Skalitzer Straße 85-86, Berlin Kreuzberg
Indie / Electro-Pop / Indietronica / Eclectic Pop
Konzert & Party
Sa 8. April 2017
Konzert & Party
Live Special Guests: SMALL FIRES

Genre: Indie / Electro-Pop / Indietronica / Eclectic Pop

Kiss All Hipsters is the brainchild of German booker Kristian Wolff and Dutch dj/music-journalist Arnold Scheepmaker who hosts about ten different cutting edge nights a month in different European cities (Berlin, Amsterdam, Utrecht etc.) focussing on genres like indie, electro-pop, indietronica & eclectic pop. Basically the KAH enfant terible is constantly on the run searching for cool new tunes, bringing rowdy & hyper-eclectic yet critically acclaimed nightlife mayhem, collaborating with a diverse bunch of in the know dj’s, bands, designers and photographers and adding new venues to his already full to the brim roster. Kiss All Hipsters is all about a good no-nonsense attitude when it comes to beautiful, yet ultimately empty hipster-types and has a contradictory love-hate relationship with all things fashionista. Kiss All Hipsters has been going internationally for six years, but Scheepmaker’s longest residency, a weekly night at Amsterdam’s well known venue Paradiso, has been attracting a steady 1.000 visitors for over a decade now.

During those years the KAH head honcho has played at numerous venues and festivals, while writing for magazines, newspapers and blogs like Vice and Dutch musicmag LiveXS. The line ‘you only live once, huh?’ is heard quite often when asking Arnold about his life in the fast lane at neckbreak speed.
With Kiss All Hipsters, in the Netherlands always with co-host dj Raven, he aims at the informed crowds of big metropolises who have a bigger than general interest in new releases by a wide range of indie & electro bands with cheeky side-steps to the past, short-lived hype-genres and upcoming genres. Go! Go! Go!

Some stuff we play:

Black Keys Daft Punk Foals Crystal Fighters Django Django Miike Snow Azealia Banks San Cisco Icona Pop La Roux Of Monsters and Men Lykke Li Two Door Cinema Club Disclosure Arcade Fire Foster the People Phoenix The Strokes Kakkmaddafakka Miles Kane Nelson Can Metronomy MGMT M83 Justice Baauer Hot Chip Wankelmut The Vaccines Boys Noize The View Reptile Youth The XX Florence & The Machine M.I.A. The Naked & Famous The Kooks Whitest Boy Alive Good Shoes Crystal Castles The Drums Mumford & Sons Netsky Yeah Yeah Yeahs Doctor P Kings of Leon Darwin Deez Arctic Monkeys The Bloody Beetroots LCD Soundsystem Bloc Party We Have Band The Knife The Soft Pack The Rifles Fake Blood Jamie T Vampire Weekend Major Lazer the Virgins the Gossip The Cure Santigold Chromeo Tiga Mando Diao Urban Cone Empire of the Sun Bombay Bicycle Club Blondie Editors Late of the Pier The Ting Tings Yelle Klaxons Interpol Ramones CSS Simian Mobile Disco Babyshambles Amanda Blank Franz Ferdinand Maximo Park The Sounds The Wombats Friendly Fires

Line Up:
Arnold Scheepmaker



Small Fires haben sich dem Understatement verschrieben. Mit wenigen Mitteln erschafft das deutsch-britische Trio eine atmosphärische Mischung aus Indie-Pop und Elektronik. Es geht um Melodien, um Songs und um die Verbindung von elektronischen und akustischen Klängen. Über pulsierenden Rhythmen und treibenden Bässen schwebt ein in Hall und Echos getränkter Gitarrensound, hier und da blitzen elektronische Knisterbeats und Synthesizer auf. Zusammen mit den erzählerischen Texten des Sängers aus Coventry (UK) entstehen kleine, große Songs. Small is beautiful.

Die Band gründete sich 2015 und durfte bereits Ende 2015/Anfang 2016 für die Damen von ‚BOY‘ eröffnen….und zwar gleich für 20 Städte, wo ‚Small Fires‘ gefeiert wurden – ihre eilig zusammen gestellte EP „Charcoal & Vines“ war in Windeseile vergriffen…
Nach der Tour-EP „Charcoal & Vines“ 2015 (keine öffizielle VÖ), folgte im März 2017 das offizielle Debüt, die EP ‚One Beautiful Mess‘ mit sechs Titeln, produziert von Swen Meyer (Kettcar, Tomte, Fettes Brot), ein führender deutscher Musikproduzent, der insbesondere durch seine Arbeit für das Hamburger Independent Label ‚Grand Hotel van Cleef‘ bekannt wurde.

Benjamin Galliers: Vocals, Drums Lars Dahlke: Guitar Ruben Seevers: Keyboard, Bass, Vocals