lives might have to offer. […] It feels cheap to let people think that our next three shows are going to be our last, as they are not. I have a lot of new Tiger Lou songs in the works, and have every intention of recording them one day. Just not now. I’m in a desperate need to do something else, as are the rest of the band. [… ]

This  assumed three last gigs include one at Appletreegarden Festival from where we’ll report for you about Tiger Lou’s not last onstage appearence forever but for now.