Berlin Music Week Showcases
Sofa Salon and A Headful of Bees host three official showcases for Berlin Music Week.
Mi 5. Sep – Sofa Salon presents Phia (AU) + Town of Saints (NL)
Australian songwriter Phia has made kalimba (African thumb piano) and loops the centre of her indie pop sound, constructing energetic, layered songs with soaring vocals reminiscent of Björk’s Vespertine album. She will play songs from her new album recorded in Poland. She is supported by Dutch/Finnish acoustic folk-punk act Town of Saints who are renowned for their joyous live shows and will be playing songs from their new EP The Silent Sea.
Do 6. Sep – A Headful of Bees Music presents Eric Eckhart (US), Ken Burke (IE), Wasp Summer (AU), Miss Kenichi (DE) and Nina Hynes (IE) at Lovelite, F’hainMy label-collective A Headful of Bees showcases new music from five of Berlin’s finest folk/roots singer-songwriters at Friedrichshain venue Lovelite for Berlin Music Week: the classic guitar pop of Eric Eckhart, Ken Burke’s Irish acoustic-pop storytelling, Wasp Summer‘s soulful alt.country folk, the delicate East German Americana of Miss Kenichi and the experimental pop of well-known Irish indie chanteuse Nina Hynes.
Fr 7. Sep – Sofa Salon presents Mute Swimmer (UK) + Il Tempo Gigante (DK)
Over solid and ingenious melodies, Mute Swimmer commits darkly funny and metaphysical sabotage on the art of performance. Il Tempo Gigante is Danish musician Rolf Hansen whose distinctive guitar-style and layered folk-pop recalls a one-man Beirut or Radiohead.