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Saturday, 08.12.2018, 20:20
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What Josephine Saw
For the Zurich indie band’s last outing here at El Lokal we wrote «They’ve created a pleasant, spherical sound interspersed by raw passages, driven by high-decibel guitars and the carpet bombing of the drums.» Nothing’s changed.

If the label «Indie Rock» relates to «varying musical approaches not compatible with mainstream tastes» than this band’s a bit on the other side of genre-bending. Which shouldn’t get in the way of the fact that this homegrown, talented band is one of the finest of its kind around. What Dimitri Kaech (guitar, vocals), Max Kaemmerling (guitar, vocals), Giuliano Sulzberger (bass, vocals) have achieved with their brand-new Nov. ’18 album “Noise and Lovesongs” is simply on the right side of high-energy good rock. Spotify listened and the single «Goodbye», pre-released in May, could already be heard on several of their playlists. The album overall presents an amalgam of sounds in the vicinity of bands like The Nationals, The War On Drugs and DIIV. Even so, the album still represents their own brand of ok no computer aid, no doodling and no cheating for effect. All is reduced to the max in their pursuit of achieving serene simplicity. This search for the core of what matters is also apparent in the look and feel of their new video for «Goodbye» (actually all others too, check their website, whatjosephinesaw.com for all six). About the cinematic effort, they say: «We’re pretty excited because it’s our first video we have completely filmed and designed by ourselves. Thanks also to Photography Berger for the splendid cut and grading.»

If you wanted to go for the triple play, album 1, naturally their debut, was followed by their second, «Set A Fire’» which were performed here with two delirious concerts. Both were produced by Irishman David Odlum and the Swiss pop guru James Gruntz.

What Josephine Saw, live at El Lokal. Hey Zurich, who knew you had a band like this in you.

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