Reviews & Press

Vanadian Avenue (Nov 2019)

“This is a real mixture of genres – from the classical French chanson, to pop to rock and alternative. There is a lot of Divine Comedy, a lot of the Smiths, The Fall and a bit of a cabaret. To complicate the matters even further – we can swear that “Marvel to the State” has been ispired by 1920’s and 1930’d european jazz. And if we throw trip hop and pop into the cauldron, then we have a real bomb ready to go off …. We have to admit that Weimar is one of the most unusual bands we have discovered this year and it will be a pleasure to watch them grow.”

Malicia and Rita Dabrowicz
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RGM (Reyt Good Music) (Nov 2019)

“The addition of vocals from Rose Niland (Rose & The Diamond Hand) and collaboration with frontman Aidan Cross make for a tasteful and upbeat three minutes. Everything is catchy and does have moments that remind me of the art rock/new wave beats they displayed in earlier numbers …. It’s about time we got a full album from Weimar demonstrating their talent”

Travis Ward
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AnR Factory (Nov 2019)

“Soul and Post Punk don’t often go hand in hand, but Weimar’s sound is an eclectic smorgasbord of elements weaved together in an un-assimilative refreshing feat of ingenuity.”

Amelia Vandergast
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Rock At Night (Mar 2019)

Weimar: a meeting of seasoned creative minds, release their first music together
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Bliss Aquamarine (Mar 2019)

“The two tracks here are spiky, angular art rock; John Doe is an effective mix of choppy punky sounds, slightly psychedelic retro rock, and tinges of dark cabaret, while Curse the Songs begins with a bleak post-punk feel before gradually building up into an intense slice of jittery, rattly experimental rock with forceful punky yelps and roars, fierce slicing guitar noise, and a chorus that’s as catchy as it is raucous. Great to know that Weimar are currently working on an album.”

– Bliss Aquamarine
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Reyt Good Music (Feb 2019)

“Whilst John Doe displays smooth rhythms, deep somber vocals and clean cut guitars, it is then challenged by Curse The Songs which delivers roaring fuzzy guitars midway through the song and don’t give up its galloping intensity… you are really hearing the Manchester post-punk influences burst through with modern crystal clear recording to give the impression if Joy Division had just started as a band.”

– Travis Ward
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The Salford Star (Feb 2019)

“John Doe is a shimmering guitar-pop tune. It has a moody vocal worthy of Nick Cave and an upbeat backing track reminiscent of classic Northern Soul. Curse the Songs is very much the other side of the coin. It highlights another aspect of Weimar and sounds wonderfully spontaneous, like it could come off the rails at any moment. “

– Ian Leslie
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Louder Than War (Feb 2019)

“Guitars jangle, jolt and drive emotion in equal measure, matched with point-hitting drums… with enigmatic singer and musician Aidan Cross captivating the crowd. “

– Emily Oldfield
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My Vinyl Dreams (Jan 2019)

““Curse The Songs” has elements of Nick Cave and a bit of The Fall amongst the frantic strumming as it literally explodes into life with the lyrics being spat out like bullets from an Uzi.

“John Doe” is a more calmer, moodier track with Cross’s vocals coming across like Bauhaus’s Pete Murphy. Some excellent guitar interplay between bass and lead can be heard. A detective story put to music.”

– Jonathan Garrett
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The Sound of the Crowd (Jan 2019)

“Though the lyrics tell one story, however, the instrumentation tells another, and yet both mould together perfectly to create a sound that is genuinely interesting to listen to, but that also retains an air of excited nostalgia.”

– Imogen Bebb
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Even the Stars (Jan 2019)

“…the single is an amalgam of the band’s influences but with their own personalities writ large across it. “

– David Brown
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Louder Than War (Jan 2019)

“…the band demonstrated a refined deftness to their style and sound, crafting shimmering art rock underpinned by artful guitar – all the time the sound swirling with experimental edges, every little trill and flair adding felt bursts of intensity.”

– Emily Oldfield
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Louder Than War (Nov 2018)

“Weimar enchant audiences with their blend of art rock and post-punk, well worth a listen.”

– Emily Oldfield
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Analogue Trash (Jul 2018)

“Manchester quartet Weimar stand out from the current wave of Manchester guitar bands by creating an ambiance that harks back to a time before alternative music or even rock and roll itself existed. Mining a time period in Europe’s history that saw great sociological, cultural and artistic turmoil and innovation for their musical inspiration, the band fuses and Art Rock sensibility with the raw passion of an accessible yet spiky indie-infused sound.”

– Mark Buckley
Full interview here


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