Five Swiss bands at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, Groningen 14 – 17 January 2015

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
Five Swiss bands at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, Groningen  14 – 17 January 2015

Forget skiing, skating and curling – the only place to be in the middle of January for anyone even vaguely interested in the latest musical trends in Europe is Groningen in the North of Holland. From its humble beginnings in 1986 as the site of a “battle of the bands” between Dutch and Belgian groups, […]

The revived Puts Marie raring to go

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
The revived Puts Marie raring to go

Towards the end of the last decade, Puts Marie from Biel decided on a temporary split in order to allow the individual members to follow their creative instincts outside the confines of the group for a while. Such was the success of these projects that when Max Usata (vocals), Nick Porsche (drums), Igor Stepniewski (bass), […]

Klaus Johann Grobe touring Germany

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
Klaus Johann Grobe touring Germany

Word about the confusingly named Klaus Johann Grobe – a duo consisting of Sevi Landolt (organ/synth/vocals) and Daniel Bachmann (drums/vocals) – has quickly spread since the release last summer of their strikingly original debut album “Im Sinne der Zeit” on Chicago-based Trouble in Mind Records. Already featured in Pitchfork and fresh off a UK tour […]

Hell’s Kitchen touring France and the Netherlands

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
Hell’s Kitchen touring France and the Netherlands

Formed around the turn of the century in Geneva, the trio of Bernard Monney (guitar, vocals), Christophe Ryser (double bass) and Cédric Taillefert, according to their Facebook page, use “rural roots, urban rock and tribal trance” as the main ingredients of a new kind of blues. Driven by a similar spirit as fellow Genevans Mama Rosin, […]

Duck Duck Grey Duck album and tour

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
Duck Duck Grey Duck album and tour

They’re yet another trio from Geneva, and they’ve definitely been touched by the spirit of the early Beefheart (with a friendly nod from Quicksilver Messenger Service). Formed not so long ago by Nelson Schaer (Trionyx, Erika Stucky, ‘NK), Robin Girod (Mama Rosin) and Pierre-Henri Beyrière, the band’s reputation as a fiery live act has quickly […]

Peter Kernel ready for the next step

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
Peter Kernel ready for the next step

“Hello,” wrote Peter Kernel – aka Aris and Barbara – in an e-mail last June: “Throughout the past three years we sweated over 240 concerts across Europe and Canada, we fooled around with our new project Camilla Sparksss and we spent our free time locked up in the basement working on new ideas. On June […]

“Death of a Cheerleader” release tape!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
“Death of a Cheerleader” release tape!

“Dancing Around the Fire of Volcano”, the debut album of dark(ish) indie five-piece Death of a Cheerleader, was released last April on boring old CD and Download, followed by Vinyl in August via the Snowhite label in Germany (distributed by Rough Trade in the GAS countries). Now, however, comes the real coup: a cassette tape […]

From Kid release debut album

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015
From Kid release debut album

Their first electronica-pop single “Sun“ was light and fluffy like a single white cloud in a blue sky, and it travelled around the world – even catching the ear of the Detnator-DJ-crew in Trinidad and Tobago who made a steel drum-flavoured Caribbean remix of it. Andrin Berchtold and Gian Reto Camenisch, the singing songwriters, guitarists […]

Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, Groningen – 14 – 17 January 2015

Posted by on Dez 2, 2014
Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, Groningen –  14 – 17 January 2015

The new year begins with a bang and another great festival, the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival in Groningen, now in its 29th edition. Swiss Music Export will be strongly represented this year, showcasing no fewer than five acts: Hell’s Kitchen Klaus Johann Grobe Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp Puts Marie Yokko More information in next month’s […]

Strong Swiss Presence at the Transmusicales de Rennes 3 – 7 December 2014

Posted by on Dez 1, 2014
Strong Swiss Presence at the Transmusicales de Rennes  3 – 7 December 2014

Swiss Music Export, in partnership with Fondation CMA and Opération Iceberg, are presenting three Swiss artists at this year’s edition of the Transmusicales de Rennes under the “Focus International” banner at the 450 capacity L’Ubu venue next to the Theatre National de Bretagne. The featured artists are Verveine, Puts Marie and Pablo Nouvelle. Before the […]

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