The end’s not near; it’s here.
Drive Moya – Vienna’s sonically innovative champions of underground 90s vibes – present their optimistically apocalyptic new album, ‘The Great End’, live.
Meet three men working just about within the confines of their unrefined musical ability, rarely moving much on stage, but pushing at the boundaries of what kind of noise can be generated by a standard rock trio and still sound tuneful, soulful, even delicate.
Guitarist Juro sprays distorted and corrupted data from his instrument in surprising digital patterns, while bassist Simon bounces, bubbles, and bobs, and drummer Philip holds it all together like an overworked blacksmith with an unremovable earworm.
Second album ‘The Great End’, released on Noise Appeal Records on 9 February 2024, runs a wonderfully varied gamut of dreampop, grunge, post-rock and shoegaze, ranging from three-minute pop songs to deep, grooving rock explorations, and hitting a different mood with every track.
~~ Phal:Angst ~~
With origins in the DIY Punk/Hardcore scene of the late 90s and early 2000s, Phal:Angst from Vienna have been following their vision of electronic industrial and analog post-rock for 16 years now, and they have been doing so consistently, while also joyfully embracing self-development.
With Phal:Angst, everything is political – without being banal or on the nose. Especially technical progress and music. This hasn’t changed since the band’s emergence within the anarchist scenes.
Their latest album 'Whiteout' (Noise Appeal Records, 2023) has been described as "a perfect amalgam of Post-Rock ethos and fragility, Industrial harshness and Doomjazz passion".