Poploader formed in the 90s and in their music you can see the indie and Britpop influences. When the millennium hit they split up and that was seemingly the end of Poploader. In 2020 they reunited and started making music again. Poploader is Markus, Rainer and Thomas, three friends who go way back taking their influences from British indie, rock and guitar bands like The Kinks, Oasis and DMA’s.
The new track Summerboy Blues is an upbeat, catchy, riff based singalong. It encapsulates the spirit of summer and is a joy to listen to. It has the making of a real indie classic and I can’t wait to hear more from this brilliant band.
We caught up with Poploader and this is what they told us.
Northern Revive: Introduce yourself in less than 10 words.
Poploader: We´re an indie-pop band from Germany.
NR: What made you want to get into music?
P: Music has been a great passion of all three of us since we were teenagers. After listening to some of The Beatles albums, we realised that our lives will be different from now on.
We formed our first band in the 90s and we’ve all been into writing new songs, playing gigs, and engaging in music whenever we have the time.
NR: What comes first lyrics or music?
P: Either Or. We are of the opinion that music and text have to fit together and both have their right to exist. When writing a song itself, sometimes the melody is there first, sometimes the lyrics.
NR: What was the last track you played on Spotify?
P: Markus: Sam Fender – Dead Boys
Rainer: Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Thomas: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – We’re On Our Way Now
NR: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
P: The best advice in our musical life so far has been that you always have to remain authentic and never jump on any trends. Because only then will you feel comfortable with your music and your songs.
NR: What other bands do we need to be checking out right now?
P: Pastel, Inhaler, Shader, Roosevelt and The Sherlocks are cool bands right now.
NR: What’s in store for you when all this is over?
P: More music, more shows and more love!
NR: How are you coping with lockdown?
P: Actually “Poploader” is a band that released their first music in lockdown. We don’t know any other band who debuted in the pandemic. We hate it but we try to make the best out of the whole situation. There are very strong covid-19 rules in Germany. Probably the strongest in Europe. We really hope the whole thing will be gone by Autumn. We want the normal life back to pop´n´roll!
NR: How is lock down affecting the music scene?
P: Actually the lockdown mainly affects the live shows. Bands and solo artists are releasing a lot of music this year. Only the live scene is slowing down but the acts need their shows and touring to promote their music in a proper way and let’s be honest, without live shows and touring, it’s much harder to create a hype for new bands. So let’s hope the situation is getting better soon.
NR: Where can we find out more?
P: For more information about Poploader you can visit our website.
NR: Talk us through the new track and video.
P: Our debut single “Summerboy Blues” sounds euphoric and has a lot of optimism. The song was created before the corona crisis and we think the euphoria and spirit of optimism that the song conveys is more due to the fact that three old friends meet again after many years and start again to create a new music project together. At the first joint meeting and the beginning of the songwriting on “Summerboy Blues” we all felt a great euphoria and unbelievable motivation. It was like remembering the good old days and still starting something new, fresh and exciting. We think this feeling spills over to the listener when listening to the song. The video-clip to the song was filmed in Czech Republic and the beautiful landscape, the nature and loneliness there just fits the song perfectly.
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