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, The Monitors, A Conversation, 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
18.03 – Krakow
05.04 – London
06.04 – Brighton
07.04 – Bristol
08.04 – Nottingham
09.04 – Manchester
11.04 – Glasgow
12.04 – Edinburgh
13.04 – Newcastle
14.04 – Coventry
15.04 – London
15.04 – London
20.04 – Rotterdam
21.04 – Breda
23.04 – Dordrecht
24.04 – Brussels
27.04 – Alaborg
29.04 – Malmoe
30.04 – Stockholm
04.05 – Budapest
06.05 – Dublin
07.06 – Hamburg
09.06 – Oslo
10.06 – Berlin – Torstraßen Festival
21.06 – Mannheim
22.06 – Wetzlar
30.06 – Lyon
01.07 – Paris
21.07 – Leipzig
29.07 – Berlin – Yo! Sissy Festival
04.08 – Oxfordshire
08.09 – CZ – Pisek
09.09 – BE – Eupen -
28.10 – IT – Bari festvial
23-25.11 – Vienna

Album & article pictures by Klara Johanna Michel