Another great lineup at arkaoda this Friday with Soft Grid and Martha Rose both peformind live to make one awesome double bill.
With their debut LP Corolla for ANTIME, the Berlin-based trio Soft Grid captures the explosive energy of its celebrated live shows. Soft Grid was started in 2014 in an abandoned hospital ward by Jana Sotzko (of Dropout Patrol) and Theresa Stroetges (alias Golden Diskó Ship), who had previously been working together in the improvisation project Epiphany Now. After their spontaneously composed and recorded tape release Stingrays was issued through Berlin’s Twaague Records in the summer of 2015, the British drummer and producer Sam Slater was recruited more or less directly from a Berlin dance oor to join the band for live shows. He became a full member in no time. Since then, the three-piece has shared stages around Germany alongside such diverse acts as Des Ark, Milemarker, Messer, or even Tolouse Low Trax.
Martha Rose is an English songwriter and multi instrumentalist based in Berlin. Her music is a sensitive form of casio pop, incorporating traditional folk song influences. Her music has been described as both dreamlike and emotional, with a childish lightheartedness and distinctive soft melancholy. She released her debut album ‘Spit’ in November 2016 on independent Stuttgart indie label Treibender Teppich Records, produced by Thomas Zehnle (Wolf Mountains, Levin Goes Lightly.) This was followed by the ‘Affliction’ EP she made with Berlin producers Ben and Magnus, released in December 2017. She is currently working on her next album and performing with brothers Deniz and Can Winter (of Winter & Winter, Dandy Deniz, Steppenkind).
Soft Grid & Martha Rose LIVE
Friday, 23rd February 2018 | Doors 21:00 CET | Starts 22:30 CET
arkaoda | Karl-Marx-Platz 16 | 12043 Berlin
Image credit: Sara Perovic