Posts Tagged ‘Beatsteaks’

GETTING INTO: German Music

Standing in the middle of a field on a rainy day singing along to your favourite band with 50,000 people by your side is a pretty standard occurrence during Great Britain’s festival season. And, thanks to the Download 2016 headliners announcement, we now know that it will be happening again next year when thousands will flock to Donington to be in full voice for ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘Iron Man’, and… ‘Du Reicht So Gut’? German industrial metal pioneers Rammstein top the bill once again and remain the only non-English singing band to do so – but what is the appeal of Rammstein compared to the other rock bands, and why do they break the mould? Whether it’s the crazy pyro-filled live show, the onstage antics, or the brutally infectious riffs, they’ve certainly won the hearts of millions worldwide who can just about mumble along to the verses of their biggest songs. Yet, there’s plenty of massive European bands that have been overlooked by the British audience that haven’t been able to break down the door quite like Rammstein have.

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VIDEO: Beatsteaks – Gentleman Of The Year

German punk rockers Beatsteaks have released a brand new video for ‘Gentleman Of The Year’, taken from their upcoming self-titled album out August 1st via Warner Music. Check out the video below:

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ALBUM: Beatsteaks – Boombox

Release Date: January 28th, 2011
Label: Warner Music Germany


Even though Beatsteaks can be classed as veterans of the punk scene (their first album ’48/49′ was released in 1997), they have only released a handful of albums in their sixteen year career: seven, to be exact. Compared to other punk bands, this is distinctly less than average as others seem to churn out albums with ease, seeming not to care whether or not they sound as they wanted or even if the songs themselves are actually good. But, then again, that is a facet of punk: DIY, in-your-face, fuck what everyone thinks attitude. And, as a newcomer to Beatsteaks, I can say that they aren’t the average punk band. In fact, ‘Boombox’ shows them as a more alternative rock/ska band rather than a punk band, with a little amount of punk influence. This isn’t a bad thing though, as this combination works for them, and makes ‘Boombox’ a very listenable album.

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