Samstag, 18.08.2018
c/o pop & Dutch Impact

Deutsch-Holländische Freundschaft

Besides international country specials on Southamerican and Eastasien bands the c/o pop has a long tradition of dutch artists in their programme. In 2018 Dakota, Iguana Death Cult und The Homesick will perform in Cologne. Kaput asked them some questions.

 

co_DakotaDakota
Lisa Brammer, Lana Kooper, Jasmine van der Waals and Annemarie van den Borneo far published one EP (Leda“) and two singles („Icon“ & „Silver Tongue/Wanderlust“). The dreamy character of their music makes one think of Fleetwood Mac and HAIM.

Whats your favorite Dutch act? And what do we have to know about it?
It’s a difficult choice to pick just one band. We think we’d all go for Feng Suave, the band released their only Ep so far in 2017, but they’re having sold out shows already. We really like the Jeff Buckley/James Blake feel but with more groove to it.

Cash doesn’t matter: which three acts would you invite to play along with you for a special occasion and why?
We’ve been debating about this question for a long long time. We all have different idols and influences, but this is our final answer, we would choose:

- Gemma Hayes: Because she’s a huge influence as to how to use acoustic elements against not so acoustic elements – which make her shows really interesting to watch. She also uses like a thousand different tunings and as a singer/songwriter she makes some really bold choices, which we love.
- Destiny’s Child: Pretty much all of us like to dance and sing along to songs, so Destiny’s child would be the greatest thing. When we’re on tour we almost always listen to famous pop songs and sing along to them.
- Frank Sinatra:  It’s just classic isn’t it? And it would be awesome to see a real master entertaining the crowd and singing his heart out. But first we’d have to take most of our money to invest in a machine that brings dead people back alive. Or that we could go into a parallel universe where Sinatra is still alive and take him with us to our universe. Is Elon Musk available for this you think?

So, Cologne, c/o pop: What do you want to see at the festival or do in town when around?
Bands we would like to see… We think we’ll be walking around quite a bit to see what’s going on. We’d like to see our fellow Dutchies: Iguana Death Cult and the Homesick and we are really interested in Gurr and Cocaine Piss. Cologne is also such an interesting city, we’ll DEFINITELY go to the Schokolademuseum and if we still have time we would love to visit some museums like Museum Ludwig. 

Dakota live
Stadtgarten Cafe, 31.8., 18.30 Uhr
Subway, 31.8., 21.10-21.50 Uhr

 

 


co_iguanadeathcultIguana Death Cult

The name of this band sounds like they come from … Mexico. The sound itself on the other hand says dBlack Lips and White Stripes – and Surfrock! Just listen to  their album „The First Stirrings Of Hideous Insect Life“.

Whats your favorite Dutch act? And what do we have to know about it?
Can’t really pick one at the moment. We’ve always loved the 60’s rock band Shocking Blue and 70’s prog rock band Focus. They have written some world class songs.  Besides that we always had a soft spot for old Dutch folk such as André Hazes. It’s so fun and nostalgic.

Cash doesn’t matter: which three acts would you invite to play along with you for a special occasion and why?
If cash is not an issue we might could make a machine that brings back Bowie and Prince to play along with us. That would be great. I’d also love to have played along with the Butthole Surfers back in the 80’s when they we’re completely out of their mind all the time. Whenever we speak to older people who withnessed their show it always ends up with something like: ‘Oh yeah, when I was at their show in 83, the singer threw a pig heart in my face and jumped naked on a bunch of guys that were wearing clothes that the band didn’t like, so he smeared blood all over them’. Just crazy shocking stuff combined with awesome musical performance. You don’t see that anymore.

So, Cologne, c/o pop: What do you want to see at the festival or do in town when around?
It’s the second time we play in Cologne. First time it was dark and cold, so we didn’t get to see any of the city. We usually just stroll around the city to check out some buildings and have a couple of beers. Not much planning involved. We for sure wanna show some love to our fellow Dutch bands that play there (The Homesick and Dakota). Also Cocaine Piss is awesome.

Iguana Death Cult live

Stadtgarten Cafe, 31.8., 20.3o Uhr
Subway, 1.9., 21.10-21.50

 

co_homesickThe Homesick
These three dutch guys out of the city of Dokkum feel and act like lads in the tradition of … The Beatles. Well, if one does not have ambitions then one will not achieve something, tight?. „Youth Hunt“ (Subroutine Records) marks definitely a good debut for that mission call.

Whats your favorite Dutch act? And what do we have to know about it?
Dick Raaijmakers, Tom Dissevelt, Henk Badings. Three composers who worked at the Philips Research Laboratory in the late fifties and early sixties on early electronic (pop-)music. They used tape loops and different sound sources to create the sound of the future. Amazing stuff for the time and for the Netherlands.

Cash doesn’t matter: which three acts would you invite to play along with you for a special occasion and why?
- Sonic Boom/Spectrum:

Peter Kember was part of Spacemen 3. They made some classic records like „The Perfect Prescription“. After Spacemen broke up he worked on a solo career and worked on a lot of good projects. Producing, mixing or mastering Red Krayola, Panda Bear and MGMT to name a few. Essential listen: Sonic Boom „Spectrum“.
- Mercury Rev:
Wonderful fairytale music from the states. They made some really cool stuff early and later in their career. Essential listen: „See You On The Other Side“.
- DAF/Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft: Classic German Neue Deutsche Welle group. Probably doesn’t need an introduction. Essential listen: „Alles ist Gut“

So, Cologne, c/o pop: What do you want to see at the festival or do in town when around?
We look forward to playing Cologne again because it’s a nice place. Maybe we’ll see some other good acts play. Also we will enjoy some German beers and food.

The Homesick live

Studio 672, 30.8., 21.55-22.40 Uhr
Stadtgarten Cafe, 31.8., 19.30 Uhr

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