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Playing the Deaf Institute in Manchester on Saturday 15th March.
Really hope they play London.
Will book my ticket for the London gig on Wednesday. Hope this means they have a new album coming out soon too.
"Is there a consistency of numbers?
In 2002 "Neon Golden" came out.
Six years later "The Devil, You + Me" came out.
And now, in 2014?
Yes, the Notwist come back... on tour!
But maybe they bring some new songs..."
Excited for this, both those albums are fucking incredible, and the second 13&God album was incredible too.
I loved both of those albums too, with Neon Golden being one of my favourite ever albums. That second 13&God album was indeed amazing. I saw 13&God play live in the Garage after that album was out, and it was so so good. Would love to see them perform again also.
Agreed, Neon Golden is a hell of an album, gonna put it on now. 13&God debut album great also, wasn't implying otherwise, just thinking of recent output.
I got Neon Golden and I think it's amazing. But for whatever reason, I havent got round to exploring their other stuff.
Care to recommend any other albums of theirs? And what about this 13&God stuff?
13&God only have two albums, both of which I'd recommend highly. Earlier Notwist were a very different sounding band, with only hints of what was to come.
Their first two albums, The Notwist & Nook are probably only for completists, or for a cursory listen to hear how much they have changed, very straightforward metal / hardcore punk. They were recorded before Console (who uses two Nintendo Wii controllers live) joined the band.
12 is still pretty noisy, but starts to get a bit more interesting with it, still by no means a great album though, and still more interesting to hear the signs of the band getting used to their new line-up. Torture Day, Noah & 12 are great, in the latter Notwist style.
Shrink is where it clicks, Day 7 is a great album opener. Worth checking out this one, but not above the 13&G 2 & TDY+M. Another Planet, Chemicals, No Encores & Electric Bear are all fantastic. It's still a bit more all over the place than Neon Golden, but that's what gives it its charm in some ways.
Shrink & 12 have aged a bit, and listening to Neon Golden yesterday, even that seems to have lost some of its shine since I first heard it, but The Notwist are fucking incredible in my opinion. They're one of those few bands who have improved with every album.
Oh yeah, and the Storm soundtrack is fine, but probably works better as a soundtrack than in isolated listening.
New single: https://soundcloud.com/subpop/the-notwist-close-to-the-glass/
not certain on it so far, needs more listening
I've always said NOT-wist, but others seem to go for NO-twist.
Which is right?
I asked Markus Acher once.
Definitely not one of my favourites on the album, but nice enough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUpktwg7O4M
New album doesn't do much for me, but still looking forward to it
beast of a setlist, even though it was exclusively from their three latest (not including Sturm) albums.