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“Eat more ice cream – make more love”
It’s pretty much assured that a band with such a motto as the above are going to be damn good fun to watch. And indeed, German trio Bullmeister are one of those bands that it’s hard to watch without a smile on your face; an energetic outfit with life-affirming electro-pop their modus operandi.
Berlin boys Daniboi (synth, lead vocals), Sam DeBay (keys, vocals) and Costa Brava (drums) channel the best bits of bands like Phoenix, Goose and Fenech-Soler and combine it with their fiery Teutonic attitude to create a sound that’s full of big hooks and riffs, pummelling dance beats and vocals that are swooning and fierce by turns. They are testament to how far electronic pop music has come in recent years.
Founded in 2006, the trio have their roots in the club scene, but were already professional musicians before they joined forces. Taking their inspiration and ideas from heroes as diverse as N*E*R*D, Coldplay, Matthew Dear and Daft Punk, they pooled their creative resources to create their bold and distinctive style from these disparate sources. They produce and compose all of their music, using special (and secretive) equipment, and describe their sound as a bit pop, a bit techno and with healthy dashes of sarcasm, kitsch cool, goosebumps, love and bass.
Their gigs never fail to live up to the spunky sound that typifies their records: a riot of flashing LEDs, Jägermeister, imposing stage presence, and Daniboi’s commanding style on the mic. It’s no coincidence that electronic legends Tiefschwarz roped him in to sing two tracks on their latest album Chocolate and inject his vibrant charisma into their sophisticated grooves.
Someone once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Check out the video to see what Bullmeister are really all about: http://www.vimeo.com/13933176