Deliberately breaking all the rules Mr. Hornby once famously outlined regarding the creation of homemade (tape) compilations, Saroos’ members indeed had the term “mixtape” on their minds while working on their latest full-length – albeit in the hip-hop sense: a sonic snack box, interconnected shots from the hip, something that just came together and immediately felt right.
Whereas hip-hop folks nowadays often use the vacuous term “project” in order to steer clear of the ontological debate caused by the almost synonymous use of album/mixtape, Florian Zimmer, Christoph Brandner, and Max Punktezahl, otherwise busy with The Notwist, Driftmachine & Lali Puna, stick to the classics: their new 16-track project “OLU” (Off Label Use) is, officially, still an album. But it’s wild and vibrant like a mixtape, interwoven like its cover: a seamless burst of ideas, impulsively combined to form a split-screen snapshot of recent moments and momentums.
Saroos will potentially sneak a peek at 1-2 new songs of their next upcoming album.
Eilis Frawley combines direct and unforgiving spoken word amidst kraut-like rhythms. With a focus on social structures, feminism, and mental health, she speaks truth to creative insecurities, personal tragedies, and the impacts of living abroad. In 2019 Frawley’s solo project debuted with multiple tours in Germany, the UK and Australia. Her first two EP’s, “Never Too Emotional”, and “Adult Life’ were released via Reckless Yes records in 2020.
Eilis Frawley is a classically trained percussionist from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, Australia. She spent a number of years in Seoul, South Korea, where she played in various bands before relocating to Berlin in 2016. Frawley currently works as a freelance drummer and works with Laura Lee and The Jettes, Kara Delik, Anika (Live band)
Frawley is also the brainchild behind Bang On, a Berlin-based platform founded in 2016 for emerging artists, with a strong emphasis on support for lgbtqi+ artists and community.
“Krautrock-precision drum rhythms overlaid with straight and true spoken word vocals. If we had to pick two musical reference points, we’d say it has the attitude and style of Tune-Yards coupled with the experimental swagger of Battles” — LOLA Magazine
Saroos and Eilis Frawley
Thursday, 19.1.2023 | Doors 19:30 | Start 20:00 CET
Marie-Antoinette | Holzmarktstraße 15-18 in 10179 Berlin