SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Balthazar, Postbahnhof, 9pm
Belgian bands that achieve international success are few and far between – Balthazar just so happens to be one of them. The five-piece indie rock group formed in 2004, but it wasn’t until around 2010, with the release of “Applause”, that the band began to be noticed. In fact, the album won best of the year at the Belgian Music Industry Awards, an honour that was also bestowed upon the group’s follow-up, 2012′s “Rats.”
More recently, the group released its newest single, “Leipzig.” With any hope, the song is indicative of a forthcoming album. But in the meantime, there is a European album to tide over fans, with stops in Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, and of course, Germany. Catch them on the tail end of their tour at Postbahnhof to see what the fuss is all about. Natalye Childress
Fritzclub im Postbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243, Berlin; 0 30 69 81 28 0; S: Ostbahnhof; admission €16.