King With No Throne originated in the lyrics of the song King With No Throne. Irena, a London filmmaker felt this would be a great name for us. We decided to make it our name as the image of a wondering mystical king who imagines and makes worlds from the fountain of his mind. This parallels closely with the way we feel about the creative journey of being music makers and creating sounds that resonate with something wondrous, mysterious and beautiful about life.
Inspiration - Influences: Pink Floyd, Massive Attack, Portishead, TheXX , Jeff Buckley, Alt-J, Radiohead, Beatles, Madonna, Prodigy, David Bowie, Cold Play, The Killers, The Editors, Anohni, as well as the Nature and the Universe.
Reto Wittwer - guitar, vocals, keys, composition
Kasem Chouja - drums, composition
"FIRE" - music by King With No Throne --- www.king-with-no-throne.com video by Anachrom Filmproduktion ---www.anachrom.de Production - Anachrom Direction - Martin Jehle & Kasem Chouja Cast - Anne Kristin-Langner Camera & Postproduction - Martin Jehle Visual Effects - Martin Bargiel
"Wonderland" - From the band King With No Throne. Visit http://king-with-no-throne.com/. and Director: Irena Dragic and Dirdproductions. Editor: Kasem Chouja. The setting was Oxfam Islington Festival
The German singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes you on a journey into her life, through the nightlife filled with parties and self-doubt, through states of empowerment and helplessness, constantly close to the point where you're getting too close to be comfortable. But the simple, almost self-ironic way of presenting her songs gives even the darkest topic the little twist it needs to stay I your head and keep you excited.
The single GOLDEN GATE was written when DAXX was 16. Though the song does not specifically refer to the refugee situation in 2015, the singer was highly influenced by the political atmosphere back then. When she moved out for college to study Political Science, she discovered her old notebook with the songs she wrote as a teenager, including GOLDEN GATE, and started to play an acoustic version in her first set as a singer songwriter. Now, years later, after moving to London and giving her music career a fresh start, she teamed up with producer Jake Raywood to give the song a new shape and sound, mixing her soft vocals with the urging sound of synth arpeggios and beats to give the listener a feeling of the unsteady and rushed search for something that one will possibly never find. GOLDEN GATE is still a political song in a wider context, at the same time it addresses this feeling inside each of us - searching for a place and home to escape and belong to.
February 2018 saw the Release of
Red Rivers - Barry Locke, Live Living Room Session
One Will Make The Jump - Is a song about going boldly in the direction of your 'dreams'
One Of These Days - Barry Locke, Live Living Room Session. Thanks for all the help Daryl Legge & Richard Sherwood
Nikolai creates live animated drawings accompanied by noise/soundscapes produced by Martin, with each element being improvised in response to the other.
Experimental electronic sounds with the flute, providing the audio element in the A/V performance project "on&off". Visual artist
Synth and flute: Martin Lau
Animation and visual art: Nikolai Kozin
on&off - Viaduct - synth/flute with Tagtool
on&off - Tagtool/synth/flute improvisation