German Electronic duo VIMES comprises of Azhar Syed and Julian Stetter from Cologne, supported by drummer Johannes Klingebiel for their live shows. With only four songs released so far VIMES have already received international recognition and love. Thus far they have played well known showcase and international festivals including Eurosonic in Groningen, Great Escape Festival Brighton, First We Take Berlin & Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg. They've also been invited to play SXSW and Canadian Music Week.
In 2014, the band locked themselves away to focus on their highly anticipated debut album with German producer Jochen Naaf (Emeli Sandé, Xul Zolar). Following ‘Celestial’, ‘House Of Deer’ and ‘Upstairs’, ‘Ential’ is the first new track of their creative collaboration that showcases the band's development and once again climbed the Top 10 HypeMachine charts.
‘Their delicate, electronically processed songs of heartbreak are at once otherworldly and painfully human; think Wild Beasts’ sense of musical melodrama wedded to the techno lifeblood that flows through the band’s home city of Cologne and you’re, well, still not quite close.’ - Electronic Beats
‘There’s more than a whiff of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor wafting around Azhar Syed’s wispy coo’ - The Line Of Best Fit