CHAMELEONS – Support: Traitrs

CHAMELEONS – Support: Traitrs


Die Chameleons haben ein Repertoire an Post-Punk-Klassikern, das innerhalb der Szene längst zum Kult geworden ist. Ein Kult, der auch nach so vielen Jahren der Bandgeschichte problemlos das Publikum in Bewegung bringt. 1981 in Manchester gegründet, spielen die Chameleons den typischen düsteren Gitarrensound ihrer Zeit. Nach nur drei Alben trennten sich die Musiker jedoch 1987 und gingen anderen musikalischen Projekten nach. Sie kommen erst nach den 2000er-Jahren immer wieder zusammen, um sich in der alten Konstellation auszuleben und neue Alben zu produzieren. Auch Touren dürfen bei diesem wiederauflebenden, musikalischen Drang nicht fehlen. Unter dem Anstoß von Sänger und Bassist Mark Burgess dürfen Fans von den Chameleons und Post-Punk sich auf Klassiker und große Hits der Band freuen, die das Genre in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten nachhaltig prägten.


Mirroring the misery of modern life with their soaring melodies and horror-inspired lyrics and imagery, Canadian cold wave duo TRAITRS have cemented themselves as one of the fastest rising bands in goth and post-punk today. Formed in Toronto, Canada in late 2015, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Tucker and synth player Sean-Patrick Nolan bonded over a shared fondness for new wave, punk and post-punk, art house horror films and dark electronic music. In April 2016, before they played their first ever live show, TRAITRS released their debut LP Rites and Ritual on the boutique Toronto label Pleasence Records. The duo quickly garnered attention with their critically acclaimed 2018 follow up Butcher’s Coin (Pleasence Records, Manic Depression Records, Alchera Visions), coming off the strength of songs like lead single “Thin Flesh”, “The Lovely Wounded” and “The Suffering of Spiders''. TRAITRS established themselves the old school way with relentless touring and scintillating live performances in 17 different countries, including showcases at Wave Gothik Treffen, Castle Party, Extramuralhas, Nocturnal Culture Night, Wavefest, Canadian Music Week and Pop! Montreal. Their breakneck touring schedule and work ethic caught the attention of Schubert Music Publishing’s Thomas Thyssen and Eric Burton, and in October 2020 they announced TRAITRS as the first signing to their brand-new record label Freakwave Records. In November 2021, TRAITRS released the heartrending Horses in the Abattoir, another critically acclaimed LP which was Sonic Seducer’s Album of the Month and topped several “year end” lists. TRAITRS spent the better part of 2022 supporting She Past Away, Lebanon Hanover and She Wants Revenge all across North America. Starting on February 23 in Copenhagen, DK, TRAITRS will open for alternative EDM legends VNV Nation on the European and North American legs of the “Electric Sun Tour”, as well as performing at Amphi Festival, Wave Gothik Treffen and Nocturnal Culture Night.