Combo Qazam’s first single Ions is about the molecular. At the same time, the music flows through the body and keeps us warm. It rumbles mechanically but has humanity in every attack. Combo Qazam is inspired by everything postpunk/kraut/math/noise, life in general, communication, solitude & group communities. The song is about detachment with hope lurking around the corner: it is precisely the digital, massive and global society that offer opportunities to break existing structures and celebrate life together.
Read an awesome interview with the band on 3voor12/Utrecht here about their influences, reasons for this band, and premiere of this first single.
Want to see the band live? Check them out here: October 26 @ dB’s, Utrecht, w/ Trumans Water November 10 @ Le Mini Who?, Oproer Brouwerij, w/ Oliver Oat
Lost Bear did an interview (in Dutch) with 3voor12/Utrecht last week. They talked about the past 1,5 years (in which an awful lot of recording took place, using the good old 4-track), and the 100th show in the band’s history (last week in a packed dB’s supporting Purling Hiss and Dead Meadow). Read it HERE.
The website Ingeplugd published a nice lengthy interview (in Dutch) with Tiny Room Records founder Stefan Breuer. Read more about Stefan’s motives to start a record label, his taste in music and his plans for the future HERE.