KLANGKARUSSELL (Austria) w/ Crooka & Burchill

  • The Hifi Club 219 10 Ave SW Calgary, AB Canada

Following up the global success of a breakthrough track that’s had 22 million YouTube views might come with its own pressures, but Adrian Held and Tobias Rieser, the two laid-back, 25-year-old Austrians who make up Klangkarussell, have had worse jobs.

When the pair met again in 2011 for the first time in over a decade (they’d been friends at school in Salzburg before being split up, apparently for their own good) Adrian was actually already in show business, starring for eight nights an opera at the prestigious Salzburg Festspiele. “I was in Macbeth,” he grins. “I was playing a tree.” Tobias, meanwhile, was studying Sound and Audio Engineering after stints training in Mechatronics (electrical engineering), working in a post office (“terrible, too much work and very strange people”) and his personal favourite, driving a bread delivery van.