Grabbel goes to Glagow!

Ok, everyone… it’s happening! It took 24 years, but now finally Grabbel and The Final Cut‘s very first concert outside of Germany kicks off on September 27, 2013 at Stereo Cafe Bar in Glasgow, Scotland!!!

grabbel goes glasgow

We’re so glad to be invited by our all-time heroes and good fellows Close Lobsters to join them for their homeland show! The Wiseacres are also playing, so book your flights now and come over to Glasgow in September, yeah! [picture taken by Nicole at Popfest Berlin last year — it shows the GRABBEL LOBSTERS including all members of both bands]

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November/December tour dates

Hey everyone,

if you happen to be in Germany in November/December, then maybe come and visit us at one of our shows:

Nov 3 – Lüneburg @ Café Klatsch (with Schwimmer)
Nov 16 – Fulda @ KUZ Kreuz (with Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub)
Nov 23 – Celle @ CD-Kaserne (with Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub)
Nov 30 – Lingen @ Alter Schlachthof (with Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub)
Dec 14 – Hamburg @ MarX/Markthalle (with The Underground Youth)

You may also check the following Grabbel and The Final Cut event listings from time to time, to stay up to date with gigs and stuff…:

Facebook

Last.fm

Songkick

See you there…

Cheers!
Stefan

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Feedback Part II – Live album out now!

Hey everyone,

Grabbel and The Final Cut‘s live album “Feedback Part II” is out now! It’s available as Digital Download and Enhanced Audio CD in a beautifully designed Digipack (including live video clips on CD-ROM part of the disc). You can order it worldwide through Bandcamp or Amazon.

Featuring 11 tracks recorded live in Cottbus and Hamburg in May this year, “Feedback Part II” is an amazing collection of old songs that have been written 20 years ago, and new songs that haven’t been recorded yet in the studio. So this album marks a turning point in the band’s career, providing a deep insight into their current live set.

Interesting how a song like “Oppa Yo!” got reworked (compare it to the 1990 live version that’s available as a free download via Bandcamp), and funny how Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub find a special mention in the song “Blow” (Grabbel and The Final Cut were supporting Boa on these two shows the live recordings are taken from). Of course all songs from the “Get Your Feet Back On The Ground EP” (released through Captured Tracks earlier this year) are present here as well, and it’s a nice surprise to find the old classic “Feedback Party” (which works very well in 2012 despite the missing keyboard) among the album’s tracks. But it’s a yet unreleased song that may have the biggest impact on people: “Never Always Mine (But I’ll Be Fine)”

Head on over to the Bandcamp site to listen to the entire album and while you’re there, order yourself the 6-panel Digipack CD version. It looks awesome!

Take care.
Stefan

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Dark Side (acoustic version) — FM Radio Broadcast

Hey everyone,

here’s an acoustic version of the Grabbel and The Final Cut song “Dark Side” (just a man and his guitar…) as heard on the 10th anniversary show of “Wellenrauschen”, hosted by Gunnar Theuerkauff on Lüneburg based FM station Radio ZuSa (broadcast date: May 6, 2012).

This version was recorded on April 7, 2012. Even though the 4-track cassette got replaced by a laptop, it’s still done in true LoFi spirit, using a simple plastic microphone (a black one this time!) directly plugged into the computer…

Stream or download and enjoy!

Take care.
Stefan

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Get Your Feet Back On The Ground 7″ vinyl EP

Happy Record Store Day, everyone!

Grabbel and The Final Cut’s “Get Your Feet Back On The Ground” EP was finally released by Captured Tracks on beautiful red marbled vinyl on January 24, 2012.

It wasn’t until March that record shops outside the US had received their copies, but by now your favorite shop should have it available for you. So as it’s Record Store Day today, maybe go there and check! If your store of choice doesn’t have the EP in stock, let them order it through the Captured Tracks distributors (just letting them know what record you want plus the distributor’s name should be enough…)

Captured Tracks record label distribution:

So… go out and buy some records — in stores!

Take care.
Stefan

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EP Review at Dénouements | bobetbagundang.com

Hey everyone,

now here’s a must-read: the first “full length” review of our Get Your Feet Back On The Ground EP, over at the Dénouements site at bobetbagundang.com.

“Full length” 😉 means that all three EP tracks are discussed, and the surrounding story about Grabbel and The Final Cut‘s history and resurfacing is wonderfully described. And they conclude…:

“In mere ten minutes, Get Your Feet Back on the Ground summons the years of woozy and distorted intimations of shoegaze and noise rock. Considering the masculine sound Grabbel and the Final Cut provide in this EP eschews the group to be catalogued with the rest of the music one can tap on these days which kind of worries me. Shall this be charted as one of 2012 releases or one of shoegaze gems unearthed to give rock music a kick in the shins. Either way, a Hamburg secret is out and even decades after its recording, Get Your Feet Back on the Ground is still as relevant and timeless, a could-have-been missed treasure that is discovered with a noble purpose.”

Read the full review at Dénouements | bobetbagundang.com

Take care.
Stefan

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Radio Slow Riot Podcast

Hey everyone,

DREAMING AWAKE SOMETIMES / a 2011 shoegaze retrospective

by Perfect Midnight World (they wrote about us a few weeks ago) as part of their Radio Slow Riot podcast series. This episode 6 features great tunes by The Vandelles, Veronica Falls, Should, Deardarkhead, Medicine, and The Finest Thing by Grabbel and The Final Cut — you see, it’s a heavy load of captured tracks (pun intended).

Follow the link above to stream or download this podcast, it’s really cool! 🙂
Here’s the full track list:

  1. “Vapor Trail (remastered)” by Ride
  2. “Load Your Eyes” by I Break Horses
  3. “Before You Turn to Dust” by Lower Heaven
  4. “Cherry Radio” by Mint Julep
  5. “The Finest Thing” by Grabbel and The Final Cut
  6. “My Time” by The Vandelles
  7. “Right Side of My Brain” by Veronica Falls
  8. “We Are the Leftovers” by Odonis Odonis
  9. “Perfect Life” by Belong
  10. “Host” by Young Again
  11. “Singe” by Should
  12. “About Face” by Deep Cut
  13. “The One You Want” by Weekend
  14. “Take You Down” by Ceremony
  15. “Time Baby II” by Medicine
  16. “Oceanside” by Deardarkhead
  17. “Mainlines” by Ports of Call
  18. “Goodbye” by Youngteam
  19. “To an Evergreen” by Engineers
  20. “So May You All” by Fairewell
  21. “Perfectly Crystal” by Asobi Seksu
  22. “Outside” by Tearjerker
  23. “Light Sleeper” by Stumbleine
  24. “Canon Grant” by Spokes
  25. “Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by PacificUV

Take care.
Stefan

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