Bands to Watch #54: Get Well Soon

By on Saturday, 13th December 2008 at 11:27 am
 

Get Well SoonMany of the bands that have been featured here on There Goes The Fear have been largely English or American. Therefore our first German band, Get Well Soon, offers something rather different to all the other artists we’ve featured so far.

Konstantin Gropper is the mastermind behind “Get Well Soon”, and recorded and produced his debut album, ‘Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon‘ in his flat and played most of the instruments including cello, piano and guitar.

Konstantin was raised in the countryside at the very southwest of Germany, his father is a classical music teacher and has had a great influence on Konstantin’s work. He won the prestigious Erich Fried Prize in Germany for setting one of Fried’s poems to music. He moved to Dublin in 2005 before finally settling in Berlin.

The tracks manage to sound like everything you’ve heard before, whilst being completely different – much like the Go! Team’s first album, you simply can’t tell that it’s the brain child and produced by just one person, such is the multi-layered vibrancy of the tracks.

The only downside? From listening to some promo tracks, there’s not that much consistency – all the tracks sound so completely different to each other they sound like they’re all from a different band. This is great, as it’s not easy to pigeon-hole Konstantin, however you wouldn’t be able to immediately recognise a track like you might with, say, Coldplay or Bloc Party.

Download the free MP3, have a listen to the Myspace and fall in love.

MP3: Get Well Soon – Prelude

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