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Backstage Club, Munich, Germany
10th March 2010
Sono & Slave Republic

After SONO have published their new album ‘Plus’ in the last year, I wanted to hear how they sound live now and was already very curious for this diverse evening. And so, I went to the Backstage Club on this Wednesday evening for their Munich show, supported by SLAVE REPUBLIC.

Slave Republic

Berlin based SLAVE REBUBLIC was recently newly signed to Accession Records label. This Indie-Pop band already played music in the early 90s as a quartet but later parted ways. In 2007, the band re-united as a duo and started recording their debut album ‘Electric One’ that was finally released 12th March 2010.

Music & Performance
Instead of at 8:00 PM the show began at 9:15 PM and, unfortunately, the club was still filled only sparsely. Due to this fact, anyone in the club had more room for dancing because SLAVE REPUBLIC kicked in quite nicely and started warming up the audience in a proper way. Despite smaller technical problems, Alec Fu and Alex Alice delivered a perfect show as if they had never done something else than standing on stage.

The audience owed it with applause and good mood. Then, unfortunately, after approx. 45 minutes the end had already come, but I am sure we will get to hear from this band in future. You should not miss their support slots during several shows at the DE/VISION spring tour and of course during WGT in Leipzig.

01. The Driver
02. Hadron Collider
03. Number Three
04. Electric
05. Less of Me
06. Minimum Regret
07. Choking/Drowning
08. Truth or Dare
09. My Maker

Music: 7
Performance: 7
Sound: 7
Light: 4
Total: 6.6 / 10


SONO from Hamburg already became an issue nearly 10 years ago with their hit ‘Keep Control’. The band is characterized by their unbelievable diversity causing them play among other things on Gothic festivals, in clubs, but also on big stages with concert atmosphere or Techno parties. Besides their band SONO, all three members are also active in the music area: front man Lennart A. Salomon is active as a songwriter, Martin Weiland works with a dance label and Florian Sikorski pursues a recording studio and is active as producer. Their fourth and latest album ‘Plus’ sounds more electronic in contrast to the predecessors and goes once again to quite into another direction.

Music & Performance
After a really short rebuilding break it was time for the evening’s headliner and the three members of SONO entered the stage of the still not totally filled Backstage Club. During their approx. 1 ¼-hour show, they played older pieces as well as new songs and Lennart A. Salomon completely overexerted. He danced, jumped and fired up the audience that got involved with pleasure into the show and took part vigorously. Sometimes we really felt like in a dance club, then the guitar controlled the event again, accompanied by a light show fitting to it - some tubes were put up in the semicircle around the band. After some additions and a lot of applause the guests left the Backstage and enjoyed the memories of an extremely interesting and diversified evening.

01. Intro + Future Sun
02. What You Do
03. All Those City Lights
04. Blame
05. Talking
06. The Edge
07. New Cage
08. 2000 Guns
09. Perfect Harmony
10. Always Something Missing
11. The Brightest Star
12. Open the Door
13. Come On
14. Naked
15. Better
16. Lucky You
17. Keep Control
18. Whatever

Music: 8
Performance: 8
Sound: 8
Light: 5
Total: 7.6 / 10

All pictures by Erika Knepper (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

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