A Pleasant Disappointment Anyone who values loyalty and
stylistic consistency will be disappointed with this band in the most
pleasant way. LILABUNGALOW is musical self-indulgence.
Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Föllmer is the center of a loose cluster
of talented musicians, cruising around with LILABUNGALOW, living in it
and building on it.
The lightness of a weekend house in the countryside (“lila”
is German for purple) is indeed the inspiration for the joint work of
the band. No obligations, no master plan, always in search of a common
architectural vision for their LILABUNGALOW. Song-sketches are changing
hands, ripening a while until their musicality is understood and they
can be finished. During this process the band resembles more a caravan
in motion than a standing bungalow. Patrick Föllmer doesn’t pussyfoot
around with his musical concept: the songs belong on stages and the
music demands to happen in front of crowds. To handle an instrument in a
professional way is one thing, simultaneously delivering slinky dance
moves are entirely another.
The result is pop with a false bottom.
Conventional stereotypes and listening habits are cited, accelerated,
reversed and reanimated. Of course you can call that Electro Indie, or
more poetically, a bouquet of flowers, but in the end there will be
someone saying: “Only Goulash tastes the best!” What really happens:
Somewhere from shimmering electropop, driving funk pearls and a
demanding electric guitar Föllmer is performing texts about the great
universals of life: men, women, to live and let live.