MANANA

MANANA

 Basel, Basel-Stadt, CHE
BandPop

With their debut LP Interruptions (P.Ken Thomas), Mañana have toured all over Europe, in the USA and Canada. The Band played shows and toured with artists such as Keane, Mew, I Am Kloot, Cursive and Heather Nova. Mañana are currently working on a follow- up record and a brand new distribution model

Biography

Album: Interruptions
Single: Make A Tiger // Unbalance // Berliner Blau
Label: Rodeostar Records, Hamburg
www.rodeostar.de

Distribution Company: SPV (Europe, Asia) / Megaforce/Sony(US)
Release Album: 08-08-08 (online) || 15-08-08 (shops)

PRODUCER: KEN THOMAS [SIGUR ROS, DAVE GAHAN]

ALBUM INTERRUPTIONS
(Lyrics: Manuel Bürkli, Music: Mañana)

1. Loyalty
2. Unbalance
3. Make A Tiger
4. Broken Solid Side [To Be]
5. Monster
6. Red
7. Elephant
8. Little Lights
9. Berliner Blau
10.Roadside Museum

In the last couple of years, not many Swiss bands have attracted as much international attention like Mañana. The band, consisting of members Manuel Bürkli, Jan Krattiger and Jennifer Jans, have released their debut album «Interruptions» all across Europe in 2008. It was recorded and mixed by the British producer Ken Thomas (Björk, Sigur Rós, Dave Gahan) in Hamburg, Germany. The song «Berliner Blau» was nominated for the «Hollywood Music Awards», it was «Single of the week» in the iTunes Music Store, and the band was featured on Filter Magazine’s Sampler for Coachella Festival, amongst bands such as Radiohead or Portishead. A release in South Korea and a special edition for Japan followed.

It is always a good sign when a band already attracts a lot of attention with their first EP, like Mañana did: The videogame-giant EA Sports chose their song «Miss Evening» – taken from the «Fast Days EP» – to be included on the Soundtrack for the game «FIFA Football 05» which catapulted the band into 7 million households worldwide. The band was also nominated for the US «Independent Music Awards» in 2007.

Thanks to years of experience on tour, Mañana have become a compelling live band. As their label’s busiest band, they played shows and toured with acts such as Mew (DK), I Am Kloot (UK), Cursive (US), Heather Nova (UK), Keane (UK) or Youssou N’Dour (SN). They performed at a number of renowned festivals and venues, such as Montreux Jazz Festival, the AVO Session in Basel and a sold-out Bowery Ballroom in New York.

Mañana don’t have to fear an international comparison: Markus Kavka, presenter at MTV Germany, stated that listening to their music is «like a journey on which you are never alone». The US Web-Magazine «Stranded in Stereo» wrote: «We are hooked by their epic yet polished tunes, giving us every indication that good music can come from anywhere».«Interruptions» was record of the week on laut.de, one of the most important German music portals. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of Switzerland’s most influential newspapers, raved about Manuel Bürkli’s «gorgeous voice» and about an atmosphere «between intimate fragility and pathos fit for a stadium».

Mañana will release a new EP in the upcoming fall. The next LP will follow in spring 2011.

Lyrics

Miss Evening

Written By: Mañana || Manuel Bürkli

miss evening

hello miss evening
nice to see you again
i know you stole the sun
but i hope you came to show

where did i go wrong?
and am i forced to be strong?
i know you won't change
i know you won't change

singin' ah ah
tu es, tu es le soleil
ah ah
tu es, tu es le soleil

hello miss evening
nice to see you again
i know you stole the sun
but i hope you came to show

where did i go wrong?
and am i forced to be strong?
i know you won't change
i know you won't change

let it come to an end
farewell

Make A Tiger

Written By: Manuel Bürkli

My king don’t speak so loud
I might have seen a roaming tiger
Dreams I don’t read
My realest sleep never tames them
My king it wears me out
I’m always being chased by
Dreams I don’t read
My realest sleep never tames them
Same dream again
Same scene again
Flash into my weary eyes
I step around the corner there’s
a car
Taking me out to mountains, stars

Unbalance

Written By: Manuel Bürkli

Calling out your name
Calling out your name to the dark
Rain into a sad day
Rain into a sad day – into the dark
We understand what’s in your head
Illuminate this day
Calling out your name
Calling out your name to the dark
Crash into a sad day
Crash into a sad day – into the dark
We understand what’s in your head
Illuminate this day
This is only a morning it’s okay
This is only a morning it’s okay
This is only a morning it’s okay

Berliner Blau

Written By: Manuel Bürkli

You lay your plans across our life
You tie your shadow to our side
I know that I look away
Moving over to a white state
You work a tunnel back to time
In a future place we’ll cry
I know that I look away
As I’ve always been looking away
Still got arms without you
Still got heart without you
We’ll be crying out
We’ll be crying out

Discography

Debut Album 'Interruptions'
Release: 15th of August 2008 (GAS)
Itunes Release: Worldwide
Label: Rodeostar, Inside Agency
Producer: Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Dave Gahan, Björk)

Single 1: Make A Tiger (Rodeostar/IA/MV, 2008)
Single 2: Unbalance/Berliner Blau
(Rodeostar/IA/MV, 2009)

'Interruptions' Korea
Happy Robot Records 2009

'Interruptions' Japan
Quince Records 2009

E.P. "Fast Days"
(IA/IHM, 2005)
Release: 27th of june 2005

Single: Miss Evening// (IA/MV, 2005)
Track on EA Sports FIFA FOOTBALL 2005

Set List

Mañana play shows from 30 up to 90 minutes