YETZT + KITTY SOLARIS
Presented by POPMONITOR
YETZT are an Anglo-German Post-Punk / Alternative Rock band formed in late 2019 comprising of Kie Dawson, Tjorben Reimer, Felix Riedel, and Tobias Kraller. The title track of their latest EP „Normal Things“ perfectly describes the band’s sound: a blend of diverse musical backgrounds creates a dark yet energizing sound that is seemingly about to fall apart, but that never does. The melancholic, mysterious beginning of the song is leading into a guitar heavy climax that gets bigger and bigger, conveying a message of similar size: „The cogs in machines dropping their dreams just for the roof above their heads“.
By playing concerts in Loophole, Schokoladen, Bechereck and similar places, Yetzt became part of the Berlin underground alt-rock scene and is known for making their guests dance until sweat drips from the ceiling. Their DIY concerts turn art-cafés, skateparks and even living rooms into vibrant rock venues with a close, intimate connection to their fans.
Post-Punk, Alternative Rock
„Call KITTY SOLARIS the Indie Queen of Berlin, a musical shapeshifter, a voice for empowerment, or just one of the most daring musicians/producers working today. All would be the truth. Solaris is as much about the Berlin music scene as she is about social equality and fairness for women in the music industry. Quiet a full plate for anyone to take on, but this artist, promoter, and record company boss makes it look almost easy… or necessary, if you will. And that is the overall vibe and messaging throughout „Girls & Music“. Of course, all of this is interwoven in between Solaris’ trademark multiple genres traversing, bizarre and danceable quirks, and weighty, to-the-point lyricism. Pure Solaris through and through.
Highlights are hard to single out on this solid tip-to-toe Damian Press collaboration album. But if you twist my arm hard enough, I’d suggest you take the far-out opener „As the World Stops Turning“, the ethereal carnival-vibed „Mystery Girl“, and (secretly my favorite track), „Disco Blues“ for a spin… or, just be a mensch and go headlong into the full LP: Its the right thing to do… Over the past several years, I’ve made it openly clear that Kitty Solaris is one of the most exciting creators in the music world. And „Girls & Music“ fully reinforces my stance… Find out why and stream the entire LP here at the GTC.“