– ASBEST (German for asbestos) is a fiber that is part of the structure yet still unwanted. As soon as you try to remove ASBEST it becomes harmful....Read Biography
ASBEST (German for asbestos) is a fiber that is part of the structure yet still unwanted. As soon as you try to remove ASBEST it becomes harmful. ASBEST is the inherent contradic- tion within the system.
ASBEST is a three-piece from Basel, Switzerland. It was founded in November of 2016 and consists of singer and guitarist Robyn Trachsel, bassist Judith Breitinger and drummer Jan Häfele. The band plays a potpourri of styles, which all do have a certain aggressiveness to them. Post punk, noise rock and shoegaze are the foundations of their sound. On one hand this mixture is a reaction of anger or even despair to whats happening in these contemporary times. On the other hand it also reflects on Trachsel’s experiences as a transwoman in a cis- and heteronormative society. Urgency and ennui are written in ca- pital letters.
ASBEST already had the pleasure of doing support shows for the following international acts: SPECTRES (UK), LAMBS (IT), LASTER (NL), ADELAIDA (CHL) and SOVIET SOVIET (IT)
ASBEST released their first, four-song EP „INTERSTATES“ on 02.09.2017. The band will record their debut album at the Malthouse Studios in Bristol (UK) in the first half of 2018.