DRAMAS have skillfully mastered the art of the in-between: Between a heavy heart and the knowledge that everything changes, that nothing stands still. Founded in 2016, the Viennese artpop duo presented a big and emotional debut with their album “Nothing Is Permanent”, which was released in October 2018 and landed indie airplay hits across Europe with several single releases from it – among others, the song “Mess” was voted to the top of the official listener charts on Radio Eins in Berlin.
As a result, Viktoria Winter and Mario Wienerroither – who besides thrilles millions of people worldwide with his “Musicless Music Videos” on Youtube and even became a BBC prize winner – also made a name for themselves as a live band. DRAMAS have already convinced their rapidly growing fan base at Radio FM4-Fest, Popfest Wien, Waves Festival or as top-class tour support for the British shooting star Cosmo Sheldrake. Driven by the fascination of unconscious opposites and contradictions, Viktoria Winter
and Mario Wienerroither wrap heavy and oppressive content into reduced, deeply moving music. “What’s so heavy on this mind?”, DRAMAS once asked in the song “Libra” and still celebrate the coexistence of these opposites with their very own musical sound. Cineastic synthesizer, drum and piano sounds merge with Viktoria Winter’s unmistakable voice to form a great whole.
After a successful single collaboration in early 2020 with the Swedish electronics producers Radiotapes, the first single precursor “Undercover Dreamer” of the new album was released in May followed by “Bloodbath” in October. It will be an album (April 2021), which presents DRAMAS from a new musical side and once again underlines the duo’s international format and potential.
Albums supported by SKE Fonds.
Photos © Tim Cavadini
w/ Pippa @ Rockhouse, Salzburg (A)
w/ Lou Asril @ Posthof Linz (A)