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18 Summers

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The combination of visual and acoustic elements which the singer, musician and photographer Felix Flaucher is melting into an overall concept that breaks up all borders of the dark genre is quite unique in the popular musical landscape. Together with the classical guitarist Frank Schwer, “18 Summers” represents an independent, distinctive style, wonderful melancholy Goth Pop pearls, melodic acoustic songs but also club hits you can dance to with innovative sounds that no DJ programme should miss.

At first sight the artwork of the CDs contains aesthetic, erotic photos of beautiful young women - on closer inspection you discover wounds at the wrists, at the neck or a revolver in the hand of a model. The band itself often practises Teutonic poses with uniforms and machine guns on photos. But if you take a closer look, you will recognize artificial eyelashes being stuck on and plastic guns bought at the fairground which are changing the first impression right into the opposite. Besides, playing with symbols is an important part of the general picture of “18 summers”. Skulls and crosses, which could hardly be more clichéd for the scene, are revived and brought into a new connection. It is not uncommon for Felix Flaucher to jokingly flirt around with the image of a sect leader and he quotes Crowley and LaVey, who say that his band and their Scene is often a bit like a secret society; as a close-knit family that calls themselves “The Church Of 18 Summers”. But the drive of the phenomenon “18 summers” is not provocation, but artistic freedom, not having a restriction in mind, but the realization of creative energy.

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  • cosimatropina

    New album is meh, has some nice moments though... Anyway I'm looking forward to see them at Amphi festival.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • NosferatuFranzo

    Strange band °_°

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sirisomon

    Their WGT gig was quite good. :)

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • YxMANTISxY

    Schon lange her seit dem letzten Album!

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • DarkKnight1190

    FELIX UND FRANK - GOTT SEI DANK ;-)

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Celeno84

    Das hoffe ich auch! ;-)))))))

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Empathy82

    Hoffe, dass bald die neue CD endlich mal kommt!!!! Schon lange nichts mehr gehört!

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • John_Crichton

    I had Virgin Mary sitting around for like 8 months, finally got around to listening to it and now I cant stop...PitF is pretty good, too.

    26 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Missing-Dreams

    Ich will endlich was neues von dieser wunderbaren Band :)

    17 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Blobbeh

    New album came out i think.... Well i have part of it havnt actually listened to it.

    21 Dec 2006 Reply

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