American singer/songwriter Ian Fisher and French/German producer Fabian Kalker had already met several times whilst working for same projects (latest one: German success adaption of Shakespeares “As you like it” at Münchner Residenztheater ), when they realized: we should stay together. Not only for work, but for music, for passion.
JUNIOR was born.
Complementing each other, Fisher and Kalker quickly created their own specific kind of sound. Catchy melodical tunes and beats combined with Fishers memorable voice and his profound way of singing. Furthermore their music is saturated with literary, musical and cultural allusions. (To Depeche Mode, Joy Division, the Beatles, Erich Fromm or T.S.Eliot - to name just a few) But there’s no pomp in their electro-folk-pop. It’s simplicity and clarity Junior are anxious for. When their debut “self fulfilling prophets” was finally released February 2014 (Pop Up Records/Cargo), it gained a whole bunch of positive reactions almost immediately.
At Live Shows Junior are completed by drummer Phil Rittmannsperger and Ian´s long term companion Ryan Thomas Carpenter, an accomplished pianist/keyboardist.
Because Junior are best playing live: thrilling, irresistible, full of distinctive energy. – You should convince yourself
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“Junior is a collaboration of the songwriter Ian Fisher from Missouri (USA) and the producer Fabian Kalker from Berlin (Germany). Their debut album Self Fulﬁlling Prophets goes straight to the point with few detours and many unusual hits. The electronic foundations of the songs are noticeable, but leave space for omnipresent guitar and organ hooks.” INTRO Magazine
“Ian Fisher has a one-of-a-kind voice, heartbreaking!” Süddeutsche Zeitung
“We prophesize' a big career.” Musikblog.com
“A monstrous effect on the listener, it’s detached, independent, ambitious and unprecedented.” Oh Fancy!
“It has a cool kind of story lyrics.” Adam Green
“An exciting album to listen to. Indie but new.” Who Made Who
“Truly an insider´s tip” BR PULS
“The way this man sings. Ian Fisher has an intensity which is really impressive. He puts everything in the performance.” Stern Magazin
„They will make sure to fill the dancefloors.“ Terrorverlag