Premiere: New Hook & Perel – The Lambs Suffer


She knew a thing or two about suffering; in fact she could probably write a whole book about it. All the cliches had been thrown her way: ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, ‘when one door closes, another door opens’ and so on… She’d learnt to smile and nod, rather than retort with sarcasm. That said, with each strike or set back there had always been an evaluation, a lesson or a coping mechanism she’d take away and apply to the next situation.

As a way of connecting cities and artists during lockdown, Offenbach’s Live At Robert Johnson and Leipzig’s Riotvan have joined forces for a new collaborative release, ‘PLAYRVN001’. Made up of five tracks that link up two artists, the EP gives us a window into the sonic foundations of each imprint and the synergy between them both. Collaborations come from Roman Flügel & Rebolledo, Jennifer Touch & Chinaski, New Hook and Perel, Fort Romeau & Panthera Krause and Horkheimer & Peter Invasion & Gregor Habicht, spanning everything from synth pop to cosmic disco, breakbeat and Italo.