Žen heading on Balteek tour

Croatian all-girl band Žen is heading on Balteek tour, which will take them from the Balkans to the Baltics and back. Žen offers unique audio-visual shoegaze/post-rock live experience, not to be missed if they play nearby.

Final destination of the tour is performance on Tallinn Music Week, where they will perform on April 1st, as part of Manka Boutique Pop Festival Night at Kultuuriklubi Kelm. Besides Tallinn Žen will play additional 12 shows through Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Balteek tour dates:
25.3.2017 @ Passau, Tabakfabrik (DE)
27.3. 2017 @ Bratislava, British Rock Stars (SK) - FB event
28.3. 2017 @ Lublin, Galeria Labirynt (PL) - FB event
29.3. 2017 @ Warszaw, Chmury (PL) - FB event
30.3. 2017 @ Vilnius, Kirtimu KC (LT) - FB event
31.3. 2017 @ Cesis, Mala (LV) - FB event
1.4. 2017 @ Tallinn Music Week, Kultuuriklubi Helm (EE) - FB event
3.4. 2017 @ Ikškile, Ikškile Free School (LV) - FB event
4.4. 2017 @ Riga, Cafe Leningrad (LV)
5.4. 2017 @ Kaunas, Kultura Kavine (LT) - FB event
6.4. 2017 @ Liepaja, Fontaine Palace (LV)
7.4. 2017 @ Olszytn, Rewolwer (PL) - FB event
8.4. 2017 @ Nowy Targ, Ksiazkawiarnia Rezerwat (PL) - FB event

And to sum it up with teasing quotes:
"...powerful post-rock release" (The Needle Drop)
"This is a perfect modern pop post-rock, math-rock, prog-indie, synthwave – very well thought out and hypnotic to watch and listen to... Zen are a beatiful misty treasure and a real find!" (Louder Than War)
"Croatia’s Zen are three stylish girls playing stadium-sized shoegaze and drone-rock with nods to Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine and The Cure. Their set was watertight, melodic, heavy and accompanied by unrelenting, psychedelic visuals only adding to the mind-meld and pleasing disorientation." (Clash Magazine / Top picks from MENT Festival 2017)

Borghesia meets poetry of Srečko Kosovel and releases new single 'Rodovnik'

Rodovnik / A Genealogy
Slave.
Slave the Servant.
Slave Servantich the Servant.
Slave Slavetich Servantich the Humble.
Slave II.
Slave Humblich III.
Servantich IV.
Janez the Humble, the Craven, the Grandiose.
(Srečko Kosovel,1926; translation by Nike Kocjančič Pokorn)

On March 18, 2017 (the 113th birthday of the renowned Slovene poet Srečko Kosovel), the legendary Slovene electro-rock band Borghesia presents their brand new song ‘Rodovnik’ (‘A Geneaology’; YouTube / Bandcamp). On the new song Borghesia used Kosovel’s lyrics, which presents the poet’s confrontation with the nature of the petit bourgeoisie, and it is still relevant today.

With the new single Borghesia announces their upcoming full-length album ‘Proti kapitulaciji’, on which the formation of Aldo Ivančić, Dario Seraval, Irena Tomažin, Jelena Rusjan and Ivo Poberžaj will tackle with Srečko Kosovel’s poetry. Selection of twelve Kosovel’s poems, still relevant to this very day, is the basis for Borghesia’s new musical adventure.

Srečko Kosovel (1904–1926) was a Slovene post–World War I avantgarde poet and is considered to be one of Central European major modernist poets. He has been labelled as an impressionist poet of his native Karst region, a political poet, an expressionist, a dadaist, a satirist, and as a voice of international socialism, using avant-garde constructivist forms. But most importantly, his poems are timeless, still relevant 90 years later and could have easily been written today. Srečko Kosovel died at an early age of 22, but not without leaving a legacy - an impressive collection of 1400+ poems!

Against sterile parliamentarism, secret diplomacy and Nero in a red executioner's cloak! (S. Kosovel – Before Capitulations)

Žen joining forces with Moonlee Records

We are excited to announce that the Croatian all-girl band Žen is joining forces with Moonlee Records for their upcoming third album, which is scheduled for autumn 2017.

Formed in Zagreb (Croatia), in 2010, the audio-visual band Žen combines intricate arrangments and immersive live visuals to create a fully authentic shoegaze, post-rock experience. Žen playfully dissects gender stereotypes and connects the boundaries of audio and visual art, evoking journeys through vocal harmonization submerged in a progressive symbiosis of guitar, bass, drums and synths. If we were to try to define them by genre, the closest we would get is a complex form of indie-rock, informed by various style and genre characteristics ranging from post-rock to shoegaze, math-rock, vintage synthwave and experimental electronics. Žen has played numerous concerts and gained a loyal audience in the broader European region.

Last but not least, Žen are playing at MENT Ljubljana on Friday, February 3rd in Menza pri koritu at 22:45. Do not miss them.

Moonlee website is open sourced

Recently, we have announced our new website and it's the one you are looking at the moment.

But, what we haven't mentioned back then, is that our website is open source. For developers and geeks, this is probably a well known term - but in case you are not familiar with it, it means that all of our website's code is publicly available and anyone can contribute to it or use it on their own.

That's right - and if you don't believe it, you can check the code at our Github profile.

Why have we decided to open source our website?

Well, there are more reasons, but we can summarize it to most important ones. Moonlee website is a project that has been built in-house, by people (Dražen Perić and Antonio Karača) who are assisting Moonlee already for some time now. It was not built by some random agency, everything has been transparent since the beginning and there was no restriction about which technology should we use or that we should finish it in shortest time possible. So yes, for website you’re looking at the moment, it is definitely over-engineered but we are also not limited if we want to build anything more from this - which we definitely will do.

Because it has became quite custom solution, we thought it could be useful to a similar labels like us. So, for example, if SubPop wants decides to build a new website, they can use our solution as a skeleton for their own thing. Or they can just grab some ideas from it. At the end - it depends on how you will find it useful.

And by giving it to the public, we also give people an opportunity to contribute to it by either coding or fixing a specific thing, or just by reporting us an issue that we need to take care of.

What’s the most interesting thing in here?

You can find examples of how to fetch latest images from your Instagram account, how to get shows from a Songkick API, how to get latest Youtube videos, Twitter posts, how to subscribe to an existing Mailchimp list and so on.

What are the technologies used to build Moonlee website?

Ruby on Rails (current version 5.0.1) as a framework for backend development, Active Admin as an administration for RoR, ES6 and SCSS on the frontend, CircleCI for continious integration, Sentry for error tracking, Code climate, Rubocop, couple of tests with Rspec (there should be more) and so on.

What's the current website status?

We are currently doing bugfixes and visual fixes in current version and then we will add some smaller functionalities and enhancements. After that, we have a plan to build another page section, which will be related to Moonlee booking. This will be ready in next few months.

Dälek remixes a Werefox song 'Orange Red', transforming it into a hypnotic mantra!

A Slovenian alternative rock band Werefox joined forces with the U.S. experimental hip-hop group Dälek, who remixed their song ‘Orange Red’ from their latest album ‘Das Lied der Maschinen’ (2016, Moonlee Records). Dälek transformed the original song into a transcendental, meditative 8+ minute odyssey, taking you on a sonic drone journey through an orange red landscape. As the song’s reverb slowly fades out into oblivion, one can’t help but wonder how Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine would have liked the hypnotic sonic mantra you’ve just experienced.

Dälek
By blending hip-hop with noise, industrial and shoegaze in the late 90’s, Dälek were way ahead of time or their peers, inadvertently “mapping nev continents” for future acts such as Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, Run The Jewels, etc. Since the group’s beginnings, they have been touring the world extensively, sharing stages with such giants as Tool, Melvins, De La Soul, Isis, Mastodon, The Young Gods, etc., and they were signed by Mike Patton’s label Ipecac. One of Dälek’s more notable collaborations came with the album ‘Derbe Respect, Alder’ (2004, Staudgold), for which they collaborated with the German kratu rock legends Faust – in the same year, Dälek also appeared on the song ‘Weapon of Opportunity’ by the Slovene alternative rock band Psycho-Path, released on the album ‘Désinvoltura’ (2004, More Noise Less Music). Dälek went on a hiatus in 2011, but returned this year with the new album ‘Asphalt for Eden’ (2016, Profound Lore Records).


Dälek (photo by Eric Kjensrud)

Debeli Precjednik and Mašinko searching for the monkey of the year

Croatian punkrockers Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident and Mašinko joined forces in the year of the monkey to find the monkey of the year – the result is split album 'Godina Majmuna / Majmun godine' (in english: 'The Year of the Monkey / The Monkey of the Year'), which was released on October 25th 2016 in CD, LP and digital format for slovenian record label Moonlee Records and croatian Dirty Old Label and Dostava Zvuka.

With their new songs, Debeli Precjednik continue where they left off with last EP ‘Povijest bolesti’ (Moonlee Records, 2014). Fast, energetic and catchy punk-rock songs, with hookable guitar riffs and recognizable vocals, jumping between Croatian and English languages, once again prove that Debeli Precjednik are a world-class band. Their side of the album is finished with a surprising remix, shedding new light on the band… This is followed by a blast-off from Mašinko, with their humorous and anthemic melodic punk-rock, sung in Croatian, making sure their melodies stay stuck in your head for the entire day, night, morning. Their songs echoes the best part of bands such as Pasi, Atheist Rap or even Hladno pivo, making their upcoming popularity rise after this album no surprise at all.

The quest for the monkey of the year is now officaly open, and it sadly seems like there are more candidates with each passing year. But at least we now have a perfect soundtrack for it.

Serbian post-punk trio Repetitor on European tour

Two weeks after the release of their new, third album ''Gde ćeš'' (english: Where will you go; Moonlee Records, 2016) serbian garage-postpunk-noise-rock trio Repetitor is heading on european tour which will lead them to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Germany. They will also perform at Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht on November 10th. Check them out if they play nearby.

Repetitor tour dates:
2.11.2016 @ Trenčin, Luč (SK) - FB event
3.11.2016 @ Brno, Kabinet Muz (CZ) - FB event
4.11.2016 @ Bratislava, tba (SK) - FB event
5.11.2016 @ Rožnov, T Klub (CZ) - FB event
6.11.2016 @ Prague, Klub Famu (CZ) - FB event
7.11.2016 @ Maastricht, Muziekgieterij (NL) - FB event
9.11.2016 @ Amsterdam, OT301 (NL) - FB event
10.11.2016 @ Utrecht, Le Guess Who? (NL) - FB event
11.11.2016 @ searching for a show - help needed!
12.11.2016 @ Pegnitz, Boheim Brewery (DE) - FB event

'Gde ćeš' - New album by serbian post-punk trio Repetitor

Slovenian independent record label Moonlee Records presents new album by serbian garage-postpunk-noise-rock trio Repetitor entitled ''Gde ćeš'' (english: Where will you go) which is released today, on 18th October 2016 as CD, LP and digital format. Possible answer to above question is offering by itself – with invitation to some of Repetitor's performances in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Czech, Slovakia, Netherlands...

Repetitor announced the upcoming third album with the single Beskraj at the end of 2015 and proved the trio simply refuses to depart from their mapped path. Their strongest weapon are their live shows, which influenced also the recording of this album as these 8 new songs were practically recorded in one take, again proving Repetitor's »all or nothing« stance. This also gives the album a primal drive and garage scent. The listener is thundered by a high-voltage wall of sound, bursts of rage, fear, violence, pain and anxiety. On one side, we have Boris Vlastelica psychotically grinding his guitar strings and shredding chords with a punk attitude, soon to twist them into hurricane heavy riffs. On other side, there's playful and bouncy Ana-Marija Cupin, fused with her bass guitar working on cooking a post-punk balm. All of this is glued together by the untamable beast on drums, Milena Milutinović, bittery drumming away like if it's the end of time. In the noisy range of their guitar-based rock echoes The Stooges, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Dead Moon, Suicide, Bikini Kill, Swans, and more – however, Repetitor are so genuine and unique that you can describe their music just by saying »Repetitor«. Together with Savages, Metz, Thee Oh Sees, Girl Band, Future of the Left, A Place To Bury Strangers, Fat White Family, they are plunging on the transversal of the most dangerous rock bands of the moment.

Repetitor live shows:
20.10.2016 @ Ljubljana, Kino Šiška (SI)
21.10.2016 @ Rijeka, Pogon kulture (HR)
29.10.2016 @ Sarajevo, Sloga (RS)
2.11.2016 @ Trenčin, Luč (SK)
3.11.2016 @ Brno, Kabinet Muz (CZ)
4.11.2016 @ Bratislava, tba (SK)
5.11.2016 @ Rožnov, T Klub (CZ)
6.11.2016 @ Prague, Klub Famu (CZ)
9.11.2016 @ Amsterdam, OT301 (NL)
10.11.2016 @ Utrecht, Le Guess Who? (NL)
18.11.2016 @ Krško, MC Krško (SI)
2.12.2016 @ Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture (HR)
3.12.2016 @ Beograd, Dom omladine (RS)
15.12.2016 @ Linz, Stadtwerkstatt (AT)
16.12.2016 @ Nova Gorica, Mostovna (SI)
17.12.2016 @ Kranj, Trainstation (SI)
23.12.2016 @ Skopje, MKC (MK)

Serbian post-punk trio Repetitor presents a new single 'Suženi snovi'

Garage-postpunk-noise-rock trio Repetitor from Belgrade, Serbia, just released a brand new single ‘Suženi snovi’ and announces their upcoming album 'Gde ćeš', to be released in CD and LP format on 18th of October 2016 by the slovenian independent label Moonlee Records.

The single ‘Suženi snovi’ is available for streaming / free download at the Moonlee Bandcamp, as well as at Moonlee's YouTube channel. The new album, containing eight brand new songs, can already be pre-ordered at Mr. Moonlee’s online store.

The previous album 'Dobrodošli na okean' (Moonlee Records, 2012) may have been released already 4 years ago, however, Repetitor were not resting – thanks to their wild and explosive live shows rumors of the untameable rock trio rapidly spread outside the Balkans borders. Through European tours and notable shows at numerous bigger European festivals (Sziget, Exit, Eurosonic, Pohoda, Europavox, Rock For People, Loftas, Stereoleto, INmusic...), performances in Russia and even China, the band confidently gained »must-see« status and jumped at the very top of the bands, which are returning the faith in (punk)rock. In the midst of the touring madness, Repetitor also found the time to record 8 brand new songs for the album 'Gde ćeš', of which some songs you may have already heard at their concerts.

Repetitor’s strongest weapon is their live shows. That is why the band will jump back on stages right after the album's release. After few release parties in ex-YU region, they are heading on short European tour, featuring an appearance at the Le Guess Who? festival in Netherlands, where they will perform alongside such fine bands as Savages, Swans, Dinosaur Jr., Deerhof, Tortoise and many more.

Repetitor live dates:
20.10.2016 @ Ljubljana, Kino Šiška (SI)
21.10.2016 @ Rijeka, Pogon kulture (HR)
29.10.2016 @ Sarajevo, Sloga (RS)
2.11.2016 @ Trenčin, Luč (SK)
3.11.2016 @ Brno, Kabinet Muz (CZ)
4.11.2016 @ Bratislava, tba (SK)
5.11.2016 @ Rožnov, T Klub (CZ)
6.11.2016 @ Prague, Klub Famu (CZ)
9.11.2016 @ Amsterdam, OT301 (NL)
10.11.2016 @ Utrecht, Le Guess Who? (NL)
18.11.2016 @ Krško, MC Krško (SI)
2.12.2016 @ Zagreb, Tvornica Kulture (HR)
3.12.2016 @ Beograd, Dom omladine (RS)
15.12.2016 @ Linz, Stadtwerkstatt (AT)
16.12.2016 @ Nova Gorica, Mostovna (SI)
17.12.2016 @ Kranj, Trainstation (SI)
23.12.2016 @ Skopje, MKC (MK)

Debeli Precjednik announce new album with new video

Croatian punkrockers Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident launched a new video/single ''Subotom Kićo, nedjeljom Slabinac'' to announce a new split album Debeli Precjednik / Mašinko (croatian punkrock band), which will be released in autumn in cooperation between slovenian and croatian independent labels Moonlee Records and Dirty Old. Debeli Precjednik produced the video in D.I.Y. manner - they recorded and edited it on their own in their rehearsal room in the company of their friends, t.i. comrade-in-arms in their Saturday-Sunday adventures, which are also inspiration for the song (unfortunately it is not possible to adequately translate song title in English).

Borghesia – Better Live Than Dead

After respectful 33 years since its beginnings, Borghesia has lived to see its first live album. "Better Live Than Dead" offers five old songs in new form that were recorded live wih a renovated line-up at their concerts at Klub Mochvara in Zagreb and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana in October 2015. Live mini-album, which is available exclusively in digital format through Bandcamp (for free, but you can also choose 'name-your-price' option), is released by the Slovenian record label Moonlee Records. Slovenian influential electronic rock group Borghesia, one of the pioneers of EBM music, made a comeback in 2014, released their latest album "And Man Created God" (Metropolis Records) and settled in a new line-up a year later: Dario Seraval, Aldo Ivančić, Andraž Mazi, Jelena Rusjan and Irena Tomažin. New times, new members and fresh creative forces are reflecting also on new band's sound, what is evident already on their last album. At the same time, old songs get a new form on live performances as well, therefore Borghesia decided to present and mark down five od their old songs (Tako mladi, Young Prisoners, Am I?, Nočne šetnje, Pasto Nudo), which were recorded live at their concerts at Klub Mochvara in Zagreb and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana in October 2015, and now released as live minialbum "Better Live Than Dead" (Moonlee Records) in digital format. Jani Mujić took care of sound and recordings, while Aldo Ivančić did the mix and mastering. Cover photo was taken by Janez Gerčar, while Antonio Karača did the cover design. From the chosen songs, it is worth pointing out the song 'Nočne šetnje', which was actually the first Borghesia video, produced way back in 1983. The concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana was recorded by RTV Slovenija for TV show Aritmija (Aritmični koncerti): http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/aritmija/174381373, which was used for video of the song 'Pasto Nudo'. Borghesia is currently working on new songs to be released in a new album in 2017, while at the same time announcing their shows at Festival Lent (Večerov oder) in Maribor (Slovenia) on Thursday, 30th June 2016, and at Exit Festival in Novi Sad (Serbia) on Friday, 8th July 2016.

Bernays Propaganda embark on another European tour

After releasing their fourth album "Politika" (Moonlee Records, 2016) and a series of three consecutive sold out promotional concerts in Skopje, the Macedonian Bernays Propaganda embark on a month-long European tour, during which they’ll perform in eleven countries between 14th April and 14th May.

The new album by the Macedonian music activist "Politika", released on the independent Slovenian label Moonlee Records (March 2016), presents the band in a bit different light. The new material flirts with electronic new-wave in the vein of New Order and The Notwist, taking away some of the guitars’ sharp edges, while the pace is dictated by a drum machine. A bold move by a band who had the guts to change their sound and approach to music on their fourth album, expanding on their artistic vocabulary. Definitely a musical treat not to be missed!


»Politika« tour dates:
14.04.2016 @ Kraljevo, Rocknrolla (RS)
15.04.2016 @ Beograd, Elektropionir (RS)
16.04.2016 @ Krško, MC (SI)
17.04.2016 @ Kranj, Layerjeva hiša (SI)
19.04.2016 @ Genoa, Disorder Drama secret shows (IT)
20.04.2016 @ Schaffhausen, Tap tab (CH)
21.04.2016 @ Geneva, La cabinet (CH)
22.04.2016 @ Marseille, La Sale gaule (FR)
23.04.2016 @ Toulouse, Le Hangar (FR)
24.04.2016 @ Barcelona, Blokes Fantasma (ES)
26.04.2016 @ Zaragoza, Eccos (ES)
27.04.2016 @ Oviedo, Lata de zinc (ES)
29.04.2016 @ Périgueux, L’Écume des Jours (FR)
01.05.2016 @ Rotterdam, WORM (NL)
02.05.2016 @ Utrecht, Studio Patrick (NL)
04.05.2016 @ Maastricht, B32 (NL)
05.05.2016 @ Amsterdam, OCCII (NL)
06.05.2016 @ Groningen, De Gym (NL)
07.05.2016 @ Eisenberg, H2O-turm (DE)
08.05.2016 @ Berlin, ACUD MACH NEU (DE)
09.05.2016 @ Prague, Cross (CZ)
10.05.2016 @ Bratislava, Fuga (SK)
11.05.2016 @ Graz, Sub (AT)
12.05.2016 @ Ljubljana, Gromka (SI)
13.05.2016 @ Koper, Inde (SI)
14.05.2016 @ Novi Sad, CK13 (RS)

Politika - a new album by Bernays Propaganda

Macedonian activist musicians Bernays Propaganda have released their fourth album "Politika" today, March 14th 2016. Their new album, which sets an important milestone in band’s career, is released on the Slovenian independent label Moonlee Records available in the CD and LP formats, as well as a free download. It is clear from the get-go that Bernays Propaganda present themselves in a different light on the new album. “Politika” flirts with electronic new-wave, taking away some of the guitars’ sharp edges, while the pace is dictated by a drum machine. A bold move by a band who had the guts to change their sound and approach to music on their fourth album. The new material recalls the sound of New Order and other new-wave artists from the early 80s, as well as the sounds of German indietronic in the vein of The Notwist, a band that underwent a similar sound transformation with their album “Neon Golden”. Compared to the band's previous releases, “Politika” is permeated by a more melancholy tone – a suitable reflection of the times we live in – putting the vocals more in the spotlight. Bernays Propaganda are lyrically they are as fierce as ever, uncompromisingly commenting on the modern way of living and the position of each individual in the contemporary madness called democracy. After the album release, Bernays Propaganda are heading out on a month-long European tour in April and May. Check out the dates below.

European "Politika" tour:
14.04.2016 @ Kraljevo, Veselo majmunče (RS)
15.04.2016 @ Beograd, Elektropionir (RS)
16.04.2016 @ Krško, MC (SI)
17.04.2016 @ Kranj, Layerjeva hiša (SI)
19.04.2016 @ Genoa, Disorder Drama secret shows (IT)
20.04.2016 @ Schaffhausen, Tap tab (CH)
21.04.2016 @ Geneva, La cabinet (CH)
22.04.2016 @ Marseille, La Sale gaule (FR)
23.04.2016 @ Toulouse, Le Hangar (FR)
24.04.2016 @ Barcelona, Blokes Fantasma (ES)
26.04.2016 @ Zaragoza, Eccos (ES)
27.04.2016 @ Oviedo, Lata de zinc (ES)
28.04.2016 @ help needed! (FR/ES)
29.04.2016 @ Périgueux, L’Écume des Jours (FR)
30.04.2016 @ help needed! (FR)
01.05.2016 @ Rotterdam, WORM (NL)
02.05.2016 @ Benelux TBA
03.05.2016 @ Benelux TBA
04.05.2016 @ Düsseldorf, Brause (DE)
05.05.2016 @ Amsterdam, OCCII (NL)
06.05.2016 @ Groningen, De Gym (NL)
07.05.2016 @ Eisenberg, H2O-turm (DE)
08.05.2016 @ Berlin, ACUD MACHT NEU (DE)
09.05.2016 @ Prague, Cross (CZ)
10.05.2016 @ Bratislava, Fuga (SK)
11.05.2016 @ Graz, Sub (AT)
12.05.2016 @ Ljubljana, Gromka (SI)
13.05.2016 @ Koper, Inde (SI)
14.05.2016 @ Novi Sad, CK13 (RS)

Bernays Propaganda release the second single "Armija"

The Macedonian activist musicians Bernays Propaganda announce their fourth album "Politika" (to be released on 14th March 2016 on the slovenian independent label Moonlee Records) by releasing the second single Armija. The song is available for streaming and as a free download at the Moonlee Records Bandcamp profile.

After the official album release in April, Bernays Propaganda are heading out on a month-long European tour. Be sure to check them out if they play nearby.

»Politika« Euro tour dates:
14.04.2016 @ Kraljevo, Veselo majmunče (RS)
15.04.2016 @ Beograd, Gun club (RS)
16.04.2016 @ Krško, MC (SI)
17.04.2016 @ Kranj, Layerjeva hiša (SI)
19.04.2016 @ Genoa, Disorder Drama secret shows (IT)
20.04.2016 @ Schaffhausen, Tap tab (CH)
21.04.2016 @ Geneva, La cabinet (CH)
22.04.2016 @ Marseille, La Sale gaule (FR)
23.04.2016 @ TBA 24.04.2016 @ Barcelona, Blokes Fantasma (ES)
26.04.2016 @ Zaragoza, Eccos (ES)
27.04.2016 @ Oviedo, Lata de zinc (ES)
28.04.2016 @ TBA
29.04.2016 @ Périgueux, L’Écume des Jours (FR)
30.04.2016 @ Paris, TBA (FR)
01.05.2016 @ Rotterdam, WORM (NL)
02.05.2016 @ Benelux TBA
03.05.2016 @ Benelux TBA
04.05.2016 @ Benelux TBA
05.05.2016 @ Amsterdam, OCCII (NL)
06.05.2016 @ Groningen, De Gym (NL)
07.05.2016 @ Eisenberg, H2O-turm (DE)
08.05.2016 @ Berlin, ACUD (DE)
09.05.2016 @ Prague, TBA (CZ)
10.05.2016 @ Bratislava, Fuga (SK)
11.05.2016 @ Graz, Sub (AT)
12.05.2016 @ Ljubljana, Gromka (SI)
13.05.2016 @ Koper, Inde (SI)
14.05.2016 @ Novi Sad, CK13 (RS)

”Das Lied der Maschinen” – new Werefox album

Werefox, the alternative rock band from Slovenia presents their second studio album ”Das Lied der Maschinen”, released today, February 4th 2016, by the slovenian independent record label Moonlee Records. It is available in the CD format, or as a free download (on name-your-price method on Bandcamp).

For their sophomore record ”Das Lied der Maschinen” (which translates to 'The Song of the Machines'), the rock machinery Werefox attempts to answer the recurring sci-fi question - can machines develop emotions? The answer is a resounding 'yes'. The album kicks off hard, yet manages to surprise with each following track, taking us to another world. Rich arrangements, dynamics and diversity can lead us to draw parallels to Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather and Bosnian Rainbows. ”Das Lied der Maschinen” with its carefully selected tracklist order is made to send various emotional impulses straight through the listener. Dirty sonic guitar riffs flirt with anthemic catchiness and take almost pop melodies on a wild ride in a rusty furious machine across a vast stoner desert. After 39 minutes, the machine self-destructively drives off the edge of a cliff and concludes the story of machines waking up from a long slumber.

Live promotion of Werefox’s “Das Lied der Maschinen” happens tonight at the MENT Ljubljana Festival, at the Komuna Kino Šiška venue and the concert will also be broadcasted live by the Slovene national radio Val 202. Later on a myriad of promotional concerts across Slovenia will follow.

Upcoming Werefox live dates:
04.02.2016 @ MENT Ljubljana - Kino Šiška, Ljubljana
20.02.2016 @ Baza, Ajdovščina
27.02.2016 @ MC Pekarna, Maribor
05.03.2016 @ MIKK, Murska Sobota
18.03.2016 @ Trainstation, Kranj
15.04.2016 @ Lokalpatriot, Novo Mesto
22.04.2016 @ Jürjevo je, Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici

Werefox announce new album! Watch video for ‘Triads’ now!

Werefox, an alternative rock four-piece from Slovenia, have shared the long-awaited video for the song “Triads” and announced the release of their sophomore album “Das Lied der Maschinen”, coming out on February 4th 2016 on Moonlee Records. The band decided to take things into their own hands and shot the video themselves - directed and edited by bassist Manuel Hahn, who interwove the video with 3D animations by the renowned German 3D animation master Martin Ernst. Members of the band had their faces scanned by a 3D scanner and sent the textures to Martin, who used them in the animated part of the video. The video opens up by showing a pile of abandoned mannequins in a forgotten warehouse. However, not all mannequins are identical - amongst them, we can spot all four members of Werefox, with an ever-growing restlessness within…. The meaning behind the video is open to interpretation, but it is clear that it is a call for non-conformism, the awakening from passivity and breaking out of your own bounds. Werefox is a band with a formidable musical background (Psycho-Path, Manul, kleemar, Sphericube, Lollobrigida) and gained recognition with their debut I Am Memory” (God Bless This Mess Records, 2013). The band pumps its musical blood from various veins from the vast history of rock in a sexy yet murderous way and, according to critics, set new milestones in alternative rock. “Das Lied der Maschinen” will be released on Thursday, February 4th 2016, backed up by a live performance at the MENT Ljubljana, taking place at the Komuna venue in Kino Šiška. The concert will be also broadcasted live by Radio Val 202. The new Werefox album is already available for pre-order at Moonlee Store - with each order you also get an album download (before the release date). Werefox live: 04.02.2016 @ MENT Ljubljana - Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (SI) 27.02.2016 @ MC Pekarna, Maribor (SI) 05.03.2016 @ MIKK, Murska Sobota (SI) 15.04.2016 @ Lokalpatriot, Novo Mesto (SI) 22.04.2016 @ Jürjevo je, Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici (SI)

''Laži me, laži me'' video by Bernays Propaganda

After three full-length albums, countless shows and tours Macedonian indie-post-punk activists Bernays Propaganda surprised everyone with their first (!) official video for song "Laži me, laži me", announcing their new album "Politika", which will be released on March 14th 2016 for slovenian record label Moonlee Records. But already in early February Bernays Propaganda are back on stage, since they will perform on MENT Ljubljana, accompanied with some additional shows in Slovenia and Croatia. However, soon after new album release they are going on one-month long European tour entitled ''Politika''. Bernays Propaganda's rumble continue. And we dance with them.... Future Bernays Propaganda shows: 29.01.2016 @ Strumica, Scena 112 (MK) 04.02.2016 @ Ljubljana, Menza pri koritu - MENT Ljubljana (SI) 05.02.2016 @ Maribor, Gustaf - MARŠ obletnica (SI) 06.02.2016 @ Murska Sobota, MIKK (SI) 07.02.2016 @ Zabok, Zelena dvorana (HR) 25.03.2016 @ Skopje, MKC (MK) 26.03.2016 @ Skopje, MKC (MK) 14.04.2016 - 15.4.2016 @ "Politika" European tour

Bernays Propaganda singing "Laži me, laži me"

In the period of kitschy christmas-newyear euphoria Macedonian danceable post-punk combo Bernays Propaganda, whose name directly refer to Edward L. Bernays, is singing "Laži me, laži me" ("Lie to me, lie to me"). That’s how first single from upcoming, fourth full-length album is called. Their new album "Politika" will be released on March 14th 2016 for slovenian independent record label Moonlee Records. Single "Laži me, laži me" is available for streaming and free download at Moonlee Bandcamp profile, as well as on YouTube channel. After hundreds of concerts, 3 albums and even a tour in USA, we can without a doubt say that Bernays Propaganda is one of the internationally most recognized bands from Macedonia. The danceable post-punk activists are a touring beast, which suffered line-up changes in late 2014, switched the drummer for a machine, and was reborn in summer 2015 with new line-up and new sound – shamelessly flirting with more electro-indie-pop influences. All this makes the excitement about new Bernays Propaganda album even bigger. Quickly after album release Bernays Propaganda will depart on one-month long european tour in April and May. However, already in early February they will perform on MENT Ljubljana, international festival & conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, happening between 3rd – 5th February 2016. Laži me, laži me...

Nikki Louder released »Trout«

Slovenian noise-rock trio Nikki Louder just released »Trout«, their fourth full-length, available both on CD and LP format and also as free download, which is result of cooperation between Moonlee Records and Založbe Radia Študent. »Trout« is already the fourth full-length album by this interesting Slovenian noise-rock trio, which keeps constantly progressing, reenvisioning and reinventing themselves while remaining true to the foundations they've built their sound around. Beginning of the album slowly evolves, creating spacious atmosphere of expectation before gaining momentum and sucking you into Nikki Louder's messy and chaotic guitar/percussion interplay that they are known for. Sometime mid-record, things get more straightforward and vigorous – noisy, rhythmic wall-of-sound textures dominate the soundscape, complemented with carefully integrated feedback and dissonance of an untamed, screaming guitar, and muffled, troubled, shouting vocals on the top of everything. Nikki Louder's new album is simply the beauty of noise. Nikki Louder will promote new album with bunch of shows within the local region, but in mid-January they will also perform on Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen (NL) on Januray 13th and 14th and build a short tour around that. Nikki Louder's future shows: 18.12.2015 @ Kamnik, Dom kulture (SI) 12.1.2016 @ Schaffhausen, tbc (CH) 13.1.2016 @ Groningen, Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL) 14.1.2016 @ Groningen, Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL) 15.1.2016 @ DE, tba 22.1.2016 @ Klub Gromka, Ljubljana (SI)