April 23,

Concert @
artheater Basement

LOL, who are you? The band's universal answer to the burning questions that nobody cares about: What genre is this? Why can't people understand the lyrics? Why do you have such funny hairstyles? On their latest album, the four musicians help themselves to influences that break down borders and let themselves drift in their own creativity in order to call the shittiness of things by their name. The "album" is a total of three very different EPs, which in the end result in one big whole, the quintessence, so to speak - simply "No".

"When we started writing new music, it was clear to us from the start that we had to do something new. We wanted to evolve musically as well as rethink the way we release our music." - Philo (guitar)

"No, for me, is letting go of adherence to genre rulebooks. The union of uncertainty and excitement to try new things. Looking forward with the question in mind: what do we make of the ills we deal with? It is also an attempt to dream that fails again and again because of reality, capitalist conditions, our own experiences and memories. But one thing has remained in any case - the anger that drives us, with one difference. We realised that it doesn't always have to be loud to be clear." - Nadine (vocals)

The concert by Rauchen is part of the "c/o pop 2022 musichubgermany " project and is funded by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft GmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.