HEIMSPIEL # 24: MOTHER OF THE UNICON & TRIPS
18. May | Kick-Off: 8.30 p.m.
@ Alter Roter Löwe Rein | Richardstr. 31 | 12043 Berlin
Concert series HEIMSPIEL teams up for the third last concert before the summer break. TRIPS will open the melody float before MOTHER OF THE UNICORN will conquer the holy ground of Alter Roter Löwe Rein.
MOTHER OF THE UNICORN is the musical project that revolves around frontman Joe Kelly. Starting off as a solo-project in London MotU has grown to five-piece band after Kelly’s move to Berlin. Their debut record released 2016 by Späti Palace is called Variations and its title certainly sums up what one can expect, when listening to it.
When driving drum beats, tricky electronica and wavy guitars meet Joe Kelly’s distinctive voice it may evoke the association, as if The National have been twirled through a rhythm machine – partly in up-beat and party in tangled down-tempo. At HEIMSPIEL # 24 the five musicians – consisting of (former) band members of Fenster, Slow Steve and Helen Fry – will present a special (casio-)set.
Since 2012 Konstantin Schimanowski alias TRIPS wanders on solo-paths. His music is self-described as „minimalistic soulmusic“, which stretches far beyond the classical singer/songwriter genre and be due to his education in SoundStudies at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Together with Gisbert zu Knyphausen he has been founding-member of the music-community OMAHA-records and was singer and guitarist in the OMAHA-band crime killing joker man before moving on to solo-paths. In 2016 TRIPS released its debut-album OOO. At HEIMSPIEL Konstantin will give a first impression of his upcoming Album VAILA.