SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
I Heart Sharks, Bi Nuu, 9pm
Anyone that attended the Berlin Festival two years ago is likely familiar with the chorus of I Heart Sharks’ tune, “Neuzeit,” which was the official anthem of the event. “Und das ist die neue Geschichte,” sang frontman Pierre Bee over double-time drums and synth sounds reminiscent of the 80s.
Back then, the band was soaring high off its debut album, Summer, which made waves throughout the German indie music scene. But then came the test: to see if the band was a one-trick pony or if album number two could live up to the expectations.
Well, the proof is in the pudding. Anthems was released in the first quarter of 2014, and to accurately judge, you will have to check it out for yourself. Or better yet, see the band on tour, when the trio return to Berlin this month. Natalye Childress
Bi Nuu, Im Schlesischen Tor, 10997 Berlin; 030 69 56 68 40; U: Schlesisches Tor; Admission: €16.