There’s always some anticipation when one of the most iconic German indie bands announces new music, so we were excited to hear “‘Where You Find Me”, taken from their first album in seven years, Vertigo Days, out on January 29th via Morr Music.
The band have been busy over that time with side projects (Spirit Fest, Hochzeitskapelle, Alien Ensemble, Joasihno), guest appearances, a record label (Alien Transistor), movie scoring, helping organise the Minna Miteru compilation of Japanese indie pop and running a festival (Alien Disko), and they’ve brought all these disparate strands together to make a new kind of Notwist music, with Markus from the band commenting: “We wanted to question the concept of a band by adding other voices and ideas, other languages, and also question or blur the idea of national identity.”
“Where You Find Me” sees strands of its own, these rather gorgeous synth lines taking on various guises through the song, but always present, while the rest of the accompaniment has this sort of urgency, while being almost hypnotising in its motorik undercurrent. Over the top, there’s an aching melancholy that wraps its way around your heartstrings.
Check it out below: