“It’s not where you’re from,” Ian Brown of The Stone Roses once said. “It’s where you’re at.” Wise words, but not entirely true. With Nurture, SIZARR’s second album – and the international interest that it’s likely to awaken – there’s no doubt that the country from which they’ve emerged will attract attention. SIZARR, you see, began life in a little village called Godramstein, close to the small town of Landau, and that means they’re from Germany.
There’s no need to apologise for this, of course. While for many years outsiders eyed German musicians with suspicion, times have changed: bands like Can and Kraftwerk are now name-checked as artistic innovators, while the country leads the way in electronic music. SIZARR, however, are neither krautrock practitioners nor dance floor pioneers. Instead, they’re a fascinating, wise-beyond-their-years trio whose unusual hybrid of influences has defied attempts to classify them despite their being wildly, seductively accessible.Read more