"BEASTS & LONERS"
CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS
Slow-motion-piano-punk with open stitches. One-third piano, one-third converted drums, one-third singing sewing machines, talking skirts, buzzing laser guns, and clacking typewriters. The Munich-based duo Beißpony reveal what it sounds like when a singer-songwriter and textile artist with roots in the riot-grrrl and feminist DIY-movement join forces. Laura hails from the singer-songwriter and antifolk-scene. "I'm more interested in experiments and accidents," says Steffi. Both girls got to know each other in 2006 at the infamous Kafe Kult in Munich, where they also had their first stage appearance. They used the facilities to record the first couple of songs for their debut album Brush Your Teeth in a one-week kamikaze-recording session with a lot of ice cream. The final part of the album was recorded with the Zork Free Arts Lab in an abandoned police training building. Over the years, Beißpony have played live shows in Italy, Austria and Germany, at festivals and in art galleries. They combine their shows with imaginative fashion and art performances and surprise their audience time and again.