If Seeed, Jazzkantine, Manu Chao and The Cat Empire albums were in the same record box, we’d finally know where to put the Betrayers of Babylon! Their mix of reggae, jazz, funk and ska is pure energy and their lyrics in German, ironic and playful, convey a radical optimism. The six disheveled boys from the Ruhrpott (a post-industrial region in western Germany) have found the ultimate antidote to the common disease of bad moods and narrow-mindedness. His songs have character and are at the same time catchy, danceable and entertaining. Powerful vocals, precise drumming, multifaceted arrangements and crisp brass sections: the Betrayers of Babylon are not only incredibly good musicians, but also explosive and authentic as a band. And in 2023 comes their new album. Yeah!
Betrayers of Babylon – Weirdo (Offizielles Musikvideo feat. Musiklinie):
Betrayers of Babylon – Kelele (Official Music Video):
Betrayers of Babylon – Horst (Official Music Video):
Betrayers of Babylon – Perpetuum Mobile (Live at Autokino Neuss):
Betrayers of Babylon live // Fabrikfestival: