This bewitching duo formed in 2010 at the crossroads of Berlin and Newcastle is composed of Larissa Georgiou (aka Iceglass) and William Maybellin. The two prodigies are inspired by post-punk from the 80s, notably by legendary groups like The Cure or Joy Division. Often described as Dark Wave and minimalist, their music is brutally effective, whether by its technique or by the poetry of its lyrics. The cold synth melodies as well as the rhythmic drums carry us away. We are already looking forward to the new work they will present in Botanique in 2021.
With 4 acclaimed studio albums already under their belt, the Athens-based synth / coldwave duo Selofan announces “Vitrioli”, their fifth and most staggering album yet, set for release on 13 April 2018.
A well-known purveyor of allusive, synth-infused coldwave music and the driving force behind the Greek label, Fabrika Records, Selofan followed the siren call of the 80’s goth sounds and minimalism, carving out their own spot at the forefront of independent wave music scene. The seasoned hunters constantly digging for new dramas and passions to grace their visual intention and musical charm, the band specialize in deep, cold & racy analog sounds- but have always been favored along with howling vocals, well-distilled synths and heartbroken sax- when it comes to the occasional shootout between genre trenches.
Across « Vitrioli »s eleven heart-wrenching love songs and odes to the failures and hysterias of the subculture, Selofan brilliantly express the band’s main themes they’ve been exploring since their existence: that there is dark humor in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and get stronger.
The sound of “Vitrioli” is intense, inflammatory and sometimes harrowing- the record taps into the depths of madness: chanelling a lover’s call to arms, power of self-awareness and brutal rawness of desperation, love and hate conflict colliding into devastating effects. Famously provocative, Selofan create an unpopulated dramatic realm where sad lovers shapeshift into a destructive, obsessive, ambitious persona with a driven desire.
Selofan is based in Athens/Greece. Joanna and Dimitris record since 2011 their analog stories at home, their sound can not really be identified as they mix many different music genres and languages in order to express deeply emotional, fatalistic music. They often use poetry in different languages and have a unique live power, being very theatrical in their shows. They played concerts and festivals around the world and belong among the protagonists of Fabrika records.
Isolated Youth were formed in a small coastal city north of Stockholm on the first of March 2017 by brothers William & Axel Mårdberg along with Egon Westberg Larsson and Andreas Geidemark.
In early 2019, Fabrika Records released the band’s debut-EP “Warfare.” Reviewers on the international post-punk scene soon agreed that “Warfare” is a “brilliant” debut deserving worldwide recognition. “One of the most beautiful works of art that contemporary post-punk can be proud of having received in the last few decades,” Threshold magazine announces. CVLT Nation, in turn, lists Isolated Youth as “one of six post-punk bands you need to hear right now,” while Post-punk.com praises their stunningly “authentic early 80’s guitar based post-punk sound.” While reminiscent of what postpunk once was, Isolated Youth’s sound is yet distinctive and original. Ringing guitars, haunting drums and strong base lines are combined with vocals characterised by fragility and beauty. To date, Isolated Youth have played in several European cities together with Lebanon Hanover and She Past Away.