“Citing Viv Albertine and Merrill Garbus, Sarges audaciously blends itchy-funk, vocal gymnastics and feminist theory” - MOJO ****
"Makes me think of what Le Tigre might have sounded like had they moved to Berlin after their first record" - Steve Lamacq
“Eclectic, excentric mission statement from Berlin-based musician (...) Angular post-punk guitars and sweet melodic touches offer a new treat with every listen.” Uncut (7/10)
“an intriguing and flexible record that feels genuinely expressive, witty and often heartbreaking, a whip smart rollercoaster that you can cry and dance to in equal measure.” Music OMH (4,5/5)
After numerous collaborative projects, including the Italian synthwave band Itaca, Holly Herndon and Kat Frankie, Berlin born and raised artist Albertine Sarges brings together a new band for her debut LP „The Sticky Fingers“ and signs to UK indie label Moshi Moshi Records. Her debut album, out in January 2021, approaches her take on feminist theory, musings on bisexuality, gender stereotypes and mental health.
These topics fall under the ever-shifting veneer of Albertine’s chameleonic pop motifs: from Viv Albertine-inspired post-punk and kaleidoscopic dream-pop to quiet-loud guitar squall and Tune-Yards reminiscent vocal acrobatics. While Albertine Sarges maintains a sense of comedy in her approach, her music is also a platform to explore the self and contribute to broader societal discourse.
Photo by Christian Mamoun from the series : HOME (projet chez toi)