Indie-Re #47 by Radio Helsinki, Graz

In the 47th edition of IndieRe the host Lilly from Radio Helsinki will present new music from Austria.

Greetings from Radio Helsinki in Graz, Austria! For our first edition of IndieRE we would like to present the cream of the crop of the local subculture and independent music scene. We kick things off with a bang:

→ Catastrophy and eat the rich
» demo on Bandcamp
» Catastrophy on Instagram
Catastrophy released their Demo EP in December 2022.
+ Greetings from Ivana from Komikaze from Zagreb – uuuuuuah!


Speaking of hardcore:
→ DeathDeathDeath featuring Nichi Mlebom with You Play in Hardcore Bands I Don’t Have Any Friends
» single on Bandcamp
+ Greetings from Marc to Germany
DeathDeathDeath is a Vienna-based multimedia artist Fazo and his unique style is marked by dark tape sound discoveries and nourishing vocal features – both comforting familiar and hautingly strange.
» DeathDeathDeath on Instagram
Nichi Mlebom hails from Austria and now lives in Brno, Czech Rebublic, where he creates dreamy dream-pop music with his band of the same name.
» Nichi Mlebom on Instagram


From Nichi, it is just a short step to the next act we would like to highlight:
→ The Zew – Yet
→ The Zew – Itchy Feet
Leo, as an illustrator, designed a beautiful concert poster for a Nichi Mlebom show in Graz and she plays hypnotically mesmerizing music under the name The Zew.
» Album 1FI1FO on Bandcamp
» The Zew on Instagram
The Zew released her debut album 1FI1FO (One Foot In, One Foot Out) on October 22nd and we were lucky enough to invite her to play her cyborg folk songs at a live session at Radio Helsinki Funkhaus in November of the same year.
→ The Zew – Come on Down
» Music video for Come on Down
→ The Zew – The Collector
» Music video for The Collector
+ Tünde is sending greetings to Hungary!
+ Mirza says hi in BKS!


→ Compilation Re:Composed II – Worker’s Songs & Songs about Women’s Rights and Struggles (Arbeiter*innen-Lieder und Songs zu feministischen Kämpfen)
» Re:Composed II compilation on YouTube
Re:Composed II features the theme of labor, as issues related to women and the labor market are playing an important role in shaping the discourse on equality in today’s context. We'll listen to the song Kündigung from Austria based artist Farce from the compilation, released in the summer of 2022. Farce is an artist based in Vienna, who dances between shoegaze, noise pop and the genre designation she chose for herself: Crying at the Discoteque. In the song she expresses her excitement about her dismissal from work and explains that this will create new job opportunities in the labor market.
→ Farce – Kündigung
» the song on YouTube


We're moving to another band with socially critical content: Jayden. The lo-fi indie band made a big impression with their debut album Morals, released in the summer of 2022. The 12-track LP boasts a melancholic sound reminiscent of 90s indie or emo music, but their sound also takes a sharp turn with electrifying lo-fi punk outburts. The band's lyrics reflect their doubts about the morality and the impact it has on their lives, Jayden provides the soundtrack to tackle these complex contradictions with a cautious political attitude. Listen to an interview with singer Michi and guitarist Thomas from Jayden, talking about the music scene in Graz and Austria, their musical style and the themes of their songs.
» Jayden on Instagram
» morals on Bandcamp
→ Jayden – Sleet
» nice music video starring yours truly Lilly Vanilli :)
→ Jayden – Panama
→ Jayden – Joch
» music video for Joch on YouTube

Thomas, Jayden’s guitarist, is talking about his favourite hardcore band from Graz – Red Gaze! Markus of Red Gaze is happy to call Jayde his favourite emo band in Graz and we will feature one song of Red Gaze’s latest release, Healing Games, from April 2022.
→ Red Gaze – Frigid Zone
» Healing Games on Bandcamp
» Red Gaze on Instagram
→ Jayden – Structures
Jayden were talking about a specific place in Graz, the SUb – a DIY concert venue that hosts many bands in the DIY/hardcore/punk genres but also has lots of club nights with local electronic DJs.
» Sub on Instagram
This was Jayden presenting their debut album Morals, released on Numavi Records in the summer of 2022.
+ Tamara greetings en Espanol


Last week it was raining outside and as I was looking out the windows at Radio Helsinki Funkhaus and listening to some music a song got stuck in my head and I want to share this sweetsweet memory with you – this is Skin by Sakura.
→ Sakura – Skin
» Skin on Bandcamp
» Sakura on Instagram
Sakura is a Vienna based artist who released her album Skin in September 2022. Sakura creates dreamy, distorted soundscapes inspired by 90s alternative 80's synth pop and 70's folk music. Born in Hong Kong and raised in London, she now resides in Vienna and writes music that is both hard-hitting and fragile. Her lyrics, which range from social and political topics to love and heartbreak, are written with a raw, emotional honesty.
+ Paul grüsst Radio Campus Paris / Frankreich


The last act for Radio Helsinki’s edition of IndieRe is a Graz based musician Paul & Pets, who will speak with us a little bit about his debut tape Domestic Monastic, released on Catgold Records in the summer of 2022, and a lovely duet he did with Vienna based artist Monsterheart and he will also share some insights into Austria’s music scene.
» Paul & Pets on Instagram
» Domastic Monestic on Bandcamp
→ Paul & Pets – You Got Me
→ Paul & Pets – Onemanshow
» nice video for the song
→ Monsterheart vs. Paul & Pets – Easy Fix
» Monsterheart on Instagram
» Monsterheart on Bandcamp
» song Easy Fix on Bandcamp
+ Paul for Near FM / Ireland
→ Paul & Pets – I’m always here
» cover from the Baywatch theme song with a lovely music video, shot in an empty pool in Graz

Today’s edition was brought to you by Radio Helsinki, deinem freien Radio in Graz, Austria, with your host Lilly. Thank you for listening! We hope you enjoyed our take on Austria’s diverse and thriving music scene and we hope you support your local subculture communites wherever you are.





Nichi Mlebom

Numavi Records

The Zew



Red Gaze


Paul & Pets




01. Catastrophy – eat the rich [1:45] (demo, samozaložba, 2022)
02. DeathDeathDeath feat. Nichi Mlebom – You Play In Hardcore Bands I Don't Have Any Fri-ends [3:47] (single, Numavi Records, 2022)
03. The Zew – Yet [4:04] (1FI1FO, Numavi Records, 2022)
04. The Zew – Itchy Feet [3:40] (1FI1FO, Numavi Records, 2022)
05. The Zew – Come On Down [1:45] (1FI1FO, Numavi Records, 2022)
06. The Zew – The Collector [4:45] (1FI1FO, Numavi Records, 2022)
07. Farce – Kündigung [2:05] (Re:Composed II – Arbeiter*innen-Lieder und Songs zu feministi-schen Kämpfen, samozaložba, 2022)
08. Jayden – Sleet [3:11] (morals, Numavi Records, 2022)
09. Jayden – Panama [1:19] (morals, Numavi Records, 2022)
10. Jayden – Joch [1:19] (morals, Numavi Records, 2022)
11. Red Gaze – Frigid Zone [1:07] (Healing Games, Numavi Records, 2022)
12. Jayden – Structures [1:44] (morals, Numavi Records, 2022)
13. Sakura – Skin [3:25] (Skin, samozaložba, 2022)
14. Paul & Pets – You Got Me [3:46] (Domestic Monastic, Catgold Records, 2022)
15. Paul & Pets – Onemanshow [3:04] (Domestic Monastic, Catgold Records, 2022)
16. Monsterheart vs. Paul & Pets – Easy Fix [4:09] (single, Catgold Records, 2023)
17. Paul & Pets – I’m always here [4:09] (Domestic Monastic, Catgold Records, 2022)


Produced by Radio Helsinki, Austria.
Prepared and announced by Lilly Jagl.

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