The Basement Tales: Camomile & Rusk


 

The Basement Tales is a monthly video session at The Famous Gold Watch studio, filmed with just one camera and one mic. Or rather it was supposed to be monthly, but came to a stop thanks to the pandemic. But at the end of last year we managed to film a new episode, right in time to give you another preview of the upcoming Somewhere Between EP. This is Camomile & Rusk in its stripped down duet version with Mone.


The Drummer's Trauma


 

Our new single The Drummer's Trauma is released today, along with a glorious music video directed by Nick Scholey & Merle Sibbel. It's the first song of our forthcoming EP Somewhere Between. We started a crowdfunding campaign to finance the EP: https://www.startnext.com/en/grizzly-bird-2020

The Drummer's Trauma was recorded at The Famous Gold Watch by Cameron James Laing. The video stars many friends and musicians of the Berlin folk scene, including Michael Brinkworth as the annoying drummer.


Balconies



Here's a new video for a new song, 'Balconies'. This was a rather spontaneous effort. I had the idea for the song while riding my brothers mountain bike over the hills of my home area during an exceptionally warm April. I wrote the lyrics in the afternoon and figured out the guitar part in the evening. Katharina filmed me playing the song live a couple of days later.


My Friends (Video)



My Friends is now out as a digital single including a live version of Widow as a b-side. On one of the last sunny autumn days in 2019 we shot this simple music video for the song. It was made with help from The Famous Gold Watch Records collective.


BPM Podcast

In July I had a visit from Ashley who records podcasts called Behind People's Music. We talked about the album Empathy, influences, the band and the future. The episode is now online and you can have a listen. At the end there's also an acoustic version of Lanugo that we recorded live in my living room.

Empathy is released

Empathy, the first album by Grizzly Bird, is out now. We played it yesterday in Berlin – our first ever show as a 4-piece band. It was intense!
You can get your digital version of the album now at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer or Tidal. Or you can make me happy and order a CD via Bandcamp. If you don't have a CD-player, there is also a book-version with a download of the album.