phoebe killdeer & the shift
Phoebe Killdeer & The Shift are Ole Wulfers, Thomas Mahmoud-Zahl & Phoebe Killdeer.
Phoebe Killdeer was a member of Nouvelle Vague. She reached success in 2014 with a remix of The Avener of ‘The Fade Out Line’ , a song she wrote whilst with her former band The Short Straws.
She took a short break from music and moved to Berlin where she met Ole Wulfers and Thomas Mahmoud-Zahl, 2 sound designers and experimental musicians based in Berlin. The 3 began to make music together with no limits, no genres and no style…anything goes. The result is music which sounds minimal & full blast at the same time, abstract & concrete, dirty & clean.
They are currently working in collaboration with Agnes B (renown french designer ) & Imago ( biggest camera in the world) on their 1st single ‘i saw’ with special performances from autumn 2015 at Agnes B stores around the globe: Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong.
Ole Wulfers has been involved in numerous performances all over the world. As a band member of Party Diktator he did a Peel session at bbc london. Beginning of this century he founded Kapaikos electric mandolin orchestra following a mandolin shop inheritance from his grandmother Mimi. Ole also builds his own music instruments. he worked in collaboration with experimental electronics helsinki and cirkuljia Ljubljana where he investigated the correlation between fluid dynamics and sounds of stressed materials.
Thomas Mahmoud-Zahl has done a lot of art and theater pieces. He worked together with the choreographer Kat Valastov at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. Thomas was the former singer of the band Von Spar. He went on to develop his interest in deconstructing beats and sounds and interpret music as architecture. He works with textures, feed recordings, with running washing machines as basslines, his shoes as beats.
Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws
Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws are Cedric Le Roux (guitar), Alexandre Maillard (bass), Raphael Seguinier (drums), Sylvain Joasson (live drummer) and Phoebe Killdeer (voice).
Sounds like Stooges-like Detroit-Punk, Rockabilly of the petrol powered kind & David-Lynch-Psycho-Blues. Check their 2 albums (Weather’s Coming…, Innerquake) the later record, makes Phoebe Killdeer and her band sound like she’s a hitch hiker on the Lost Highway to hell with enough good stories up her sleeve to make sure the ride never gets bleak.
Nouvelle Vague is a French cover band led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. Their name means “new wave” in French. This refers simultaneously to their “Frenchness” and “artiness” (the ’60s new wave of the French cinema cult), the source of their songs (all covers of punk rock, post-punk, and new wave songs), and their use of ’60s bossa nova-style arrangements.
Members, former members and contributors include many French artists who are now very well known on their own and considered as part of what is now called the “Renouveau de la chanson Française”: Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Mélanie Pain, Marina Céleste, Nadeah Miranda and Gerald Toto.
VALPARAISO are Thomas Belhom, Hervé Mazurel, Thierry Mazurel, Adrien Rodrigue & Matthieu Texier. Featured singers: Dominique A, Shannon Wright, Howe Gelb, Phoebe Killdeer and more…
Dedicated to musical nomadism, Valparaiso group consists of five instrumentalists from the indie-folk scene around the year 2000. Its musicians are from Jack the Ripper, des Hurleurs and Amor Belhom duo, bands with noted and prolific discography.
In love with the great outdoors, practicing a folk-rock as Dante as dusty, complete with sound experiments of all kinds, Valparaiso seems to have an ideal: to be a dream factory, that of the sad music that dances, tangles and produces many small interior cinemas.
The group has its own instrumental life (film music, film concerts, musical readings …), though it is also at the heart of a group of singers and musicians from the independent European and Anglo-Saxon scene, with which it works either promptly or on the long term.
In spring 2015, the musicians of Valparaiso give a sequel to The Fitzcarraldo Sessions project, two of them were the initiators, with the release of a new collaborative album, produced by John Parish.
The laborgras Collective was founded by dancers/choreographers Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi in Hamburg in 1994 and has been based in Berlin since 2000. Their work is anchored in contemporary dance, with a focus on collaboration with artists of different genres, movement research and interdisciplinary experimentation. Phoebe Killdeer has been collaborating on 2 performances with laborgras creating music compositions for ‘Retour’ and ‘Transition’ in 2014.