SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
The Clientele, Marie-Antoinette, 9pm
You wouldn’t be alone if you thought British band The Clientele was never coming back. After releasing 2010’s ‘Minotaur’, the indie four-piece toured through the end of the year, and then fell quiet with the announcement of an indefinite hiatus.
Early this year, The Clientele regrouped for a one-off performance in March, but that quickly evolved into a series of 10 more live performances, the final of which will be in Berlin.
In addition to the shows, the band’s debut release, a 13-track collection of singles entitled ‘Surburban Light’, was reissued on vinyl in May, as part of Merge Records’ 25th anniversary celebration. 2014 also saw the release of two new singles, which is – with any luck – a hint of things to come… a new album, perhaps?
But nothing is confirmed, so if you’re one to err on the side of caution, consider catching Alasdair Maclean and Co. when the four arrive in town this month. The after party will be hosted by the Firestation Records DJs, as if you needed any more convincing. Natalye Childress
Marie-Antoinette, Holzmartkstraße 15-18, 10179 Berlin; S + U: Jannowitzbrücke; admission €17,20.