"SRF 3 Best Talent" Sam Himself at the TOPOFF Restaurant and Cultural Centre in Interlaken
Sam Himself, the New Yorker-by-choice and "Fondue Western" indie rocker announces a comprehensive Swiss tour for autumn/winter 2021/2022 to coincide with the release of his debut album. We are looking forward to experiencing the "King Of Tears" live with his beguiling baritone and bittersweet melodies – and to discover previously unknown facets of the artist on the ten new songs of his first LP. The majority of the instruments on his debut album are played by the artist himself, once again in collaboration with Daniel Schlett from Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn; Sam has meanwhile christened his producer the "Second Beatle".
Ten new songs, by turns minimalist and grandiose, with new textures enriched by drum machine and synthesizer, convey loneliness and solace, independence and artistic autonomy. Sam's distinctive voice also travels new musical territory here outside its characteristic baritone register and, seeking new heights, finds a new emotional depth at the core of his most approachable, vulnerable and confident work to date.
Sam Himself's debut album follows his third EP Slow Drugs (2020), which – in addition to international press, radio airplay, numerous DSP editorial features and critical acclaim for the accompanying music videos – earned him the Best Talent Award from Swiss radio SRF 3 in June 2020 and a nomination for the 2021 Swiss Music Award.
Live, Sam Himself captivates his audience from the first note of his energetic, diverse set: He masters the transition from indie rock anthems to acoustic ballads with ease, wit and a healthy pinch of that explosive combination of spontaneity and unpredictability commonly known as rock'n'roll – all carried by his emotional voice, which reaffirms its frequent comparisons to Matt Berninger (The National), Leonard Cohen and David Bowie with every show.
From 7 pm the kitchen crew of the TOPOFF Restaurant will spoil you with hot and cold delicacies. Concert starts at 8 pm.