Move aside Emerson, Lake & Palmer, here comes Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest – Hitori Matsuri Spirit Fest is that rarest of things, a super group you actually want to listen to, an equation where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. ‘Spirit Fest’ is made up of Japanese duo Tenniscoats with Markus Acher (Notwist), Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa…

Between Notwist and Rayon: Interview with Markus Acher

Hi Markus, thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions for us again!¬†Why did you decide now was the right time to release a live album? When we play concerts, we like to re-arrange our songs and slowly change them, and because some of them became really different over the years, some…

Interview with Markus Acher of Alien Transistor (and The Notwist)

We got to Alien Transistor eventually. We started with The Notwist who were on our first German compilation last year, shortly after we started. Then we did an interview with Valerie from Lali Puna, then we discovered all the fantastic music coming out of Germany (and from the Morr Music label in particular) and as…