· By Velvet Bein
Die Cigaretten create a timeless masterpiece of cybergrunge
"Eliot" is an album that you simply have to listen to in order to understand how great it is. Because Die Cigaretten have created an album with a unique sound with "Eliot" that combines elements from post-punk, indie rock and new wave - without not also weaving in completely new elements and further developing existing genres.
The songs are fast, loud and full of rage, but also with a certain lightness and irony. Die Cigaretten have managed to get to the heart of the essence of cybergrunge while finding their own voice.
Almost lavishly throwing around catchy hooks, sharp aggressive guitar riffs, hypnotic rhythms, rolling and pumping basslines, the Cigarettes have slipped out a groundbreaking album with "Eliot" that shapes the sound of its generation.
The lyrics are profound and reflect the experiences and emotions of our time. Nevertheless, Die Cigaretten manage to convey anger, frustration and insecurity with ease and energy in their songs. And above all, they often find the big in the small, the cosmic - or rather the missing cosmic - in the everyday.
Die Cigaretten Live 2023:
14.10. DE-Frankfurt, on02
20.10. DE-Leipzig, Felsenkeller
25.10. DE-Lüneburg, Salon Hansen
27.10. IT-Cagliari, Fabrik
28.10. IT-Sassari, Alex Bar
23.11. DE-Dresden, Pawlow
24.11. AT-Vienna, Rhiz
25.11. DE-Oberpöbel, Putzmühle
07.12. DE-Hamburg, Übel & Gefährlich
13.12. DE-Köln, MTC
14.12. DE-Berlin, Quasimodo