Mittwoch 16.10.2019 19:00 Uhr Musik

Thema: Lofi Lounge
LofiLounge presents: She Owl (Indie/IT) + Entertainment for the Braindead (Indie, Berlin)
DJ Team Berg & Tal (Indie, Electro, Pop)

She Owl

The Italian duo She Owl have been enchanting audiences throughout Europe and North America for the last five years. Over the course of several albums and an EP release, the group has developed a unique and beguiling sound that melds dream-pop and dark indie stylings with soulful, haunting vocals and cinematic arrangements.

Vocalist, pianist, and primary-songwriter Jolanda Moletta is front and centre in both the band's recordings and live shows. Moletta's striking three-octave range and vocal dexterity is matched by her skills as a multi-instrumentalist. She is also responsible for all the loops, percussion, and additional layers in the band's sound. Alongside her, Demian Endian contributes inventive and enigmatic guitar lines that hint at psychedelic, no wave, and experimental influences. Endian also adds backing vocals and harmonies.

Originally formed in San Francisco, She Owl has embraced both a nomadic existence and a relentless touring schedule. Currently based in Leipzig, the band has also lived and worked in Paris and their native Italy. At each stop along the way, the duo has built a close circle of collaborators that have appeared with them in concert and contributed to their records.

To date, She Owl's tours have seen the group play almost three-hundred shows across twenty-one countries. The group has performed before all kinds and sizes of audiences in a dizzying variety of venues: some of the oldest theatres in Germany (supporting Brendan Perry in Leipzig), David Lynch's club Silencio in Paris (supporting Cat Power), jazz venues, underground clubs, ancient churches, remote houses in the woods, and even a wolf park.

The band's most recent release, the EP "Drifters", has been described as music made for "those who roam dreaming, without regard for a compass or GPS, following only their intuition, the stars, and the spirits as the guides to a journey that is both initiatory and a work of art." (À Decouvrir Absolutement, FR).

Entertainment for the Braindead

Entertainment for the Braindead is the solo project of Berlin based singer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Kotowski. Despite the brutal name, she dedicates herself to creating mostly very quiet sounds, weaving the noises of small instruments, field recordings and delicate vocal arrangements into introvert folk songs. On stage she weaves soft synths into layered guitar loops and velveteen choirs of her own voice, and knows the magic spells to make a noisy room go quiet.