In a whirlwind of noise and colour Berlin’s Lobsterbomb arrived in 2020. Since then they have been bringing their raw and energetic performances across Germany. Mixing introverted and self-reflective lyrics with extroverted and loud sounds spanning indie pop to post-punk, Lobsterbomb is always ready to go.
The band met via an instagram notice board for musicians “We Formed A Band” set up by the band Gurr, having no idea at the time it would lead to them signing to the very same label that discovered Gurr, Duchess Box Records.
Lobsterbomb have been building a following and touring all over Germany with acts such as Pabst, Itchy and Death Valley Girls and have started to gain international attention with press and radio in USA, Brazil, UK, Japan and Australia with their first singles.
“I have a bit of an obsession with a band from Germany called LOBSTERBOMB, I think they are magnificent”, says legendary Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon on his American radio show on Sirius XM.
Lobsterbomb’s debut album ‘Look Out’ will be released on 21st July on a limited edition red vinyl. The band take the album name from their observational approach to songwriting, portraying their experiences and the world around them. The band recorded their album in their Berlin rehearsal studio over a period of around twelve months, focusing song by song.
“It’s a beautifully rough rollercoaster ride through our subconscious minds” says Nico.
“We called the album ‘Look Out’ because lyrically our songs are quite observational about our lives and experiences. The songs reflect the world as we see it in the moment.”
“We have a little something for everyone on the album – if you want a rock banger to jump around to there is ‘Lifeline’, if you want some post-punk with feminist lyrics we have is ‘What About Never’ and if you prefer things a little more indie pop then start with ‘Run’ – plus a bunch of songs that fit somewhere in-between!”
“We have been building ‘Look Out’ brick by brick since 2021, recording it ourselves at our rehearsal room in Berlin. Some of the tracks such as ‘Hitting the Wall’ and ‘No No No’ are among the earliest songs we made together as a band. In some ways it would have been nice to release an album sooner, but the fact that we have been working on it for so long allowed us to develop our sound and try new things, such as adding synths and moving into more post-punky direction on songs like ‘Gravitation’, ‘What About Never’ and ‘Dragonfly’. We are so happy with how it turned out, it was worth the wait!”
“We have released quite a few of the tracks as singles which means we were able to give them a bit of spotlight with a music video. We really like it when we have been able to work with directors who were able to add their own creativity to the mix, such as for ‘Gravitation’ which we made with Unlost Films – the shoot was tough as it was a very cold and wet day in Berlin winter but we love how it turned out with the post-punky vibes that really matched the sound of the song.”
“We are definitely excited for the release, but also I think there is a big sense of relief that the album is finally done and out in the world! It feels like a big step as a band to have a real LP on vinyl that you can hold in your hands! There is a lot of unglamorous admin involved to get an album out so it will be great to be able to get back to the fun stuff of playing lots of shows!”
A pre-save for ‘Look Out’ is available.
Written by: leancool20
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