Glasgow School of Art, Fri 2 Nov
Modeselektor are two electronic geniuses from Berlin by the names of Gernot and Szary. The pair has just released Happy Birthday!, the follow up to their debut album Hello Mom, and are on the road to promote this new offering with a series of live shows the world over. Having just completed the American leg of the tour, Gernot is glad to be holed up back home in Berlin for some very un-rock’n’roll reasons. ‘At the moment we would prefer to spend more time at home because of Szary’s little daughter and my massively pregnant girlfriend,’ he explains.
Working on the album the duo collaborated with a host of musical talent, including Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Sirius Mo, Apparat and even Maxïmo Park. Gernot loved the experience: ‘Sometimes it was really messed up, but we worked it out. It was like meeting a lot of people during a backpacker trip around the world. Having all these great people on your record is such a amazing feeling.’
Working with Numbers again, Modeselektor are returning to the scene of last year’s show-stopping NYE gig last year, the Glasgow School of Art. They are happy to be back in Scotland. ‘We love the Highlanders and we love Glasgow,’ says Gernot. ‘This town is really great, the Numbers guys are such an innovative and true-spirited gang.’ He signs off with a few clues as to what their show may entail: ‘A longer set than usual, our own visuals and a lot of bass and champagne.’