German Dream Pop: Me and My Drummer

Me And My Drummer is the German duo Charlotte Brandi and Matze Pröllochs. Brandi plays the keyboards and belts lovely lyrics and Pröllochs plays the drums (and all other forms of percussion). The two musicians met in the western German city of Tübingen while working for a theater company. Both musicians had played with various bands since their teens, so their collaboration was the result of many experiences and many styles of music. Their sound is raw, yet polished, combining naked vocals with vibrant electronic accompaniment.

The release of The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey triggered a move to Berlin, the epicenter of music in Germany. The band considers Berlin to be the optimal location. “The scene is flourishing, you meet many like-minded people, but also many people who challenge your opinions. Additionally we’ve acquired a big network of people with whom we work, including other musicians, videographers, photographers, graphic designers… There are a lot of awesome venues here too, with a demanding yet sincere audience.”

When Sinnbus Records finally released The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey in May, the response was huge. During the four months between the single and the album, the band had had an incredibly successful tour in Austria and Germany, in addition to U.K. shows that had gone exceedingly well. So when it came time for the album release in Berlin, it was no surprise that the venue sold out way before anyone had even heard the recorded songs. Sinnbus had to rush to find an accommodating solution at a later date.

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