We are currently celebrating the upcoming release of 'AMYGDALA' on German radio show, Urbanissimo, by playing a couple of songs live on the air. Marie actually revisited our good old AC/DC cover of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap! and we played an almost perfect version of our upcoming single Somewhere Behind My Lips.
AMYGDALA will hit German cyber stores and realvinyl stores on the 1. March.
Oh.. if you never saw that AC/DC thingy - press this string of words: IWANTTOSEEACDC
Yes. You are right. Marie gained weight. A lot actually... SHE' PREGNANT!!
HOORAY FOR MARYBABY #2
If you're in the area, make haste a spend thy dollars on a ticket! We will totally make it worth your while.
Adventurous avantgardepop meets neo-classic piano compositions. For this years SPOT Festival we are teaming up with on of our (and Thom Yorke's) piano favorites Nils Frahm. We met during the mastering of Frahms gorgeous piano record Felt (2011) and fell for each others sound. For one night only we are going to be MaryNils or maybe KatastroFrahm. We are so excited.
Who knows what is going to happen when we bring together Frahms delicate, intimate music and our festive, noisy pop?
Marie Højlund performing Elles Lys with her "army of one" loop pedal.
Tjeck it out right here!
In the name of music science, we have decided to play this beautiful song with several local choirs on our DK tour. Elles Lys will also be featured on our totally free of charge pre-release album in a full band studio version - only available at the shows!
Feel like singing along? - or just curious about the lyrics?
Here's the words courtesy of danish poet, Morten Søndergaard.
A lot of things have happened in Marybell Katastrophy-land lately.
The band had a great tour in Germany last week where they visited Hamburg & Berlin along with The Malpactice. Johannes, leadsinger and wordsmith in The Malpractice, sent home a tour diary for the danish music magazine Gaffa. In between the food and computer game tips, rants about traffic in big cities and noise restrictions you also get to hear about the concerts: links to part 1, 2 & 3 (in danish).
You can find pictures from the concert in Berlin by clicking the image.
Courtesy by Jana Legler, Rockzoom.de.
The Malpractice & Marybell Katastrophy are like two youngsters tongue-kissing, it's impossible to tell or tear them appart. Marie Højlund and Q. are playing with 'Malleren' and Johannes sometimes joins Marybell onstage as well. And do you remember the post about the Marybell remix of The Malpractice song "Human Condition"? Now it has been released digitally along with remixes from among others Jenny Wilson, Bredvig and... wow can this get more intertwined? - the other half of Marybell Katastrophy, Jakob Schweppenhäuser and Emil Thomsen, also known as the experimental electronical duo Schweppenhäuser/Thomsen (shortened SCHWTH).
Listen to all the remixes here.
Free concert in Aalborg
Aalborg is having a festival in July and has invited Marybell to join the fun. It happens outdoors at Gammel Torv, June 10th at 8 PM sharp! The best part is that it's a free concert. So pack the picnic basket and enjoy a summernight out. Join and share the Facebook event right here.
Concerts in the fall
For all those of you who can't make to Aalborg in July here is some good news. 10 danish shows in November just in time to show of the new material, it's gonna be so great. Read more and check if your town is on the to-do list right here.
That's all I can think of for now - have a lovely weekend
Lise here with a tour update:
Marybell Katastrophy and The Malpractice are once again joining forces, and this time they are headed for Germany.
This is where the wild things go:
The mini-tour celebrates that The Malpractice's debutalbum Tectonics is being released in Germany. And also that Marybell Katastrophy have used 2010 to compose new fantastic songs for an album that are going to come out late 2011. You can already listen to the 3 new songs 'Difference', 'Heavy Industry' & 'Knight Song' via the sidebar player.
And for those of you who don't know The Malpractice - where drummer Q. and leadsinger Marie also are a part of the lineup - it is Johannes Gammelby known from such "supa-dupa dope bands like the grungy I Am Bones and the hate-rock-y Beta Satan. As awesome mastermind-with-friends-outfit, demanding your attention as The Malpractice, hell is being raised!" The Malpractice takes grunge and aggressive rock as a point of departure, though they also adds pophooks and noisy synthesizers in a dirty, violent, existentialist universe. Hit singles includes "Oh, The Irony" and "Boss Stallion".
Together they aim to celebrate the good melody and create even better times.
Join the Facebook event here.
I'm new to the family. My name is Lise, Marybell Katastrophy aficionada and internet wizzard in the making. My job is to give Marybell.dk an interactive facelift as well as occasionally update you guys with news from Katastrophy-ville.
Marybell Katastrophy & The Malpractice send their best to all of you and say thanks for an awesome Denmark tour. For those of you who couldn't make it - as well as for the nostalgics - enjoy the following video from the live performance of "Dl 10" from The More at Voxhall, Aarhus.
Tjit Tjat has commented on the joined venture of MaryMalleren – aka. how Marie and Q. are involved in both Marybell katastrophy and The Malpractice. Read the review here (in danish).
As for the new and exciting things happening behind the scenes at Marybell.dk - we'll get back to that another time.
Saturday night at 8 we will play a free concert with our videosynth show in Ridehuset, Aarhus - for free. It´s a part of an art project called Nybyggerne.
Here is a little clip from our last show in Copenhagen, with the videosynth playing in the last part of the song Heavy Industry - just so you know what we are up to
The funny thing about it, is that it is almost the same concept as Love Alley (where we are making a sound-vulcano outside aarhus), artists getting a plot to build something on as a part of a community - but despite the obvious similarities the two are as well opposites (of cause I don´t know yet as Nybyggerne didn´t take place yet). Nybyggerne I predict is the light feel-good version: taking place in a nice warm art institution inside Aarhus, only lasting a weekend and well organized from the top. I know this sounds very critical, but it´s not! it´s just facts that makes me love Love Alley even more - and hate it, in it´s own cold, unorganized organism growing on it´s own as a weed without a center on a field outside the city..and maybe I´ll learn to love Nybyggerne as well.
Thank you to everybody showing up for the shows this weekend - it was so exiting and we enjoyed every minute of it!
Here is some words about the show fra Gaffa and we will be back with pictures and video to give you a real impression...
So here is a little bit more about the shows coming up:
Can you hear images? Can you see sounds? In our brand new collaboration with Jens Mønsted, you can! Together, we have developed a synaesthetic concept: With a construction that we call the video synth, Jens is playing motion pictures, full of sound. Of the sound that the world makes, of the sound of the things - things like a machine's robot arm turning rhythmically along with the drums in "Heavy Industry". We are erasing the borderline between what the eyes see and what the ears hear! You hear with your eyes and see with your ears... And, as earlier mentioned, Karen Segall has designed and decorated new costumes for us that complete this new visual concept.
We only play two shows with this setup, in Aarhus the 22th of October (øst for paradis kl 23.50) and Copenhagen the 23th of October (musikcafeen kl 21.00 with Roxy Joules) - so come, if you want to see how it sounds!
The summer has taken a hold on us, and instead of sending you new version of Difference, we give you the tracks for you to remix yourself - if you subscribe to Different Differences in the shop. It's the same tracks as all the musicians making new versions got, and you should send us your version if you make a good one - maybe we will send it our to all subscibers! Don't think that we will stop sending you new versions, there are several new ones coming up during the rest of the summer, and hopefully this will be the neverending song...
We are took a little summer break but saturday we will play during the Jazz (?!) festival in Copenhagen. The concert will take place in Øksnehallen in the Foyer and Roxy Joules (who used to play in Marybell) will play before us.
The danish national radio P3, usually playing a lot of crap music, playlisted our version of Difference The Difference - I guess they play it once in a while in the night when they think they won't disturb too many with our cataclysmic-odd-experimental-extreme-art-music and still keeping on track with the alternative part of our very small country. Our good friend Johannes now aka. http://www.myspace.com/themalpracticedk (once I Am Bones then Cabin Fever - now The Malpractise) also has a great great song playing there right now, where Q is playing drums and Emil did the mastering job, so maybe it's time to try and turn it on - if you dare...