Academie Live From Berlin

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In just over four years, Academie has made the case that dream pop music that is as transfixing as it is transcendent and beautiful can emerge out of Johannesburg’s exacting urban milieu. Academie relocated to Berlin at the start of 2020.

The songs are a melancholic mix of dark and light that reflects the dualism that Academie readily embraces: in their self-contained musical world, pre-recorded samples, vocal reverb and loops are as central to the sound as the viola, guitar and saxophone. Their new home and current circumstances see them without most of their equipment. This has forced them to get creative in the re-imagining of their songs in a bare-bones, stripped down live-stream set.

Academie will be performing live from Berlin on Sunday 24 May 2020 at 5pm. Book Now.

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Academie Live From Berling

In just over four years, Academie has made the case that dream pop music that is as transfixing as it is transcendent and beautiful can emerge out of Johannesburg’s exacting urban milieu.

Initially through their live shows and then with 2016’s groundbreaking EP, Volumes, Jean-Louise and Alex Parker have conjured up a dream pop soundscape that easily places the duo alongside those pushing the frontiers of the genre on the global scene. They have matched this with an arresting aesthetic and a recent slate of intensely conceived performances – all of which have fortified Academie’s standing as among South Africa’s most exciting creative talents.

2018 and 2019 saw the release of three singles, Battles, Eyes, and Monochrome. Academie relocated to Berlin at the start of 2020.

The songs are a melancholic mix of dark and light that reflects the dualism that Academie readily embraces: in their self-contained musical world, pre-recorded samples, vocal reverb and loops are as central to the sound as the viola, guitar and saxophone. Their new home and current circumstances see them without most of their equipment. This has forced them to get creative in the re-imagining of their songs in a bare-bones, stripped down live-stream set.

Academie will be performing a live intimate show on Sunday 24 May 2020 at 5pm. Book Now.

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