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Noises from the Neighborhood: Mother's Cake (AT), The Immigrants

Pesti Est Presents

If Mother’s Cake cause chaos in our heads, then it does not derive from the band’s abandonment of structure, on the contrary. Their music shows a boundlessness of structure, often nearly measuring up with the virtuoso insanity of Mars Volta. Support act will be by the The Immigrants.

Mother's Cake (AT)

The formation was founded in 2008 when three musicians came together to embody the spirit of revolution and change of the 1970’s with the concurrent tendencies of their generation. Until now they have played with artists like Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, LeTigre, Velvet Revolver and Tito & Tarantula and participated in the Austrian Local Heroes Band Contest 2010 taking first place, and were successful in securing second place out of 13,000 bands in the European finals. A self-produced video for their song ”Realitricked Me“ featured on GoTV generated a sensation and attracted national sponsors.

After the bandcontest Mother’s Cake was signed at GAB Music, Vienna. The Austrian producer Georg Gabler took the band under his wing and recorded their first album ”Creation’s Finest“. The album features, amongst others, ex-Mars Volta keyboarder Ikey Owens. It will be released in October 2012 simultaneously with the movie ”Local Heroes“ produced by WEGA-Film and directed by Henning Backhaus, who learned his craft from Michael Haneke. In the movie the bandmembers play themselves as the winner of the Local Heroes bandcontest and contribute a song to the movie’s soundtrack.

After releasing their first single "Soul Prison" and first album "Creation's Finest" in Oktober 2012 they won the Austrian Newcomer Award 2013 in February.
Mother’s Cake is an Austrian progressive rock band, which can be characterized primarily by their live performance. The trio, consisting of the outstanding individual musicians Yves Krismer, Benedikt Trenkwalder and Jan Haußels, features dynamic and ambitious songwriting that reminds of legends like The Mars Volta, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.

Mother’s Cake’s music is based on a complex netting of rhythm and harmonic possibilities without losing its own authenticity or having the effect of artificiality. Their lyrics express feelings of revolution, love, independence and freedom. A concert stays thrilling until the end; although myriad musical possibilities are expressed they always transport the essence of the music that is Mother’s Cake. The band also designs and produces their own stage concept and artwork for the live performances.

What do other musicians think?

„…if Mother’s Cake cause chaos in our heads, then it does not derive from the band’s abandonment of structure, on the contrary. Their new record shows a boundlessness of structure, often nearly measuring up with the virtuoso insanity of Mars Volta…“ (provinnsbruck.at)

The Immigrants

The Immigrants are a progressive space indie-rock band formed in Pécs, Hungary, in 2011. The band consists of Adorio Badric (leading vocals, bass guitar), Szabolcs Sapi (guitar, vocals) and Balazs Karolyfi (drums, vocals). The group became popular in the reality television series “Hungary’s Got Talent” in 2012. Tours and concerts followed across Hungary with some of the greatest names of the scene - 30Y, Halott Pénz, Heaven Street Seven, The Biebers, Esti Kornél and many others. In 2013 they released their first studio album “Best of Immigrants”. The Album was a success and The Immigrants went international. Venues and festivals all across Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and of course our home country, Hungary hosted our performance. In 2015 they played at the regions greatest festival, Sziget and competed successfully in the prestigious state competition “Cseh Tamas Program”.

In March 2016 they released their second LP titled “I Need Help”, and toured for 46 day trough France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia. The European tour was followed by a domestic tour with the famous Hungarian band Quimby. The Hungarian tour also included a sold out “Budapest Park” - the country’s biggest and most prestigious outdoor venue. In autumn they supported the excellent Belmondo in Budapest’s prominent venue Aquarium. Just a week later “Grapefruit” was awarded with SlagerFM’s “7 Chiefs” Award for the best music video of 2016. The band is bursting with creative energy and will be releasing their third studio album in 2017 and of course tour the hell out of Europe again.


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