In winter 2017 THE WEIGHT released their long-awaited and widely acclaimed debut
album – THE WEIGHT. During the next two years extensive touring made them known to a
wider live audience throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hard work and slog
refined the band’s stage performance, creating an atmosphere that established them as a
highly praised live act and thus laid the foundation of a promising career. In retrospective
this tour can be seen as a cornerstone of the band’s further development out of the
charming small venues into a prosperous future.
With their latest release LIVE TAPES the four musicians give a deep insight into their craft
and creativity on stage. Moosbrugger’s bass is pumping and rumbling all over the place,
Vetter is simply killing it on the drums and it remains a secret where Boebel got his riffs
and licks from. Maybe Jussel, the frontman and singer, could tell but he is way too busy
winning the audience in a moaning, invoking, almost operatic manner.
Given the freedom from the studio and being striped down to their basic instrumentation
THE WEIGHT’s songs reveal remarkable and valuable qualities you wouldn’t hear on an
actual studio record. It’s (a)live baby!