The umlaut gives this East Berlin post-punk band’ s origins away. Don’t go thinking the genre hit its peak with Joy Division, although the allusions are certainly present in the jagged, driving, baritone led sound. But be brave and delve beyond those Northern boy’s iconic sound to find the rich vein of bands resurrecting the genre’s early dark, introspective freneticism of which Diät’s cynicism and energy (that has been harnessed both live and on record) stand out making them ones to watch. They hit harder and wear more of a sneer, playing around with song structures and sonic textures ensuring you can’t sit still listening to them.
Tue 22 Mar, Hare & Hounds, 6 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ. Tel: 0121 444 2081. 7.30pm £7 – Tickets: www.skiddle.com
Published on: Tue 15 Mar 2016