Down with the Gypsies Sign to StoneFree Records

While there are elements at work that fall into the scope of the modern heavy blues rock one finds increasingly coming out of various Northern European corners, I think if one listens to a Down with the Gypsies track like the piano-into-later-percussion-exploration “Sky Full of Cars” from their 2017 debut album, Kassiopeia, the beginnings of an aesthetic standout can be heard taking shape. I’m also pretty sure the German five-piece are “down” with the gypsies in the sense of “I’m on board with this” rather than like a protest against the Romani people or anything like that, at least judging by the hippie-style presentation. That’s supposition on my part, but it seems like Down with the Gypsies have bigger fish to fry than discriminatory tribalism.

You can stream Kassiopeia in its entirety at the bottom of this post. StoneFree will have the album out on vinyl and CD with new cover art early next year, so keep an eye out and enjoy in the meantime.

The label announced the alliance as follows:

down with the gypsies

NEW SIGNING // band introduction #7 // Down with the Gypsies

We’re honoured to welcome Down with the Gypsies to the family.

After experiencing their intense live show at this years Void Fest, a real goosebumps moment, we decided to look no further and signed this five piece!

DOWN WITH THE GYPSIES is a young psych / folk / prog five piece, based in Karlsruhe, Germany and Linz, Austria. The band was formed in late 2015 by singer & guitarist Gaba Wierzbicka and drummer Tom Schneckenhaus.

In 2016 they already shared the stage with bands like DEATH HAWKS, Mondo Drag, Forever Pavot, Wucan and many more. The first demo tape was recorded in April, just before Melina Tzimou joined the band on guitar. After the show at Psyka Festival, Karlsruhe in October 2016, Maik left the band and Mitja Besen took over on bass.

As there were a lot of changes in their line-up, the band took a break from playing live and turned it into a creative process of songwriting and a period of finding their own sound.

In March 2017 their debut LP “Kassiopeia” was recorded & mixed by Sabina Sloth at KAPU Studio and self-released in July 2017. The band toured Europe for the first time in August & September.

In early 2018 “Kassiopeia” will be released in a new outfit on vinyl & cd. We’re looking forward to release this beast!

Down with the Gypsies are:
Gaba Wierzbicka – Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Melina Tzimou Weis – Guitar
Mitja Besen – Bass
Philipp Reiter – Flute, Clarinette, Percussion
Tom Schneckenhaus – Drums, Saz

Down with the Gypsies, Kassiopeia (2017)

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