An Alternative for Berlin aka The World The formation of emotions, rock attitude and belly

According to a barely known legend five lonely riders met at the Backstage Bar in Berlin to form the Alternative Rock Band “The Honest Rest”. Although this legend sounds quite interesting, the real story of “THR” is much less spectacular. Due to a lot of lineup changes only André Albrecht (rhythm guitar, song writing), Phil Kayser (bass) and Marco Krause (drums) remained as “The Honest Rest”, sitting in the rehearsal room and wondering, what to do. During some months and more frustrating than exciting vocal castings (maybe Ebay wasn`t the right platform for attracting a singer), Dirk joined the band at the end of October. 

His exeptional voice combined with the outstanding song material composed by André Albrecht formed the basis for their unique songs. In December 2018 they started recording the first five songs which led to the release of the EP “3 Months” on Feb. 1st 2019. The feedback was outstanding, mainly through first releasing some lyrics videos on YouTube and then adding two official videos for “Far Away” and “Falling Down”. The success of their first steps into the business required some changes in lineup: Marco threw away the drumsticks (no one was hurt though) and grabbed the rhythm guitar showing all band members who’s the rhythm king. The abandoned drum-stool was conquered by André Seydler (who always wanted to join) and now the five riders saddled their rockin’ horses to take their music out into the wider world (or at least Berlin). The changes in lineup didn’t slow down the flow of creative energy. 
So, what makes “The Honest Rest” so unique and special? First: the songs. The song material on first sight isn’t that complex, but the interplay of classic rock instrumentation, subtle keyboard layers and the emotional and intense vocals does create a very own and unique mood. No instrument is an end in itself, but is an important part in a complex work of art that takes you on a very special journey through dark colours and strong emotions. 

Second: lyrics. If you look at the lyrics you won’t find too much life-affirming lines. That said it could end up in putting them into the gothic- or even emo-drawer. That would be a big mistake because if you look closer you’ll find a lot of interpretation possibilities leaving a range from Yay! To Nay! It is obvious that Dirk, who writes most of the lyrics, is a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and his affiliates. Albeit this kind of thing is pretty much hyped nowadays it’s no issue here – it’s just his way to convey emotions and feelings. 

Third: the band. They describe themselves as a band “with a belly approach”. We’ll leave it up you to find out wether that’s true or just exaggeration (or maybe understating). Truth to be told they are five authentic guys who love the music they are playing. They place great value in being a team of friends – each band member has the same rights and even if there’s a controversy while discussing next steps, it’ll be solved the best way possible (sometimes the loudest one wins...). 
Never being involved in social media that much they now have to dive into the depths of digital music promotion. As we all know this can be the perfect thing to start an unprecedented career but in most cases it’s just hard work creating content and fighting for every single “like” and “follow”. They are present on all relevant social media platforms (even on some irrelevant ones) promoting their music and their attitude. Sometimes you’ll find postings that represent the typical “Berliner Schnauze” (it’s kind of a dialect, but more a way to say things directly and unaffectedly...), but they love their fans and there’s always some improvement possible concerning the sheer number of followers. If you are open to honest music performed by honest guys, be sure to check out “the Honest Rest”!
Though the band was featured in recently released Lifoti's October/November 2019 issue 10, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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