Donots

Donots hail from Hamburg way. If the antics on display in the DVD ‘extras’ section of their single ‘We Got The Noise’ are anything to go by then they’re also a bunch of morons just marginally more interesting than every other boy-rock band. Read more

Kraftwerk

A few years back I was getting a haircut in Düsseldorf when the proprietor and I, mid snip, got onto the subject of German music. He rattled of a few band names the only one of which I recognised back then was er, The Scorpions. Then, in a effort to ingratiate myself with the burly German geezer holding a razor near my throat, I blurted out Kraftwerk to which my barber had to take a step backwards in astonishment. ‘Kraftwerk?’ he kept repeating with an odd expression which lost none of its bemused air coming back at me reflected in the mirror. I guess it’s similar to a German in the UK raving on about Gang of Four. Read more