Fresh Air was blowing onto the Streets of Vienna when Totally Wired came along. Not that the gang members havent been around or active before – with running the LOVE_ gallery, perfoming in such Bands as Rabe or The Happy Kids. But now a stream of interesting Groups came into light – wrapped in nicely packed covers.

KristyandtheKraks_1214   Kristy And The Kraks, Gartenbau Kino, Wien, December 2014.   Photo Andi Dvořák

Groups like Dot Dash, Kristy And The Kraks and Clemens Band Denk were surprisingly original, yet crediting and communicating with their influences.

After Two LPs on their very own imprint,  Dot Dash did release a 7″ EP in 2014 for Fettkakao (Slide b/w Seasick). When their Label and Band fell apart, Kate Kristal went on with Kristy And The Kraks – a project she founded earlier, alongside Dot Dash, with Ana Threat.

I was impressed from the very first time i have seen them, and it only quadrupled from there: the debut 7″ – a Viennese classic;  Hard hitting Personalities with an extravagant stage presence; always in motion chasing the next interesting moment.

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Ana Threat & Kate Kristal,  Photo Dominik Danner

Kristy and the Kraks have recorded a 7″ EP, an Album called Smile on TWR and contributed songs to local compilations. Now four tracks have been recorded by Florian Tremmel for Fettkakao. The EP Snakes On The Phone is avavailable for streaming on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes already.

the Duo is on the road for a week, playing and promoting their current EP in places like Beograd, Budapest and Ljubljana.
check out the dates!

17. June 2017, Wien @ Fluc RECORD RELEASE SHOW
19. June 2017, Ljubljana @ Klub Gromka w/ ESCAPE-ISM
20. June 2017, Belgrade @ Elektropionir w/ ESCAPE-ISM
21. June 2017, Szeged @ Jazz Kocsma w/ ESCAPE-ISM
22. June 2017, Budapest @ Auróra w/ ESCAPE-ISM
23. June 2017, Praha @ 007 Strahov w/ ESCAPE-ISM

 

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