Translated by Kumiko
※Introducing the electro-punk duo Schwefelgelb from Germany!
While we certainly enjoyed our time with Mz. Sunday Luv, right now at Tokyo Wrestling’s MySpace page you’ll find the hot, incredible beats of German electro-punk duo, Schwefelgelb!
Just this past weekend Schwefelgelb played at Japan’s biggest techno rave event, WIRE09, at the Yokohama Arena. They also played in France last May as the opening act for the well-known trashy electro-punk duo, Sexy Sushi. Schwefelgelb is Eddy and Sid, two friends since childhood who've taken their band name from the German for "yellow sulfur".
Eddy is a professional designer and does all the graphic design for the band. In an interview he explained, “Visual design is an essential element to music for us”. What can we say?! We LOVE their fabulously queer eye for considering everything a part of their music--from looks and fashion to performance and art!
What’s more, “Asexual Cyborg”, a very mysterious dance duo in full-body tights, joins them on stage for some of their European performances--always resulting in a delectably unique show that drives audiences wild.
※A poster for a queer noise event featuring Schwefelgelb.
With the spotlight turned squarely in their direction, Schwefelgelb have become the darlings of the queer scene in Europe. They’re often found performing at queer punk events such as the Queer Wave Party and Queer Noise...and the crowds keep coming back for more. No one can get enough of Schwefelgelb’s finely-tuned, and divinely German, electro sound topped as it is by eccentric performances that can only be described as trashy, queer electro-punk.
Their latest album, Alt and Neu (“Old and New”) is just as its title suggests: an exquisite mix of 1980s new wave and punk with modern, progressive sound. Referred to as “DAF’s bastard child” by music media sources, Schwefelgelb stop listeners in their tracks with their trademark brilliant sound.
※Poster of an underground queer punk event featuring Schwefelgelb.
Incidentally, songs by DAF (Deutche Amerikanische Freundschaft), a band often rumored to be gay, became a staple in gay discotheques in Germany in the eighties owing to the queer evocative nature underlying their videos and lyrics.
Going back to Schwefelgelb, this new German electro duo is an ultra cool band on the rise. Try checking out Tokyo Wrestling’s MySpace page for a quick listen!
※A flyer for the Queer Wave party featuring Schwefelgelb.
★Tokyo Wrestling’s MySpace page: www.myspace.com/tokyowrestling
★Schwefelgelb's MySpace page: www.myspace.com/schwefelgelb
★Schwefelgelb's official home page:http://schwefelgelb.de
★To return to Tokyo Wrestling's homepage, follow the link here.
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