Let’s face it, what would be the indie-scene today without personalities such as Egotronic Mastermind Torsun Burkhardt?
A plain mass of pop-academy graduates, conservative squares and hyper-motivated over-archivers is following the aesthetic blueprint suit from their parents’ phase of rebellion, spamming the increasingly lulled target group with perfectly sound products, which were put together effortlessly in their shared-room apartment. No surprise that it feels like redemption, when at least one of us is willingly being the cutup, openly presenting failure and coincidence as a public life concept.
Egotronic is not exactly pursuing the masterplan of outraging the many. Instead they’re doing what seems to be logical, sensual and promising, which turns out to be equally confusing to the bro-front as well as to the hillbillies. Egotronic has never been a band chasing the lime light. And that feels pretty refreshing in a scene full of self-righteous cockalorums. Now it’s finally time to take the next step.
Spring 2014: Egotronics sixth album, released by Hamburg’s label AUDIOLITH, carries the mission to reconquer the hearts of fellow travellers, beyond all genre limitations – the rest of the republic shall go „f**k themselves“. Leaving the electro-dancefloor-whirlwind behind, Egotronic dares to go further towards punk rock, not as an escape plan but rather to find their way back to their subcultural roots. With the LP „Die Natur ist dein Feind“ („nature is your enemy“), released in 2014, Egotronic transitioned to a full-band four-piece, with drummer ROISCHI, guitarist CHRÜ, Electronic KILIAN and TORSUN on vocals and also bass. While the nerdy and irritating 8-beat-nostalgics jumped ship at least three records ago, the reputation is beyond total write-off and fantastic as never before – The contrariness of autonomic gutter punk and party hipster audience remains joyfully unsettled. Now, only a year later, Egotronic is bashing forward with another album, ‘Egotronic, C’est moi’. Supposingly the best one so far in their career, as „everything previously recorded were demos compared to this!“
.. Alright, let’s hear it! 2015, it’s time to either appropriately celebrate, or blatantly curse their brand new songs that will hit the crowds in the spring.