Even before having released music together, Almost Twins have become an insider tip in the Leipzig and Berlin indie scene. Within a year, the Leipzig-based indie-folk band has performed at several festivals and clubs all over Germany and recorded their debut album with producer and bassist Alexander Binder (Anna Erhard, Dota, Crucchi Gang, Anna Hauss) in Berlin. Their songs play with complementary contrasts and oscillate between subtle complexity and the charming simplicity of honest lyrics.
In search of sound expansion singer and guitarist Max Grüner, who first started Almost Twins as a solo project, found an almost twin-like understanding in his four bandmates through their shared closeness to music. Laurenz Welten (saxophone, clarinet), Valentin Mühlberger (Wurlitzer, synth), Raphael Schuster (drums) and Arne Imig (bass) complement Max’s songs in a way that give his emotions the necessary expression without being pathetic. Warm synth carpets and swirling Wurlitzer patterns combined with dreamy saxophone and clarinet lines create a sound that feels light without losing depth, radiating tranquility yet allowing itself to break free from it. A perfect singer-songwriter dream, reminiscent of Erlend Øye (Kings Of Convenience), José Gonzáles or This Is The Kit.
As members of the bands Welten, Rocket Men, Collector, and Nouk, the five musicians have performed separately at Fusion, at.tension, Palaissommer Dresden, and Elbphilharmonie, among others. Together as Almost Twins, the new band was already playing at festivals like Wipfelrauschen, Zugvögel, Detect Classic, Alinae Lumre, and Roots & Sprouts. Their debut album will be released in the first half of 2024 via Wagram Stories Berlin.