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Reeperbahn Festival 2017: Agar Agar

Reeperbahn Festival takes over Hamburg's district of St. Pauli this week for four days of music, art, workshops and panels. More than 1.000 events are scheduled for September 20 - 23, and among the over 500 concerts a whole platoon of gems have hidden themselves.

Among them is French duo Agar Agar, who really know what they're doing, playing an energetic spin of electro pop that has an irresistible 80s vibe going on and the air of the streets of Paris written all over it. The two of them will be playing Häkken on Thursday at 22h20. Their Cardon EP is out now on Cracki Records and the brilliant Prettiest Virgin - which sports almost half a million plays by now - is attached below, Team Poule says, right on the spot.

Reeperbahn Festival 2017: IRAH

Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival is set to go down smooth as silk this week, taking over the St. Pauli district from September 20-23. With over 500 concerts scheduled in more than 70 venues for the occasion, it can be a two man job to scroll through the line-up. Lucky then, that Team Poule has your back.

A total gem on the ticket this year are Copenhagen's IRAH. They are a rather grand appearance on stage, one of those that while they are good on record, can't quite fully be caught on tape. Still, attached below, is their new single Worship The Sun, for a glimpse. A celebration of Earth, Moon and Sun, a product of a late evening in Copenhagen, with the city lights shining outside the windows and lightnings appearing in the distance. Pure drone, and an entrance on stage. They play Indra on Saturday 21h20 as part of Music Export Denmark's showcase. Team Poule says, go get em!

Photo credits above go to Christina Amundsen.

Reeperbahn Festival 2017: Childhood

Hamburg, late September, Reeperbahn Festival. It's a given. This year's festival has a ridiculous line-up with more than 1.000 events of four days, September 20-23. Next to workshops and panels, over 500 concerts will be played in 70 venues along the famous Reeperbahn road in Hamburg's red light district.

On the ticket are UK sensations Childhood. Their dreamy indie pop lures you right in, and leaves you with a positive view on the future and the here and now. The group has just put out their second album titled Universal High on Marathon Artists, and it is a good one. They will be playing Terrace Hill on Thursday night 23h40. Team Poule says, determination.

Reeperbahn Festival 2017: Pabst

Hamburg's own Reeperbahn Festival started out more than a decade ago with a handful of clubs along the famous red light district getting together for a weekend of music and concerts. Over the years it has developed into one of Europe's largest industry meetings and this year sports North of 500 concerts, alongside over 50 art programs and more than 250 keynotes, talks, panels, and workshops. It all goes down next week, September 20 - 23 in no less than 70 venues, all around Hamburg's St. Pauli area and it's main attraction, Reeperbahn road.

The four days hold a number of very interesting names on the musical line-up. One of them is Berlin's own Pabst. A healthy indie rock trio out of Berlin, a group of people that actually does seem to get things rolling and done. Attached below is their pure and neatly mixed, psychedelic single Skinwalker off their EP of the same name. The group will be playing Prinzenbar on Wednesday as part of the German Music Talent showcase that night. They are on at 21h20. Team Poule says, bring it on Reeperbahn.

Photo credits above go to Nora Aron.

Time for some new tunes to sweeten your average late summer evening! Team Poule went out its way for this one and collected a wide ranging melange of styles and influences for this one. From dancing funky to dreamy sun-drenched riffs, an intriguing kaleidoscope of what's hot this side of the Atlantic.

The playlist is out for your mobile pleasures on Spotify and SoundCloud. Team Poule says, at your convenience.

#1 The Last Origin - Your Car. Fresh new sounds, warm riffs and vocals on the trio's new single, off their upcoming debut. Bardstown, Kentucky.

#2 Beach For Tiger - Something Good. Banging sun-drenched single by the psychedelic five-piece. London, United Kingdom.

#3 Surf Rock Is Dead - Everything They Said. Driving riffs and a healthy dose of reverb on their third single from their EP We Have No Friends out next month. Chicago, Illinois.

#4 Inner Springs - Lights. Driving dream pop on this demo, their third song as a band. Lima, Peru.

#5 Freedom Fry - Party Down. Upbeat second track from their new EP Strange Attractions that is out now. Los Angeles, California.

#6 Shy Shy Shy - Beautiful Boys & Girls. Powerful new single and first track of the duo's upcoming debut album. Copenhagen, Denmark.

#7 Worlds - Good Shit. Great dreamy pop by this new duo out of Antoine Diligent and Blondfire, a match made in heaven. First single, more to come. Los Angeles, California

#8 Emmecosta - Heavy Heart. Marvelous new single of the trio's Velour EP that came out last month, dreamy, vast, just what you need. Göteborg, Sweden.

#9 Wy - You & I. Floating new single off their debut album that will be out next month, worldwide. Malmö, Sweden.

#10 Kaz Moon - Stars In The Pool. Hazy first track off his new album Anomie, due later this year. Dallas, Texas.

#11 Floral Couches - Ketamine Dreaming. Dark and driving second track of his new album Electric Fever, lo-fi drive at its best. Chicago, Illinois.

#12 Gone Deville & Kizaba - Tangu. Latest single by producer and DJ Gone Deville, a collaboration with congolese artist Kizaba. Great blend of Afro house and an indie electronic feel. Montreal, Canada.

#13 Cherry Pop - New York. Dreamy dancey funk, straight forward, off their self-titled debut album from July. Paris, France.

#14 Norma - Spectacular Bid. Equestrian single off the trio's third album to be released soon. Stockholm, Sweden.

#15 iamalex - Summer Goes By. Orange new track, a true disco vibe for the last nights of summer. Copenhagen, Denmark.

And there you go, take it away, on Spotify and SoundCloud.

Want to be on the next playlist? Send your track to Team Poule via SubmitHub.

Weee extra lush tunes and visuals coming in from Los Angeles quartet Bolinas. Attached below is their latest and only second release Angostura, telling the story of "the most bummer day at the beach ever", naturally a Team Poule exclusive. The track itself then evolves rather subdued around an Oakland motel, nicotine and nose bleeds, wrapped in blurry underwater shots, grey'ish skies, waves and sand and still leaves you behind with a confident eye on the horizon. What a beaut. The track is out Friday, Sept 1st, with a debut album said to be in the making. Team Poule says, let this one fly.