Iconic Swiss band ‘The Beauty Of Gemina’ release their first UK single ‘Apologise’ out now via TBOG MUSIC, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Skeleton Dreams’. The track is an energetic, powerful slice of indie-rock led by Michael Sele’s strong and narrative voice. “This song is full of light and darkness about the human dilemma, knowing the time to say good-bye but having no words to say It” says Sele.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y2_3w4Aq1Y&w=560&h=315]
In Spring 2019 Michael Sele, frontman and mastermind behind the band, unexpectedly had to undergo major and complex heart surgery. As a result, his world was turned upside down for months and things would never be quite the same again. Following this, Sele needed to recover, process what had happened and regain his strength. This time turned out to be a highly productive period, full of creativity, with the result – the new album ‘Skeleton Dreams’.
The new music fully reflects the fascinating and unmistakable mix of warm, hypnotic blues, ambient melancholia, earthy and indie-influenced folk that their fans have come to know and love over the years. The songs are full of vitality and intensity, are sometimes energetic, sometimes celestial, sometimes pure, innocent and reduced to their bare essentials, but are always full of power and poetic.
Last Autumn, for his achievements as a musician, composer and singer, Sele was awarded the Gonzen Cultural Prize. Earlier that year, he had collaborated with renowned German actress Katharina Thalbach on the highly acclaimed theatrical event “Schatten überdem Nichts” [“Shadows Over The Void”], which was premiered at a number of Switzerland’s leading theatres.
Over the last 15 years and 9 album releases, the band have performed over 250 gigs in 25 countries! The soundscapes have evolved and changed with each new album, challenging and surprising the band’s loyal and ever-growing community of worldwide fans again and again. It is now the UK’s turn to join the party.
Photography by Colin Weber