Cari Cari
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Cari Cari

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An Austrian DIY-band who wants to make music for the big screen

Biography

by Teresa Havlicek
16 May 2018

Cari Cari approaches everything a little differently. The duo, consisting of Stephanie Widmer und Alexander Köck, founded a band because they wanted to be part of the soundtrack for a Quentin Tarantino movie. A goal that is definitely not easy to achieve, but surely not unattainable for them: Cari Cari’s music sounds like it was made for the atmospheric pictures produced by the director.

The Austrian band is hardly known in their home country, but they can already look back on some international success. This happened thanks to their own effort: since Cari Cari didn’t want to be stuck in an Austrian bubble, they focused on the international market early on. They sent their material out to a wide array of people and subsequently received a lot of positive feedback from international online magazines and blogs. This small hype reached a peak when their song “White Line Fever” was chosen for the soundtrack of the American TV show Shameless, which further increased their following.

The band has already completed a self-organized tour through Australia that they documented on film. “How to tour without a budget” will hopefully come out soon. Cari Cari is a real DIY-band, they do everything from illustrations to music videos and music production themselves. If they can’t do something, they learn it from Youtube videos. Stephanie is an autodidact on the drums, but she can also play the didgeridoo and the Jew’s harp as well as sing. Alexander is on the bass. Together they have created a sound that is like a modern, sensual version of American country music.

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