Mary Ocher’s The West Against The People

Mary Ocher‘s latest album The West Against The People is out on Klangbad. It was produced with Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust, and features solo tracks, as well as a few with Mary’s two drummers, Your Government, and collaborations with the legendary Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin – and it is already announced in FACT Magazine, Hype Machine, The Wild WordCairo Scene (and again about her music’s socioeconomic influences), Spex, and Twisted Soul, as well as on Flux FM’s radio show.

On January 4th, The Endlessness (Song for Young Xenophobes)‘s video will be released as the first album ambassador and featured on Lodown Magazine Spex, and Fact Magazine.

On the 13th, expect an EP of upcoming remixes, including one by Peter Kirn, on Bandcamp and featured on NovaFuture, Fourculture Magazine, Berlin Hayom, CDM, and Local Suicide blog among others, along with the video for Arms premiered on Thump/Vice, followed by a live gig in Chemnitz on the 16th, and a solo show in Berlin for the first time in over two years on the 20th at Ausland feat. a grand piano and announced on Ask Helmut, Exberliner and Siegessaüle.

The West Against The People’s latest single, To The Light, was reviewed at length by NPR Magazine and saw a video release of both its piano rendition and its feature with Your Government, while Self-Titled offered a track-by-track commentary and stream of the whole album. Lola Magazine reviewed Mary’s “Across Red Lines” video release, French magazine Tsugi wrote about one of the tracks featuring Your Government: My Executioner, and ExBerliner, Deutschland Funkand Bandcamp Daily examined the political undercurrents behind the album. Since its release, The West Against The People has also been featured in Carnage News, ShufSounds, and The Arts Desk, while Taz Blog  wrote an interview piece about it.

The album release and premiere show will finally follow on March 10th at SO36 in collaboration with Ich Bin Ein Berliner.

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16.01 – Chemnitz – Weltecho
20.01 – Berlin – Ausland (solo show)
10.03 – Berlin – SO36 (album release show w/ Your Government + Ich Bin Ein Berliner)
17.03 – Warsaw – Poglos
18.03 – Krakow – Klub RE
05.04 – London – The Islington
06.04 – Brighton – Hope and Ruin
07.04 – Bristol – Cafe Kino
08.04 – Nottingham – JT Sonar
09.04 – Manchester – Aatma Gallery
11.04 – Glasgow – The Flying Duck
12.04 – Edinburgh – Paradise Palms
13.04 – Newcastle - The Old Police House
14.04 – Coventry – The Tin at The Coal Vaults
15.04 – London – Resonance Radio 104.4.FM
15.04 – London – Pequeno Restaurant and Bar
20.04 – Rotterdam – Worm
21.04 – Breda - De Avenue
23.04 – Dordrecht – Door
24.04 – Brussels – TBD
27.04 – Alaborg – Studenterhuset
29.04 – Malmoe – Grand Öl&Mat
30.04 – Stockholm – Pygmeteatern
04.05 – Budapest – Muszi
06.05 – Dublin – TBD
07.06 – Hamburg – Kampnagel
09.06 – Oslo – Betong
10.06 – Berlin – Gruner Salon

Album & article pictures by Klara Johanna Michel