Fotos

Alex Amsterdam

Name

Fotos

Mitglieder

Thomas Hessler
Deniz Erarslan
Frieder Weiss
Benedikt Schnermann

Ort

Hamburg

Bundesland

Hamburg

Genre

Indie/ Folk/ Singer-Songwriter

Label

380grad

Fördergegenstand

Produktion & PR und Marketing, Produktion

Förderrunde

9 (2010), 13 (2011)

Website

www.fotosmusik.de

Kontakt

arne(a)380grad.com

Booker

kempf(a)skrotzki-kempf.com

Kurztext

Was für eine Befreiung. Als wären sie bisher nur mit angezogener Handbremse gefahren, treten die Fotos jetzt auf’s Noise-Pedal. Niedlicher Indiepop, das war mal. Als ihr altes Label den Laden dicht gemacht hat, hat die Band die Gunst der Stunde genutzt und sich musikalisch neu orientiert. Durchzogen vom Geist von C86 kontrastiert man melodiöse Harmonien mit infernalischen Rückkopplungen und fiesen Verzerrern. Die neuen Fotos treten mit ihrem neuen Album „Porzellan“ das Erbe von My Bloody Valentine und The Jesus and Mary Chain an

Presseinfo

    FOTOS get together in Hamburg in August 2005 and things start to move pretty fast. 5 months after their formation they record their first album and as soon as their recordings circulate among the German music scene they quickly raise heads and eyebrows. Every record company worth speaking of court the band and in May 2006 FOTOS sign on the dotted line with Labels/EMI. About this time at the Immergut Festival Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene happens to see what is only the band’s 10th concert ever. During BSS’s headlining show he warmly recommends FOTOS to a surprised audience. “I don’t understand a word of German, but I absolutely felt the energy of this band.”

    When you listen to FOTOS' self-titled debut album (2006) you get Drew’s point immediately. Somewhere in between singing and shouting Tom Hessler, the band’s singer, guitarist and songwriter, makes clear that he won’t wait for people to listen to him. He makes them listen. In this plan he is united with his three co-conspirators Deniz (git), Beppo (dr), and Frieder (bass). Using the basic instruments of a rock band, together they carve out a jagged, noisy framework for Hessler’s electronica-inspired songs without ever giving in to rock clichés.

    On their second album "Nach dem Goldrausch" (After the Goldrush) released in 2008, the band further explore the realms of electronic music. Less distorted signals and more focussed beats make way for the sparse use of synthesizers. These new elements have proven FOTOS to be a band open for stylistic experiments and refusing musical stagnation.

    Since the release of their first album FOTOS have played over 220 concerts in eleven countries and gained a reputation for being one of Germany's top live acts. They are currently writing songs for their third studio album and therefore reduced their live activities in 2009 playing only two short tours in Mexico and China and a handful of shows in Germany.

    FOTOS get together in Hamburg in August 2005 and things start to move pretty fast. 5 months after their formation they record their first album and as soon as their recordings circulate among the German music scene they quickly raise heads and eyebrows. Every record company worth speaking of court the band and in May 2006 FOTOS sign on the dotted line with Labels/EMI. About this time at the Immergut Festival Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene happens to see what is only the band’s 10th concert...

 
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