You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.
The beauty of B-sides is their unpretentious character. In the shadow of the A-side, they raise no claim to be great hits, they don’t have to bend over backwards to suit their audiences tastes – yet they have the potential to establish themselves as memorable and catchy tunes. It’s a similar thing with the music of THE SAY HIGHS: Since their creation in 2005 in Berlin / Germany, the band around Guido Kreutzmüller and Dave McGinty writes and self-produces numerous B-sides and tracks in the best folk tradition, leading to numerous gigs in theatres, clubs and bars - this including opening slots for Kula Shaker, Blumfeld, Slow Club, The Sea and Cake, The Posies, The Twang, Jack Penate...
There’s no doubt about it, these guys love nonchalance. The special appeal of their songs lies in the subtle breaks, the delicateness of their turns and the assonant details. Like cleverly-designed collages, the songs appear like total works of art, in which the joy of experimental interaction is audible in each moment. The close harmonies, the jingle-jangle guitars, the many little melodies and thoughts wafting through the songs’ B-side understatement – altogether happy and sad, dusty and tender, smooth and petulant, bringing a bit of the world along to dance and listen to.
So can folk music grow out of the big city? Does every biography write it‘s own folk song? Is quiet still the new loud? THE SAY HIGHS will answer all these question with YES – never more convinced.