Keluar are part of Alison Lewis’ trail of amazing projects. Currently in hibernation, while Lewis focuses on her Zoe Zanias character, Keluar were captured in this video from 2015. Playing live in Leipzig, it is clear that Lewis and Sid Lamar know how to fuse dark wave and minimal electronica in ways that will spook your parents.
Keluar come from Berlin, where they are one of the most compelling of the new generation of warm wave acts. If the duo of Zoè Zanias and Sid Lamar seem familiar, it could be because Zoè was Alison Lewis of Linea Aspera and Sid is also known as Jonas Förster. This is the title track from their second EP, and it shows off Zoè/Alison’s magnificent vocals to fine effect.
You can catch Keluar live at the following events, which are curated by and feature Twice a Man:
A Warm Wave Concert (Stockholm): 30 May 2015, Facebook event page
A Warm Wave Concert (Göteborg): 29 May 2015, Facebook event page
Sweden’s Twice a Man have a new album on the way and plans for a unique “Warm Wave” event in May.
One of Europe’s most respected electronic bands, the duo of Dan Söderqvist and Karl Gasleben recently expanded to include former member Jocke Söderqvist for the thirtieth anniversary of their pioneering album, From a Northern Shore. They will be in Gothenburg to host “A Warm Wave Concert” on 29 May 2015. A Stockholm show will take place on the following day.
Featured artists for the event include Argentina’s Vólkova, Sweden’s Red Mecca and Alvar, and Keluar from Berlin, as well as the hosts. They explain the unifying theme for the evening:
The concept of Warm Wave was originally coined by César Canali (Vólkova) and Chris Inlaw in front of the release Not so Cold, “A Warm Wave Compilation”.
In the early 80´s when Twice a Man initiated their music style in Scandinavia, many critics and others, blamed the band for playing dark, depressive music and gave the name “Cold Wave” to their genre, picking on that synthesizers were not real instruments. “You just push buttons”. Obviously we have kept pushing those buttons, because we are passionate in what we do and have love for our music, so after all we are “Not so Cold”.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/442650519216867/