LAUNDROMAT CHICKS & HIGHEST SEA
After their debut „Trouble“, LAUNDROMAT CHICKS present a new album that touches on much quieter tones. band mastermind Tobias Hammermüller produced with Martin Rupp (Jansky), has „Lightning Trails“, which become a folky manifesto for the quiet nuances that we desperately need. For two or three seconds we hear the sound of the sea. This is followed by two bars of bass with some sort of drums. But what happens next is not easily described: It’s a bit like suddenly falling into a hole in the middle of the street. After a moment of surprise we open our eyes and find ourselves somewhere else. We are now in the maelstrom of the Austrian indie band Laundromat Chicks. Beaming hasn’t been invented yet, but what the record Lightning Trails puts down comes pretty close.
HIGHEST SEA takes us on a journey under the burning sun and into the night, carried on a wave of melancholic and solar indie rock. Behind the name is songwriter Leïla Zanzibar, whose raw and mystical vocals tell bewitching stories about haunted hearts guided by the call of the sea. Zanzibar’s main influences range from The Velvet Underground to Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley, with Beach House or Atlas Sound making their marks along the way. Started as a solo project, Highest Sea has evolved over the years from a duo into a four piece, opening for bands such as Sasami, Lala Lala or Hand Habits and performing in Paris (Supersonic), Vienna (Porgy & Bess), Prague and all over Germany.