‘Spirit Fest’ is the latest from our favourite label, Alien Transistor. Join them at the Volksbühne’s Roter Salon this December for an intimate live performance to celebrate the release of their self titled debut album.
‘Spirit Fest’ is an impromptu supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo Tenniscoats. Featuring members of Notwist, Jam Money and Joasihno. The self-titled debut LP is a bewitching piece of Avant-Pop. In Winter 2016 long-time fan, Markus Acher (Notwist) jumped at the chance to invite Tenniscoats to a small apartment studio, together with Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa Input, Notwist).
In these dark and uncertain times, there’s an ever-growing collective of peaceful, loving types, bound together by an understanding of one peculiar word: Tenniscoats. Aside from being the name of an influential Tokyo-based duo, it represents fun, artistic freedom, experimentation and – perhaps most important of all – inclusivity.
A Tenniscoats gig is rarely the audience watching the performers. Instead, Saya and Takashi regularly shun the stage in favour of any particular spot that takes their fancy, whether it’s an empty seat in the auditorium or the roof of a neighbouring cafe. In the world of Tenniscoats, music can happen anywhere, and everyone is invited to join in.
During the winter of 2016, the music happened in Munich. As a long-time fan, Markus Acher (Notwist) jumped at the chance not only to put Tenniscoats on the bill at the Alien Disko festival he was organising, but also to invite Saya & Takashi to a small apartment studio, together with Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa Input, Notwist). This is where Spirit Fest was recorded over the following 14 days.
Sunday 10th December 2017 | doors 19:00 CET | Start 20:00 CET
Roter Salon / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10119