Die Roten Punkte

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Die Roten Punkte perform "Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I Am a Lion)" with Amanda Palmer at The Roxy, Los Angeles, July 18, 2012.

Die Roten Punkte (German for "The Red Dots") is a pop-music comedy duo in the tradition of Spinal Tap and Flight of The Conchords.[1][2] Like The White Stripes, the band members [3] claim to be a brother and sister, named Otto Rot and Astrid Rot, and they banter and sing in German accents.[4][5] Die Roten Punkte have toured as Amanda Palmer's main support act on her USA East Coast Kickstarter Tour in 2012 and her Australian and European tours of 2013. In 2013 they were nominated for the TO&ST (Time Out Soho Theatre) Best Cabaret Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the past few years the have toured to Belgium, Ireland, UK, Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Poland and Italy.

The band has released four studio albums.


Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Die Roten Fahrten ("The Red Journeys", 2006)[6]
  • Super Musikant ("Super Musician", 2008)[7]
  • Kunst Rock (Art Rock) 2010
  • Eurosmash! 2014

Songs[edit]

  • "Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I Am a Lion)"
  • "Rock Bang!"
  • "Burger Store Dinosaur"
  • "Bananenhaus (Banana House)"
  • "Second Best Friend"
  • "The Situation"
  • "The 4:15 To Spandau Will Not Run Today"
  • "Super Musikant (Super Musician)"
  • "Straight Edge Girl"
  • "Prince & Princess of Rock 'n' Roll"
  • "It's Bad, It's Good"
  • "Trying Not To Die"
  • "Grunewald"
  • "Automatic Door"
  • "Rock 'n' Roll Monster"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die Roten Punkte, German Sibling Act With Comic Punk Edge, Invade Our Town's Space June 23–28". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ Eberbach, Jennifer (2010-07-09). "Berlin band Die Roten Punkte bringing music, laughs to Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre". AnnArbor.com. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ Razer, Helen (April 4, 2012), "Die Roten Punkte - Eurosmash!", The Age .
  4. ^ Black, Claire (August 28, 2009), "Review: Die Roten Punkte - Robot/Lion tour" (subscription required), The Scotsman .
  5. ^ Crawley, Peter (September 9, 2009), "So bad they are good" (subscription required), The Irish Times .
  6. ^ "Die Roten Punkte - Die Roten Fahrten (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Die Roten Punkte - Super Musikant (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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