Warhaus are coming to Athens this May for three nights full of sexy, dark jazz and pop tunes that will remind us why we loved them from the first listen!
It's been half a decade since Maarten Devoldere (Balthazar) was inspired to create the solo project Warhaus that captured our hearts and gave us two albums that were celebrated by music lovers everywhere - "We Fucked a Flame into Being" (2016) and "Warhaus" (2017), with sexy, dark pop aesthetics, such as "Love's a Stranger", which conquered Greek radio stations, and "Machinery", which continues to make us fall in love every time we listen to it.
His return to recording doesn't come through endless study and refinement. The songs on the brand new album "Ha Ha Heartbreak" sprung up in just three weeks in the stuffy city of Palermo. All Devoldere needed was the solitude of a hotel room, a guitar, a microphone and a heart that had recently been broken into a thousand pieces.
"Ha Ha Heartbreak" is certainly Warhaus' most personal and true album to date, keeping the familiar atmospheric, jazzy pop mania, but it manages to artfully jump from the different stages of mourning and grief, finally ending in resignation and the bleak yet redemptive conclusion of "Best I Ever Had": "All I ever wanted was a lot/ to be your man was something I couldn't".
With all this rare material in their luggage they land in Athens and invite us to experience Warhaus on Friday 19 May at WE in Thessaloniki, Saturday 20 May at the Roof Stage of Gazarte and Sunday 21 May at the Main Stage of Gazarte.