Mittwoch // 19. Juni 2019 // 20:00h
Doors open 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Support act: Interbellum
Presale Tickets: 12 €
At the door: 15 €
Postcards is a dream pop/shoegaze trio formed in 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon. Their music is defined by hushed vocals floating over expansive sonic spaces that shift between harsh noise and ambient soundscapes. They are currently working on their untitled sophomore album, to be released in early 2020.
Their first full-length album, I’ll Be Here In The Morning (Ruptured/T3 Records/Cargo Records), came out in January 2018, after 3 well-received EPs: Lakehouse (2013), What Lies So Still (2015) and Here Before (2017). It finds the band working once again with long-time producer Fadi Tabbal of Tunefork Studios. The album’s lyrics reveal a young woman caught between hope and despair, and the music complements that dichotomy with instrumentation that nods to dream pop, noise rock, shoegaze and jangle pop.
The band has been regularly touring Europe, the UK and the Middle East since 2014 and has also opened for bands like Beirut (2014) and Angus and Julia Stone (2015). Initially formed as a quartet with their friend Rany Bechara, the band now operates as a trio.
Julia Sabra: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass Synth, Synth and Organ
Pascal Semerdjian: Drums, Sampler, Bass Synth and Backing Vocals
Marwan Tohme: Guitar, Bass and Backing Vocals
Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar. The project blends elements of noise pop, folk and garage rock into a idiosyncratic mix centered around Mattar's songwriting.
Latest album Dead Pets, Old Griefs (2018, Ruptured/Cargo Records UK) was recorded in Beirut with long-time producer Fadi Tabbal and features 10 songs that revolve around themes of memory, time, childhood and loss. The record plays like a broken music box, its kaleidoscopic melodic songs disjointed and smeared with noise, dissonance and processed sounds.
The project and album have made best-of lists in the Arab world and beyond, receiving praise from publications like Gold Flake Paint, The Wire and GQ Middle East among many others