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Contact High // Motherbrain // Samba Cemetary at Hangar 49

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Loud bursts of guitars, hammering drum-grooves, punching bass-lines, now and then even scattered, almost sacral organ parts are the elements which make up Contact High’s sound. Even though Contact High are a traditional four-piece, their music is anything but traditional, which is further exemplified through their stage design, which turns even the smallest club into a place of worship at the altar of Rock’n’Roll. “Music for late-night-romantics” (klangskizzerei.at), “Electric White Boy Blues” or “Stoner Indie” (musik-news.at) are just some of the eclectic musical portmanteaus with which people have tried to capture the vast musical pallet that is Contact High’s sound.

They wasted their adolescence playing and listening to loud music in their parent’s basements. Influenced by the DIY ethos of punk bands such as Fugazi and with the sounds of the early 2000s garage rock bands such as The Strokes in their ears, they started recording songs on their own, played every show they possibly could, honing their skills along the way. As their experience grew, their influences began to expand as well — now enticed by the experimental approach of rock bands such as the Queens of the Stone Age, the atmospheric soundtracks of Spaghetti Westerns and the booming beats of Old School Hip Hop, Contact High recorded and self-released their first record 'Lessons from Defeat'.


MOTHERBRAIN creates sonic waves of gut shaking, fast-forward Stoner Rock through mighty guitar riffs that enshroud harmonic vocals without losing the groovy heaviness of their down tuned sound.

With their first album „Cosmic F.U.C.K.“ (released in November 2012), MOTHERBRAIN earned a growing fan-base and received positive feedback from the critics.

MOTHERBRAIN’s second record "0010" delivers more consistent songwriting with even more headbanging rhythms and extraordinary hooks.

Over the last years MOTHERBRAIN played plenty of shows all over Germany with great bands like Monkey 3 and Sideburn.

Martin – Vocals & Guitar
Daniel – Guitar
Benny – Bass
Yiannis – Drums



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