So we had a crazy challenge - The Libertines chose us to do a cover version of their song The Boy Looked At Johnny from Up The Bracket, as a part of a new tribute CD released by NME as a 10 years anniversary celebration of their legendary album. Only issue was that we only had 24 hours to do it. We just made it before deadline and as sometimes happens with crazy challenges we are really pleased with the result - even though some Libertines fans might be a bit pissed off by the way we took. The magazine came out just the other day and you can hear a snippet from the song and the other covers right here. Gaffa also wrote a little about it here.
So it took a while to get our heads on straight after celebrating the concert we did with Nils Frahm at this years SPOT Festival. Wow it felt good to be on that stage. We only had a day and a half to practise with Frahm but we think it turned out really well.
What do you think?
This is a combination of "More" from Nils Fram's latest album Felt and "Wake Up" from our new album Amygdala
"Every Eye A Sun" is also from our new album Amygdala.
Gaffa thought it was great - 5 out of 6 stars followed by these kind words (in danish)
"Marybell Katastrophy er eminente på plade, og her i livesituationen med Nils Frahm som medspiller tilføjes der adskillige dimensioner til bandets særegne univers, der her synes at vokse og strække sig ud over stolerækkerne i rummet."
See the interview Marie and Nils did with Gaffa right here (in english)
It has taken almost three years to piece together all the melodies, experiences, words and thoughts that are Amygdala. We are really glad that today we get to share it with you. To the right is a preview of the vinyl. They are all individuel 'eyes', with different colors and shapes, blinking back at you.
You can listen to it in the sidebar or visit the bandcamp page to share, download or buy it.
Do you feel like celebrating? Cause we sure do.
Come party with us tonight at Radar, Aarhus. The doors open at 8 pm and the fee is 50 KR. But then you also get concerts with us, Fossils and the mysterious Trio Lol. And as a special treat you can buy the vinyl for only 50 KR.
See the trailer for more info and a musical preview.
Introducing the amazing voices from Aarhus Katedralskole in sweet harmony with our own Marie Højlund at a local shopping mall. Come tjeck it out with your own eyes and ears SATURDAY 5/11 at Studenterhus Aarhus!
We are incredibly busy preparing the upcoming album and november tour!
But still there's time to serve you a treat...
AC/DC extravaganza part deux(!)
Two weeks ago we posted a Marybell Katastrophy cover version of AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" recorded in our rehearsal room. Tjeck it HERE.
There were actually two more cover songs from this unique AC/DC session arranged for Barytone guitar and drums, and we are not keeping them to ourselves!
You Ain't Got A Hold On Me - from the album "High Voltage" (1975)
What's Next To The Moon - from the album "Powerage" (1978)
Performed by Marie Højlund and Klaus Q Hedegaard.
Paramedic audio mixing by Jacob Brøndlund and Emil Thomsen. Thanks a bunch!
Remember that you can catch a free outdoor concert with Marybell Katastrophy tonight
Where: at Gammel Torv in the centre of Aalborg.
When: 20 PM sharp.
The weather forecast promises sun and Marybell promises good times.
See you there
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For the brainy ones - here is a challenge; which two famous guys are quoted in the lyrics?
A hint: one has something to do with gastronomy and the other is about huge animals..
There Is No Rhino In This Room
If you wanna know there is no rhinoceros in this room
oh when we sleep in the corner,
we are a little more lonely,
and beautiful now,
oh when we sleep in the corner,
with all the other animals,
and if music be the food of love,
we will go to sleep in a corner of the sky,
If you wanna know,
If you wanna know,
There is no rhino in this room,
no sudden disapperance of reality,
there is a clear blue door in the clear blue sky,
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Speaking of music, check in later today as we celebrate singlerelease-day!
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.
Marie here. Still trying to regain the proper everyday feeling of monday after the AC/DC blast friday...but I really looked forward to present to you the 7. version of Difference by Schweppenhäuser/Thomsen & Morten Søndergaard. The duo Schweppenhäuser/Thomsen (shortened SCHWTH) consists of Jakob Schweppenhäuser and Emil Thomsen who are both members of Marybell Katastrophy, so here is a family version. They have collaborated with the poet Morten Søndergaard who has written several Marybell Katastrophy lyrics – e.g. The Difference – and now translated his own text into Danish... In 2007, SCHWTH & Søndergaard released the album Hjertets abe sparker sig fri ("The Heart's Monkey Kicks Itself Free") and launched the fantastic interactive website. I know it sounds stupid to say that I really love this version, as it is so close to me, but I just have to say that before I knew Jakob, Emil and Morten I saw their ocean music called Superpositionsprincippet performed at a beach in the setting sun, and I most say that until this day it is still on my top 5 of best concerts ever - and since then I admired their way of making something foreign sound so familiar!