Check out our LIVE music video for Grand Theft from the album Stop Talking.
We recorded the video live in our new practice space in Berlin-Neukölln. This self organised artist space is located in Berlin-Neukölln. Between December 2014 and May 2015 the collective built and equipped two practice rooms, now home to over 40 musicians in women, lesbian, trans, inter and queer-centred bands.
As you may know we had a baby in 2015. And while we played some shows over the last played a few shows in late pregnancy (Monarch and Südblock, Berlin) and when she was small (Ladyfest Kassel, soli shows for Abortion Support Network etc.) aswell as a trip to Lithuania to play at Sapfofest we have been mostly caring for her.
It’s been an exciting time around here recently. Today sees our record Stop Talking finally “go live”. That means it is available in a bunch of record stores, online from us and from bandcamp, itunes, spotify, etc. All the details are here. And you can listen right here:
Our music video for “It Will Work” from the album “Stop Talking” has been selected for the Noisekölln Music Video Awards 2015 and will be screened on Thursday 5th February 2015 at Griessmuehle, Sonnenallee 221, 12059 Berlin-Neukölln. It will be shown in Block 2 (8pm to 10pm).
“It Will Work” was shot by Berlin-based Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shai Levy on location at our music practice space in Tacheles art centre in Berlin-Mitte, shortly before all artists were ultimately evicted.
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!
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 )))
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.
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.
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
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!
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered the Midi Grrrl EP. It is so heartening to make a record, knowing that some people have already pre-ordered it. A huge thank you. Until the record is finished, here are a few short song sketches for you. Nothing close to full songs, and some of them won’t make it to the final cut, but it might give you an idea of how synth heavy this record is going to be!