“There are a lot of things we hate but one thing we love for sure is making music.”
photography by Michael Resech
The two brothers Tom and Mike Zitzelsberger come from a neat little town called Schrobenhausen in Germany. Musically, the two were already more than busy bees, among others playing in a band called “Hello Gravity” or later as the project “Konsequence”. This is not that unusual, especially as an artist. You develop, you try, and like in any job, you often don’t stick with the first one. The possibilities are endless and one often evolves fast, and then comes the need to strip of something past, like a snake getting rid of its old skin in order to present the newborn shiny one underneath.
In the meantime the two have grown up, call themselves Deathsport and dedicate their music to topics that are relevant nowadays. The time of the pandemic has given them a lot of time to think and, like all of us, teaching them to see things from a different perspective. And despite the tough topic around climate change and its dangers, the debut track “Under a White Sky” sounds surprisingly light and refreshing, with a classic indie atmosphere sugared with a nostalgic note. As they explain about the single: “The lyrics are based on the book “Under a White Sky” by Elizabeth Kolbert, which is focusing on a scientific perspective at humanity’s impact on the Earth. It is a song about technology and its fair role in the worlds ending – a catastrophe that right now feels as real as ever. While staying callous we are defining the most apparent changes and how we are trying to get used to the biggest of them.”
The song is part of their “Case Study Songs” EP which will be released on 19th of November on Bandcamp and all other known streaming platforms. “Dealing with very specific feelings from an everyday perspective, it’s a case study about our post pandemic thoughts, mental health, societal restlessness, technology fanatism and a pure anger towards human ignorance.”
Enjoy the song below:
Additional note: Earnings from streaming services and track sales will be donated to a non-profit organisation with a focus on protecting the environment.