PABST announce ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ Live album

PABST press photo
Photo credit: Emilia Spitale

Berlin-based power trio PABST have announced that their forthcoming new live album ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ will be released on May 12th, 2023 via Alcopop! Records / Ketchup Tracks. When a band earns the reputation of being one of the most exciting live acts in Germany, they just have to be pressed on vinyl at some point. After more than 200 concerts since their foundation in 2016, PABST now bring their wall of death sound into your living room with the release of their first live album, ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’.

After the band’s tour dates had been postponed several times over the course of the pandemic, the power trio virtually exploded back onto the stage in September 2022, and with them the packed Lido venue in their hometown of Berlin. Finally playing concerts again, finally doing what a rock band actually has to do, this thrilling live experience is now available in the form of nine songs pressed on pink vinyl, and also as an one-hour live video. As a taste of the record the band have revealed the live video for their Skinwalker from the Lido performance via YouTube below.

Commenting on the record, Alcopop! Records label boss Jack Clothier says: “YES! YES! YES! Incoming from Berlin, please welcome the incredible PABST to Alcopop! THEY ARE AMAZING, and we’re delighted to be releasing their live album ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ in May! 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪”

“With a recent Top 20 charting German album, love from the inimitable Daniel P Carter at BBC R1 and LOADS of tours across Europe with the likes of Billy Talent, Bob Mould and our very own snake eyes and Beach Riot, this band ARE SO MUCH FUN!”

“They’re coming over to the UK for TGE and hopefully some more shows around then, and I do hope you’ll all fall in love with each other. PABST FOR LIFE ❤”
The material on ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ represents a condensed cross-section of PABST’s previous releases. Of course, the anticapitalista-siempre-hymn ‘Shake The Disease’ had to be included, as well as a rousing cover of Sixpence None The Richer classic Kiss Me, which is just beginning for an out of tune singalong with a tin in hand.Deeper cuts like Never Again, or very early tracks Skinwalker and Accelerate also get their space, revealing their full potential live—it quickly becomes apparent that the trio have played their fingers bloody and screamed their voices hoarse on countless shows over the years.The title track from their previous album, ‘Crushed’, is a stand out moment, featuring a second vocal from Oyèmi Noize—singer with JAGUWAR and voice of the Berlin culture collective DECOLONOIZE—giving this rallying cry against the powerless feeling of being crushed by the weight of the world even more urgency.The three Berliners’ antics are no longer solely confined to the German-speaking corner of the music industry—last year they embarked on a support tour with Billy Talent across Central Europe and played the big stages of Sziget Festival in Budapest (HUN) and Madcool Festival in Madrid (ES). After two self-released albums ‘Deuce Ex Machina’ (2020) and ‘Crushed by the Weight of the World’ (2022), for the first time the band now have international label support for ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ joining Oxford label Alcopop! Records’ bustling roster alongside DZ DEATHRAYS, The Subways, ART BRUT, Pulled Apart By Horses and more.Even better than listening to PABST on record, of course, is to experience all the noise live. Opportunities to do so can be found at this year’s The Great Escape Festival (UK), the renowned Rock am Ring Festival (GER) or on their very own 1, 2, 3, Go! Headline Tour taking place in fall and winter 2023 (see below for listings). PABST’s Live Album ‘1, 2, 3, Go!’ is Released 12th May 2023 via Alcopop! Records / Ketchup Tracks

PABST Live Dates

13.05.2023  UK – Brighton The Great Escape Festival
27.05.2023 DE – Tübingen Ract! Festival
28.05.2023 DE – Herzberg (Elster) Pfingstrock Open Air
02.06.2023 DE – Nürburg Rock am Ring
04.06.2023 DE – Nürnberg Rock im Park
24.06.2023 DE – Rottershausen Ab geht die Lutzi Festival
08.07.2023 DE –  Lingen Lautfeuer Festival
14.09.2023 DE – Hamburg Knust
15.09.2023 DE – Hannover Faust
16.09.2023 DE – Dortmund FZW
21.09.2023 DE – Wiesbaden Schlachthof (w/ Beatsteaks)
22.09.2023 DE – Köln Gebäude 9
23.09.2023 DE – Bremen Lagerhaus
29.11.2023 DE – Saarbrücken Garage
30.11.2023 CH – Aarau Kiff
01.12.2023 CH – Bern ISC
02.12.2023 DE – Freiburg Jazzhaus
03.12.2023 DE – Stuttgart Club Zentral
04.12.2023 LU – Luxemburg Rotondes
06.12.2023 DE – Erfurt Engelsburg
07.12.2023 DE – München Kranhalle im Feierwerk
08.12.2023 AT – Wien Chelsea VÖ: 
09.12.2023 CZ – Prag Rock Cafe
14.12.2023 DE – Dresden GrooveStation
15.12.2023 DE – Berlin SO36
16.12.2023 DE – Leipzig UT Connewitz

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PABST 1,2,3, Go! Cover artwork

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