17th February 2024
Lebanon Hanover & Support: Harsh Symmetry
What happens when art and design meet on vacation? They form an Indie band. Larissa Georgiou studied art, William Maybelline design. Larissa, the Swiss, was on holiday in Sunderland, where William is at home. This is how LEBANON HANOVER was born, somewhere between Switzerland and Sunderland. This feeling of being somewhere and “disorientated in this world” is reflected in the name of the band, says Larissa, who is now Larissa Iceglass: Lebanon was a place in the USA that “seemed very utopian” to them and that was why it had nothing to do with Hanover.
Their band is here and there. Here, where it is utopian, and there, where it is certainly not. The name corresponds to their sense of self and that of their music: to have lost themselves or never found themselves. A feeling that can consolidate and be directed towards a common goal: When they met, they wrote several tracks for their debut album from 2012 within a week, the title of which - at a time when everyone in the world was already talking about global warming - was called ‘The World Is Getting Colder’. It made sense to move to the city, the frontline city during the Cold War, now they live sometimes in Berlin, sometimes over in England and - they were born in 86 and 88 - are re-creating the 80s: reduced, straightforward, never overloaded. Dark Wave drawn from the depths like new.
As lovingly cool as the 80s: Julian Sharwarko’s Californian Dark Wave project HARSH SYMMETRY, will be supporting LEBANON HANOVER in Bochum.
Additional Concert Info
Tickets: are available for 38.68 euros (plus charges pre-sale) vial Eventim
Picture by Isolde Woudstra