Anyone who values loyalty and stylistic consistency will be disappointed with this band in the most pleasant way. Lilabungalow is musical selfindulgence.
Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Föllmer is the center of a loose cluster of talented musicians, cruising around with Lilabungalow, living in it and building on it. He doesn’t pussyfoot around with his musical concept: the songs belong on stages and the music demands to happen in front of crowds. To handle an instrument in a professional way is one thing, simultaneously delivering slinky dance moves entirely another. Not only the lineup changes, but the whole band concept: Whether as quartet or just with laptop, guitar and vocals – Föllmer’s voice with its incredible range pulls together adaptions, which are inspired by nothing else than the naive desire to create music. The result is pop with a false bottom. Conventional stereotypes and listening habits are cited, accelerated, reversed and reanimated. Somewhere from shimmering electropop, driving funk pearls and a demanding electric guitar, Föllmer is performing texts about the great universals of life: men, women, to live and let live.
By releasing their debut album in September 2012, the big failure of the assembled German music industry – to finally come along with an official Lilabungalow release – was corrected. The self-titled record features 12 songs and is not a lifeless model, but a projection at a scale of 1:1. The musicians and the producing studio Zodiaque (Berlin) succeeded in preserving the face muscle twitching, dynamism and sometimes anarchic potential of Lilabungalow so that the songs are not inferior to the live impression.
At Music Apartment, Patrick Föllmer and two of his musical companions will present a selection of songs from this very album.