Video: WALLIS BIRD - CHANGE - taken from HOME out on Sept30 2016
SEPTEMBER, 23rd 2016 - 'Hundreds' - Welcome in the family!
We are excited to announce that the great band ‚HUNDREDS‘ joined the Karakter family. Here you can check out the first video of the upcoming album „Wilderness“ (out 4th November). Check them out, its very much worth it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV4WMXSJqf8
SEPTEMBER, 20th 2016 - Keston Cobblers’ Club back on UK Tour soon
Keston Cobblers’ Club are back on UK Tour, including 13 dates! 28 SEP Birmingham RED LION FOLK CLUB / 29 SEP Liverpool LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC MUSIC ROOM / 30 SEP Buxton PAVILLION ARTS / 01 OCT Nr Chichester, West Sussex WEST DEAN GARDENS / 07 OCT Kingskerswell KINGSKERSWELL PARISH CHURCH / 08 OCT Grayshott GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB / 21 OCT Sheffield GREYSTONES / 22 OCT South Petherton DAVID HALL / 23 OCT Bristol THE LANTERN / 25 OCT Colchester COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE / 26 OCT Canterbury MARLOWE THEATRE / 27 OCT Shoreham ROPETACKLE / 28 OCT Kent KESTON VILLAGE HALL - Sold Out / 29 OCT Kent KESTON VILLAGE HALL - Sold Out
SEPTEMBER, 15th 2016 - Anais Mitchell @ The Jimmy Fallon Show with Bon Iver
Anais Mitchell was invited by Bon Iver to sing as part of their choir on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, together with The Staves, Gordi and Arone Dyer! You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YPb1o6C-N4
SEPTEMBER, 12th 2016 - David Lemaitre - Touring South America in October
We are delighted to announce that David Lemaitre will play South America the very first time in October. Back to where we grew up, it’s gonna be very special shows. 6th Oct - La Paz (Bol) - Teatro Municipal / 7th Oct - La Paz (Bol) - Teatro Nuna / 8th Oct - Cochabamba (Bol) - La Muela del Diablo / 9th Oct - Santa Cruz (Bol) - Secret Show ( 13th Oct - La Plata (Arg) - Festivalitohoho Estacion Provincial / 14th Oct - Buenos Aires (Arg) - Teatro USINA del Arte
SEPTEMBER, 9th 2016 - Wallis Bird - Tourstart & 9/10 from Hotpress
Hot Press Magazine, the most important Irish music mag, gave Wallis Bird's upcoming album *HOME* a 9/10 review in the current issue. Well deserved! “Wonderfully eclectic and unpredictable…easily Wallis Bird’s most accomplished album to date." 9/10 - Hot Press Magazine http://bit.ly/2cuzBHm
SEPTEMBER, 5th 2016 - Anais Mitchell back on Tour in the US & UK
Anais Mitchell NYC residency starts tonight - and all four shows are sold out! But the US/UK tour starts soon: September: 20th: Annapolis MD, Ram's Head / 21st: Charlottesville VA, Southern / 22nd: Washington DC, Hamilton / 23rd: Philadelphia PA, Tin Angel / 24th: Fairfield CT, StageOne / 29th: Hanover NH, Skinny Pancake (JUST ADDED!) / 30th: Burlington VT, Higher Ground / October: 1st: Turners Falls MA, Shea Theater / 2nd: Newmarket NH, Stone Church / November: 9th: Nottingham UK, Glee Club / 10th: Oxford UK, St John the Evangelist / 11th: Guildford UK, St Mary's Church / 13th: Brighton UK, Latest Bar / 14th: London UK, Kings Place (EXTRA DATE DUE TO DEMAND) / 15th: Bristol UK, Tunnels / 16th: London UK, Kings Place / 18th: Gateshead UK, Caedmon Hall / 19th: Selkirk UK, County Hotel / 20th: Edinburgh UK, La Belle Angele
SEPTEMBER, 2nd 2016 - Wallis Bird - National Japanese TV
A big feature of Wallis Bird on national Japanese TV. A feature, including the „Change“-video on national Japanese TV *MX-TV*. Wallis will be back in Japan in December and the japanese edition of ‚Home‘ will look supernice as well. In case, you didn't see the video to 'Change' yet, here is the link again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZXHYXIuLQQ
AUGUST, 26th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - Residency at Rockwood Music Hall / NY
AUGUST, 16th 2016 - Keston Cobblers Club on tour in the UK in September/October!
28 SEP Birmingham, RED LION FOLK CLUB // 29 SEP Liverpool, LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC MUSIC ROOM // 30 SEP Buxton, PAVILLION ARTS // 07 OCT Kingskerswell, KINGSKERSWELL PARISH CHURCH // 08 OCT Greyshott, GREYSHOTT FOLK CLUB // 21 OCT Sheffield, GREYSTONES // 22 OCT South Petherton, DAVID HALL // 23 OCT Bristol, THE LANTERN // 25 OCT Colchester, COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE // 26 OCT Canterbury, MARLOWE THEATRE // 27 OCT Shoreham, ROPETACKLE // 28 OCT Kent, KESTON VILLAGE HALL //29 OCT Kent, KESTON VILLAGE HALL // http://kestoncobblers.club/live/
AUGUST, 9th 2016 - ANAIS MITCHELL back on TOUR this fall
The one and only Anais Mitchell is back on tour this fall, including NYC residency, US east cost and UK-dates! If you are somewhere around, don't miss it!
Monday, September 5, 2016, New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall / Monday, September 12, 2016, New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall / Monday, September 19, 2016, New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall / Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage / Wednesday, September 21, 2016m Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Cafe & Music Hall / Thursday, September 22, 2016, Washington, DC @ The Hamilton / Friday, September 23, 2016, Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel / Saturday, September 24, 2016, Fairfield, CT @ StageOne / Monday, September 26, 2016, New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall / Friday, September 30, 2016, Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground / Saturday, October 1, 2016, Turners Falls, MA @ Shea Theatre / Sunday, October 2, 2016, Portsmouth, NH @ The Stone Church / Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Nottingham, UK @ Glee Club / Thursday, November 10, 2016, Oxford, UK @ St. John The Evangelist Church / Friday, November 11, 2016, Guildford, UK @ St. Mary's Church / Sunday, November 13, 2016, Brighton, UK @ Latest Music Bar / Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Bristol, UK @ The Tunnels / Wednesday, November 16, 2016, London, UK @ Kings Place / Friday, November 18, 2016, Gateshead, UK @ Caedmon Hall / Saturday, November 19, 2016, Selkirk, UK @ The String Jam Club / Sunday, November 20, 2016, Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele http://anaismitchell.com/tour/
AUGUST, 3rd 2016 - New GET WELL SOON - EP
Get Well Soon's EP „Born With Too Much Love“ is now also available digitally! A homage to the golden age of pop and a gold-diggin' profession called „wedding impostor“. A brilliant summer soundstrack for you! https://itunes.apple.com/…/born-with-too-much-…/id...
Also enjoy the official video again! And again! Because it’s awesome. Thank you, once again, btf (Bildundtonfabrik)!!
Strictly limited 10“ Vinyl: https://love-your-artist.de/…/get-well-soon-born-too-much-…/
JULY, 29th 2016 - New Wallis Bird Song&Video
Here is a great new song and video of Wallis Bird: `Change`. The song is going to be on Wallis Bird's new album `HOME`, which is going to be released Sep 30th.
JULY, 26th 2016 - Anais Mitchell featured in „The New Yorker“
Very happy that Anais Mitchell’s `Hadestown`got featured as „talk of the town“ in one of our most favourite mag's The New Yorker! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/01/anais-mitchell-and-rachel-chavkins-hadestown
JULY, 22nd 2016 - WALLIS BIRD - 45 Dates for Europe announced.
We’ve just announced 45 dates for the upcoming `HOME`-Tour of Wallis Bird for November 2016 & January-March 2017. You can see a list of all the dates and buy tickets here: smarturl.it/WallisBirdTour
JULY, 13th 2016 - Festival summer
We are proud to announce that our artists play over 100 festivals in over 15 countries this summer. And make great music and good vybes for probably over nearly a million people out there. Music can change people. And constantly does. One of many reasons, why we love, what we do.
JULY, 5th 2016 - Wallis Bird’s song „HOME"
JULY, 1st 2016 - Wallis Bird announces new album HOME
We are delighted to announce that Wallis Bird is going to release a new album HOME at the 30th September. Thanks to the whole team and people we work with for being on fire for what we do! You can preorder the album here: www.wallisbird.com
JUNE, 28th 2016 - David Lemaitre - Shows in South America announced
We are delighted to announce that David Lemaitre is going to play in South America later this year: 6th Oct - "Teatro Municipal" in La Paz, Bolivia /// 14th Oct - Buenos Aires, Argentina
JUNE, 17th 2016 - WALLIS BIRD - New song HOME
Here is a new song of WALLIS BIRD, watch the video: https://youtu.be/nmd3wDnRJpM Great things coming up….
JUNE, 13th 2016 - Wallis Bird - first shows sold out
Excited to announce that the first Wallis Bird shows of the WELCOME TOUR are already sold out! For some shows there are only a few tickets left. Can't wait to show you the new songs! 08th Sep – UK - London - Servants Jazz Quarters - SOLD OUT / 09th Sep – IRE - Cork, Coughlan's - SOLD OUT / 10th Sep – IRE - Dublin, The Grand Social / 12th Sep – GER - Cologne - Studio 672 - SOLD OUT / 14th Sep - NL - Amsterdam- Sugarfactory / 15th Sep – GER – Weinheim – Cafe Central / 16th Sep – GER – Munich – Milla / 17th Sep – AT - FM4 Radiosessions - ORF Funkhaus - Vienna / 19th Sep – CH – Zurich – El Lokal / 21st Sep – GER - Berlin- Privatclub / 22nd-24th Sep – GER – Hamburg - Reeperbahnfestival // Tickets: www.love-your-artist.com/wallis-bird
JUNE, 9th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - Hadestown run extended!
After such a successful start in May, we're thrilled that New York Theatre Workshop has extended the Off-Broadway run of 'Hadestown' again, due to demand. Congratulations to Anais and the whole team! https://www.nytw.org/tickets/
JUNE, 7th 2016 - Maifeld Derby Festival - Great Success
JUNE, 2nd 2016 - GET WELL SOON - Air France Feature
MAY, 31st 2016 - WALLIS BIRD - announcing Japan tour
Wallis Bird announced the first 3 tour-dates in JAPAN for the upcoming album (more news soon)! 8th December 2016: Kyoto - Taku Taku / 10th December 2016: Tokyo - Star Pine's Cafe / 11th December 2016: Tokyo - Star Pine's Cafe / Tickets: www.mplant.com/wallis
MAY, 27th 2016 - WALLIS BIRD - warmup tour „Welcome Tour"
WELCOME-TOUR. Wallis Bird just announced 11 shows. A handful of shows in tiny venues to celebrate how it all started…You’ll be able to hear new songs before they’re released. Soon a new album and the big album release tour for 2017 will be announced. 08th Sep – UK - London - Servants Jazz Quarters / 09th Sep – IRE - Cork, Coughlan’s / 10th Sep – IRE - Dublin, The Grand Social / 12th Sep – GER - Cologne - Studio 672 / 14th Sep - NL - Amsterdam- Sugarfactory / 15th Sep – GER – Weinheim – Cafe Central / 16th Sep – GER – Munich – Milla / 17th Sep – AT - FM4 Radiosessions - ORF Funkhaus - Vienna / 19th Sep – CH – Zurich – El Lokal / 21st Sep – GER - Berlin- Privatclub / 22nd-24th Sep – GER – Hamburg - Reeperbahnfestival /Tickets: www.love-your-artist.com/wallis-bird
MAY, 24th 2016 - ANAIS MITCHELL - The New York Times review of Hadestown
YES! A great and well deserved review for Anais Mitchell's "HADESTOWN" at New York Theatre Workshop from the The New York Times; Vogue called it 'thought-provoking, emotionally stirring and majorly enjoyable' and said they expect to see it on Broadway soon; Time Out NY gave it 4 stars; and the Hollywood Reporter called it 'endlessly inventive and eclectic'. Today is a great day! http://nyti.ms/1WQEBZH
MAY, 19th 2016 - ANAIS MITCHELL - Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award
Congratulations are in order! So proud of Anais Mitchell, who was honored in a ceremony celebrating her as one of the winners of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater for HADESTOWN! We raise our cups!
MAY, 16th 2016 - GET WELL SOON - It's Love
Get Well Soon's song "It's love" reached over 200.000 plays on youtube. In case, you didn't watch it yet, its worth it. Starring Udo Kier and shot by the great people of Bildundtonfabrik! Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1Rz0o4E
MAY, 12th 2016 - GET WELL SOON - Festival summer starts
Get Well Soon kicking off the festivalsummer this upcoming weekend with 2 festivals and bringing some LOVE: Saturday, 14th May - Orange Blossom Special Festival (GER) / Sunday, 15th May - Open Ohr Festival (GER)…. And in a few weeks: May26th - MODULAR Festival (GER) / May27th - Immergut Festival (GER) / May29th - Atelier Luxembourg (LUX) / June 25th - St. katharina open air (GER)
MAY, 9th 2016 - Maifeld Derby Festival - Line-Up
We can’t wait for the first weekend of June: Our Maifeld Derby Festival (Mannheim, Germany). Spread the word for a great lineup, including James Blake, Flume, Daugther, Explosions In The Sky, Boy, Dinosaur Jr., Mo, Kaept Peng & die Tentakel von Delphi, Minor Victories, Battles, Augustines, Metz, Liima, Algiers, Spain, Drangsal, Isolation Berlin and many more great artists.. http://bit.ly/1UMiKRc
MAY, 4th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - Coming Down
MAY, 3rd 2016 - Get Well Soon on national french TV
Happy to announce that Get Well Soon was invited to play for Alcaline on France 2. It was broadcasted last night on national french TV as well.
APRIL, 28th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - Hadestown - New York Theatre Workshop
We are excited to announce that Anais Mitchell's HADESTOWN at the New York Theatre Workshop already got extended to run through July 3rd! All 25 shows in May are already sold out, so get your tickets for the shows in June and July....
APRIL, 26th 2016 - Get Well Soon - Broadcast of the Paris show
GET WELL SOON’s show at La Gaite Lyrique in Paris last week was broadcasted by Culturebox. You can watch parts of it here:
APRIL, 25th 2016 - Get Well Soon - back with 3 shows after successful European Tour
After a successful European Tour, including 23 shows, many of them sold out, Get Well Soon are back with 3 more shows this week: 28.04. - Songtage Gera, Comma // 29.04. - Konzerthaus Dortmund (Pop-Abo) // 30.04. - Mousonturm Frankfurt.
APRIL, 22nd 2016 - Wallis Bird - First festival weekend
Wallis Bird is opening her festival season, playing L Beach Festival in Germany and Torino Jazz Festival in Italy this weekend!
APRIL, 14th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - Hadestown @ New York Theatre Workshop
APRIL, 9th 2016 - GET WELL SOON - Sold out Paris - Show
APRIL, 6th 2016 - KESTON COBBLER’S CLUB - UK-Tour announced
Keston Cobbler’s Club are back on Tour in the UK in Autumn: 28 SEP Birmingham / 29 SEP Liverpool / 30 SEP Buxton / 07 OCT Kingskerswell / 08 OCT Greyshott / 21 OCT Sheffield / 22 OCT South Petherton / 23 OCT Bristol / 25 OCT Colchester / 26 OCT Canterbury / 27 OCT Shoreham / 28 OCT Kent
APRIL, 4th 2016 - GET WELL SOON - first festivals announced
We’ve announced the first festivals with Get Well Soon: April 28th, Songtage Gera, Comma, Germany // May 14th Orange Blossom Special Festival, Germany // May 27th, Immergut Festival, Germany // July 2nd, Festival Beauregard, Samedi - Hérouville-Saint-Clair (together with Beck / PJ Harvey / Beirut / Robert Plant and many more), FRA
MARCH, 29th 2016 - GET WELL SOON back on tour in April
After an almost sold out and very successful first leg of the tour in March, Get Well Soon are back in April with 14 shows in 6 countries.
APR 11 Amsterdam - NL - Paradiso // APR 12 Brussels - BEL - Botanique - L’Orangerie // APR 13 London - UK - The Lexington // APR 14 Paris - FRA - La Gaîté Lyrique // APR 15 Tourcoing - FRA - Le Grand Mix // APR 16 Lyon - FRA - L'épicerie Moderne // APR 17 Annecy - FRA - Le Brise Glace // APR 18 Grenoble - FRA - La Belle Electrique // APR 19 Milan - IT - Magnolia // APR 20 Rome - IT - Teatro Quirinetta // APR 28 Gera - GER - SONGTAGE // APR 29 Dortmund - GER - Konzerthaus Dortmund // APR 30 Frankfurt - GER - Mousonturm // MAY 28 Kaiserslautern - GER - Kammgarn // Tickets: https://love-your-artist.de/get-well-soon/
MARCH, 26th 2016 - Cast for Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown announced
Anais Mitchell's Hadestown - the new, expanded, theatrical version of HADESTOWN - here is the cast for the New York Theatre Workshop 2016. Tix on sale now for May 6th - June 12th. 10 shows are already sold out. http://bit.ly/1MIlmbo
MARCH, 21st 2016 - 6th Maifeld Derby Festival - Lineup announcement
6.Maifeld Derby - 3./4./5.Juni 2016 - Mannheim - Germany - Maimarktgelände / 3 days - 4 stages - 80 artists / Lineup: James Blake / Flume / Daughter /Explosions in the Sky / Dinosaur Jr / MØ/ Shaban feat. Käptn Peng UND DIE TENTAKEL VON DELPHI / BOY / Augustines / KADAVAR / KID SIMIUS / Isolation Berlin / Algiers and many more… Tickets: https://www.love-your-artist.de/maifeld-derby
MARCH, 20th 2016 - Anais Mitchell - New York Times
Thanks to the The New York Times for covering Anais Mitchell's show at Lincolncenter last night! http://nyti.ms/1R6ONYA
MARCH, 18th 2016 - Wallis Bird - FESTIVALS
Wallis Bird is working on a new album at the moment, so we are only gonna play a few selected festivals this year!
22.04.: L Beach Festival, GER / 24.04.: Torino Jazz Festival, ITA / 12.06.: Doolin Folk Festival, IRE / 29.07.: Carinthischer Sommer, AUT / 30.07.: Mutterschiff Basel, SUI / 04.08.: Kassel - Kulturzelt, GER
MARCH, 17th 2016 - Russkaja - FESTIVALS
Russkaja are gonna play a few festivals this year ;-) And even more to come! 30.03./02.04.: AT-Tröpolach - Full Metal Mountain / 20.05.: D-Parsberg - Spectaculum Rockt / 29.05.: D-Herborn - Hessentag / 24.06.: SK-Banska Bystrica - Rockscape Festival / 25.06.: HU-Tata - Virag Festival / 08.07.: FRA-Embrun - TRADIN Festival / 09.07.: ITA-Milano - Circo Meraviglia / 22.07.: D-Rostock - Rostock Rockt / 23.07.: NL-Lichtenvoorde - Zwarte Cross Festival / 21.-24.07.: D-Cuxhaven - Deichbrand Festival / 22.07.-23.07.: D-Rostock - Rostock Rockt / 05.08.: LT-Zarasai - Roko Naktys Festival / 13.08.: IT-Bruneck - Rock’n’Metal Soccer / 19.08.: D-Wilhelmskirch - BrassOnStage Festival / 20.08.: D-Mühlheim an der Ruhr - Burgfolk / 23.08.: CH-Winterthur - Musikfestwochen / 25.08.: PL-Strascezin - CZAD Festiwal / 26.-27.08.: D-Schleswig - Baltic Open Air / 28.08.: CRO-Varazdin - Spancirfest
MARCH, 14th 2016 - Get Well Soon - successful tour
Thanks to over 10.000 people, who came to one of the 11 release shows of Get Well Soon in Bremen, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Graz, Vienna, Munich and Zurich. More shows coming up in Switzerland, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Germany....LOVE is everywhere…http://on.fb.me/21r0vQE
MARCH, 13th 2016 - Keston Cobbler’s Club - successful tour and feature in The Independent for Wildfire Adventure Camp
After a very successful tour, including 13 shows in the UK, Keston Cobblers' Club & the Wildfire Adventure Camp got a well deserved feature in The Independent for their festival! Congrats! http://campwildfire.co.uk / Independent feature: http://on.fb.me/1LkPGxL
MARCH, 10th 2016 - Anais Mitchell’s „Hadestown“ at New York Theatre Workshop coming soon
We are excited to announce that this is finally real and tickets are on sale for May and June: the new, expanded, theatrical version of Anais Mitchell’s HADESTOWN at New York Theatre Workshop is on sale now! Congrats to Anais!
MARCH, 9th 2016 - Inner Tongue on tour with Get Well Soon
Inner Tongue is touring with Get Well Soon at the moment, including shows in Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. https://www.facebook.com/innertongue/?fref=ts
MARCH, 7th 2016 - Anais Mitchell receives the Richard Rodgers Award
Congratulations to Anais Mitchell that „Hadestown" is receiving the Richard Rodgers Award this year! Thanks to all the collaborators and believers along the way! Tix go on sale to the public next week for the New York Theatre Workshop premiere! http://www.nytw.org/show/hadestown/
MARCH, 2nd 2016 - GET WELL SOON ON TOUR
Get Well Soons european tour, including 26 shows, started at the 1st March in Bremen. Last night sold out show in Berlin’s Huxley’s, tonight sold out show in Cologne (Gloria).
FEB 27th 2016 - Maifeld Derby Festival announces more acts
Beside many others Maifeld Derby Festival announces more bands: JAMES BLAKE, DAUGHTER, Explosions In The Sky, Dinosaur Jr. and many more. www.maifeld-derby.de
FEB 14th 2016 - Get Well Soon on national TV
Get Well Soon's appearance on ZDF Aspekte this Friday, playing "It's An Airlift". http://bit.ly/1QgXA6V
FEB 8th 2016 - New Office
We are happy that we just moved into a new place with our Berlin office! Nice old wooden floors included!
FEB 5th 2016 - GET WELL SOON enters the german album charts on #16!
We are delighted that Get Well Soon’s new album LOVE entered the german album charts on #16! Congratulations and well deserved!
JAN 12th 2016, Wallis Bird raises money at a solidarity show
We are delighted that Wallis Bird raised at her solidarity show for refugees over 2500 Euros, which are gonna go to to children, who are refugees: http://kinderaufderflucht.de/ Everybody can do something!
JAN 11th 2016 - Wallis Bird 12h concert
Wallis Bird played a 12 hours concert on the 9th Jan 2016 in Berlin. 720 minutes on stage. And finished those 12 hours with an encore. We call that: BIRD STYLE! Thanks to everybody, who came along. The place was packed and a long queue outside all the time. Thanks for the patience to everybody who waited for hours outside. This was a truely special night. Thanks to everybody, who helped to make this happen! All the profit of the show goes to a refugee-project.
JAN 8th 2016 - GET WELL SOON - composing & producing music for TV show
Get Well Soon produced the music for the coolest new german TV talk show "Schulz & Böhmermann".
JAN 5th 2016 - Maifeld Derby Festival
First artists are announced for Maifeld Derby 2016 (3.-5th June 2016 | Mannheim / Germany): Explosions in the Sky (USA) | Käptn Peng & die Tentakel von Delphi | Destroyer (CAN) | Liima (ex-Efterklang | DK/FIN) | DIE NERVEN | Okta Logue | KID SIMIUS | Protomartyr (USA) | Sarah and Julian | Julien Baker | Martin Kohlstedt | Isolation Berlin | VÖGEL DIE ERDE ESSEN | Faber (CH) | Newmoon (BEL) | 65 more artists to be announced soon! Tickets: http://bit.ly/1NA0MMI
JAN 2th 2016 - Wallis Bird / David Lemaitre / Inner Tongue
Wallis, David and Inner Tongue locked themselves away and are working on new albums at the moment.
DEC 21th 2015 GET WELL SOON - new album release: LOVE
Mastermind Konstantin Gropper has locked himself away to work on a new Get Well Soon album and it's going to be released 29th January 2016.
NOV 5th 2015 WALLIS BIRD - JAPAN Release
A collection comprised of the best tracks from the first four albums of Wallis Bird will be out as a special edition for JAPAN on the 13th May 2015. And Wallis will play her first shows ever in Japan later in May this year.
AUG 2th 2015 RUSSKAJA - new album
Russkaja released their new album called „Peace, Love & Russian Roll" (Napalm Records), followed by over 30 Festivals a sold out tour with over 30 shows all over Europe! Spasiba!
JUL 31st 2015 Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown” theatre show to open Off-Broadway
The brand new theatre show of Anais Mitchell’s acclaimed album ‘Hadestown’ will open at New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2016.
JUL 15th 2015 Keston Cobblers Club release "Wildfire"
We are delighted that Keston Cobblers Club’s new album ‘Wildfire’ will be released on June 15th 2015, and that the band have signed with Glitterhouse Records for continental Europe and Absolute via Universal for the UK and rest of world. The band have also just signed a publishing deal with BMG Rights Management. Their follow-up album ‘Wildfire’, receiving four star reviews from national publications including Financial Times and MOJO.
MAY 25th 2015 INNER TONGUE - EP "TZ, KA" - Release
Our artist INNER TONGUE will release his debut EP "TZ, KA” on 15th May/1st June this year. INNER TONGUE is already generating first radio playlists, great press features, confirmed festivals and invitations to support Get Well Soon & Ghostpoet
FEB 5th 2015 SIZARR - New album NURTURE
We are very happy to announce that SIZARRs new record NURTURE entered the charts again and that the release tour, including 19 dates, was a big success with many shows being sold out.
JAN 28th 2015 GET WELL SOON 10 INCH VINYLS
Get Well Soon released three EPs via 10 INCH VINYLS and digital on three weekends in November.
JAN 2nd 2015 - SIZARR ALBUMI
Sizarr are currently putting finishing touches to their new album, to be released soon. The tracks were recorded with their long time producer Markus Ganter. Watch this space for further updates soon.
NOV 21st 2015 - Tickets and Merch for Bilderbuch and AnnenMayKantereit
We are delighted, proud and happy to be providing merch and tickets for two very exciting bands via LYA. Bilderbuch from Vienna and AnneMayKantereit from Cologne
A Pocket Guide to Escaping
Keston Cobblers Club released the new EP "A Pocket guide to escaping!". The release is supported by a UK Tour in September/October 2014.
Wallis Bird autumn 2014 tour with 32 shows
This autumn Wallis and her band are back on the road to play more than 30 shows in 7 countries. The support slots for the tour were given to fans and local artist through an application. Wallis chose them herself.
RUSSKAJA played over 50 Festivals in 2014
After playing 50 Festivals all over europe this summer (Wacken Open Air (GER), Masters of Rock (CZ), Iboga (ESP), Boomtown Fair (UK), Appelpop (NL), Rock in Idro (ITA), Deichbrand Festival (GER)) Russkaja are currently in the studio, working in a new album to bring their energy home to their fans! Watch the great grand festival recap on russkajas facebook page
David Lemaitre - Dorian
David Lemaitre es working on new song for the follow up album to Latitude and released in the meantime a more electronic version of Agnes Obel's song DORIAN. Listen to the quite nice take on the original here on youtube
Maifeld Derby 14 / 15
Our little Maifeld Derby Festival in Mannheim (Germany) was a great success. Over 12.000 people
over 3 days came to see 60 artists including The National, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Get Well Soon, Future Islands and more.
The 5th edition of the Maifeld Derby Festival will be held 22nd-24th May 2015.
Wallis Bird - Autumn Tour
After a very successful album release and tour in spring Wallis Bird and her band are having a very busy festival summer all over Europe at the moment, before they will be back on tour in autumn with over 40 shows. Tourdates: www.wallisbird.com
Russkaja - Festival Summer
Beside working in the studio on their new album Russkaja are playing over 40 festivals all over Europe to spread their
very unique style of energy. We are delighted that among many other great festivals they are playing festivals like
Wacken Open Air (GER), Masters of Rock (CZ), Deichbrand (GER), Iboga (ESP), Boomtown Fair (UK), Taubertal (GER), Rock in Idro (ITA).
LYA - Festival-Ticketing
We’re proud to annouce that LYA is the exclusive ticket-provider for the first ticket phases for the Mannheim based festivals: Maifeld Derby V, Seebuehnenregatta and Electric Pony Cup. The LYA store provides a state-of-the-art ticket- and merch platform including scan iPhoneApp, best-price conditions, user-friendly interface and live-business-optimized implementation. Interested? Get in touch email@example.com
Anais Mitchell - Tour from August on
Anais Mitchell will be touring from August until the end of the year, with dates in America, England, Scotland, Ireland and Holland. In October she will release 'xoa' - a solo album she made with Nashville producer Gary Paczosa, featuring a selection of songs from her back catalogue re-recorded simply with guitar and vocal, as well as a few new and previously unheard songs.
Keston Cobblers' Club EP
Keston Cobblers Club have announced their new EP "A Pocket Guide to Escaping" which will be out on September 1st. The band have been playing festivals throughout the summer, including a performance at Glastonbury which saw a packed tent and crowds outside trying to get in! The band will tour the UK in September and October in support of the new EP.
David Lemaitre Festivals
David Lemaitre is about to continue the festival summer with the legendary Paleo Festival in Nyon, Burning Eagle Festival, Boogly Boogly Bounce and a secret headphone-only show (all in Germany) as well as the Dranouter & Ronquières Festival (Belgium) and the Les Nuits Secret Festival in France.
Wallis Bird - new Album "Architect" out
Wallis Bird's new album "Architect" was released on 11th April. We are delighted that the album is overall the most successful release in Wallis' career so far, which means a lot to all of us. It entered the charts around Europe including in Ireland, Germany and Austria, and was the first time that Wallis and her team did the release completely independently. It's a great next step for Wallis as an artist and its well deserved.
Russkaja - Music Prize Nomination & Festivals
Russkaja are nominated for the AMADEUS award (Austrian Music Prize) for best live act. For the festival summer over 40 festivals all over Europe are confirmed (WACKEN again, and Festivals all over - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, UK, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic....).
Wallis Bird - Architect Tour
We are excited that the current tour of Wallis Bird, including 17 dates all over Europe, is a big success. Many venues sold out, and by far the most successful tour in her career.
Anais will be reuniting with her Child Ballads collaborator Jefferson Hamer to perform on the main stage at the legendary Newport Festival. This will be one of their first shows together since winning Best Traditional Song at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards in February.
Maifeld Derby Festival
We are delighted to announce the final lineup of our Maifeld Derby Festival: Amongst other great artists: The National, Warpaint, St Vincent, Get Well Soon, Johnossy, Future Islands, Bernhoft (overall 60 artists on 3 stages). www.maifeld-derby.de
Get Well Soon - Homecoming Shows
almost 2 years after the release of „The Scarlet Beast O’Seven Heads“, the production of Casper’s platinum record „Hinterland“ and theatre-music for Bulgakov’s "The Master and Margarita“ at Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, Konstantin Gropper is working on new music for Get Well Soon along with some special shows in 2014. In May there will be three Homecoming-shows, one in the village he grew up on May 10, one theater-show in Berlin (at Theatertreffen / Berliner Festspiele) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and one at our festival Maifeld Derby on May31 with Le Grand Ensemble.
Keston Cobblers' Club
Keston Cobblers have already completed two very successful UK tours this year, and are about to go on their first tour of Germany, Austria and France including playing at Orange Blossoms Festival and Maifeld Derby. Following that, they will return to the UK where they will have a packed summer playing festivals every weekend including Cambridge Folk Festival, Deer Shed, Folk by the Oak and Dot to Dot, with others still to be announced. New music will be coming soon along with a full UK tour to be announced shortly.
David Lemaitre - back to recording
After his acclaimed debut album „Latitude“ released in April 2013, David Lemaitre is back in the studio working on new music, and he will also play some shows live this year in europe including great festivals like Paleo in SUI, Les Nuits Secret in Aulnoe-Aymeries, FR or Festival Dranouter in BEL.
Anais Mitchell - BBC Radio2 Folk Award
We are delighted that Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer took home the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Song for 'Willie of Winsbury' from the "Child Ballads" album. The pair performed live from the Royal Albert Hall and the ceremony was broadcast live on television. Congratulations!
Wallis Bird - New Album "Architect" - Release
The new album from Wallis Bird, entitled "Architect" is released worldwide on April 11th. The single "Hardly Hardly" is already picking up airplay and Wallis is confirmed for several high profile TV appearances in different countries around the release.
Wallis Bird - Centrum Synch
Wallis Bird's song "Heartbeating City" has just featured on a UK television commercial for Centrum vitamins.
Keston Cobblers - Festival Summer
After the success of their "Borrowed Days" tour in early February, which included a jam-packed show at London's Bush Hall that sold out 6 weeks in advance, the Keston Cobblers are about to embark on their follow-up "Nooks and Crannies" tour of unusual places in the UK that are off the typical well-trodden touring circuit. The tour is supported by the Arts Council of England.
Konstantin Gropper - ECHO Music Prize Nomination
We are delighted that Konstantin Gropper aka Get Well Soon is nominated for Germany's ECHO music prize, together with Markus Ganter, for "Best Producer" for the album 'Hinterland' by Casper.
Maifeld Derby Festival IV
We are delighted to announce that amongst other great artists such as St Vincent and Get Well Soon, the Grammy-nominated band THE NATIONAL is confirmed for Karakter's festival MAIFELD DERBY.
LYA - New ticket and merch platform
Karakter Worldwide welcomes a new baby into its family: Love Your Artist - a merch and
ticket platform. We use LYA together with our own artists, as well as in collaboration with other artists and partners too.
2013 was a great year!
We had a great year in 2013, with lots of releases, tours and award nominations. Wallis Bird was nominated for the prestigious Choice Music Prize in Ireland; Sizarr were nominated for the German Echo Prize, and Anais Mitchell picked up a nomination at the BBC Folk Awards. Marla Blumenblatt and David Lemaitre released their debut albums on Four Music and PIAS respectively, while Russkaja released their first album for Napalm Records. Meanwhile, Konstantin (Get Well Soon) produced the number 1 hit album by Caspar. It's been a wonderful year - thank you to all our artists and business partners for our most successful twelve months so far. We look forward to an even better 2014 with everyone. Thank you!
Wallis Bird - 11th April 2014 -Album Release
Wallis Bird will release her new Album "Architect" on the 11th April 2014, followed by a
Anais nominated for BBC2 Folk Award
We are very proud that Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer's album 'Child Ballads' picked up two nominations for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Best Traditional Song and Best Album. The winners will be announced on February 19th 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall.
SIZARR - New Album
SIZARR are back in the studio and are working on their new album. We are all very excited and can't wait.
David FRANCE TOUR
David Lemaitre and band will hit the road again, January in FRANCE. After apperance in Taratara, Alcaline and many features and grand reviews, we're excited to return to amazing france. David will play Paris, Lyon, Clermont Ferrand, Angers, Strasbourg and two other shows that we can announce soon. Santé!
Cobblers Tour in February
Following their sold out UK tour in September 2013, the Keston Cobblers Club return to stages around the UK in February 2014, including a show at London's beautiful Bush Hall.
Get Well Soon - VEGA South Korea ad
Get Well Soon's song Prelude is the song of a smart phone TV campaign in South Korea with one of the most famous south korean actors. Watch it here
Sizarr - Release in Australia
We are very happy to announce that Sizarr's debut album "Psycho Boy Happy" has just been released with Sony Music in Australia.
Get Well Soon - Casper Album No 1
Our artist Konstantin aka Get Well Soon produced the new album of Germany's most successful rapper, Casper, together with Markus Ganter. The album went straight to number 1 on its release week in Germany and Austria. Huge congratulations to Konstantin, Markus, Casper and his whole team and label.
David Lemaitre Autumn Tours II
David Lemaitre and band just finished their first part of the autumn tour with sold out shows in Paris and Tourcoing. End of October and November they will hit the road for more shows in Germany & Belgium. We are excited, get your tickets now on www.david-lemaitre.com
Keston Cobblers Club - sold out UK tour
The Keston Cobblers Club just completed their debut headlining UK tour and all dates sold out, including London's Borderline which sold out four months in advance!
Marla Blumenblatt on tour
Following the release of her album, Marla Blumenblatt and her band are on tour at the moment, playing shows all over Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Besides that Marla is the new testimonial for friendscout24, the biggest single platform in GSA.
After a very successful festival summer the coolest Russian turbo metal polka combo Russkaja are back on tour in November and December.
Gabrielle - Now & Always
We're very proud to announce that Gabrielle's new album, "Now & Always - 20 Years of Dreaming" will be released on November 25th through Island Records. In her twenty year career, Gabrielle has sold over 10 million records, had ten Top 10 UK hits, won two Brit Awards, two MOBO awards and an Ivor Novello. We're excited about the new album which includes some of her greatest hits as well as six brand new tracks produced by Syience and Naughty Boy among others.
Casper/Get Well Soon/Ganter/Hinterland
Konstantin alias Get Well Soon produced the new album of german hip-hop star CASPER which is going to
be released end of September 2013, together with producer Markus Ganter. The first single "Im Ascheregen" from his second album "Hinterland" hit the german single charts at #4 this week.
David Lemaitre Autumn Tours
after the album release in April, David and Band played a succesfull tour in germany, austria & switzerland. In September, Ocrober, November they will hit the road again and bring "Latitude" across Europe incl. Belgium, France, Netherlands and again Germany, we're excited, pls visit www.david-lemaitre.com for further details.
Marla - Immer Die Boys
After her first very successful TV appearances, retro pop queen Marla Blumenblatt will release her debut album "Immer die Boys" in September 2013 via Sony/4Music, followed by a tour in autumn 2013.
SIZARR Album No II
After a successful festival summer, playing MELT! Festival and many other festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Austria
and France, Sizarr are beginning work on their follow-up album.
Wallis Bird in the studio
After a successful festival summer, playing many festivals all over Europe, Wallis is back in the studio working on her upcoming album.
Russkaja at Wacken
Besides over 25 festivals all over Europe, one of this year's highlights was WACKEN OPEN AIR. After 2011 and 2012, Russkaja completed their hat-trick by playing three shows at the world's biggest metal festival in 2013 as well.
The band will be back for touring in autumn.
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer at E-Town
One of Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's last performances on the Child Ballads tour was documented by America's E-Town radio show for NPR. You can hear the show and watch clips here http://www.etown.org/shows/joe-pug-anais-mitchell/
David Lemaitre's grand debut album "Latitude" is now available via PIAS Recordings in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands & Belgium.
It will be released in France on June 3rd, which we're very happy about and we're also delighted that the first single "Megalomania" got so many plays on radio stations across Europe. Latitude is available on beautiful DigiPack CD, Vinyl incl. MP3 Download on iTunes and amazon.mp3. Discover it!
SIZARR France Release & Festivalsummer
SIZARR Festivalsummer and France Release Sizarr's album "Psycho Boy Happy" is going to be released in France on 20th May and Sizarr are getting ready for a great festival summer with around 20 festivals, including MELT! Festival, Printemps Bourges, Europavox, Frequency, Dockville....
OH Boy wins 6 LOLAS
We're very happy to announce that the debut film of Jan-Ole Gerster went for a homerun at the "German Oscars", winning Best Music, Best Directing, Best Supporting-role, Best Screenplay, Best Main-Male-Role, and BEST Movie. Jan-Ole Gerster directed the first two Get Well Soon music videos and Konstantin is also featured on the original soundtrack with the end-credits song "Oh Boy".
KARAKTER & GABRIELLE
We're extremely proud to announce that Karakter is managing the UK's legendary singer-songwriter, Gabrielle, in partnership with Lisa Bennington at Music Lab Management. Gabrielle has sold millions of records worldwide and won two Brit Awards, two MOBO awards and an Ivor Novello among many other enormous achievements. We've been working together since last year and will be announcing more exciting news very soon.
After a successful releasetour in April and May, russian highspeed sensation Russkaja are gonna head into the festivalsummer soon, playing over 20 festivals, our highlight: World's biggest Metal Festival - Wacken Open Air.
David Lemaitre TOUR
David is currently opening for Agnes Obel in Belgium's top of the line theatres. After that he and his band play the London Calling Festival in Amsterdam and then they get ready for the LATITUDE tour through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Here are details and ticket infos
fourmusic/Sony signs Marla Blumenblatt
We are excited to release the news that Marla Blumenblatt has been signed by 4music/Sony for her debut record. The new record will be out later this year and will be something very special. We are very much looking forward to a great relationship with the amazing team at 4music.
Echo nomination and SXSW for SIZARR
We are very proud to announce that SIZARR is nominated for the critics choice award at the German music price (ECHO).
This is the most prestigious prize there, as it's voted by journalists and key industry people. After a very successful trip to SXSW this is a great honour for the band in their native country Germany.
Russkaja - Album Release
The new Russkaja record "ENERGIA" is going to be released on the 5th April with our label partner Napalm Records. As the title
of the album already says: Energia is the program! Russian Turbo Polka forces you to dance.
Bomber der Herzen - Marla Blumenblatt
We are proud to announce that our booking partner for Marla Blumenblatt will be the Bomber der Herzen agency.
David Lemaitre Debut, Tour & Session
PIAS Recordings will release David Lemaitre's album "Latitude" on April 19 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 22nd in Belgium and Netherlands and on June 3rd in France! The tour will take place at the end of may. Also the first video to the first single "Megalomania" is out now as a studio session on david-lemaitre.com. The music video for that will follow in April! We are very happy about the radio airplay, release and features
Get Well Soon Summer
We're happy to announce first festivals for Get Well Soon! Among the summer dates, there are the HURRICANE and SOUTHSIDE Festival, Merck Sommerperlen, Traumzeit Festival, Harvest Of Art Festival, Wiesen Rock and many more to come. Find further details here
Anais Mitchell wraps up a sold-out UK tour
Anais Mitchell has just finished a sold-out UK tour with Jefferson Hamer, her collaborator on the new album 'Child Ballads'. They are now in the middle of a three month US tour.
Anais Mitchell - Child Ballads
Anais Mitchell's new album 'Child Ballads' with Jefferson Hamer has been getting rave reviews, with four and five star reviews from MOJO, Uncut, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, The Times, Sunday Times and Financial Times among others. Anais and Jefferson are currently on a UK tour including a sold-out London show, before continuing on a three month US tour.
DAVID signs to PIAS RECORDINGS
We are very delighted to announce that David Lemaitre has signed to the grand ol‘ indie-label PIAS Recordings for a release in Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Austria & Switzerland. David, orginally from La Paz in Bolivia, has released a sold-out EP on his own, played Festivals like Melt! or EuroSonic, has been on shows with Get Well Soon & Junip and played some first headling tours on his own. His music paires south-american melancholy with a variety of vintage instruments, somewhere between Elliot Smith, Kraftwerk and odd Sufjan-Stevens-like elements with a feel from the 70s. David Lemaitre‘s eagerly awaited debut album “Latitude“ will be released in spring 2013 on legendary PIAS Recordings in it‘s 31st year of existence. The label from Belgium with a structure and offices all over Europe has been a great home for acts like Agnes Obel, Mogwai, David Lynch, Soap&Skin, Alt-J and many others. We are very happy about the liasion and looking forward to a marvelous album, artist and release!
GWS & THE MASTER AND MARGERITA
We are thrilled to report, that we now have little pieces of Get Well Soon on the big theater stage. Bulgakov's masterpiece "The Master and Margarita" was made into a spectacular music drama (do not call it a musical!) to be staged at the Schauspielhaus in Frankfurt. For those unfamiliar with the novel, a short lurid teaser: "The Master and Margarita" plays partly in the Moscow of the 20s and partly in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus' crucifixion. It contains a talking cat, and of course Satan himself. There are three decapitations, a crucifixion (obviously) and 5 admissions to the madhouse. And of course, a great romance with a tragic end.
It premiered on December 7 and here are the next dates @ SCHAUSPIEL FRANKFURT(GER)
15. FEBRUARY 2013
27. FEBRUARY 2013
Wallis on TOUR & Choice Music Prize nominated
2012 was a very succesful and crazy year in the career of Wallis Bird. In march the 3rd selftitled album was released, followed by many tours all over europe and tv apperances. Now, in January 2013 wallis will hit the road again in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne (SOLD OUT!), Munich, Zurich (CH) & Darmstadt. Also, Wallis is nominated for the irish choice music prize, the most credible prize for music in Ireland. The event will take place on the 7th of march in Dublin. Fingers crossed!
Get Well Soon January Tour
Get Well Soon is back on tour again for shows and cities that were not covered on the first Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads Tour. We are very excited. The Frankfurt show is already sold out, but for Hannover, Dortmund, Cologne, Schorndorf, Basel, Brussels & Metz are still some tickets available. Find all the dates online here
SIZARR at SX/SW 2013
We are very proud to announce that SIZARR are able to attend this year's SXSW in Austin Texas. Pls come down to the show and watch this space for further details, venues & times.The convention will take place 11th-17th of March 2013!
A.S.S. books David Lemaitre europewide
We are proud to announce that Philipp Jacob-Pahl is now the europe-booking-agent for David Lemaitre. We are very happy Philipp joining the team. His roster includes grand artists like Agnes Obel, Woodkit, James Vincent McMorrow, Ron Sexsmith etc. For further details, pls visit http://www.assconcerts.com/
Russkaja Album is finished
russian/austrian outfit RUSSKAJA finished the recording, mixing and mastering of their 3rd EPIC album "Energia!". We can't wait till you hear it too, it will be released via NAPALM RECORDS on April 5th 2013! Check their FB Page here for tour details as well.
Thank you for 2012
Karakter Worldwide wants to say thanks to their artists and their business partners for an exciting, intense, and so fur the most successful year. It was a great year with all of you :-) We are looking forward to an even greater year 2013 and the right steps togehter with our artists and business partners.
Anais Mitchell in 2012 Best Of Lists
The album Young Man in America is already getting listed in various 'Best of 2012' lists, including MOJO's number 1 Folk Album of 2012, and featuring in both Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2012, and Uncut's Top 10 Americana Albums.
GET WELL SOON Europe Tour
Get Well Soon just finished the last tourblock for 2012. Supporting the album "The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads", Get Well Soon hit the road all over europe with great shows in Brussels, London, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Mailand and many many more. We like to thank you all for coming & supporting Get Well Soon. You'll find pictures on the Get Well Soon Facebook Page
SIZARR Release Tour
SIZARR just finished their release tour. We are very proud that the band got great responses on each of the 15 shows. We wanna say thank you for sold out shows and to everybody, who made this successful tour happen. Sizarr will be back touring in 2013.
Wallis Bird at Inas Nacht
Wallis Bird had a great TV appearance at "Ina's Nacht", one of the biggeste german national TV shows. Here is a link, where you can watch Wallis performing "Encore". Wallis is currently on her last tour for this year.
Anais Mitchell BBC Folk Award nomination
Anais has been nominated for Best Original Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for the song 'Tailor'. It's highly unusual for an American to be nominated for such a traditionally British-dominated series of awards, and we're very proud and honoured.
RUSSKAJA in the Studio
Russkaja are in the studio at the moment and working on their high energetical new album, which will be released worldwide in spring next year with Napalm Records.
Marla Blumenblatt signs to FOUR Music
Marla Blumenblatt is producing her debut album at the moment, which will be released in 2013. We are excited to announce that Marla signed a label deal with 4music/Sony recently.
Anais Mitchell USA Tour
The final Young Man in America tour kicks off at the end of November in the US, including dates in New York, DC, Boston. In January, Anais will open for the Punch Brothers across the US before releasing her new album "Child Ballads" in February.
Anais - Bon Iver
Anais Mitchell has just completed a US tour with Bon Iver, culminating in two sold out shows at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York. Next month she embarks on a final east coast headlining tour with the Young Man band.
GET WELL SOON Charts
We are happy to announce that The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads entered the german charts on #19. France on #48, Austria on #15 and on #30 in Switzerland. Thank you all that have worked so hard on the release and for this masterpiece of an album.
SIZARR on #73
We are very happy and proud to announce that SIZARR's dubut album "Psycho Boy Happy" entered the german album charts on #73. The press quotes for the album are fantastic and the upcoming tour in October/November includes 16 dates in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Go Sizarr go.....
Wallis dates Irlan, GSA & Ina Mueller Support
After her first couple of successful shows in the US Wallis will be back touring in Europe in Autumn. Besides that she got invited by charming german TV queen Ina Mueller to support her on 10 of her upcoming shows in November.
Russkaja, the east european turbopolka-fighters got invited by Subway To Sally to be part of the "Eisheilige Nacht"-shows in December for 10 shows. The new album of Russkaja will be released in 2013
Get Well Soon Scarlet Tour
Get Well Soon are about to hit the road again. After releasing The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads on August 24 the will play shows in September, October and November, visiting Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Italy & Netherlands. We hope to see you all on the road again. check here for a list of the concerts and tickets
Get Well Soon - Album Release
Besides a great festival summer (including Rock En Seine) the new Get Well Soon record "The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads" (City Slang) will be released on the 24.08.2012. It's another stunning album once again, and we are very excited for the release.
Sizarr - Album Release
One week after the last festival appearance (Berlin Festival) for the summer SIZARR are going to release their debut album "Psycho Boy Happy" on Columbia Records. We already love the album!
Wallis Bird - Autumn Tour
On the back of the successful release of the 3rd album "Wallis Bird", Wallis will be back with another tour; around 20 live dates in Europe and the first dates outside of Europe as well.
Anais Mitchell - Cambridge Folk Festival highlight
Anais is about to wrap up her third set of UK appearances this year, and was one of the artists picked out by the Daily Telegraph as a highlight of the Cambridge Folk Festival. Next month, Anais hits the road with Bon Iver in the USA.
After finishing the album production with Konstantin Gropper for Get Well Soon and a successful release of the latest Wallis Bird album, Marcus mixed the upcoming Sizarr record and is already working on more projects for 2013.
David Lemaitre plays TV Noir
David Lemiatre plays well recieved TV and Internet show TV Noir on July 29th at Heimathafen NeuKölln. The show is already sold out and will be shown on YouTube, their internet page and zdf.Kultur. We are very excited. The show mixes performances, songs, interviews and some games and is filmed in black & white.
Russkaja - Wacken Open Air
Besides working on their new album, the east european turbo metal polka will rock Wacken Open Air the 2nd time in a row. The biggest metal festival is sold out completly. Traktor Traktor….
Marla is working on her debut album at the moment, which is to be released in 2013, dance baby dance!
ANAIS MITCHELL SUPPORTS BON IVER
We are delighted to announce that Anais Mitchell will open for Bon Iver on their September US tour. Anais opened for Bon Iver in Europe a few years ago and Justin Vernon sang the part of Orpheus on her much beloved folk-opera album 'Hadestown'. This new run of dates includes two already sold-out shows at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall.
Sizarr - Boarding Time
Sizarr is about to release a seven inch picture vinyl of the track "Boarding Time" as a first single of the terrific debut album that is about to be released on the 14th of September 2012 via Columbia/Four Music/Sony. The tracklisting is:
1. Boarding Time
2. Boarding Time (Anenon Euphoria Mix)
3. Boarding Time (Exeter Remix)
4. Boarding Time (Yoki Horikawa Remix)
The Kids take over now!
Russkaja and Battleship Potemkin
It was a great honor, Russkaja were asked to compose a new original soundtrack for the legendary russian picture "Pattleship Potemkin" (Panzerkreuz Potemkmin / Броненосец «Потёмкин». The epic movie was one of the most influencial movie in the early 1920s and named "the greatest film of all times" by Brussel's World Fair in 1958. The soundtrack was also performed live by Russkaja in Austria and Switzerland
Get Well Soon Tour and Festivals
We are happy to announce all festivals and the tour for Get Well Soon this year!
There are some very special shows like Rock En Seine in Paris / Musikfestwochen Winterthur with Sigur Ros (sold out) the Astra in Berlin, Lueften Festival in June, the dates in france, Große Feiheit 36 in Hamburg etc etc. Tickets are on sale now and we have planed something very special for the tour! Get your tickets now!
Maifeld Derby 2
Thank you all folks that worked and were involved at the second Maifeld Derby in Mannheim this year! We and the visitors had a blast with over 40 bands and 3.5 stages. The line up included Sizarr, Anais Mitchell, Blood Red Shoes, Friskar Viljor, Friitenbude, We Have Band, Olli Schulz, Balthazar, Tu Fawning and many more. Get inpressions and further informations, pictures, time table and and and at the homepage www.maifeld-derby.de and the Facebook page
Wallis Shows and Festivals
Thank you all for a wonderful and successful Wallis Bird tour to the actual selftitled album and all the radio shows and tv stations for the support! After shows in Italy and London we're looking now into a nice festival summer and more shows to come, check out the all new www.wallisbird.com
Anais Mitchell on Europe Tour
After HADESTOWN, NYC's / Vermont's Anais Mitchell returned to a Europe tour including her band for playing some sold out dates in the UK, Germany, Italy and Ireland with her current record "Young Man In America". Check out all the dates on www.anaismitchell.com
Get Well Soon and CitySland leek track
The all new Get Well Soon album number 3 "The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads" will be released on August 24 and turned out so perfect we only could dream for. Seriously! PromotionCopies will soon find the way to the editors, online portals and magazines! To shorten the time, CitySland and Get Well Soon have leeked a track from the album called "You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)" please listen and download it here on soundclound
Russkaja & Napalm Records
RUSSKAJA has signed a record label deal with Napalm Records! Russkaja plays a mix of heavy polka beats, thrash metal, world jazz, and rock in the vein of Frank Zappa, combined with a dirty brass section. This results in a highly explosive genre, which they named Russian turbo polka rock.
ANAIS MITCHELL - YOUNG MAN IN AMERICA - OUT NOW
Anais Mitchell's "Young Man In America" has been released worldwide to incredible reviews and sell out shows in the UK and US. We'll let a small selection of quotes speak for themselves:
"Sensational" CD of the Week, The Sunday Times
"Mitchell continues to snap at the heels of PJ Harvey" 4 stars, Clash Magazine
"Phenomenal...already one of the albums of 2012" 4 stars, Rolling Stone
"Beautifully original" 4 stars, The Daily Telegraph
"A true American original" 4 stars, Q Magazine
"A marvel of a record from start to finish" 4 stars, BBC Music
"One to treasure" 5 stars, The Irish Independent
Wallis enters irish charts at #11
We are psyched. Wallis self-titled album entered the irish album charts at #11 in the first week. Thank you everybody that worked hard on that. Wallis & Band start to tour this week in germany, austria & switzerland. Get your tickets & iPhone app now on www.wallisbird.com
Bon Iver covers Anais Mitchell
We were so excited to see Bon Iver's Justin Vernon covering Anais Mitchel's "Coming Down" on a australian radio show. The track is taken from Anais actual album "Young Man In America"
Watch the whole performance here:
Wallis Bird iPhone App
Thanks to the Berlin based company Pretty.Digits there is now a Wallis Bird iPhone APP available for free at the iTunes Store worldwide. They designed in cooperation with us an amazon tool for the fans, including exclusive content like a docuentary, 4 remixes and many many features like news, videos, concert calendar, facebook connection, biography, discography and the FAN FINDER, where via google maps Wallis fans can see each other around and get in touch via twitter. This all is right at your fingertips. Get it now here
Wallis Music Mag Cover
Beside many other features and reviews all over Europe Wallis is on the cover of Akustik Gitarre, Germany's
leading magazine for guitar players. Nice.
NEW LIVE SET UP FOR GET WELL SOON
We are happy to announce that Get Well Soon has a new live setup. For 2012, the upcoming album & tour and beyond, there is a new structure. Get Well Soon is represented by Kalle Lundgren Smith of Pitch&Smith based in Stockholm for all european territories, except for germany, austria and switzerland. These countries will be represented by Guenter Linnartz of Karsten Jahnke Agency, based in Hamburg. We are looking forward to all that will happen and are more than excited!
Wallis plays with The Gossip
Wallis is invited to support THE GOSSIP on one of their few shows this year in Europe:
10th July, Venue: Burg Clam, Town: Clam bei Linz, Country: Austria
This just made our day!
Get Well Soon & Sigur Ros
2012 will be a terriffic year and maybe the last one on earth. Salut to that, we are thirilled to announce a first show for Get Well Soon in 2012 which is in Switzerland, Musikfestwochen Winterthur, Sigur Ros and Get Well Soon. Find details here: http://www.musikfestwochen.ch/
David on Tour with Max Prosa
David is touring with Max Prosa at the moment. A lot of the venues are already sold out, so grab your ticket quick and see them both in Hamburg, Berlin, Kaiserslautern, Munich, Zurich, Stuttgart and 3 times in Erfurt! details here: http://www.david-lemaitre.com/home/live.htm
GET WELL SOON AND JIL SANDERS
We are very pleased to report that Get Well Soon's song "I Sold My Hands For Food, So Please Feed Me" was chosen for the new Jil Sanders ad for their upcoming fraquence called "Eve" for women. The spot stars german actress Karoline Herfurt as well. Have a look here:
Wallis, David, Sizarr at EUROSONIC 2012
We are looking forward to this year EUROSONIC FESTIVAL 2012 in Groningen/Netherlands.
It is the biggest showcase festival in Europe for the live market and three Karakter Management artists will perform there, this thursday Wallis Bird will perform at Huize Maas Front 21.30h-22.15h // David Lemaitre will play on friday at Forum Images from 20.40h-21.20h / and SIZARR will play on friday on Simplon Up from 0.00h-0.45h! We are excited and hope to meet you there!
WALLIS - The Mistakes Are Intentional
In anticipation of the March 9th 2012 release of Wallis' third full-length album - entitled "Wallis Bird" – Wallis has additionally recorded solo acoustic versions of each song on the album. We've put these versions together to create a special limited edition solo acoustic album called "The Mistakes Are Intentional" which you can buy even before "Wallis Bird" comes out in 2012!
So for those of you who can't wait for the release of "Wallis Bird", this will give you a very special acoustic preview of the songs that will be on it. For the collectors among you, it's rather like a companion edition to 'Wallis Bird" & early christmas present!
The solo versions were recorded in Wallis' home in London during the summer of 2011. Of course the album "Wallis Bird" will feature her full band once again, so "The Mistakes are Intentional" contains very intimate, acoustic interpretations of the same songs that will appear on 'Wallis Bird".
THANK YOU FOR 2011
Karakter Worldwide wants to say thanks to their artists and their business partners for an exciting, intense, successful and great year 2011. We are looking forward to a great year in 2012 and great steps together with our artists and partners.
Wallis Bird March 9th 2012
Wallis Bird - New Album Release 9th March 2012 - We are excited to announce that Wallis Bird's new Album "Wallis Bird" will be released at the 9th March 2012, followed by extenisve touring all over Europe with more than 40 dates.
Anais Mitchell 17th February 2012
Anais will release her new album "Young Man In America" at the 17th February 2012, we are thrilled. Watch this space for further information about the album very soon!
David Lemaitre plays EuroSonic
We are excited to announce that David Lemaitre will play at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012 in Groningen, Netherlands. He will attent with his band at Forum Images on January 13th from 20:40h-21:25h. We hope you don't miss the show, it's worth it. David Lemaitre will also play a show together with ucoming band Matthew And The Atlas on the 12th at Rotterdam, NL. Check the homepage for the dates& links www.david-lemaitre.com
GET WELL SOON Album III in progress
Get Well Soon alias Konstantin Gropper is working hard on the upcoming album no. III. The pre-production is going places and the studio is booked for january. It will be released in mid 2012. We are all very excited.
Wallis Tour 2012 - first dates -
We are proud to announce the first Wallis dates for 2012, supporting the release of her 3rd album "Wallis Bird" The album turned out so beautiful and we are psyched about the tour and bringing the new material into the world! We have some very special locations. Check it out, tickets on www.wallisbird.com
07.03.12 IRE-Wexford // St. Iberius Church
08.03.12 IRE-Cork // Cyprus Avenue
09.03.12 IRE-Dublin // Academy
10.03.12 IRE-Limerick // Donlan's
11.03.12 IRE-Galway // Roisin Dubh
21.03.12 A-Vienna // Flex
22.03.12 GER-Munich // 59to1
23.03.12 GER-Mannheim // Capitol
24.03.12 GER-Stuttgart // Club Zentral
26.03.12 GER-Kassel // Schlachthof
27.03.12 GER-Cologne // Kulturkirche
28.03.12 GER-Hamburg // Knust
29.03.12 GER-Berlin // Lido
David Lemaitre on Tour
The Aqautic Life Expedition continues! David Lemaitre will go on the road again with other band Deep Sea Diver in December for a warm up tour for next year's release of the album. We are very excited, pls come by and check them out here:
Do, 08.12. Landau - Das Haus
Fr, 09.12. Biberach - Abdera
Sa, 10.12. Darmstadt - Bedroomdisco Session
So, 11.12. Erfurt - Museumskeller
Mo, 12.12. Görlitz - Sternwarte
Di, 13.12. Berlin - Frollein Langner
Mi, 14.12. Hamburg - Astra Stube
Do, 15.12. Hannover - GUT e.V.
Fr, 16.12. Haldern - Haldern Pop Bar
Sa, 17.12. Köln - TBA
Mo, 19.12. Göttingen - APEX
Di, 20.12. Mainz - Schon Schön
Mi, 21.12. Karlsruhe - Café NUN
Do, 22.12. Schwäbisch-Hall - Schwerpunkt Glück
Musikexpress Nevermind with GWS & Wallis
In this issue of germany's biggest and coolest music magazine Musikexpress, the cover mount CD is Nirvana's Nevermind anniversary - 13 artists covering the complete record! We are very proud to announce that Karakter's Get Well Soon made a version of "Drain You" and Wallis Bird did a cover of "Lounge Act" get it now!
Anais Mitchell "Young Man In America"
After the epic album "Hadestown" and all the success it had across the states, UK & Europe we're happy to announce that Anais Mitchell finished the works on an upcoming album that will be called "Young Man In America". Check this space soon for further informations
TEAM BIRD needs you!
comming up: Wallis Bird album No III. For this we launched Team Bird, a street team supporting the next album and campaign for it. First results look very promising. At the moment it is for fans in germany, austria and switzerland only but soon also for fans in the UK and Ireland! More infos & sign up here
David at XFM Radio London
We are excited that "The Incredilbe Airplane Party" from David Lemaitre's EP "Valediction" made it to influencial London based radio station XFM Radio. "Valediction is an absolutely beautiful piece of work" Mary Ann Hobbs (XFM)
Thank you for that.
LCMDF - TAKE ME TO THE MOUNTAINS
A pretty nice package is ahead of us. LCMDF from Finland are about to release a package for the upcoming single "Take Me To The Mountains" including remixes by Get Well Soon, Skeet Skeet, Derek Allen. It turned out very well, get it here on iTunes . Click here for the new video! Go get it!
GET WELL SOON Album III
Konstantin Gropper is doing preperations for a Get Well Soon album to released around april 2012. We are all very excited and look forward to a beautiful record. Check this space for updates!
MAIFELD NO 2
We are proud to announce that we have a date for the 2nd Maifeld Derby Festival in Mannheim. It will be 18TH AND 19TH of MAY 2012! How did the first one go? See it here in pictures…www.maifeld-derby.de
WALLIS Video Shoot
Wallis and band are about to shoot promos for the upcoming album in Berlin's famous DDR Broadcasting studios, Nalepastrasse. The videos will be directed by Philipp Kaessbohrer who also did a brilliant job on Wallis last animated video for "To My Bones" first shots we saw are very exciting - further infos soon -
David Lemaitre Showcase
On the 14th of September, Karakter's new artist David Lemaitre will be showcasing at the Slaughtered Lamb London. We invite you all and hope to see you there. He will play as a three piece with Joda Foerster on drums and Philipp Thimm on Cello, Mandoline, Flute etc. We are very excited and hope you can make it - pls. write to maxxi@karakter-worldwide regarding the industry list.
The new Arte TV series XANADU premieres this saturday on Arte Germany & Arte France on 22:50h. It features a very great plot, a brilliant cast and the original soundtrack by our artist Get Well Soon for the whole season. The TV show is very dark and fans of Six Feet Under, Gus Van Sant etc will faint away. What is it about? Here is a quote from the Arte Homepage:
"Meet the Valdine family. They are just like any other family with their neuroses, conflicts and secrets, but there is one thing which differs: Alex Valadine is the don of an erotic empire that he build with the pornstar Elise Jess. Elise, his wife, muse and mother of his children had died under mysterious circumstances."
More information here:
KARAKTER WELCOMES DAVID LEMAITRE
Ladies and Gents, we are very proud, happy and exhilerated to announce that David Lemaitre will join the Karakter artist roster and la familia! David was born and raised 3600 meters above the sea in La Paz, Bolivia. Growing up speaking 3 different languages his parents moved to the states, David ending up in Europe and currently he lives in Berlin. As many stations his life already had so far he inhaled also all different kinds of music from Kraftwerk, Noir Desir to Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, from intimate to explosive songs! New folk is dead, long lives new folk. In his live set he is joined by Philipp Thim on Cello/Glockenspiel, Synths and chopping board. He already released a beautiful EP (called "Valediction") and had his fist shows with artists like Chris Garneau, Broken Records and Get Well Soon in Germany, UK, France etc. We'll keep you posted on David and are on top of the world to team up with him.
Click here for his homepage and here for a clip at Berlin Sessions
2 GET WELL SOON SHOWS IN 2011
A Get Well Soon show is as rare in 2011 as a cat with 2 heads or 8-leaf-shamrock, but there will be 2 shows the end of july 2011. On the 29th at the Poolbar Festival in Feldkirch, Austria together with Altwenger and Kommando Elefant and on the 30th in Sesto al Reghena, Italy with The Devine Comedy.
Wallis Bird Festivalsummer
Wallis Bird plays around Europe in june, july and august. The orange blossom special, summernight, woodstock, picture on, brückenfest, feist fest to name a few. For dates, venues and infos pls. visit www.wallisbird.com
Maifeld Derby PICS
The Maifeld Derby Festival was a brilliant and successful experience for Karakter Live and Karakter Worldwide in 2011. It is now all very well documented which means we have a ton of pictures on our flickr account. Have a look, please click here
Anais in Studio
Anais Mitchell is working hard on her upcoming record in New York. After her grammy nominated masterpiece Hadestown, this record will go in a slightly different direction and the first tunes are very exciting and gain the appetite for more. watch this space for further information!
LCMDF at MELT! Festival
Prepare this weekend for LCMDF at the legendary MELT! Festival in Ferropolis near Berlin. We are very excited, watch the GEMNI stage on saturday!
Maifeld Derby Success
We are very proud to announce that our first own festival Maifeld Derby in Mannheim, Germany, was
such a great success. Over 3000 people over 2 days enjoyed a great festival with great artists, literates,
short films and a great vybe and spirit. www.maifeld-derby.de
Wallis Tour went great!
We are happy that the latest Solo Acoustic Tour of Wallis through Europe was such a success. 17 shows in 6 countries and most of the venues sold out. Many thanks to everybody who helped to make this happen.
LCMDF GET WELL SOON REMIX
Remember Cocteau Twins? Remember The Cure? Remember Get Well Soon? :-) Remember LCMDF? :-) Put that all together in a blender and you'll get a brilliant remix of the girl's actual single "Take Me To The Mountains". To be found at the actual Heavenly compilation HVNLP89. The best part, it's for free, please click here
Wallis Bird Solo Tour
We are happy that the latest Solo Acoustic Tour of Wallis through Europe was such a success. 17 shows
in 6 countries and most of the venues sold out. Many thanks to everybody who helped to make this happen.
Best Of Summer 2011 with TLB
The Life Between on the best of summer 2011 compilation with their song underneath the snow. Check it our here
LCMDF signs publishing deal with Sony ATV
We're delighted to announce that LCMDF has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with them.
Maifeld Derby Festival
We are very proud to announce that our first own festival Maifeld Derby in Mannheim, Germany, was
such a great success. Over 3000 people over 2 days enjoyed a great festival with great artists, literates,
short films and a great vybe and spirit. www.maifeld-derby.de
GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR ANAIS MITCHELL'S 'HADESTOWN' ARTWORK
Congratulations to Anais and art director Brian Grunert on receiving a Grammy nomination for the packaging of Hadestown. The packaging, which also includes the beautiful artwork of Peter Nevins, is nominated in the category Best Recording Package. Many congratulations to everyone.
Get Well Soon & XANADU
Konstantin just finished composing and producing the score music for the french-canadian series production "Xanadu", which will be shown from End April 2011 on (e.g. on Arte in France and Germany). We'll keep you posted with more information. The show is about a french family in the porn buisiness. Fans of Six Feed Under etc. will be thrilled.
Wallis Bird Solo Acoustic Tour and Festivals announced
We just announced the european solo acoustic tour of Wallis (around 20 dates in May) and the first festival shows for the summer.
Debut Album of The Life Between released with EMI
We are happy that the debut album "Colours Of Your Choice" of The Life Between was released together with EMI at the 18th March in Germany and will be released in Asia soon.
Karakter goes Music Festival
We are proud to announce that we will host our own little festival with our sister company Karakter Live. The festival will take place in Mannheim, Germany (20/21st May 2011). Check out: www.maifeld-derby.de
Get Well Soon - Festivalsummer
Get Well Soon will play only a few festivals this summer. We just announced the first of them.
Anais Mitchell back in the studio
Grammy nominated artist Anais Mitchell is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album 'Hadestown' and will be playing a short UK tour in May / June plus regular shows in the United States.
Wallis Bird - Studio and Live
Wallis is back in the Studio starting to work on her new album, which will be released in 2012. In May Wallis will play a Solo Acoustic tour in Europe including dates in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.
LCMDF ALBUM RELEASE
LCMDF will release their debut album in February 2011 via Heavenly Records and Sony Music (Finland) in Europe. The first single 'Ghandi' already received some great airplay on Radio 1, 6music etc....much more to come.....
Marcus Wuest - Album Production
Marcus is back in the studio starting to prepare to work on the new album of Wallis Bird together with her and her band.
The Life Between - Album Release
The Debut Album of The Life Between will be released 18th March in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with EMI Music. Further territories will follow soon.
GET WELL SOON TOUR
Get Well Soon just finished the November and December Tour through Europe. Thank you all very much for the support, the sold out concerts and how smooth everything went. With over 80 concerts this year with around 30 000 people that saw Get Well Soon live, we are very happy to go into a live break at the first half of 2011. If you still want to see Get Well Soon, thanks to director Phillipp Kaessbohrer Get Well Soon was filmed with the big Orchester at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 3D. We gave out free glasses for at on the tour and you can watch all that here: www.youwillgetwellsoon.com/3d. It works really good.
WALLIS TOUR 2010
After over 80 shows this year Wallis Bird finished her last tour for 2010 in Brussels. We'd like to say thanks to all the promoters and agents who helped make these shows so successful - and of course to all the people who came to them.
The Life Between & EMI
The Life Between will release their debut album "Colours Of Your Choice" in 2011 with EMI Music as a partner. We are looking forward to a great year with the band and EMI.
Anais Yearslists 2010
The list Anais Mitchell's album Hadestown made in the end of 2010 are quite impressive. We are very happy. Here are some: 41 on Paste (US indie mag)
28 on Line of Best Fit
17 on Guardian
9 on Sunday Times
1 on The Observer (waiting to get a scan of this - this is really great!)
1 on Irish News
GET WELL SOON at 3Sat Show
Public german broadcasting station did a pilot for a nw music tv show they want to install called "Aufnahmezustand" and Get Well Soon was lucky to be the first ever band for that experiment. It turned out very beautiful, thanks to Sven and his production team. The concept is: a band in an old studio (DDR radio studios) with no special lightning, audience etc. - just music. Check it out: It will air on the 18th of December at 3Sat 21:45h
Karakter Worldwide wants to say thanks to their artists and their business partners for an exciting, intense, successful and great year 2010. We are looking forward to a great year in 2011 and great steps together with our artists and partners.
GET WELL SOON TOUR IN NOVEMBER
After their European tour in spring 2010 which included sold out shows in Brussels, Paris and London, GET WELL SOON's latest record "Vexations" is still fascinating and and high listet on readers charts in Musikexpress and others. We are very excited to come back with some very special shows in selected clubs and festivals, like: RollingStone Weekender Festival, Amsterdam Melkweg, Berlin Admiralspalast (20 years of City Slang with Calexico and The Notwist), Katovice - Ars Cameralis Festival, Heidelberg - Castle - 15 years of Karlstorbahnhof (with LE GRAND ENSEMBLE).Check all the dates on www.youwillgetwellsoon.com
Hadestown is no 9 album of top100 in the Sunday Times
"Hadestown" a folk opera by Anais Mitchell was listed #9 at Sunday Times Best 100 albums in 2010! We are joyfull and happy. A very good start into the holiday season. Congratulations and thank you all involved in this album from Karakter Worldwide.
LCMDF SIGNS TO HEAVENLY RECORDINGS
We are very happy & proud to announce that LCMDF (Le Corps Mince De Francoise) are signed now to London's well known, respected and legendary label Heavenly Recordings. The label has a histroy in great music, they did records e.g. for Doves, Saint Etienne, The Magic Numbers, Edwyn Collins, Maniac Street Preachers etc. etc. We are looking forward to the relationship. The LCMDF debut album will be released in February 2011. Watch this space for upcoming events!
Wallis just finished a very successful tour in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with over 3000 people coming to the shows. 8 more dates this year in London, Benelux and France. Thank you everybody who came and was involved.
Anais Mitchell tours the UK
Anais Mitchell has just announced a full UK tour in October with shows around the country from Brighton to Edinburgh. She will also play in Milan, Turin and Berlin while in Europe. Check her myspace for details of all the shows.
LCMDF on BBC Radio1
We are very happy that BBC Radio1 already plays Gandhi. This is the first single of the upcoming LCMDF album. Great!
GET WELL SOON shoots AUFNAHMEZUSTAND
Get Well Soon just returned from a 2 day shooting for a new TV music show calles Aufnahmezustand. It will air on 3Sat on the 18th of December 2010. The pilot went really well, looked and sounded amazing. It took place in the old beautiful area and studios of former DDR public radio station. We are very excited. Don't miss it, airing for the first time.
The Life Between & South Korea
The Life Between released their debut album "Colours Of Your Choice" with a bang in South Korea. The upcoming will be released in Europe in early 2011. We are happy.
Wallis on Tour in Europe
After a fantastic festival season, including shows at Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Frequency, Montreux Jazz and Oxegen, Wallis will be back on the road during October and November, with a tour that includes dates in Ireland, England, Germany, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.
WALLIS live in October in GSA
Wallis returns to geman, austrian & swiss stages. After the big festival summer for her, everybody is also happy to see her in clubs in October and listen to some songs that are probably on her upcoming 3rd album. Wallis and Band will play in Innsbruck, Winterthur, Munich, Erfurt, Berlin, Nuernberg, Wetzlar, Biberach & Konstanz. Hope to see you there!
The Life Between Sign Recording Contract
We're happy to announce that The Life Between have signed with Leeway Mediacomm to release their debut album domestically in South Korea. We're looking forward to working with Leeway Mediacomm and releasing the album next year
LCMDF at Iceland Airwaves
Now in the final stages of their debut album production, LCMDF will be playing a string of high profile shows and festivals over the coming months, including Iceland Airwaves and the Berlin Festival. Check their myspace for full show information.
Karakter Welcomes Anais Mitchell
Karakter Worldwide is proud to announce that we are working as European management for Anais Mitchell, in cooperation with her US-based worldwide manager Slim Moon. Anais' most recent album 'Hadestown', which features contributions from Bon Iver and Ani diFranco, received rave reviews from critics across the board, including 5 star reviews from The Sunday Times, NME, Guardian and Uncut. We are delighted to welcome her to the Karakter family.
LCMDF at BERLIN FESTIVAL 2010
We are very excited to annouce LCMDF on this years BERLIN FESTIVAL at the old airport of Berlin: Flughafen Tempelhof. They will find themselves in good company with acts like Soulwax, Hot Chip, Soulwax, Atari Teenage Riot, Caribou, Fatboy Slim, Tricky, Gonzales, etc. etc.
GET WELL SOON EUROPE FESTIVALS
We are proud to announce a fantastic Festival Summer for GET WELL SOON including Madrid Spring Festival, the grand Synch Festival in Athens, Villa Medici in Rome, Traumzeit Festival Duisburg, this year's fantastic MELT! Festival, Frequency, Dour, Sonnenrot, Zurich Open Air, as well as some special wonderful Indie Festivals like Appletreegarden, Phonopop, Sonnenrot, Kulturufer, La Pampa, ZMF Freiburg etc. Plus Get Well Soon is playing the INTERNATIONALE DONAUFEST in Ulm, again with the Grand Esemble. We hope to see you this summer!
LCMDF SHOWS AND RECORD
LCMDF are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album. There is one thing we can tell you so far: It sounds grand fantastic!! You can get a first taste of what's hitting you soon on their summer shows. Check this space for further details soon.
KARAKTER WELCOMES LCMDF
Karakter Worldwide is proud to announce that we are working with Finnish band LCMDF (Le Corps Mince de Francoise).
Sisters Emma and Mia have been wowing audiences with what The Guardian describes as 'pristine, pulsating electronic pop' since 2007. The NME described the Helsinki duo as 'sending Euro dives into raptures' while Clash asserted they were 'dead cert ones to watch'. With an album chock-full of blistering tunes in the final stages of creation, LCMDF will be playing festivals and shows around Europe over the summer, before releasing the album later in the year.
WALLIS HITS THE FESTIVALS
There is hardly a chance now, for missing Wallis this year on one of the nice festivals. Wallis and Band will appear on the stages at Montreaux Jazz Festival (!!), Ulmer Zelt, Oxegen Ireland, Rheinufer Open-Air, Eier-Mit-Speck-Festival, Jucy Beats, Kulturufer, Theatron in Munich, Poolbar Festival, Frequency near Vienna, Lowlands Festival Netherlands, Solfest UK, Zurich Open Air and Rock En Seine, near Paris. Check out the details here
New Boots OUT NOW in France & Benelux
Wallis Bird's actual album "New Boots" is also released now in France via Jive / Epic Records and Benelux via Rough Trade. Get your copy now on amazon or digital on iTunes. Please check the tour dates as well in this regions. Click here! We are very excited..
Wallis Bird South Korea
Wallis Bird's cover of Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough" has become the music to a nationwide TV ad for South Korea Telecom and it reached so much attention that Wallis' actual album "New Boots" has been released there as well! Excited!
GET WELL SOON EUROPE TOUR
We are very happy and proud, that the Get Well Soon European tour, following the very successful release of the latest album "Vexations" in Europe, was such a big success. They played 36 shows in 11 countries and had been on tour for 43 days. Thanks to over 15.000 people, which made it to one of the shows.
WALLIS "NEW BOOTS" IN GER/SUI/AUT
Wallis second album "New Boots" was releases in those countries at the 12th of march 2010 and we are very happy about a great next step. The first part of Wallis Release Tour with 9 shows and over 3000 people attending to the shows was a great success. The second part will start 7th April in Rotterdam, followed by over 20 shows all over Europe.
GET WELL SOON ENTERS THE CHARTS
We are very excited, that our artist GET WELL SOON released his brandnew second album "Vexations" last week and entered the album charts in Germany on No. 11, in Austria on No. 28, in Switzerland on No. 30 and in France on No. 81 and in Greece on No.7 (!!) We are very proud about Konstantin's success and even more about his great album.
NEXT METEOR FOR WALLIS
We are very happy to announce, that Wallis Bird won the METEOR AWARDS (irish equivalent to the brit awards and the echo) in the category "Best Irish Female Artist".
Thanks to everybody who voted and supported us.
Wallis: Epic in France and Rough Trade in Benelux
We are delighted that Wallis second album "New Boots" will be released by the legendary companies Epic Records in France and Roughtrade in Benelux in spring 2010. We are looking forward to a great and successful partnership.
GET WELL SOON VEXATIONS TOUR
The VEXATIONS Tour for beginning of 2010 is booked. We are very proud of 36 shows through all over Europe. Check the dates out and get your tickets now on www.myspace.com/youwillgetwellsoon
The second GET WELL SOON Album VEXATIONS will be released on the 22nd of January all over Europe via City Slang and Cooperative Music. First press quoue: "Vexations is majestic" (Musikexpress)
Wallis Bird - Tour announced
Wallis announce over 20 dates in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in spring 2010. Check out www.wallisbird.com for dates and tickets!
Get Well Soon - New Album Release in January 2010
After the great success with his Debut Album Get Well Soon will release his second Album "Vexations" all over Europe in January 2010. Thanks to a great relationship with our partners City Slang and Coop.
Wallis Bird - New Boots Release in Continental Europe in 2010
The Album "New Boots" will be released on the 5th March in Germany, Switzerland and Austria together with our great label partner Columbia Berlin. Get the Album and enjoy.
The Life Between - In the studio
We are proud to announce, that our band The Life Between is working intensivly in the studio to finish their debut album "Colours Of Your Choice". We are looking forward to a great album.
MUSIC FOR SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Besides VEXATIONS, to be released in January 2010, Konstantin Gropper found the time over this year to write, arrange and produce original score music of Detlev Buck's new brilliant movie "Same Same But Different", starring David Kross. The pictures and the music together make a fantastic movie that comes out in Germany on the 21st of January 2010.
Thank you for 2009
Karakter Worldwide wants to say thanks to their artists and their business partners for an exciting, intense and great year 2009. We are looking forward to a great year in 2010 and great steps together with our artists.
The Life Between - Welcome to Radio
We are very pleased, that our Band The Life Between had lots of airplay on different german radio stations over the
last couple of months (Radio Hamburg, Radio Fritz, SWR3 etc....). Thanks also to over 30.000 people, which took part
on the competition "Take A Photograph".
Wallis Bird - New Website Online
The new website of Wallis Bird is Online. Have a look and check out all the new features, music, pics etc.... .
Wallis Tour GSA
thank you all for a very successful Wallis Bird Tour through Germany and Austria. 6 Shows, nearly 2400 people, sold out 3 times, great vybes, great audiance, can you ask for more?
NEW BOOTS OUT IN THE UK
We xare very proud to announce that the new Wallis Bird album "new boots" is NOW available in the UK! Get your very own copy of the beautiful 6 panel digipack on amazon.co.uk for only 7.98 Pounds (click here) , at your local dealer or digital on iTunes (click here) or any other platform!
TO MY BONES VIDEO
We're all very proud and happy about the brand new Wallis Bird video "To My Bones"
Check out the song, taken from the album "new boots" already released in Ireland, to be released in the UK in Germany soon, on YouTube...follow this link and enjoy!
Wallis hits irish charts at 14!
We're very proud to announce that Wallis Bird's new album, first released now in Ireland hit the irish charts at No. 14 on it's first release week!!!! That makes the album the highest new entry this week! Thanks to everybody in the whole team and to ireland in general :-)
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA SUPPORT
We're very happy to announce that Wallis will support fab Rodrigo Y Gabriela all over UKs nicest venues. Don't miss the concert in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol in November. For details and tickets, check wallisbird.com
GET WELL SOON FESTIVAL SEASON
Get Well Soon was looking at a very good Festival Summer this year. Altough the weather was not that nice for some of the feativals, the people, organisation, the slots, the feedback and reviews really were. A big hug and thank you to everybody, who was involved at the Southside, Hurricane, Tolwood, Billa, St. Gallen, Festival En Stock, R(h)einkultur, Roskilde, Les Ardentes. We're looking forward to the Highfield and the club shows in Wiesbaden and get well soon's first concert on a boat in Regensburg!
WIN ON TAKEAPHOTOGRAPH.DE
We've put together a competition around the single release of The Life Between's "Take A Photograph"
click on www.takeaphotograph.de and win iPods and Lomography cameras and other prices by uploading and voting your picture of the summer! Enjoy! We would like to thank our partners in this: Kober GMBH, Lomography, pixum.de and Yahoo Music!
GET WELL SOON ALBUM NO.2
The second album of Konstantin Groppers Get Well Soon will be released in january 2010. The recordings are in progress at the moment and the litte information we can give you at the moment is : It will be epic and amazing. Watch this space for upcoming news...
COLUMBIA - A NEW LABEL PARTNER FOR WALLIS BIRD
We are happy to announce, that Wallis Bird has signed a record deal with COLUMBIA Records, based in Berlin, for Continental Europe. This is an addition to our already existing great relationship with the label RUBY WORKS for the UK and Ireland.
We are very excited to be working with such a well respected and successful label with a long history of working with influential artists. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with the whole Columbia team.
Take a Photograph
The Life Betweens first single "Take A Photograph" will be released on 11th of September. Everybody is very excited. Watch this space for further details.
NEW BOOTS FOR IRELAND
OUT NOW IN IRELAND
the new Wallis Bird Album "new boots" get your beautiful 6 panel digipack at your CD dealer or buy it online on irish iTunes, click here Wallis Bird - New Boots more details: www.myspace.com/wallisbird
Wallis on RTE
Wallis performes at Saturday Night with Miriam. Wallis just finished her performance at one of Irelands biggest TV show: Saturday Night with Miriam on RTE. You can watch "To My Bones" on the RTE website, please click here.
"Take A Photograph"
After spending some time in the studio to work on recordings TLB will release their debut single "Take A Photograph" at the 11th September in Germany. The campaign will kick in and be worked in August and September. We have some great features planned. More details soon.
NEW PUBLISHING PARTNER FOR MICHAEL ZLANABITNIC
We are very happy to announce, that NAPA SONGS (Golden Gate) will be the new publishing partner for Michael Zlanabitnig. Michael is very happy to join a team which believes in his abilities. Carol von Rautenkranz and Oli Kolb have a long history in the
international Indie- and Mainstream Music Scene.
WALLIS HITS THE SUMMER FESTIVALS
Wallis will play a number of the biggest european festivals over the summer time, which we are very happy about. Oxegen (Ireland) - T in the Park (Scotland) - V Festivals (UK) -Frequency (Austria). Check out her website for further dates.
GET WELL SOON ALL OVER EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
Get Well Soon played their first festivals at the end of may including Luxemburg, the Art Rock Festival, the Europavox Festival in Clermont Ferrand (with Bloc Party) and headlinig the Glitterhouse's lovely Orange Blossom Special 13 in Beverungen. Thank you all for the support. Get Well Soon are looking now forward to a great summer all over Europe with nameable Festivals like Hurricane, Southside, Tolwood (all GER), Spilla (IT), Roskilde (DK), R(h)einkultur & Highfield (GER), Les Ardentes (BL), Musiques En Stock (FR) etc. We hope to see you there!
Marcus Wuest finished Production
Our producer Marcus Wuest just finished the upcoming album of Wallis Bird, where he, Wallis and her band worked alongside people like Jeremy Wheatley (Duffy, Sugar Babes, James Blunt, Depeche Mode, Sam Sparro) and Jon Davis (U2, Prodigy, Snow Patrol etc.). We are all very excited about the album!
WALLIS WINS AT THE METEORS!
We are thrilled to announce that Wallis has won the prestigious Meteor Award for Hope for 2009. The Meteors are the Irish equivalent of the Grammys, Brits and Echos, and were held at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin!
GWS TOUR ABOUT TO START
End of April, we're very pround of the actual Get Well Soon Tour with concerts and festivals in France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. Hope you can make it to one of the shows. The gigs will be supportet by the lovely indie-folk band Dear Reader from South Africa. Check www.youwillgetwellsoon.com for further details.
24 Apr 2009 Le Printemps de Bourges Festival - Bourges (FR) / 25 Apr 2009 Lux Theatre (with Dear Reader) Njimegen (NL) /26 Apr 2009 La Cartonnerie (with Dear Reader) Reims (FR) / 28 Apr 2009 Controcanto Festival (with Dear Reader) Ancona (IT) / 29 Apr 2009 Circolo degli Artisti (with Dear Reader) Rome (IT) /30 Apr 2009 Covo (with Dear Reader) Bologna, (IT) / 1 May 2009 La Limonaia (with Dear Reader) Fucecchio - Florence (IT) / 2 May 2009 Mascotte (with Dear Reader), Zurich (CH) / 3 May 2009 Le Ciel (with Dear Reader) Grenoble, (FR) / 4 May 2009 Ninkasi (with Dear Reader) Lyon (FR) / 6 May 2009 La Maroquinerie (with Dear Reader) Paris (FR) / 7 May 2009 Aeronef (with Dear Reader) Lille, (FR)
NEW LABEL PARTNER FOR WALLIS BIRD
We're delighted to announce a new label partner for the UK and Ireland for Wallis Bird. Wallis has signed with Rubyworks, an independent and highly respected label based in Dublin. Best known for their work with Rodrigo y Gabriela, with whom they have sold hundreds of thousands of albums around the world, we are looking forward to a long and exciting relationship with the label.
KARAKTER - KARSTEN JAHNKE Coop
we are proud to announce that carsten jahnke konzertdirektion will be our live cooperation partner for the life between for 2009. we are looking forward to a great and successful relationship for the band.
Wallis at Eurosonic & SXSW
Thank you all for the lovely gig, fantastic support and amazing feedback in Groningen. Eurosonic, you rock! If you unfortunately missed it and are up for a trip to Texas USA, Wallis will perform at this year's South By Southwest in Austin. Check the wallisbird.com live section for futher details.
VW SOUNDFOUNDATION FOR THE LIFE BETWEEN
We are happy to announce that the life between will be part of the VW soundfoundation talent program for 2009, which supports bands for live shows and media work. Thanks to the VW Soundfoundation for picking The Life Between out of hundreds of bands.
The Life Between on tour
The Life Between from Hamburg are getting ready for their first Germany tour.
Hope to see you all there.
07.04. Berlin- Privatclub
08.04. Erfurt- Museumskeller
09.04. Freiburg- Jazzhaus
10.04. Weinheim- Café Central
15.04. Hamburg- Haus 73
16.04. Duisburg- Café Steinbruch
17.04. Frankfurt- Sinkkasten
18.04. Köln- Studio 672
20.04. Kiel- Blauer Engel
Further details on www.myspace.com/explorethelifebetween
Thanks again to the VW Soundfoundation for your support.
GWS South Europe Tour APRIL/MAY
French Connection - THE SEQUEL! After great success with the debut album and very beautiful shows in 2008, GET WELL SOON return to France in April/May 2009, to play concerts in Reimes, Grenoble, Paris, Lille along with some of the best festivals ... TBA! GWS will also play shows in Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland on that tour and we are very excited about that. Dear Reader from South Africa which are also on CitySlang will support on the whole tour. Please check them out as well. For all dates and details, go to www.myspace.com/youwillgetwellsoon and visit the live section on www.youwillgetwellsoon.com
METEOR MUSIC AWARD FOR WALLIS
Wallis Bird is nominated for this years Irish Music Awards (The Meteor)
Please vote for Wallis from this monday on for the category "New Hope for 2009" on the RTE Homepage (click here)
GET WELL SOON TOUR & RELEASE
Thank you all for an amazing and successful "Christmas In Adventure Parks Tour". The Audience, the promoters, CitySlang, MZES, and especially our friends HERMAN DUNE and PORT O' BRIEN! - Thank you all for this great experience. We'll do it again! And last but not least: Again a very very special warm thank you for Phillipp and Alex for the concept and realization of the light show, the glowing christmas bauble, the visuals, the cameras, etc. etc.
We hope as well that you had a chance of getiing a copy of the new EP "Songs Against The Glaciation" as digital, vinyl or CDEP, or the "Rest Now Weary Head..." 2CD Deluxe Release in GSA. Click here! ...or the brand new "Listen! Those Lost At Sea, Sing A Song On Christmas Day" digital only EP in the UK & Ireland. Click here
WALLIS SOLO ACOUSTIC IRELAND TOUR
wallis just finished a great solo acoustic christmas tour, which included some regional towns where she hasn't had the chance to play before. Thanks to all the promoters and fans who came along to the shows.
MARCUS WUEST BUSY IN THE STUDIO
Marcus is currently working together with Wallis Bird on her second album, which we are very much looking forward to. He recently finished mixing and mastering Get Well Soon's christmas album "Rest now - Songs against the glaciation" together with Konstantin and also mixed the debut album of UK artist Sarah Grace Horley.
FIRST FESTIVALS 2009 FOR GWS
We're proud to announce that Get Well Soon is booked for 3 of the major german festivals SOUTHSIDE, HURRICANE and HIGHFIELD. Please check http://www.fkpscorpio.com/ for further details.
THANK YOU FOR 2008
karakter worldwide wants to say thank you to their artists and businss partners for a great year in 2008. We are looking forward to a great year in 2009. - Lets forget the recession and fight for great music!
GERMAN ECONOMY FILM AWARDS
Michael, the frontman of The Life Between wrote and produced the scoremusic to the trailer of the 2008 german economy film awards.
Upcoming Wallis GER/AUT Tour
Wallis will play a headlining tour in Germany and Austria in November, including 9 dates. Aidan, a great irish singer-songwriter, will support the tour.
New Wallis Album
Wallis is currently working on her second album together with her producer Marcus Wuest, her band and musician friends. The album is being recorded in Germany, Ireland and England, and will be released in 2009.
THE LIFE BETWEEN SUPPORTING AMY MACDONALD ON HER GERMAN DATES.
The life between is supporting Amy MacDonald on her german dates. All 4 shows are sold out and we are happy, that they will reach over 10,000 people during the tour. 20st Oct: Berlin, Columbiahalle (sold out) // 22nd Oct: Köln, Palladium (sold out), 25th Oct: Munchich, Tonhalle (sold out) // 27th Oct: Hamburg, Großen Freiheit (sold out).
WALLIS BIRD ON NATIONWIDE TV AD CAMPAIGN
Wallis Bird provides the music on the national TV advertising campaign for The Sun newspaper. The advert, which is part of a high profile campaign to promote The Sun's new 30p price, has been airing frequently on prime-time on all the major terrestrial and digital channels. Wallis performs a unique cover of Depeche Mode's 'Just Can't Get Enough', and her version is due to be digitally released at the end of October following an influx of phone-calls to The Sun's switchboard asking for the song to be made available.
GET WELL SOON Deluxe Release
Get Well Soon will release a Deluxe Christmas Edition of his Debut album 'Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon' , in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in October. The deluxe edition includes Christmas songs written for friends.
GET WELL SOON GOES CINEMA
Konstantin Gropper (Get Well Soon) has written two songs for the new Wim Wenders picture 'The Palermo Shooting' which recently had it's world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was in competition. The movie is about a well known photographer searching after a car crash for the meaning of life in Palermo. It stars 'Die Toten Hosen' singer Campino as well as Dennis Hopper and Lou Reed. The beautiful soundtrack features Nick Cave's Grinderman, Velvet Underground, Portishead, Will Oldham and two(!) exclusive songs by GET WELL SOON. Exciting!
If That Hat Is Missing, I Have Gone Hunting' from the debut 'Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon' is also featured in the new Austrian drug-comedy 'Contact High', starring famous German director Detlev Buck himself.
Working on "Lights"
The Life Between are working on their debut album "lights" in the former EMI-Studios in Cologne together with the producer Wolfgang stach (Guano Apes, Such a Surge, Karpatenhund etc..).
Upcoming GET WELL SOON Clip
GWS just finished their video shoot for the new single "Listen", which was done in a submarine. We are very much looking forward to the great video, which was directed by Jan Ole Gerster.
GET WELL SOON EUROPEAN TOUR
GWS will kick off their European tour in Hamburg on 26th September. The tour will lead them to the uk, ireland, benelux, france, germany, switzerland and austria.
GET WELL SOON UK&IE RELEASE
The GET WELL SOON debut album 'Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon' will be released in the UK and Ireland on the 2nd of June via Nude Records / Pinnacle. We're very excited! order now at amazon.co.uk (click here)
Get Well Soon is playing this week in Karlsruhe (Jubez), Halle (Objekt 5), the IMMERGUT FESTIVAL, Dublin (supporting BON IVER), Fleche D'or in Paris and on the 5th of June The Bush Hall in London. check www.youwillgetwellsoon.com for details!
The Life Between
We're happy to announce that we have started working with a great new four-piece band called The Life Between. The band are currently producing their debut album 'Lights' with producer Wolfgang Stach in the former EMI studios in Cologne. First tracks are now up on their myspace - www.thelifebetween.com
WALLIS & GET WELL SOON DOUBLE HEADLINING SHOWS
Wallis Bird and Get Well Soon will play 3 shows together in germany. See them live 6th of August, Weinheim - Schloss / 7th of Aug. Marburg - KFZ / 8th of Aug. Jena - Kulturzelt.
We hope you'll come and enjoy it, we know we will :-)
New Shows in Ireland
Starting off with Ireland's biggest festival, the Electric Picnic; We can announce new dates for Ireland in October and November. We are very excited. Please come along to the shows. 22nd October, Cork Cyprus Avenue / 23rd October, Cork Cyprus Avenue / 24th October, Galway Roisin Dubh / 25th October, Limerick Warehouse / 27th October, Castlebar Royal Theatre / 28th October, Belfast Auntie Annies / 30st October Dublin Button Factory
31st October, Wexford Arts Centre / 01st November, Wexford Arts Centre
Wallis Bird just finished her tour of Germany, with a final date in Amsterdam. 3,000 people came to the 8 shows. Thank you all for the great support!
GET WELL SOON TOUR
After entering the german album charts at 28, we're proud to announce the GET WELL SOON Germany Tour.
17 dates in germany, austria and switzerland.
09.04.2008 Koeln - Gebaeude 9 // 10.04.2008 Dortmund - FZW // 12.04.2008 Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnhof // 13.04.2008 Schorndorf - Manufaktur // 15.04.2008 Frankfurt - Brotfabrik // 16.04.2008 Berlin - Lido // 17.04.2008 Hamburg – Mandarin Kasino // 18.04.2008 Bremen - Spedition //19.04.2008 Muenster - Gleis 22 // 23.04.2008 Giessen - MUK // 24.04.2008 Biberach - Kulturhalle Abdera //26.04.2008 CH - St Gallen - Palace // 28.04.2008 AT - Graz - PPC // 29.04.2008 AT - Wien - Flex // 30.04.2008 Nuernberg - MUZ // 01.05.2008 Muenchen - Feierwerk // 02.05.2008 Dresden - Scheune
For more infos, please visit www.youwillgetwellsoon.com
WALLIS LIVE IN GERMANY AND HOLLAND
Wallis Bird will be playing a tour of Germany in May, and finishing up with a date in Amsterdam. 8th May at Orange House in Munchen / 9th May at Manufaktur in Schorndorf / 11th May at Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg / 12th May at Jazzhaus in Freiburg / 14th May at Gleis 22 in Munster / 15th May at Beatpool in Dresden / 17th May at Umsonst and Draussen Festival in Duisberg / 18th May at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.
GWS plays iTunes Live Berlin
Get Well Soon and the awesome Gonzales play an exclusive show at the iTunes Live Berlin Festival on the 3rd of May in a pretty nice venue calles Radialsystem V. We're excited and you should be as well, because the tickets for it can be won only. Check http://www.ituneslive.de / for more details.
Successful Ireland Tour
Wallis just completed a very successful tour of Ireland where most of the shows were sold out. Her performance on the Late Late Show (Ireland's highest rated TV show) was brilliant. Thanks to our great business partners Flohic, Amy and the whole Universal Music Ireland team, and Eleanor from POD for all their support.
Billie Holiday feature
Universal Republic US comissioned the producer Marcus Wuest to produce a track together with Wallis Bird for a tribute Album for the legendary Billie Holiday. Thanks to everybody who made this happen
GET WELL SOON SIGNS WITH NUDE
We're delighted to announce that NUDE records will work with Get Well Soon for the UK and Ireland. The well respected Indie Label is best known as the label of the legendary band SUEDE. We are looking forward to a great and successful partnership.
Wallis on Tour with Billy Bragg in the UK
Wallis Bird will support the legendary Billy Bragg on his upcoming UK tour in April 2008, which is a big pleasure for all of us. We are looking forward to 7 great shows across the country.
GET WELL SOON MAKES TOP 30 ALBUM CHART
Get Well Soon released his long awaited debut album 'Rest Now, Weary Head, You Will Get Well Soon' via City Slang in Germany. We're delighted to report that the album went straight into the album charts at number 28, and also made it to number 1 on the iTunes alternative chart. Congratulations to Konstantin, and thanks to City Slang for all their great work.
Wallis Bird Ireland Tour 2008
Following a fantastic tour of Ireland last year, Wallis Bird will play another Ireland Tour in April 2008, playing 5 shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Wexford and Limerick. We are looking forward to a great time in Ireland.
X-WHY-Z FOR WALLIS BIRD
We are proud to present that the "x why z" will be our booking partner for germany,
switzerland and austria for 2008 for Wallis Bird. We are looking forward to a great and
GET WELL SOON RELEASED
Get Well Soon released his long awaited debut album 'Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon' on the 18th of January 2008 in GSA over City Slang. We're all very excited and hope you will like the record! Thanks to you all who worked very hard during the last months for an perfect release plot.
Wallis supports Gabrielle
Wallis Bird will support England's soul queen Gabrielle on her full upcoming UK Tour. Check out the dates on www.wallisbird.com
Christmas with GET WELL SOON
GET WELL SOON plays a very special Christmas Tour in December in Cooperation with his Label City Slang.
With the new clip, the Pre Single 'Christmas In Adventure Parks' etc. etc. we'll bring Xmas to your town.
Wallis Spoons Tour GER
Wallis is playing 10 headlining shows in Germany in November and December 2007. We're all excited and looking forward to great crowds.
WALLIS BIRD IRELAND TOUR
The Ireland tour of Wallis Bird in November 2007 was a great success. Playing 5 shows across the country, Wallis played for over 700 people and reached many more through a large number of radio and press interviews. Thanks to Flohic, Eleanor and Amy and Freddie from Universal Ireland for all their help in making the tour such a success.
Get Well Soon signs with city slang for GSA
We're delighted to announce that Christof Ellinghaus and his team will work with Get Well Soon for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The well respected Indie Label releases amazing artists like The Arcade Fire, Calexico, Lambchop, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Nada Surf, The Notwist and other. We are very excited and looking forward to a great partnership.
For further Information, click www.cityslang.com
Designer & Director Mario Gorniok created the beautiful all animation music clip for Get Well Soon's Album pre-single 'Christmas In Adventure Parks'. Watch it on the Homepage www.youwillgetwellsoon.com or on GWS's Myspace: www.myspace.com/youwillgetwellsoon. Thanks to everybody else who was also involved (Aaron, Nina, Alex)
Wallis Bird's 'Spoons' reaches iTunes Top 10
Wallis Bird in TOP 10 of iTunes UK Album Download Charts after just 1 week and TOP 3 in the iTunes UK Pop Album Download-Charts.
Wallis Bird Video ON AIR
The video for Wallis Bird's first single, 'Blossoms in the Street', is being broadcast by a host of TV stations including VH1. It's a one-shot whirlwind-of-a-video which was directed by the upcoming director Mark Wordsworth, and heavily based on Wallis' own script. The single is released on October 15th and the video has been gathering praise from all corners. Thanks to everyone involved.
William Morris Agency
We're delighted to announce that Solomon Parker and his team from the William Morris Agency are confirmed as our booking partner for Wallis Bird in the UK. The agency is one of the most respected around the world, and we're excited to be working together with them.
Get Well Soon on iTunes Chart
We're very happy to report that the German digi-release of Get Well Soon's EP 'All that Keeps Us from Giving In' has gone straight in at number 47 on the iTunes alternative chart.
Wallis Releases in Japan
We're delighted that Universal Japan have released Wallis Bird's debut album 'Spoons' both physically and digitally, with plenty of instore promotion at the larger retailers such as Tower Records. Wallis is picking up quite a lot of heat in the Japanese market, with the video for 'Blossoms in the Street' being shown on MTV Asia and the video being shortlisted for a viewers video vote.
Get Well Soon Hits Up the Festivals
Get Well Soon has been playing festivals in Europe over the summer, including Glastonbury, Latitude and headline spots at the ObstWiesen Festival and Orange Blossom Festivals in Germany. Next up is a performance at the prestigious Haldern Pop Festival, one of the most important indie festivals in Germany with 30,000 in attendance. Press reviewers have been getting very excited about the artist, with some describing him as 'the heir to the Arcade Fire's throne'.
William Morris Agency
Wallis Bird Plays to 30,000
Wallis played in front of 30,000 people at the legendary 'Das Fest' festival in Karlsruhe, Germany at the end of July. Prior to this, she played a very successful tour of Ireland - thanks to all of our Irish partners for great teamwork there.
WALLIS BIRD PROMO TOUR
Wallis Bird just finished her press and promo tour of Germany. Covering 5 cities in 5 nights (Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne), Wallis played in venues that were nearly all sold-out, and did live radio sessions and interviews all week. Thanks to our partners Universal Music Germany, DEAG Concerts and everyone who supported the tour.
MTV.de and Musikexpress present GWS's upcoming Europa-Tour.
MTV Online & Musikexpress will present/recommend Get Well Soons upcoming Tour with several
features. Thanks for supporting Get Well soon.
WALLIS ABBEY ROAD SESSION ON NAPSTER
Wallis Bird's Live-Session, which was recorded in London's famous Abbey Road Studios in February 2007,
is available now. The Live-Session was done in cooperation with ASCAP, WorldSpace Radio and Napster.
Primary-Partnership for Get Well Soon
We are very happy to report that the booking agency Primary Talent International signed Get Well Soon for a worldwide deal.
We are looking forward to a great relationship with Primary.
Get Well Soon playlisted in Music Week
In this week's issue of the UK's Music Week (from the 11th December), GET WELL SOON got a brilliant review. 'The musical vehicle of one Konstantin Gropper, Get Well Soon sound like the bastard child of Bright Eyes and Radiohead' Thank you very much Music Week!
By the way: check out Get Well Soon's brilliant new homepage: www.get-well-soon.net
BRANCHES UNTANGLE TOUR IS OVER! THANKS TO EVERYBODY, SUPPORTING WALLIS
The Branches Untangle Tour 2006 was a complete success! For 13 dates, Wallis hit the stagess in South Germany and played venues like the Alte Feuerwache in Mannheim, THE SWR3 NEW POP in Baden-Baden, the Jubez in Karlsruhe, Abdera in Biberach, Sinkasten in Frankfurt etc. etc. About 2500 Visitors saw Wallis and Band live in action! It was good for fun! Thanks to the Crew, the Team and of course THE AUDIENCE! YOU ROCK!
Read about the tour and look at a ton of pics on www.wallisbird.com
ISLAND RECORD DEAL FOR WALLIS
We are delighted to announce that Wallis Bird has signed a worldwide record deal with Island Records UK, part of the Universal Records Group.
Karakter Worldwide is very happy to be working with such a strong business partner and we are all excited that Wallis will be joining the same stable of artists as U2, The Feeling, PJ Harvey and Amy Winehouse as well as classic Island artists such as Tom Waits and Nick Drake.
Island Records will be releasing the 'Branches Untangle' EP in the UK soon and the debut album will follow in early 2007. Watch this space for regular updates...
Wallis Bird - 10 weeks in the Top ten in the German SWR-Radiocharts
Blossoms in the Street’ has spent 10 weeks in the top 10 of the German SWR-Radiocharts, peaking at No.2. Not bad for an unsigned newcomer. Thank you for all the support to SWR3 and especially Gregor Friedel.
Marcus Wuest produces Wallis Bird's Debut Album
Wallis will produce her Debut album together with producer Marcus Wuest. Wallis and Marcus will begin working in March in a studio in rural Germany.
WALLIS AT MINISTRY OF SOUND COMPILATION
we are proud to announce, that wallis bird's cover version of "just can't get enough" is part of the "uncovered - a unique collection of cool cover versions" - compilation, released by ministry of sound at the 20th april in the uk. with artists like prodigy, groove armada, basement jaxx, fatboy slim, jose gonzalez, the gossip etc. wallis is in well known company.
Wallis Bird: Lakewood Endorsement
The internationally renowned comapny LAKEWOOD are endorsing Wallis.
Thanks to Martin Seeliger and the whole LAKEWOOD-Team.
GET WELL SOON (GER) Alternative artist with four successful albums released by Caroline Records & City Slang, who has soundtracked several film and TV scores for directors including Wim Wenders, as well as composing music for national theatres in Europe. He also co-wrote music and co-produced the latest record of German hip-hop artist Casper, which reached number one in the charts. CONTACT
ANAIS MITCHELL (USA) Grammy-nominated American folk artist with a catalogue of critically acclaimed albums including ‘Hadestown’ which has been developed as a stage show, and will launch off-Broadway in 2016. BBC Folk Award winner and regularly featured on ‘Best Of’ end of year lists in the international press. CONTACT
WALLIS BIRD (IRE) Irish singer-songwriter, two-time Meteor Award winner and Choice Music Prize nominee in her native Ireland, with a reputation for mesmerizing live performances across Europe, the US and Asia. CONTACT
HUNDREDS (DE) German sister & brother indie/electronica band, signed to Embassy Of Music, releasing their 3rd beautiful album "Wilderness" on November 4th. CONTACT
SIZARR (GER) German indie band signed to Sony/Four Music and nominated for the Echo Critics Choice prize for their debut album. Their strong national profile within Germany is steadily growing internationally too. CONTACT
KESTON COBBLERS CLUB (UK) British folk-pop band taking the alt-folk scene by storm, with sell-out UK tours, appearances at all the major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Green Man and Cambridge, and live sessions on BBC Radio, making music that will make you ‘dance until your shoes wear out’. CONTACT
DAVID LEMAITRE (BOL) Bolivian born and Berlin-based artist, signed to PIAS Recordings Int, who released his debut album Latitude. CONTACT
INNER TONGUE (AUT) Austrian artist tipped by notable media outlets including The Guardian, MusicExpress, Q Magazine and FM4. A mixture of Death Cab for Cutie, the heartfelt perfection found in Sohn’s sonic realms, and the intuition of Chet Faker. Debut EP release in Spring 2015, with debut album following in 2016.
SAM VANCE-LAW (CAN) Canadian musician, songwriter, violinist from Edmonton, releasing his notable album HOMOTOPIA in 2017 CONTACT
RUSSKAJA (RUS) Genre-busting Russian turbo-metal-polka band and regular festival favourites, especially at Wacken Open Air, signed to Napalm Records.
MARCUS WUEST, PRODUCER (GER) CONTACT
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