Ilse Lau are from Bremen, a city of ships and sailors. They have been around for a long time and with a new album and a new label they signed to Autopilot. Ansgar Wilken, Henning Bosse and Thomas Fokke form one of the few good rockbands left in Germany. Their music is forward, edgy and groove orientated, while they still manage to keep enough pop in their songs so that they become earworms. The horn arragements on their albums are mindblowing, it just adds the last missing bit to their music. Fans of the “Ilses” (as the call their band affectionately), have often been taken by surprise by their manoevres. Open, almost translucent rock belongs to their musical repertoire as well as twisted melodies and harmonies.
“roundely” 7 inch, Happty Zloty Records, 1998
“Cie. De Koe” CD, Happy Zloty Records / n.UR-Kult, 2000
“Wijbren. De Beer” CD, Fidel Bastro, 2001
“Tjeempie. De Kat” CD/2LP, Fidel Bastro, 2002
“De Tinnen Mannen” CD/LP, Fidel Bastro / New Music Distribution, 2004
“Tosh Togs” CD, Klangbad, 2006