Sometimes With Others
de | Label: Grand Chess
Benelux (Promotor) Dieter Craeye

Upcoming shows

Click here to see past shows...

Early 2018 saw the birth of Sometimes With Others, an unusual new kind of electric chamber quartet based in Berlin. The group was founded by singer & songwriter Mika Bajinski and cellist Marie Claire Schlameus (Agnes Obel’s band). In January 2019 the ensemble was completed by adding double bass player / arranger Yoyo Röhm and lap steel guitarist Kristof Hahn (SWANS).

The group quickly evolved into its distinctive sound, a fine mixture of rock, noise, drone, soundtrack, minimalism, classical, jazz and blues in an organic way and led to the release of their debut album Nous in November 2020 on Hamburg based art vinyl label Grand Chess.

Due to the fluent nature of their sound most of Nous was recorded live at the legendary Candy Bomber Studio in Berlin. The recordings feature Larry Mullins (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Iggy Pop & The Stooges) on drums and percussion as well as a live string & horn section. The arrangements by Yoyo Röhm as well as the vivid recording and mixing of Ingo Krauss make this debut a timeless piece of art that instantly draws you into its spell.

Their sound has drawn comparisons to Bohren & der Club of Gore, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Tindersticks. However their live sound is very ethereal and while shattering these comparisons makes each performance a very unique experience.

Due to the pandemic live appearances have been a rarity in 2021 but Sometimes With Others performance at Berlin’s PopKultur Festival end of August 2021 created ardent reactions by fans and professional visitors alike.