New free song called "Expected Suspects"
Richard has written & recorded a new song again. It turned out to be a melancholic and haunting track called "Expected Suspects". It's about people having (wrong) expectations about others and themselves. Listen and download (FREE!) below & enjoy.
Richard was bored, so he made a music video
Richard was bored today so he made a melancholic and somehow spooky music video for our song "Ghost In The Lime" (available on "AMOK"). Filming, editing, etc. took Richard only one single day. Hope you like it. If you do, please share and like and/or comment on YouTube. Now watch below and see how many ghosts you can spot in the cracks.
Back from our Mini-UK-Tour!
We are back in Vienna after a superb UK Mini Tour. We played 3 times in London and another gig in Brighton. On the way we met lots of friendly, kind and talented artists like Debs McCoy & Steven Calder, Rob Marr, Cara Sebastian, Brendan O'Sullivan, Sharon Lewis, Nikolas Barrell and many more. We met old friends like Garry from BirdEatsBaby with whom we played in London, Brighton and Vienna some years ago. We really enjoyed our trip a lot thanx to all the warm and friendly people. I also want to thank everyone for taking care of us. Brendan O'Sullivan for conducting the great evening in the Brunswick Pub in Brighton and Extra-thanx must go to Rob Marr for letting us stay at his wonderful place and for supporting us in every possible way and last but not least to Cara for being such a kind person and for arranging our gig at the Rattlesnake. We already miss all of you. Thanx to everyone who came to see us. We appreciate it very, very much. See below a video of my duckie solo at the Slaughtered Lamb pub in London. Thanx Adrienne for filming it. :)
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"Talking to the people" is out now, plus: first review!
Yes, finally, my new solo album "Talking to the people" is out now! You can get it at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and Google Play. Also, a first review already is in by the wonderful irish musicmag The Sound Out. Quote: "He's a little bit too dangerous to ever be called a crooner. This record proves that Kapp's piano tinkling and acute observations are as enchanting when alone using just the most minimal embellishments. Another fine effort from the Austrian." Read the full review here. PLUS: NBT Radio is going to play tracks from the album every night in July and August at 7 PM Berlin Time (6 PM UK / 1PM New York) here.
"Talking to the people": tracklist & audio teaser!
Richard has written and recorded lots of new tunes recently on which he played every instrument (except for a track called "I don't fucking care" featuring the wonderful Bernadette Ott on viola from The Gowns). So, he decided to release them on a new solo album called "Talking to the people". So, it's his second album without The Gowns (another album with his band is also currently in the works).
It's another musical adventure for him with lots of styles including a song that he likes to describe as an experimental Weltschmerz-choral. :) Some of you might be pleased to learn that you will also find his song "Dog Poo" on the album which was aired by BELLA UNION boss Simon Raymonde at his show at Amazing Radio (and made him chuckle) and received some enthusiastic feedback on the web when it was first released on Soundcloud.
Curious? Well, then listen to the audio trailer here:
1. Talking to the people
2. Forget about you
3. Dog Poo
5. I don't fucking care
6. Once in a while
7. Whatever theme (instrumental)
9. Portion of life
"Talking to the people" should be out soon on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify and Google Play. It will also be available on CD at Amazon.com (on demand) later on.
Richard releases a new solo album soon ...
And another song: Talking to the peopleListen to a new upbeat song by song-machine Mr. Kapp here:
AMOK now available in stores in Austria
Our new album is now finally available via distribution by HOANZL in several austrian stores (Saturn, Mediamarkt, Recordbag). So please support us (and our next album) and buy a copy (or two)! :)
Check out Richard's cover of "Mairzy Doats"Here's another cover song by Richard. This time the weird little song Mairzy Doates (by Milton Drake/Al Hoffman/Jerry Livingston). Listen now and feel happy & weird at the same time. :)
AMOK reviewed by thegap and MICASome more great reviews of AMOK are in! This time by two austrian music magazines: The Gap and MICA. If you understand German it's worth reading.
Yep, you can now also get the CD version of our latest album! For the moment it is only available @cdbaby but other stores will follow up soon. The CD not only comes with a beautiful artwork by canadian artist Bobbi Walker, there is also a 2 page booklet inside and a QR code revealing some exclusives like some personal thoughts and anecdotes written by Richard about each song and the album production. So, what are you waiting for? Why not support our next album by buying the current one here? :-) Thanx so much!
AMOK on Radio Ypsilon and Radio OrangeOur album is going to be introduced on the show Church Of Noise from 8pm - 10pm (GMT+1) @ Radio Ypsilon and also (a shorter introduction) on Dead City Radio @ Radio Orange from 3pm - 4pm. You can also listen via livestream here: Church Of Noise @ Radio Ypsilon | Dead City Radio @ Radio Orange.
Conditioned Man" on Gotv next week!
Happy new year everyone! Hope you had a great start into 2013! The new year already brought us some great news: Our music video "Conditioned Man" will be aired on the austrian TV music-channel Gotv! You will be able to watch it there in rotation next week at night. We are very happy, so thanx to Gotv for supporting austrian indie-musicians!
Richard featured on Fresh On The Net Christmas and IRM compilationNeed a nice soundtrack for christmas time? Then check out 6 DEGREES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PLAYLIST by Team Fresh On The Net (hosted by Tom Robinson / BBC 6 music) where they featured a 2-year-old song by Richard called "Christmas Time". Also, french IndieRockMag released their digital album compilation "Clouds" featuring some excellent artists. And Richard feels honored being part of it with a new song called "I see myself in the water". Listen to it here (it's a FREE download, too!).
Indie Rock Mag: Interview with Richard and his contribution to the IRM compilationRecently Richard was asked by the french Indie Rock Mag if he'd like to contribute an unreleased song to their forthcoming digital compilation. Of course he said yes and composed a brandnew song called "I see myself in the water". Indie Rock Mag are also doing a series of interviews with every artist on the compilation and below you can read the one with Richard where he talks about his influences, his new album, his thoughts regarding "free music" and other topics. You can read the whole review here (Scroll down for the english version).
The Sound Out: Interview with Richard and review of AMOKIrish musicmag The Sound Out recently interviewed Richard and asked him about his life as a musician, recording the new album, the music scene in Vienna and many other very interesting topics. Read it here. Also, they reviewed the new album "AMOK" and called it "a triumph in song-writing creativity". You can read the whole review here.
New music video "Conditioned Man"We have something special for you this time: our brandnew music video of "Conditioned Man", a song from our soon-to-be-available album "AMOK". ;) Again, directed by the very, very talented Christian Zwittnig who did nearly everything on his own (filming, lightning, editing, fx, etc.). The video was filmed at a very quirky & charming location called "Subterrarium", so thanx must go out to the whole Subterrarium-Team. Enjoy! Please share, comment, give us a thumbs up on YouTube. We appreciate that a lot!
AMOK: The TrailerOUR TRAILER IS HERE! Turn up the volume and watch the trailer of Richard Kapp & The Gowns new album "AMOK" - including lots of lovely and weird photos of our recording sessions in the studio and at my home. Enjoy! Please share with your friends, family, pets, etc. They might like it, too. Thanx for supporting us!
Introduced by 10 Mile Stereo
Richard Kapp & The Gowns introduced by 10 Mile Stereo Blog - including a lovely review of our latest song "Conditioned Man" (find it on our player on the right side).
Read it here
Interview with Mr. KappRead an interview with Richard where he talks about his forthcoming album "AMOK", artists that inspired him and how life's like for an independent artist these days. The blog has a very good reputation for recommending indie musicians from all over the world including interviews with legends like Elton John producer Stuart Epps, who btw. once told Richard on Facebook that he likes his music.
Read the interview here
Richard doing the HoffWatch Richard doing a cover version of David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom".