KELLY is a pop activist in the best sense of the word.. „3
Ecken 1 Elfer!“ (in English: „3 Corners 1 Penalty!“),
is his third album and has already been released in Japan
on Syft Records. The first single from this album “Schluss,
Aus und Vorbei!” went straight to No. 1 in the Japanese
HMV single charts! This is bizarre as well as remarkable and
for independent act absolutely unique. Because SPACE KELLY
sings in German und proves: pop is a universal language!
Raised in Hamburg and living Berlin, Space Kelly started his
carreer in 1996 with a couple of legendary single releases
and a by now sold out album “Das Leben Ist Kein Heimspiel”
(“Life Is No Homegame” on Freistil/EFA). After
the following 7” pink vinyl only release “Ich
moechte die weiblichen Fans von Take That!” (“I
Want The Female Fans of Take That”), Apricot took the
chance to put out his second longplyer “Erster Alles!”
(Apricot/EFA) followed by several German tours and a sold
out Japan tour in summer 2002.
Meanwhile SPACE KELLY has gained respect from pop fans from
Asia to America. Radio stations in Norway, Spain, Hongkong
or Japan are having his songs on rotation. Japan´s First
National TV Station (NHK) has shown a special and a portrait
of SPACE KELLY. Plus Berlin´s No.1 ice hockey team EHC
Berliner Eisbaeren asked him to record their official station
anthem - which he did and released as a limited edition, already
Now SPACE KELLY is back with „3 Ecken 1 Elfer“
– partly recorded in Berlin at the legendary Audio Studios
(home of Nena and many others) together with Pattino (No Angels,
Nick Cave a.o.) and partly in Scotland. Three songs on the
album were recorded together with David Scott from the Pearlfishers,
Norman Blake and Francis Macdonald from Teenage Fanclub .
The songs on this longplayer, with their world-embracing melodies
and rythms respectfully nod towards the tradition of harmony-carried
American sixties pop. Here is a method to the madness.
And that´s what pop is all about, isn´t it?