INFOBOXGenre(s): Indie/Alternative, Pop
From: Vienna, Austria
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ANGER are Julian Angerer and Nora Pider, both originally from Brixen, South Tyrol. The dream pop duo moved to Vienna and brought a beautifully melancholic mood with them, accented with a soft Italian flair. Anger describe their story in just a few, but strong words: “Emo-Boy meets cool skater girl. They don’t like each other, of course. Eventually they become friends, then a couple. And then a band.”
And so Anger´s first EP – aptly entitled “Liebe&Wut” (Love&Anger) – was released in September 2018, followed by the singles „(Find) Someone“, “Love” and “Baby/Sie Schreit”. A couple of festival shows, including Maifeld Derby (GER), Frequency Festival (AT), Sonar Festival, the renowned Reeperbahn Festival (DE), and Waves Vienna (AT) were on the schedule for 2019. After Anger’s single “Baby” wen on to become #1 on the FM4 Radio Charts, the band released its debut album „Heart / Break“ in September 2019 on Phat Penguin Records.
The duo was nominated for the XA – Music Export Award 2019 and was successful: The international jury chose Anger as the winner of the 3rd XA – Music Export Award. For the band, 2020 kicks off with showcases at Eurosonic Noorderslag, Ment Ljubljana and at The Great Escape Festival – with plenty of club shows in between. Anger is winner of the FM4 Amadeus Award in 2020.