Laskaar releases debut EP “Never Met You”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016
Laskaar releases debut EP “Never Met You”

“Never Met You” is the title of Laskaar’s debut EP, released via PIAS Germany/Cntct on 10 June. The tracks on the EP document an intense relationship from its first orgasmic flush right through, and past, its melancholy end. “Laskaar is a soul singer committed to harnessing modern soundscapes to articulate the limitless complexities and the depth […]

Knackeboul on tour with Herbert Grönemeyer / Me + Marie guest at Grönemeyer show in Munich

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016
Knackeboul on tour with Herbert Grönemeyer / Me + Marie guest at Grönemeyer show in Munich

Fresh from his memorable appearance at the opening ceremony of the longest tunnel in the world, the St. Gotthard, the rapper Knackeboul will embark on a tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, supporting one of the very biggest acts of the German-speaking rock world, Herbert Grönemeyer. Knackeboul has won many awards for his unique mixture […]

Showcase Festivals 2016 – better and cheaper with SME!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016
Showcase Festivals 2016 – better and cheaper with SME!

Showcase festivals, as we all know, offer the perfect opportunity to get to know music business professionals from all over Europe, to exchange ideas and contacts, and to discover new possibilities and creative avenues. Swiss Music Export is well aware of the importance of such get-togethers. We are more than happy, therefore, to be able […]

Klaus Johann Grobe release long-awaited second album

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Klaus Johann Grobe release long-awaited second album

Two years and countless gigs and festival appearances after their remarkable debut album, Klaus Johann Grobe follow it up with an equally remarkable second. It carries the intriguing title “Spagat der Liebe”, or, in English: “The Splits of Love”. Once again, the synth/drums duo of Sevi Landolt and Dani Bachmann have concocted a dense mesh […]

The Chikitas’s new album lands them in the “Wrong Motel”

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
The Chikitas’s new album lands them in the “Wrong Motel”

The Chikitas – Saskia Fuertes (drums, vocals) and Lynn Maring (guitar, vocals) – have had a great couple of years. The winners of the rock awards at the m4music demo clinic as well as Swiss Music Talent have been touring incessantly, gathering new fans and friends everywhere with their incendiary two-woman show of fierce rock’n’roll […]

Faber records surprise EP for gig goers

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Faber records surprise EP for gig goers

No singer/songwriter from Switzerland since Sophie Hunger has captured the attention of audiences at home and abroad more swiftly – not to mention charmingly – than Faber. In fact, Hunger, too, is a fan. Having supported his endeavours from the start, she invited him to be her support act on her recent European tour. Faber, […]

Me + Marie’s album debut

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Me + Marie’s album debut

Me + Marie are a kind of mini-super group, consisting of Maria Moling aka Maria de Val of the string-driven Southern Tyrolian Ladin-chanson outfit Ganes, Roland Scandella aka Roland Vögtli from the Grisons-based rock band Nau, and guitarist Tom Wörndl from the Bavarian world music band Levantino. Moling and Vögtli ran into each other when […]

Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s “With Monsters and Gods” receives UK release

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s “With Monsters and Gods” receives UK release

13 May sees the UK release of Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s sixth album, “With Monsters and Gods”. The band is something of an online phenomenon, with seven million Youtube views of their single “My Love For Evermore”. “With Monsters and Gods” follows hard on the heels of “French Kiss”, an album the band recorded with the […]

Swiss Music Export @ The Great Escape, 19 – 21 may, Brighton

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Swiss Music Export @ The Great Escape, 19 – 21 may, Brighton

The month of May is soon upon us, and with it the yearly trip to The Great Escape in Brighton. The Great Escape is one festival we truly wouldn’t want to escape from even if we could. Brighton is a wonderful place, full of atmospheric bars, wonderfully weird shops, a legendary beach with a long […]

Ingrid Lukas, Fai Baba, Bärtsch/Sha, and OY at the Zurich Meets London Festival

Posted by on Mai 9, 2016
Ingrid Lukas, Fai Baba, Bärtsch/Sha, and OY at the Zurich Meets London Festival

Taking the centenary of Zurich’s Dada movement as its cue, the Zurich meets London festival from 17 – 21 May celebrates everything about the city that isn’t a cliché. Naturally, it includes live music. A double bill on 19 May sees Ingrid Lukas and Fai Baba perform at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston. The pianist […]

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