Named after an ancient Germanic myth featuring “raucous, jeering hunters from the netherworld“, Die Wilde Jagd (The Wild Hunt) first came together in 2006 as Der Räuber und der Prinz after studio owner Ralf Beck and former London club operator and DJ Sebastian Lee Philipp met in Düsseldorf at Salon des Amateurs, also known as Germany’s “post-kraut Haçienda“.
Taking inspiration from krautrock legends NEU! and Kraftwerk, as well as 80’s groups such as Liaisons Dangereuses, Die Krupps, D.A.F., Propganda and Pyrolator, they released their self-titled debut album in 2015. Continuing to hone their own brand of neo-krautrock “hunting music“, the duo’s most recent release came earlier this year with a three-track EP titled ‘Geisterfahrer’ via the Hamburg-based label Bureau B. In the sixth of our series of interviews with the Liverpool Psych Fest congregation, we spoke to Sebastian Lee Philipp of Die Wilde Jagdabout their upcoming appearance at the festival.
Watching Stevie Wonder at Bestival on the Isle of Wight a few years ago.
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Have you ever dabbled in psychedelics? If so, how would you describe your experience?
A few times… Some very nice experiences but I wasn’t too keen on the melting faces phases and being attacked by flying eyeballs.
Apart from yourselves, who would you recommend people see at Liverpool Psych Fest?
Fellow Berliners and friends The KVB. Personally, I’m also looking forward to seeing The Bug with Dylan Carlson. I’m a big Earth fan.
Why should festival goers take time out to come and see you play? What can they expect from your live set?
I have a beautiful blue guitar and I play with a great drummer called Ran.
Die Wilde Jagd will be performing at Liverpool Psych Fest on Saturday 23rd September. You can follow them on Facebook and hear more of their music on Soundcloud.
The sixth edition of Liverpool Psych Fest will take place at Camp & Furnace on 22nd and 23rd of September. Check out our review of last year’s festivalhere. For more details about this year’s event head over to www.LiverpoolPsychFest.com. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
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