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Hallo! We’re in🇩🇪 tonight at @milla_club with our Canadian pals @foreigndiplomats. We’d love to see you on this sunny Tickets in bio. 👆

, thank you! We had a lovely time with you at @stereonuernberg🇩🇪 we’ll see you tomorrow night at @milla_club with our friends @foreigndiplomats

Ready to hit the stage tomorrow at @stereonuernberg on tour with @foreigndiplomats! 🎉 👆 Check the link in our bio for tickets.

We’re beyond excited to be joining @foreigndiplomats on tour this month. Get your tickets now, link in bio! 👆

BIG KIEZ. little kiez.

We can’t wait to hit the road in Germany again this September supporting @foreigndiplomats Tell your friends! Click the link in our bio to snag tickets 🖤✌️

We don’t post that much because I guess it’s not our style. 💅 But, we do want to say THANK YOU to our almost 90k monthly listeners on Spotify. It’s been such a privilege to make this record – we’re so grateful for all of you who are checking it out. 🙌🖤

Summer vibes.🌞 Hope we’re one of your summer jams.

Hope y’all are having a bangin‘ weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mama’s out there. You’re the best

Music

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Hi, We Are The Kiez

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Lover

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Ghost

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We Play

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Take Me Higher

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Videos

Live

Sep16
Brotfabrik
Frankfurt
Sep17
Ostpol
Dresden
Sep18
Zakk
Düsseldorf
Sep19
Lux
Hannover
Sep20
Badehaus
Berlin
Sep21
Kleine Freiheit
Osnabrück

For booking request: booking@target-concerts.de

Biography

A duo based out of two continents, garage rockers The Kiez (pronounced Keetz) blend fuzzed out atmospheric rock with reverb laden soul and four on the floor dance bangers. Strangers introduced by mutual friends, Hamburg, Germany based producer and drummer Lucas Kochbeck and Lincoln, USA based ex Eagle Seagull frontman Eli Mardock hit it off right from the start.
The two quickly got to work sending demos and song ideas back and forth like a game of telephone played over the internet, and produced a collection of song demos that would eventually become their debut EP “ We Play” which was released on Hamburg, Germany label Clouds Hill on 2nd of February 2018, and their debut album „Hi, we are The Kiez“ which will be released via Warner Music Germany in 2019. Influences are worn on the sleeve, from artists as diverse as Iggy Pop, The Cure, Lou Reed, The Clash, Bowie, The Rolling Stones, even Peter Bjorn and John. But these RIYL tags are too easy, too lazy. The reality is The Kiez are worth a listen because they have qualities and sound uniquely their own.
Yes, they loosely define themselves as garage rock, but the band is perhaps more „musical“ than your typical garage rock while still full of the same swagger and dare I say sass.
The first songs from The Kiez came out of the blue.
„Well, I felt like that something wants to come out,“ says Lucas Kochbeck.
„This was just a chance to let it all out,“
Mardock says. „I bottle things up and stay pretty stoic usually. I open in songs. If I didn’t, I think I’d implode under the weight of everything.“ The songs quickly
morphed into more than angry breakup songs. „From basically the start, this band has never been about… hey, let’s make this insanely difficult, challenging album,etc.“ says Eli Mardock.
„This band is all about what comes naturally. We’re not trying too hard, not forcing anything. It’s all about what comes out sort of organically…everything is kind of in our sweet spot, in a way, because it’s not ruined by overthinking. We’re just going with what’s visceral, intuitive, our gut feelings, in all these songs.“ That confidence bleeds through every track of the band’s
full length “ Hi, we are The Kiez“, with the band assured enough to layer in shades of different influences from Spaghetti westerns to Lou Reed and Bowie. The duo recently spent 3 weeks at Clouds Hill Studio with Hamburg based producer Marcus Brosch tweaking and recording the tracks that would become their debut EP and LP

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For more information please contact:

Clouds Hill GmbH & Co KG
Billwerder Neuer Deich 72
20539 Hamburg, Germany
+49 (0) 40 9826 0501
US@cloudshill.com

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