NEUZEITLICHE BODENBELÄGE – POST PUNK SYNTH WAVE POP DISKOBODEN
Neuzeitliche Bodenbeläge ("contemporary floorings") is Joshua Gottmanns and Niklas Wandt. Their Berlin neighbourhoods of cheap dives and streets full of discarded household goods seemed always to hold ephemeral stories - profane ones, of loners clinging with passion to some last straws in a life already in steep descent. Their first sign of life was a vinyl 7inch "Ich verliebe mich nie/Pfleg' mich (Themes For Great Cities, 2018). These tape recordings already contain a broad spectrum of references from German wave and Synthpop to ostentative Kraut repetitions and were enthusiastically received in underground circles all over Europe. At the time of its release, Gottmanns and Wandt were already working on the followup EP (to be released in early 2019)in a hotel at Lake Constance. Under the tutelage of their Viennese life coach Ali Europa, their new songs are drumheavy, playful and dub-laden as well as endowed with an urging pop appeal - tales of neuroses and crises never did sound as sweet. Their first ten shows in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic and Germany already turned out to be sensual experiences for band and audience alike - the door's wide open, get your flooring today!