Xul Zolar‘s new single “Perfume” is out today on Asmara Records.
A lovechild of singer Ronald Röttel and guitar player and keyboardist Marin Geier, Cologne-based four-piece Xul Zolar has become one of the most promising indie-pop bands of Germany, since their formation in Cologne in 2011. Following up on a series of DIY singles and their signing to Asmara Records, a label that they actually co-founded with their management, they’re now readying the release of their 3-track new EP, Nightfalls, which is due out late-August. Today, we’re so happy to premiere a new track and video off of the project: “Perfume”.
Driven by Röttel’s melancholic croon, “Perfume” is an anxiety-loaded track inspired by the likes of The Smiths and Talking Heads. Metaphorically represented by the swirling and surging guitars, the concept of time passing is at the heart of the song. How can we connect to each other and find meaning in our lives in a world that goes always faster and faster? In the accompanying black and white video, which was directed by filmmaker Stee Van Stark, two blind dancers are symbolically touching each other like if they were trying to reassure themselves, understand who they are and get closer to face the unknown together. About the visuals, Xul Zolar detailed:
You can watch the video below, buy the single and check Xul Zolar‘s upcoming live shows below.
25.09. – Köln – Bumann & Sohn
26.09. – Darmstadt – Schlosskeller
27.09. – Nürnberg – Club Stereo
28.09. – München – Heppel & Ettlich
29.09. – St. Gallen – Grabenhalle
02.10. – Berlin – Berghain Kantine
03.10. – Dresden – Groovestation
04.10. – Leipzig – Moritzbastei
05.10. – Hamburg – Nachtasyl
10.10. – Göttingen – Freihafen
11.10. – Frankfurt – Lotte Lindenberg