One of the great things about the annual Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, is the opportunity to chase down your favorite dark pop bands. Take for example Sixth June, the synthpop duo from Berlin, formed in 2007 by Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov. Parklife DC photographer Paivi visited Wave Gotik Treffen on June 2-5 and caught the dark wavers in concert.
Inspired by legacy synth bands like Propaganda and Depeche Mode, Sixth June began publishing music with their song “Everytime” in 2007, and they continued releasing music regularly. In February, Sixth June released a new album titled Virgo Rising via Aufnahme + Wiedergabe.
In concert, Sixth June have introduced some new songs, including “Nebo,” from the new album. Lidija sounds amazing, and Laslo proves a synthesizer master of the first order. Watch the official music video for “Nebo” by Sixth June on YouTube:
For more information on Wave Gotik Treffen, visit the excellent English language guide to Wave Gotik Treffen at SadGoth.com as well as the official festival website at www.wave-gotik-treffen.de. The Wave Gotik Treffen organizers have already announced the dates for the next edition of the festival on May 18-21, 2018, in Leipzig, Germany. Tune into the website to keep track of developments and band announcements for next year.
Sixth June don’t have any shows scheduled at the moment, but Laslo has a worthy solo project called Diesein and may schedule shows soon.
Here are some pictures of Sixth June performing at Wave Gotik Treffen on June 2, 2017. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi.
All photos by Paivi