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SNOB CLUB: “Unwucht” LP and Tour

SNOB CLUB "Unwucht" LP Front Cover

“Unwucht”: new album by instrumental rock trio SNOB CLUB. Available NOW as a vinyl LP and on Bandcamp. Label: Kollektive Halluzination.

Matthias Weishoff: Bass
Gregor Hennig: Drums
Jochen Gutsch: Guitar

Tour Dates:

Sat 27 May 2023 | Hannover | Glocksee
Sun 28 May 2023 | Berlin | Monarch
Fri 02 June 2023 | Fintel | Tenne
Sat 03 June 2023 | Bremen | Cafe Karo
Thu 08 June 2023 | Ottersberg | AZ
Fri 09 June 2023 | Cologne | Stereowonderland
Sat 10 June 2023 | Frankfurt | AU

All shows with Krälfe except Hannover with Ditz

HINTERLANDT: German Cultural Day

On Saturday 1st of April 2023, Hinterlandt will be performing at the inaugural German Cultural Day in Sydney, organised by the Goethe-Institut and supported by Woollahra Council. We’re excited to share the day with Monolake, Electric Indigo, Lolo Lovina, The Beez, Martin del Amo and many others. Info here.

Lara Goodridge – violin
Monique Mezzatesta – viola
Simeon Johnson – cello
Nicole Smede – vocals
Jochen Gutsch – guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn

HINTERLANDT: International Women’s Jazz Festival

Since Hinterlandt grew from a solo project into an ensemble, the majority of band members have been female. Now we’ve been invited to play at SIMA’s International Women’s Jazz Festival. In addition to this Sydney show we’ll play in Katoomba, Tomerong and Canberra to road-test some new material and to introduce violinist, Isabel Tzorbatzaki.

02 Nov 2022 | Sydney | SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival | Support: Keyna Wilkins
12 Nov 2022 | Katoomba | Pigeon Lane (dinner & show package)
19 Nov 2022 | Tomerong | Tomerong Hall | Support: Nicole Smede
20 Nov 2022 | Canberra | Smith’s Alternative (1pm matinée show) | Support: Sebastian Field

STILL: Soundtrack on Oxtail Records

STILL: Roster 100 Days 300x300

Still is an audio-visual project based on photos of the same patch of sky I took for 100 consecutive days, at 8am every morning. At the same time I composed a soundtrack to match the meditative atmosphere of the photographic project. The collage grid was shown in Head on Photo Festival, the soundtrack was released on Oxtail Records. The 100 photos can be viewed in this online gallery. I’ll also be playing a few solo shows to support the release:

27 Aug 2022 | Sydney | Petersham Bowling Club
04 Sept 2022 | Sydney | Moshpit
03 Dec 2022 | Sydney | Alpha House
14 Jan 2023 | Bangalow | Film Festival
20 May 2023 | Wentworth Falls | 1000ClicksWest

SNOB CLUB: Bremen, Berlin, Frankfurt

Snob Club Flyer Tour 2022

My instrumental post-math-industrial trio Snob Club has a short tour coming up in Germany. These shows are always intense and cathartic. It’s been a while because my co-musicians and I don’t live in the same country, and international travel to/from Australia was out of the question for more than two years. We last toured in 2019, then had another tour booked in 2020 which was, cancelled. Anyway, this time it’s happening.

23 Jun 2022 | GER | Bremen | Lila Eule| w/ Krälfe
24 Jun 2022 | GER | Berlin | Schokoladen | w/ Krälfe
25 Jun 2022 | GER | Frankfurt |ExZess | w/ Krälfe

STILL: Head On Photo Festival

My first visual artwork STILL has been accepted into Head On Photo Festival. It’s based on 100 photos of the same patch of sky I took at 8am in the morning for 100 consecutive days. I made this a while ago and it’s amazing to see it now gets this kind of recognition. STILL will be on display at Paddington Reservoir Gardens in Sydney from 20 until 28 November, as a projection slide, among semi-finalists. I’d like to thank the festival jury for selecting the work among all those submissions.

For info about the festival please go to the festival website.

HINTERLANDT: The Church at Phoenix Central Park

On 25th of July 2021, Hinterlandt will present “Seven Tales” at The Church in Sydney, a new venue by the amazing Phoenix Central Park. It will be an intimate, all-acoustic chamber-style performance. Entry is free with registration. Please note the event was booked out within a few hours but there’s a waitlist.

Note: This concert was cancelled due to the current Sydney lockdown.

Photo: Ezekiel Rodofili

HINTERLANDT: Welcome Lara Goodridge

We welcome the wonderful Lara Goodridge to Hinterlandt. Lara is an amazing violinist and lovely human being. She’s well-known for her work in FourPlay String Quartet, Baby et Lulu, Miriam Lieberman Trio, collaborations with author Neil Gaiman, and many other projects. We’re excited about the first shows in this new line up:

Photo: Ezekiel Rodofili

HINTERLANDT: New Album “Seven Tales”

The new Hinterlandt album Seven Tales is a song cycle I wrote to move the band’s progressive indie-chamber music into a more lyrical and poetic realm. Storytelling is key as seven fictional characters experience tragic anecdotes, beautifully brought to life by classically trained vocalist, Nicole Smede. The album is on Bandcamp and on all the usual digital platforms now.

Launch: Thursday 20th of August 2020 at Venue 505 in Sydney. 8.30pm show SOLD OUT. 6pm show added – some tickets left.

Musicians: Nicole Smede: Vocals, Monique Mezzatesta: Violin, Jara Stinson: Violin, Simeon Johnson: Cello, Jochen Gutsch: Trumpet, Guitar, Glockenspiel

Credits: Music and lyrics written by Jochen Gutsch. Recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios in Sydney. Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Studio. Artwork by Sam Harwood.