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CD REVIEW DARKHAUS MY ONLY SHELTER

DARKHAUS

MY ONLY SHELTER

2013

 

 

COMING SOON

 

 

Energetic modern rock from a band made up of representatives from as far afield as Scotland, US, Germany and Austria. It’s uplifting, modern and though it’s based around the synth and there is that darker early eighties-UK alt-rock, as well as a slight industrial vibe it’s never claustrophobic. Opener ‘Life Worth Living’ indeed seems made for radio, whilst the cutting riff of ‘Grace Divine’ offsets a modern rocker that could have you dancing. It’s music that bursts out at you.

 


If you want the definitive Darkhaus though it’s the track ‘Break Down the Walls’ which has it all: the synth, the riff, and the lyrics. There’s plenty of melody in there but with a coolness almost like the ghost of Goth without the doom, and industrial overtones without the impersonality usually associated.  

 


Hard as it is to place a finger on the band imagine the middle ground between Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Rammstein and HIM and somewhere there you’ll find Darkhaus: as impressive and as imposing as this sounds it’s an album with so much to offer with a little something for almost every rock fan.    

 

Darkhaus just may be one of the discoveries of the year.

 

 


DARKHAUS live on tour with UNZUCHT:



21.11.2013 Cologne, Underground
22.11.2013 Bochum, Matrix
23.11.2013 Hamburg, Logo



DARKHAUS live beim EISBRECHER Jahresabschluss:



29.12.2013 Oberhause, Turbinenhalle



DARKHAUS live on tour with SUBWAY TO SALLY:



03.04.2014 Hamburg, Docks
04.04.2014 Magdeburg, Altes Theater
05.04.2014 Leipzig, Werk 2
10.04.2014 Frankfurt, Batschkapp
11.04 2014 München, Muffathalle
12.04.2014 Wien, Arena
24.04.2014 Berlin, Huxleys
25.04.2014 Hannover, Capitol
26.04.2014 Rostock, Moya
27.04.2014 Osnabrück, Halle Gartlage
29.04.2014 Köln, E-Werk
30.04.2014 Würzburg, Posthalle
02.05.2014 Losheim am See, Hexentanz Festival
03.05.2014 Erfurt, Stadtgarten

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW DARKHAUS MY ONLY SHELTER 2013