A great double bill as part of the Sonic Morgue series with Scottish post-rockers Arab Strap and local legends hackedepicciotto both performing live.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult, over time, to adequately sum up the importance, influence or impact Arab Strap and the respective solo projects of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton. They remain one of the very few bands we ever signed from a demo tape (admittedly they got in right at the start when we only received a handful every month) and went on to become one of the most influential bands this nation’s ever produced.
Describing Arab Strap’s music now almost seems like a pointless exercise: everyone’s familiar with their brand of storytelling and the singular musical vision that backed it up, but that’s exactly the point: Arab Strap blazed a trail for the kind of honest, colloquial songwriting that has become so common nowadays. We’ve had great bands as a result too: The Twilight Sad being a case in point.
hackedepicciotto are Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Both are legends of their own making: Danielle de Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987, to become the lead singer of the band „Space Cowboys“, the co-initiator of the Love Parade, a collaborator of the Ocean Club with Gudrun Gut, and Alexander’s partner in crime. Alexander Hacke is founding member and bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple, romantically married in 2006, has creatively interacted with countless international projects for almost 2 decades now besides regularly releasing their own compositions.
Arab Strap and hackedepicciotto
Monay 28th March 2022 | Starts 19:00 CET
Silent Green | Gerichtstrasse 35 | 13347 Berlin
Photo Credit: Audrey Bizouerne