200 lurkers

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Indiepop Shoegaze Acoustic Pop
200 lurkers - Singer/Songwriter Indiepop Shoegaze Acoustic Pop Live Act in Köln

200 lurkers Short Info

The 200 lurkers are a band-project based in Cologne, Germany that has won a small but dedicated following all over the world in the past years. Their guitar-based singer/songwriter tunes have a wistful, melancholy feel, but are buoyed by an innate sense of whimsicality that is reflected in the delicate instrumentation and the interplay of the singers' voices. Charmingly off-kilter melodies carry along lyrics which often depict a duality of the ordinary miraculousness of life wrapping around a pearl of bitterness and loss.

Musically, the 200 lurkers straddle several genres from twee pop to new folk to alt-country, though there are as many differences as similarities between these styles and the 200 lurkers. The band is fond of incorporating unconventional musical instruments or technologies
(such as water glasses, children's toys, or archaic drum machines), and their principal aim is to share the joy of writing, the delight of practicing and the passion of performing songs.

An interview/performance was aired on TV and director Jeffrey Wolfshohl chose the music of 200 lurkers for the soundtrack of his 2008 short film My Martyrdom In Every Case. For the press the 200 lurkers are a “worldwide local insider tip” (Ultimo) whose “finely-wrought sound is unique in the local pop-scene” (Neue Westfälische).

The 200 lurkers are a band-project based in Cologne, Germany that has won a small but dedicated following all over the world in the past years. Their guitar-based singer/songwriter tunes have a wistful, melancholy feel, but are buoyed by an innate sense of whimsicality that is reflected in the delicate instrumentation and the interplay of the singers' voices. Charmingly off-kilter melodies carry along lyrics which often depict a duality of the ordinary miraculousness of life wrapping around a pearl of bitterness and loss.

Musically, the 200 lurkers straddle several genres from twee pop to new folk to alt-country, though there are as many ...

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Past Gigs 200 lurkers

  • 10 | 2014 Living Room Concert In the living room, Cologne
  • 05 | 2014 Kulturcafé Lichtung 200 lurkers
  • 02 | 2012 Kiosk Kioskkonzerte
  • 01 | 2010 Wicleff, Köln live im Wicleff

Discography 200 lurkers

  • 2013 Dialogues EP | Entropic Empire Production
  • 2012 Moon Birds Remix | Entropic Empire Production
  • 2010 The Space and the Sea Album | Entropic Empire Production

Media

  • Video 200 lurkers : "cold smoke" ...
  • Video 200 lurkers : "dialogues"

Origin

  • Köln DE

Members

  • Philipp Hofmann Singer Texting Guitar Sound
  • Jennifer Vogtner Singer Texting Sampling