Six Swiss artists live at Eurosonic Noorderslag 13 – 16 January, Groningen

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Six Swiss artists live at  Eurosonic Noorderslag 13 – 16 January, Groningen

A new year has begun – it must be time for Eurosonic Noorderslag! This time round, Switzerland will be represented by six live acts in Groningen: James Gruntz – Der Aa-Theater, Thu Jan 14th, 20:00 – 20:45h Verveine – Platform Theater (Patio), Thu Jan 14th, 22:15 – 22:55h Ingrid Lukas – USVA, Thu Jan 14th, 23:00 […]

Indie Album of the Year 2015: Puts Marie „Masoch I & II“

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Indie Album of the Year 2015: Puts Marie „Masoch I & II“

Puts Marie, the much travelled and multi-faceted rock band from Biel, are the winners of the inaugural “IndieSuisse Album of the Year Award”. The five-piece were awarded the prize for their latest album, “Masoch I & II”. The announcement was made on 17 December and the band will be handed their trophy as well as […]

Pablo Nouvelle releases long-awaited new album

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Pablo Nouvelle releases long-awaited new album

22 January sees the international release of Pablo Nouvelle’s eagerly anticipated second album, “All I Need”, by the highly respected Dutch record label Armada Music. The album is preceded on 9 January by the release of the single “I Will”, featuring Sam Wills. Whilst the much-praised (not least in the UK!) debut album contained a […]

Shakra with new album – reunited with Mark Fox

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Shakra with new album – reunited with Mark Fox

Formed in the late 1990s, Shakra are one of the most enduring and successful hard rock bands in Switzerland. Their latest album “High Noon”, released on 29 January by Universal in Switzerland and AFM Records internationally, completes the dozen. It follows on from “Powerplay” which brought the band their first chart topper in Switzerland in […]

Phall Fatale’s “Moonlit Bang Bang” released internationally

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Phall Fatale’s “Moonlit Bang Bang” released internationally

Having been released in Switzerland to great acclaim, Phall Fatale’s second album “Moonlit Bang Bang” is released internationally with the exception of the UK on 16 January by Qilin Records via Broken Silence. In the UK, the album comes out on Slowfoot Records via Kudos Distribution. Phall Fatale are a kind of super group consisting […]

Grand Pianoramax with brand new album

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016
Grand Pianoramax with brand new album

“Soundwave”, the fifth album of US/Swiss trio Grand Pianoramax will be released internationally on 29 January by the German Word and Sound label. Grand Pianoramax are an experimental trio blending jazz with a tinge of acid, with post-rock and rap/poetry. They consist of Leo Tardin (piano, keyboards), Black Cracker (vocals) and Dominik Burkhalter (drums). Geneva-born […]

Showcase Festivals 2016 – better and cheaper with SME!

Posted by on Jan 8, 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 […]

Bastian Baker with new album and featured live spot at Eurosonic 2016

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015
Bastian Baker with new album and featured live spot at Eurosonic 2016

One of the most convincing and successful musical exports from Switzerland over the last few years has been the young singer/songwriter Bastian Baker from Lausanne. Still only 24 years old, Baker releases his third album „Facing Canyons“ in Switzerland on 6 November 2015 on Phonag Records. Bastian Baker was something of a shooting star when […]

Four strong Swiss acts at Rencontres Transmusicales de Rennes – 2 – 6 December

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015
Four strong Swiss acts at Rencontres Transmusicales de Rennes – 2 – 6 December

Switzerland will be represented by four bands at this year’s Rencontres Transmusicales in Rennes: the Chikitas, Klaus Johann Grobe, FlexFab and Grand Cannon. For 36 years, the picturesque Brittany town of Rennes has been the home of the Rencontres Transmusicales de Rennes, traditionally the last major festival of Europe in the year, and, equally traditionally, […]

Peter Kernel and ABU at Glimps, Ghent – 10 – 12 December 2015

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015
Peter Kernel and ABU at Glimps, Ghent – 10 – 12 December 2015

First held in 2011, the Glimps Festival in the Belgian city of Ghent is one of the newest additions to the European conference/festival calendar. Over three days, around eighty acts will perform in eleven venues. The organisers are promising an eclectic mix of “Turkish jazz, Slovakian indie, or French electro”. Two Swiss bands are part […]

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