Dienstag, 25. Oktober 2011

Being Open-Minded

Do you know that moment when you realise that you're totally in love with something you've categorically refused before? Converse shoes for example, or the colour brown.
Or a music genre.
Up to now, I used to go through a wide spectrum of music, from Punk over Hip-Hop to Symphonical Metal and classical music, and all those had an impact on my taste of music (and on my record collection). It's nothing to be ashamed of, there are so many beautiful songs that it would be a shame to deny them because of some stupid principles - unfortuately, this happens all the time, and I'm not better myself, I must confess.
So I guess I'm really happy to have been forced happened to listen to the radio a year ago, because otherwise I wouldn't have been adverted to a really cool band back then. By now, they are extremely successful in Switzerland, all over the charts and on tour - where you have to be very fast to get tickets.
I'm talking about the band, whose concert I saw on 14. october: 77 Bombay Street.

The four brothers, initially from Basel, moved to Australia with the whole family (there are 3 more siblings, all of them making music too), before coming back to Switzerland and forming a band together.
Their music is somwhere between Folk, Indie-pop and Rock'n'Roll, and what can I say? I love it, every song of their debut album Up In The Sky.

 The concert was a lot of fun. I've seen them before at the Gampel Openair (a festival), but I think concerts are somehow different again, with the lights and atmosphere and everything (although the first row didn't seem to be in a veeery good mood... maybe if I had been front there, I'd have been partying more xD)
Just found this concert recording with some interviews (in Swiss German, I'm sorry):

So since there will be some additional concerts, I couldn't resist:

And what an exorbitancy, they already raised the price, compared to the regular concerts! (o.O)

I hope I didn't annoy you too much with my balderdash about music...by the way, what kind of music do you listen to?


  1. I listen to almost all kinds of metal, folk-rock, punk... Stuff that in media stores you usually find under "Alternative" :D But my favourite band at the moment are Katzenjammer, do you know them? If not you should definitely check them out ^^

    (btw, I just realised that it says "Faitytales" instead of "Fairytales" in your header, maybe you should change that ;) )

  2. omg I never realized, how embarassing (>.<) thanks for telling me!
    I actually saw Katzenjammer once on a festival, they're quite cool (at least live) =D