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Now Hear This: Tot | Ferien

‘In the midst of escalation, here come 10 new homeopathic sugar pearls against the twitching eyelid.’ Translation: Intimidating post-punk from dark-hearted Germans.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “It is the time of the Närrinnen and Jecken (Fools and Jesters), the costume celebrations and the Kamelle. So what better time for the second album Ferien (Holidays) from the North German jugglers with the life-affirming name Tot (Dead).

After the downfall and the associated sheer endless happiness comes? Well of course — holidays. A full 20 days of paid switching off. Vacation, days of rest, free days, free time. A little break for the little marble muscle above the eyes, plagued by war, Corona, inflation and 10 years of championship of the Bavarians. In the midst of escalation, here come 10 new homeopathic sugar pearls against the twitching eyelid.

Tot are punk, Tot are noise, Tot are garage, but also NDW and pop. Somewhere between Ratinger Hof, Pissed Jeans and current German-language bands promoted by the Initiative Musik, which we don’t want to mention here in capital letters. Here is the soundtracked bucklessness in the form of traumatically manic and dystopian punk-rock hammers against the oaks of the nation. You want to accomplish something, prove something to yourself? Then dare to buy this record. It’s mouth-cured and hand-picked.”