M. Byrd

M. Byrd

M. Byrd

April 22,
20:45–21:30

Concert @
artheater Saal

It all starts on the tour bus at Ilgen-Nur. M. Byrd is playing bass on their Power Nap Tour 2019. And to her and the rest of the band, somewhere between Amsterdam and Paris, he plays his song sketches over the car radio. The reaction to these sketches is the push it sometimes takes to get things rolling. The unanimous opinion: he has to make something out of this music, out of his voice. And he has.

"Mountain" is the name of his first single, the first in a series of songs he wrote while travelling through Europe over the last few years. Iceland, France, Denmark: wafting reverberations, the casually stoic drumming of drummer André Albrecht and soaring choruses by Doreen Albrecht provide the space in which Byrd's voice can move longingly, familiarly and warmly. Byrd's music sounds like Guadagigno's "Call me by your name", sometimes reminiscent of Tom Petty, Sufjan Stevens or Kurt Vile, while the guitars first sound like Sonic Youth and then fade away again like The War on Drugs. The 25-year-old writes songs that are rarely heard with such nonchalance at the beginning of a career: his music transports the listener to a road movie on the American West Coast, tasting of melancholy wanderlust and euphoric youth.

M. Byrd's concert is part of the project "Wunderkinder - German Music Talent 2022", in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival and funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Presented by Wunderkinder – German Music Talent