THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE

Rules
Release:
27.02.2009
Label:
Bubbles
Format:
CD
Article No.:
BUBBLESCD002
EAN Code:
673799210228
Das Debüt-Album „Dreams“ der Formation THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE zählte zu den musikalischen Überraschungen 2006 und avancierte zu einem der Alben des Jahres. Die Band um ERLEND ØYE (Kings Of Convenience) und den Bassisten Marcin Öz definiert mit THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE den Indie Pop neu. Selten klang eine Band so hinreißend charmant und unkonventionell wie THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE. Die musikalischen Koordinaten lauten Indie, Disco und Pop.
Nun erscheint nach mehr als zweijähriger Pause ihr zweiter Streich, namens RULES. THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE folgen immer noch ihren eigenen Regeln. Zugelassen sind vier Jungs in einem Raum. Nicht zulässig sind Overdubs und Effekte. Die Musik muss live in One-Takes aufgenommen werden. Nichts darf hinzugefügt werden, was von der Band aus Berlin mit ERLEND ØYE als Sänger und Gitarrist nicht auch live gespielt werden kann. Die 11 Songs des neuen Albums klingen authentisch und entspannt zugleich und versprühen diesen einzigartigen Vibe zwischen Indie, Disco und Pop, der seinesgleichen sucht.

THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE follow their own rules: It’s four guys in one room. No overdubs, no FX. The music has to be recorded live in one take. Nothing to be added which cannot be played live by a band from Berlin with ERLEND OYE as the singer and guitar player. The recording sessions resultet in about 300 different takes of eleven different songs, now melted down to the album the band calls RULES. The band now recorded ideas they gathered during soundchecks and live jams they had during the 120 gigs they played worldwide after the release of her debut “Dreams”. Since their major live aim is to move the crowd, ERLENDS deep and intelligent lyrics are now the foundation for a clearly more dance-driven sound on RULES. One of the reasons of the WHITEST BOY ALIVE’ success is the fact, that people had the chance to discover the music themselves without getting it shoved down their throats by media- and marketing-campains. The music is real and eases your mind, which lead people like skateboarder Jereme Rogers, German actress and director Nicolette Krebitz and ABC Networks (Grey's Anatomy) to ask for the use of it in their audiovisual projects. Also the WHITEST BOY ALIVE is one of the very few German bands who ever played live in the BBC Culture Show on TV. But most of all, the band’s indie-pop/disco-sound lead to great enthusiasm amongst a steadily growing fanbase worldwide. What happens now: Nobody knows. One thing is for sure: The stage is set for at least 100 more great live-gigs. Prepare to enjoy.