Breathe Official Music Video & Exciting News

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Here is our new music video for the song “Breathe”: I was eight weeks pregnant when I shot it, but didn’t know it yet. On a walk along the canal in Kreuzberg, I had talked about babies with my friend Cash and he casually told me he thought I was already pregnant but I didn’t think much of it. We shot the video D.I.Y. style, in front of a green screen and under hot lights. I kept blaming the hot lights for making me throw up between takes. I reminded myself what the song is about and took nice long breaks to catch my breath again. It took a long time to shoot but it was fun and worth it. After the shoot, Dave took his piled-up hair to visit Cash at the bar he works in. Cash’s words were ringing in my ears after the long day and I dug out a pregnancy test (now I know why they come in packs of two). Lo and behold, I was (am) pregnant!

Such happy and exciting news! However pregnancy is tough and demanding work, so it’s been fun doing the post production for this particular song and reminding myself over and over again and in all situations: breathe!

xoxo Maebh

Bonus Bump Pictures:

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“It Will Work” Music Video AND tickets on sale for December show in Berlin.

We are very happy to release the music video for “It Will Work” AND announce that tickets are on sale via Koka36 for our only Berlin concert and the record release party of our new CD “Stop Talking”, which will take place in Monarch at Kotti, Skalitzer Str. 134, Berlin-Kreuzberg at 9pm on Thursday 11th December. ((( tickets / karten )))

Here is the facebook event for the concert.

Music video for It Will Work:

The video was shot on location by Shai Levy at our music practice space in Tacheles art centre in Berlin-Mitte, shortly before all artists were evicted and it was shut down. The song is a rallying call against neo-liberalism, self help for profit and hyperindividualism. Cooperation and support are present as the alternatives. It Will Work has been a fan favourite at live concerts and we also recorded a live version at RTÉ, the Irish national radio station.

Respect My Fist: “Ich blute” Official Music Video

We made a music video for the Berlin band “Respect My Fist” and now you can watch it online!

Here is a short text in German from the band about the song and a link to the song lyrics in both German and English: http://respectmyfist.blogsport.de/2012/11/11/neuer-song-ueber-schleimiges-blut-helle-hosen-und-schlechte-laune/

All together now … BLUUUUUUUT!

I first got to know Respect My Fist during Ruby Tuesday Rock and Hip Hop Camp for Girls*, Trans*- and Inter Youth in 2011. Since then I have seen them play many times and wanted to make a video for one of their catchy, radical songs – one that captures some of their live energy.

If you want to support the band, you can stream, download or buy their record here on bandcamp.

x maebh

 

 

 

Midi Grrrl EP Record Release Party

It’s been a minute. We’ve been busy trying to keep our heads above water, but our new EP is finally on it’s way. It can be pre-ordered here.

Record Release Party is in Berlin on Thursday June 19th, at Schokoladen, which is one of the last few islands of alternative culture in the otherwise gentrified Mitte. Please join us for the concert and to celebrate.

Here are the details:

La Moustache present:
Double Record Release: You’re Only Massive + Jenn Kelly

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Thursday, 19th June at 7pm
Schokoladen, Ackerstr. 169-170, Berlin-Mitte 10115
U-Bahn: Rosenthaler Pl.
Tram: M8, 12
Tel: 030 / 2826527

We will post artwork and the tracklisting next week.

If you would like to write or blog about the record, please write a short email to maebh (at) youreonlymassive.com and I will send you a link to the Electronic Press Kit.

May day March

20,000 people marched on Kottbusser Damm on Thursday, calling for an end to capitalism, exploitation and the rampant evictions happening in Berlin.

Here are some impressions we captured from our window:

Thin Ice

 

The thaw is wonderful, it is truely great to be back outside, the Landwehrkanal is still frozen on one side, and the swans are back out to play.

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Check out our song Thin Ice, a perennial hit with those who experience winter in Berlin!

 

Avocado Pesto – Vegan Recipe

This avocado pesto is really quick and easy to make. I ate it with spaghetti for lunch, and then by the spoonful after my plate was empty. Pesto is essentially greens + nuts + oil. Some people add cheese, but you don’t need it, because dairy production is cruel and nothing tastes as good as animal rights feel (see what I did there?). Once you grasp this (greens + nuts + oil = pesto), you will find it increasingly easy to make fresh pesto when the occasion calls for it. I added avocado to this because I didn’t have that much oil to hand and I did have some rapidly ripening avocados. The avocado made it very creamy and the flavors mingled like your favourite party guests – and it also brightened up a grey Berlin winter day.

Shout out to a dear friend of mine Carol, who literally spoon fed me my first taste of avocado back in 2003!

RECIPE:

Equipment you will need:

  • blender / food processor.
  • knife and cutting board.
  • spoon to scoop out the avocado.
  • garlic crusher (or a fork in a pinch).

Ingredients:

Note on ingredient amounts: I didn’t actually measure when making this, so these measurements are an estimation. Please keep an eye on the consistency and taste throughout.

  • 2 x large ripe avocados, flesh scooped out. (if you avocados are not ripe yet, put them next to some bananas and be patient.)
  • 3 x garlic cloves, crushed.
  • lemon juice, at least one lemon or 4 tbsp.
  • 100g rucola / rocket / argula
  • 50g basil (optional, just add more rucola if you don’t have basil to hand)
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 50g walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • dash of walnut oil (optional)
  • finely sliced red hot chili pepper (optional)
  1. Place the avocado flesh in a blender, add all the other ingredients, except for the olive oil and pulse until every ingredient has become acquainted with each other but retains it’s own shape.
  2. Taste with a teaspoon and decide if you need to add more of anything. If it is too fluid in consistency add more ground almonds.
  3. Pour the olive oil in and pulse until the pesto is smooth enough.
  4. Serve it with spaghetti, on bread, as part of a salad, or simply eat it with a spoon. Should be served and eaten immediately as avocado discolours quickly. Shouldn’t be a problem though.

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walnut parsely pesto vegan

Note: If you don’t have a blender, but do have a pestle and mortar, then you should already know what do do! To the left is some walnut parsley pesto I made by hand. It was tasty, however it definitely involved some physical labour.

We played a concert in Hildesheim

We played a concert in Trillke Gut in Hildesheim as part of the aktionstage gesellschaft_macht_identität. That was fun. Then I danced until 4am and did apfel schorle “shots” while Dave got his beauty sleep. Also fun. Then got up the next morning and went for a walk in the forest. Fun…until we got lost in the forest and almost missed the train back! Zoiks! And then arrived back in Berlin to catch a last glimpse of the sun shining so strong. Ahhhh why can’t every weekend be like this!

Here are some shots of Dave just before the concert and us on stage. Check out Dave – he’s all style!

david murphy, berlin, you're only massive, singer, frontman

You're Only Massive, hildesheim, aktionstage, konzert

xo midi grrrl