Here are two things to get excited about regarding Canadian synthy power poppers/new wavers Autogramm. First of all, the band is on the verge of a two-week European tour spanning The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. The tour starts March 16, and we can’t wait to see the band on their first date in Haarlem on March 16. Find the other dates here.
Second, and more pressing, Beluga Records (Sweden) will soon drop a two-song 7″ to coincide with the tour – pre-order here. This release follows hot on the heels of their rock-solid and immensely enjoyable Music That Humans Can Play LP. We are thrilled to debut the single (Diana b/w Licht Aus) right here, right now.
On the A-side, prepare to be transported back to the ’80s with Diana, a track that showcases Autogramm at their most Depeche Modesque and Human League-ish yet. With its catchy chorus, it’s a true ’80s hit in the making — an area Autogramm consistently excels in. The song has some unexpected dark undertones. Autogramm’s The Silo explains: “It’s not just another Autogramm song with a proper noun in the title, Diana ramps up the drama to eleven to create a miniature synth-pop soap opera!”
And that’s not all! Flip over to the B-side to discover Autogramm’s surprising cover of Licht Aus by German new-wave band Nichts, adding their own unique twist to this track from 1982 and translating most of the words to English.
From their upcoming European tour to the release of their latest single, Autogramm is on fire with excitement. And so are we!
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