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Photo-Interview #19: Wallners

Vienna’s royal ensemble Wallners have been slowly climbing the stairs of success, rising and pushing the boundaries for a while now – strudel’ing their way up if you will. The charming group just released their debut EP, auspiciously titled Prolog I. The family quartet creates a lovely dreamy melange of mellow riffs, carefully orchestrated drums and badly needed reassuring vocals at this phase of the pandemic. The EP features five really rather brilliant tracks, smoothly produced and flawlessly recorded. Kind of makes you wish for those live shows again. Attached below is the skillfully shot video to All Again.

Now, while all this is very intriguing, Team Poule wanted to know more as we do, and asked the four of them to share a few personal insights into their inner workings and methods in another edition of the photo-interview. So, here you go, take away.

 

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This one comes flying in on effortless pace and mild riffs, calling for less social distance in certain situations – a wish that is all too relevant for the old continent these days. Vain Pursuit out of Long Island doesn’t discount on the good stuff. While Be With You is his latest gem, the track forms part of a larger discography that is rich in tasteful melodies, lush vocals, and just right amount of reverb – pure bliss.

You can find the track on our weekly updated Spotify playlist over here: www.pouledor.com/spotify – and while you’re at it, find a fair download of most of Vain Pursuits collected works over at Bandcamp, too.

Sydney’s own Kingsman Khan just pushed out this royal track of a single. On The Way comes rocking about as mellow as an orange summer sunset and extends itself nicely across the great plains of pandemic routines.

Further info is rather sparse, but this one has the feel of a proper mastermind behind the steering wheel, nothing shy of the greats that had you walking on dreams and the île de France burning more than a decade ago. Find this track and many more on our regularly updated Spotify playlist Poule d’Or Journal: www.pouledor.com/spotify

It’s no secret that independent musicians’ income streams are volatile in normal times to say the least. With the pandemic canceling out basically all live shows, musicians are forced to step onto new paths, some with cold feet. Berlin’s fine artist agency Better Things could not see this anymore and last week launched their new merch shop and Artist Collection. For the latter they will team up with rising artists to create individually and lovingly designed socks, all limited editions at a fair price, with naturally all profits going 100% to the band.

First on the floor for the Artist Collection is Austria’s charming band Friedberg, celebrating the release of their upcoming EP Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah on March 19th, with a limited edition sock for just 12,90 euros. The socks come in a timeless white-creme colourway that is being framed elegantly by the trademark blue of Better Things and dotted by supportive little cog wheels. They come in two sizes because not all feet are equal. Order yours now and put the financial equivalent of 3.830 Spotify streams right into Friedberg’s pocket.

In the meantime, catch their new single Lizzy alongside pleasing visuals right here. Their new EP (eight Yeahs) will be out this week via the brilliant Marathon Artists.

Stay up to date with the latest findings at Poule headquarters and follow our Spotify playlist below or at pouledor.com/spotify. The selection gets updated as new tunes fly in, and songs usually stay in there for about a month. For the archived tracks, follow this playlist here.

To get featured, feel free to email us at music@pouledor.com – or hit us up over at Submithub for free submission. Looking forward to it!

As we are slowing sliding into season two of this old pandemic, New York’s own Punchlove come punching in spot on with a strong argument to think things over and enjoy things while they last. In Reverse is their brand new single and is heating up this late February afternoon like the urgent sign of spring we so desperately look for.

The track comes carried by lofty riffs and reassuring vocals, driving away on smooth flow while telling the story of hastily boxing up life abroad to return to the safety of the US coastlines. Jill and Ethan here are busy finishing up a debut EP that should be out later this year. In the meantime, catch this track and others on Team Poule’s weekly updated Spotify playlist over at www.pouledor.com/spotify.

Photo credits go to the talented Lucy Rinzler-Day and her only.