Chili and the Whalekillers

Live Act Alternative Pop Rock
Chili and the Whalekillers - Alternative Pop Rock Live Act in Salzburg

Chili and the Whalekillers Short Info

From the ever-avant-garde city of Vienna emerges Chili and the Whalekillers, an Icelandic-Austrian five-piece band, loaded with an array of artfully crafted pop-songs with considerable danceability. Their third album Turn (2013) was received with acclaim from critics and audiences alike, its eponymous single topping at third place in the Icelandic radio charts in early 2014.

Musically Chili and the Whalekillers can only be described as diverse: Dreamy-Pop colored by 60's psychedelia, Indie, Folk and even Surf Rock. Their genre crossing is as effortless as their changing up of the instruments on stage yet there is a constant feeling of coherence, a shared spirit and substance.
Initially drawn in by the captivating melodies of the band, the listener soon finds himself repeatedly discovering new depths in the rich retro-inspired sound and the continental aesthetic of their lyrics. Images of beauty, lemon gardens, French girls and train rides are evoked, but the bands strong political consciousness is never far off.

Biography

Since forming in Salzburg 2009, Chili and the Whalekillers have played a number of concerts and release three LP's. Firstly "The Tragic Tale of Julie and the Crying Clown" (2011), which renowned music critic Bernhard Flieher described for the "Salzburger Nachrichten" as: "Pop, with never before heard intensity as only the brave can create", adding that "they make music effortlessly on the line between art and accessibility."
The second album titled "The Banker on the Run" (2012) took a satirical look at the world of the rich confronted with a worldwide financial crises and also received praise from critics and audiences alike.
Chili and the Whalekillers' new album "Turn" (2013) opens up a wide spectrum of sound, its multi-colored songs offer themselves to their listeners to be sung along to, to be cherished or to be danced to, any day or every day. Its single "Turn" has reached a widespread airplay and in February 2014 it got to the 3rd place in the Icelandic radio charts.

As the winner of the European Youth Forum's Emerging Band Contest, Chili and the Whalekillers were invited to play Rhenus Arena in Strasbourg in May 2014. The band constantly progressed and played festivals and showcase festivals during the following months.

In May 2015 Chili and the Whalekillers went on their first UK-tour including shows at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and Liverpool Soundcity. Also local BBC radio stations – among others - invited them to play live sessions and interviews.

In November 2015 the band visited Iceland to play a four-show tour including two shows at the renowned Iceland Airwaves Festival. Followed by several live dates in Austria.

But there’s more to come: Chili and the Whalekillers already finished recording their next record which is due to be released in February 2016 combined with an extended four-week tour through the german speaking area and the United Kingdom.

Chili and the Whalekillers consist of Chili Tomasson, the twins Árni and Hjörtur Hjörleifsson, Michael Szedenik and Divad Bitschnau.

Quotes:

"Bright and galloping new-wave-pop-rock that wraps itself around and takes a firm hold of the listener.
Arnar Eggert, Morgunblaðið

We'll try our best to name this genre. In short: Yeah!
- noisey.vice.com/alps

"Melody plus personality ...A great mixture!"
- Billy Butler, BBC Radio Merseyside

From the ever-avant-garde city of Vienna emerges Chili and the Whalekillers, an Icelandic-Austrian five-piece band, loaded with an array of artfully crafted pop-songs with considerable danceability. Their third album Turn (2013) was received with acclaim from critics and audiences alike, its eponymous single topping at third place in the Icelandic radio charts in early 2014.

Musically Chili and the Whalekillers can only be described as diverse: Dreamy-Pop colored by 60's psychedelia, Indie, Folk and even Surf Rock. Their genre crossing is as effortless as their changing up of the instruments on stage yet there is a constant feeling of co...

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Past Gigs Chili and the Whalekillers

  • 12 | 2015 Cselly Mühle Oslip
  • 12 | 2015 Bäckerei Innsbruck
  • 11 | 2015 Chelsea Wien
  • 11 | 2015 Ann and Pat Linz
  • 11 | 2015 JazzIt
  • 11 | 2015 JazzIt
  • 11 | 2015 Reykjavik - Idno Iceland Airwaves Festival
  • 11 | 2015 Weekender Innsbruck
  • 11 | 2015 Graeni Hatturinn Akureyri
  • 11 | 2015 Berg Dalvík
  • 11 | 2015 Reykjavik - Center Hotel Plaza Iceland Airwaves Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City
  • 05 | 2015 Liverpool Soundcity Liverpool
  • 05 | 2015 JazzIt Salzburg Album Release Party
  • 05 | 2015 Chelsea Wien Album Release Party
  • 05 | 2015 Mono Glasgow
  • 05 | 2015 The Old Blue Last London
  • 05 | 2015 The Riverside Sheffield
  • 05 | 2015 The Mash House Edinburgh
  • 05 | 2015 The Great Escape Festival Brighton
  • 05 | 2015 The Hop Wakefield
  • 05 | 2015 The Library Oxford
  • 10 | 2014 Haus der Musik Waves Vienna Festival

Discography Chili and the Whalekillers

  • 2016 Portrait of a Ladyfish Single | VelocitySounds Rec.
  • 2016 Words on Tuesdays Album | VelocitySounds Rec.
  • 2015 a dot in the sky Album | PEACE CASTLE MUSIC
  • 2013 Turn Album | PEACE CASTLE MUSIC
  • 2012 The Banker on the Run Album | PEACE CASTLE MUSIC
  • 2011 The Tragic Tale of Julie and the Crying Clown Album | PEACE CASTLE MUSIC

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Origin

  • Salzburg AT

Founded

  • 2009

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