(POSTPUNK/80s) forget about Hamburg because Swabia did it again! Well, not completely alone but the influences of the Swabian Alb are clearly noticeable. There’s a reason why “Kevin Kuhn has a lot to do”became a running gag in the town of Esslingen. After Die Nerven,All Diese Gewalt, Human Abfall, it’s now time for Karies – four guys scattered over Leipzig and Stuttgart. Their debut album will be released in October and let me tell you, it’s really good, promised! You can hear that they are musically related to Die Nerven and there’s also a lyrical connection to Human Abfall – probably not only because they are from the same part of the country but also because they are friends and have worked together (Die Nerven’s Max Rieger produced this record).