Music from Ireland – Kodaline // Alternative Rock

Kodaline are an alternative rock quartet.  Originally known as 21 Demands, the band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single ‘Give Me A Minute’ topped the Irish Single Charts; becoming the first independently-released track to achieve the feat. In 2011 the band changed its name to Kodaline. Listen to their great song “Way Back When“:

Also listen to their song All I Want

Music from the US – The Killers // Indie Rock

The Killers are an US-american indie rock and post rock band from Las Vegas. They formed in 2001 and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.Have a listen to their nice classic “Human“:

Also listen to their song Runaways

Music from the UK – Happy birthday Pete Townshend (70)

„I hope I die before I get old“ lyrics from his great song “My Generation” from 1965 , which reached place two in the UK charts this year in November 25th. 1965 , the year when the Beatles released “Help”, the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” .

Pete Townshend was and is still the head of the Rock group “The Who ” born May 19th 1945.

Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.

Music from the US – Followed By Ghosts // Post Rock

Followed By Ghosts is an US-American post rock and progressive rock band from Waverly, Iowa. Have a listen to their nice piece “A New Dawn”: