WAVES 2015: AUSTRIAN ACTS PERFORMING IN VIENNA


For four days this coming October, the international music industry will once again convene in the cities of Vienna and Bratislava to attend one of the world’s most cutting-edge industry get-togethers and networking events: the Waves Music Festival & Conference. The festival’s showcase concerts provide ample opportunity to discover exciting new performers from around the world. From September 30 – October 4, 2015, tons of concerts will take place at various venues throughout the city of Vienna, with an additional plethora of acts performing in the neighboring capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. Among the countless international newcomers at this year’s festival installment are plenty of outstanding Austrian acts that are not be missed – just to name a few: Mynth, We Walk Walls, Namby Pamby Boy, Ankathie Koi, Mother’s Cake, and many more!

Find below a compiled list with details on all Austrian acts performing in Vienna:

Performing Thursday, October 1, 2015
Performing Friday, October 2, 2015
Performing Saturday, October 3, 2015
WAVES Vienna Location Map
Austrian Acts Performing in Bratislava

WAVES Festival Link: http://www.wavescentraleurope.com/
WAVES Vienna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wavesvienna


PERFORMING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015


HREN

HrenVenue: Heuer (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 7:00 PM > 7:45 PM
Since their debut album in 2015, Wælder form an essential part of the electronic scene. Moritz Nahold’s solo project Hren is built on Wælder’s sound, however his brute basses and experimental fragmentats lead even deeper into the abyss of electronic noise music.
soundcloud.com/waelder


LIAN

LIANVenue: Ottakringer Stage @ Porgy & Bess (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 8:00 PM > 8:40 PM
How does a new band best catch people’s attention? Exactly – by releasing teaser clips which look like adverts for denim jackets (Gebrüder Stitch). Only the last video of the series solved the mystery: there is indeed a new rock band in Austria.
www.lianband.com


Gasmac Gilmore

GasmacGilmoreVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 8:15 PM > 9:00 PM
With a mix of polka, sinister sounds, and rough heavy metal riffs, Gasmac Gilmore build a bridge between Eat and West. They are currently working on their new album, which will be presented at Waves Vienna.
www.gasmacgilmore.com


THE UNUSED WORD

The-Unused-WordVenue: Heuer (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 8:15 PM > 9:00 PM
Singer and songwriter Anna Schauberger aka The Unused Word has quite an impressive life career. The Styrian is a multi-instrumentalis, a solo-pianist, the founder of a choir, just to mention a few… Her music is a blend of different genres, reflecting the impacts of her numerous journeys throughout the world. www.facebook.com/The.unused.word


HEARTS HEARTS

heartsheartsVenue: Badeschiff (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 8:30 PM > 9:15 PM
Hearts Hearts, formerly known as Ford Madox Ford, recorded their debut album ,Young’ on their own initiative. They found their final place in the field of indie-electronica after a long quest for their musical indentity. They describe their debut album as a result of ,musical diversity and asthetic self-will’.
www.soundcloud.com/ford-madox-ford


GRANADA

granadaVenue: Ottakringer Stage @ Porgy & Bess (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 9:00 PM > 9:40 PM
You won’t find much about Granada even in the deep of darkweb. Reportedely the Austrian Effi is involved in “Palmen am Balkon”, a buoyant song about those who stay at home during summer, preferring their own balconies to Jesolo.
www.facebook.com/granadamusik


UCIEL – DJ Set

UcielVenue: Rave Tram (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 9:00 PM > 10:30 PM
Whenever Uciel aka Jürgen Höglinger is DJing, he immediately mesmerizes his audience. For more than 15 years, the guy from Upper Austria has known how to celebrate the dancefloor bringing out the proper flow.
https://soundcloud.com/uciel-houztekk-records


ANT ANTIC

ant_anticVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 9:45 PM > 10:30 PM
Marco Kleebauer had actually only been looking for a singer for his solo project when he found Tobias Koett. The final result is the band Ant Antic. The duo released their first EP “Blood Sugar” earlier this year, which features songs that fluctuate between ambient, electronic, and contemporary R&B.
www.soundcloud.com/antantic


MAXIMILIAN MEINDL – DJ Set

maximilian-meindlVenue: Rave Tram (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 10:30 PM > 12:00 AM
Maximilian Meindl aka M-Fx uses sound to tell stories. He travels through the musical universe and creates strong emotions. Heis a passionate DJ, producer and founding member of Houztekk Records. As a curator he is responsible for numerous international and national projects in the field of electronic music.
https://soundcloud.com/m-fx


MOTHER’S CAKE

mothers_cakeVenue: Badeschiff (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 11:00 PM > 12:00 PM
Newcomer Award 2013, support for international acts, performances at the biggest clubs, venues, and festivals in Austria, their first single a hit on YouTube – these are just a few of the achievement of the local progressive rock trio Mother’s Cake.
www.motherscake.com


ROBB

RobbVenue: Schwarzberg/Ost Klub (VIE)
[instead of canceled venue Haus der Musik Foyer]

Thu, October 1, 11:15 PM > 12:00 PM
The band Robb are five young men who know only too well how to relief from momotony. Their debut EP “Clay” is the proof, providing a mixture of funk and R&B. https://www.facebook.com/officialrobb

 


MYNTH

MynthVenue: Ottakringer Stage @ Porgy & Bess (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 12:00 AM > 12:40 AM
The electro pop duo Mynth consists of the twins Giovanna and Mario, who travelled all he way to Norway for the recording of their first EP “Polar Night”. Up north, they tried to capture the melancholic mood of the never-ending nights in their music. The outcome are halting beats, ambient synth sounds, and soft voices.
www.facebook.com/mynthmusic


NICOLE JAEY

nicolejaeyVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 12:30 AM > 1:15 AM
On her most recent LP “Jaeyn”, singer and producer Nicole Jaey collaborates with producer Harry Jen. The record merges soup, pop, house, and future garage to a grand piece of music in which the singer tells stories of love.
www.jaey.at


NUTRASWEET – DJ Set

nutrasweetVenue: Rave Tram (VIE)
Thu, October 1, 1:00 AM > 3:00 AM
Originally a child of the rock’n’roll, the native born Upper Austrian was infected by the electronic music scene in the mid nineties. Nowadays Nutrasweet’s DJ sets are danceable and deep. His sound is driving but never brute. The perfect symbiosis for head and feet.
https://soundcloud.com/nutrasweet


PERFORMING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015


LE TOY

le-toyVenue: Haymarket (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 6:15 PM > 7:00 PM
Vienna-based Le Toy love scabious basses, cracking guitars, full sythesizers, and silky female vocals, so they intermingled all those elements to create disco metal. However, they hate to be pigeonholed, they rather seize all of the pigeon cot.
www.facebook.com/letoy.music


LYLIT

lylitVenue: Haymarket (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 7:45 PM > 8:30 PM
The energy Lylit’s radiating is breathtaking. Her music is condensing gospel, jazz, classical and, of course, soul. Moreover, she’s an excellent pianist and most probably one of the most gifted musicians Austria currently can offer.
www.lylit.com


ANJA CHIARA

anja_chiaraVenue: KiP (Kunst im Prückl) (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 8:00 PM > 8:45 PM
The young Viennese musician Anja Chiara makes music which reflects various situations in her life. Her song “Solitude”, for instance, is about the journey of discovering what life is all about and what one needs to be happy.
www.facebook.com/anjachiaramusic


LEA SANTEE

Lea_SanteeVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 8:15 PM > 9:00 PM
Lea Stöger and Manuel Hosp are the electro-pop/R&B duo Lea Santee. They’ve been writing and producing songs together since 2013 and their first EP “Set This Fire” will be released later this year. The song “Hopeless” is already available via SoundCloud and was played 30,000 times in just a few days.
www.soundcloud.com/lea-santee


WE WALK WALLS

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We walk Walls are four young artists from Austria, who recorded their first album within only ten days. However, they succeeded to stick to their sound without being repetitive. Their subtle arrangements come across like having been knocked out.
www.wewalkwalls.com


NEUSCHNEE

neuschneeVenue: Künstlerhaus Passage (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 9:00 PM > 10:00 PM
Hans Wagner’s voice and his incorruptibly honest poetry embedded in the verve of an eloborately arranged string quartet are the animating spirit of Neuschnee’s music. While the quartet is taking the musical lead, drums, bass-synth and electronic sounds join in. Their musical influences span the range from the music of the renaissance to as far as grunge, their songs range from artsy to raw, from fragile to vehement.
www.neuschneemusik.org


PORTHA

PorthaVenue: Xpedit Lager (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 9:15 PM > 10:00 PM
Portha is a freshly founded music collective, based in Vienna. Evolving from indie/noise-pop group Human Shout that has been roving around Vienna’s underground music scene for over a decade, half of its original formation is now turning to new frontiers. They will be playing their very first live show at Waves Vienna, 2015.
http://soundcloud.com/portha


ANKATHIE KOI

ankathie_koiVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 9:30 PM > 10:15 PM
Ankathie Koi is one half of the successful Austrian pop duo Fijuka. The musician’s debut record, which doesn’t diverge much from the Fijuka sound (pop, disco, and a pinch of 80’s), has just been released and instantly created a stir in the local music scene.
www.ankathie.com


TOJU KAE

toju_kaeVenue: Heuer (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 9:30 PM > 10:15 PM
Toju Kae is a minimalist with a rascal clinging on his neck. On his new album “Unfold” Toju Kae summarises the dominant hymnal and repetitive vibes of his previous productions, but adds a sense of rawness and the atmosphere of departure.
www.tojukae.com


ELSA TOOTSIE & THE MINI BAND

elsa_tootsieCanceled concert

After the breakup of his band BeefcakeSuckers and some problems with his studio, Elsa Tootsie is trying to digest his worries in acoustic songs. It’s thanks to his friends that he’s back on stage today, armed with his voice and a guitar and accompanied by his Mini Band.
www.elsatootsie.bandcamp.com


KONEA RA

KoneaRaVenue: Künstlerhaus Basement (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 10:15 PM > 11:00 PM
The interplay of Stephanie Zamagna’s soulful voice and the sound of multi-instrumentalist Matthias Cermak culminate to the very unique, urban, and luscious electro pop of Konea Ra. Moreover, they definitely know how to interlink electronic music with the soundscape of R’n’B.
koneara.com


PURPLE SOULS

purplesoulsVenue: Heuer (VIE)
Fri, October 2, 10:45 PM > 11:30 PM
Salzburg-based band Purple Souls know perfectly how to move masterly between alternative and guitar-heavy pop. Having performed several gigs and also shows as a support act for artists like Awolnation, Crystal Fighters, or recently AC/DC, they currently are producing their debut album.
www.purplesouls.com


PERFORMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015


LEHNEN

lehnenVenue: Red Bull Brandwagen (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 7:00 PM > 7:45 PM
Their latest album “Reaching Over Ice And Waves” is dealing with the effects of continous travelling to person’s life and progress. Lehnen usually spare the lyrics, totally concentrating on the sounds of rock and post-rock music.
www.lehnenmusic.com


LIKE ELEPHANTS

LikeElephantsVenue: Künstlerhaus Basement (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 8:00 PM > 8:45 PM
The five guys of Like Elephants, an indie-pop band, write versatile lyrics leaving much room to imaginaton and interpretation. Also, their lyrics send a clear message to society. The song “Don’t Forget to Breathe” deals with our dependency to technologies and modern media.
likeelephantsmusic.bandpage.com


SCHMUSECHOR

SchmusechorVenue: KiP (Kunst im Prückl) (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 8:00 PM > 8:45 PM
The Schmusechor seems to brim over with (their) scenic talent and overwhelms with newly arranged songs from Kanye West, Robyn and Beethoven. Their target? To similarly spread singing and canoodling – two, sexy, intimate, and inalienable connected activities.
www.facebook.com/schmusechor


AVEC

avecCanceled concert

Music giving you the creeps thoroughly combined with profound, deep words—that’s Avec. Her throaty, soft voice is irridiating an amazing degree of maturity, actually grooving her appearance. Avec’s debut album will be released end of 2015.
www.facebook.com/officialAVEC


FILAMENT

filamentVenue: Ottakringer Stage @ Porgy & Bess (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 8:30 PM > 9:15 PM
Filament are vocalist Mimu Merz and cellist Lukas Lauermann. Lauermann’s instrument, some electronic and Merz’s voice, going to and fro from between spoken word and carol, crate acoustic landscapes stretching from walls of sound to fragile noise.


CARDIOCHAOS

cardiochaosVenue: Künstlerhaus Passage (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 8:45 PM > 9:30 PM
Cardiochaos is the solo project of the electronic singer Peter Brunner. He describes his debut album “DDNOS” as a doorway to a world full of lucid dreams, semi-conscious states, and pseudo-hallucinations. The musician’s second album “TWFHW” will be released in October 2015.
www.cardiochaos.com


NAMBY PAMBY BOY

Namby-Pamby-BoyVenue: Xpedit Lager (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 9:15 PM > 10:00 PM
Burning guitars, steel-made basses, a steam-powered saxophone – that’s the stuff concerning a real Namby Pamby Boy. They say they are an indie band with an educational mandate and thus Namby Pamby Boy redefine the term ‘garage band’ making even young people who are totally ignorant of jazz dance to their eclectic compositions.
www.nambypambyboy.com


INNER TONGUE

Inner-TongueVenue: Künstlerhaus Basement (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 9:15 PM > 10:00 PM
Inner Tongue is sort of enigmatic, not even telling his real name. However, it’s well known that even problems with his vocal chords could kjeep him from writing texts and tunes. As soon as the Viennese regained his ability to speak, he took up singing again, and produced his EP ,Tz, Ka’ right away. ,Tz, Ka’ is all about his comeback, nicely highlighted by electronic sounds.
www.facebook.com/innertongue


COLOSTRUM

colostrumVenue: Heuer (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 9:30 PM > 10:15 PM
Colostrum is new electronic Music from Austria. The guy behind Colostrum has been one of the most productive musicians of the local music scene for years. When he had to quit his career as a jazz drummer due to a hand injury, he made the best of it and has built up a studio.
www.soundcloud.com/colostrum


POLA RIOT

pola-riotVenue: Badeschiff (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 9:45 PM > 10:30 PM
Pola-Riot have been part of the Viennese club scene for quite a while now. They produce remixes for others and regularly play at the hottest festivals in Austria and abroad. Their sound is made up of electro, future techno, and house and can be heard on their forth and most recent EP “Rubicon”, released in 2014.
www.facebook.com/polariot


AKJELA

akjelaVenue: Badeschiff (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 11:00 PM > 11:45 PM
It doesn’t happen very often that an Austrian band singing in the vernacular makes one dance. Akjela easily manage to do so with cool, urban drum loops and the souly voice of singer Anji Hinke. On their album “Lauf”, which will be released in September, Akjela tell of grand emotions and stories from every life.
www.akjela.com


AUSTRIAN APPAREL

austrianapparelVenue: Künstlerhaus Basement (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 11:30 AM > 0:30 AM
Dominik Traun and Sebastian Wasner are inspired by outer space, infinite distances, and alien galaxies. Their kind of techno is a dense mist made of spheric synthie planes, futuristic beats, and cool melancholy. Beside club music they create sound designs for the theatre.
www.facebook.com/austrianapparel

 

CLARA BLUME
ClaraBlumeVenue: Alte Post Festival Centre (VIE)
Sat, October 3, 00:30 AM > 01:30 AM
Clara Blume is not just a singer and entertainer with all her heart; with her “Singer Songwriter Circus” she also supports young Austrian musicians. On her debut album “Here Comes Everything”, she blends her warm voice with pop-rock, indie, and jazz elements to create a sublime record full of interesting stories.
www.clarablume.com