Sizarr are a German electronic, post-punk band from Landau, Germany. The band consists of Deaf Sty (vocals/guitar/synth), P-Money (vocals/guitar/synth), Gora Sou (drums/machines), and Pedro (bass).
The band was founded in Landau, Germany, in 2009.
Sizarr soon gained a support slot in Heidelberg, Germany for These New Puritans in 2010. This was followed by a number of performances at important German music festivals such as Dockville, On3 Festival and Melt! festival in Summer 2010 or as support for bands like KELE (Bloc Party) or Broken Bells (Danger Mouse/James Mercer).
In 2011, the band continued to play the German festival circuit with dates at Modular Festival in Augsburg, Melt Festival 2011, Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and Iceland’s Airwaves Festival. The band has been mentioned and featured in a number of German music publications in 2011 such as the February edition of Rolling Stone, Meier, Coolture, Intro, Mitteschon, Musikexpress and Spiegel online. The band have also featured outside of Germany in The Guardian .
As of October 2011, the band are completing their debut album due for release in spring 2012
Sizarr use a mixture of guitars, drums, synthesisers, loops and samples to create a post-punk sound. Deaf Sty’s vocals are reminiscent of James Blake and Jeff Buckley, but have a rawer rasp like that of Hamilton Leithauser from The Walkmen.
The percussion of Gora Sou uses live Latin rhythms on top of synthesised beats, not dissimilar to those found on Friendly Fires records.
The synth melodies and guitar hooks, often use a hypnotic rhythm as you’d find on Berlin Techno and Deep House.