Yeah, our new single "Last Born" and a fantastic video are out now!
Thanks to the great crew: Alexander Lausch (Recording & Mix), Martin Scheer (Mastering), Manuela Gruber (Video Producer & Director), Manuel Bauer (Director of Photography), Austin Settle (Visual FX & Edit) and (Thomas Schwarz - Gaffer)!
Black and white is only the logo of this innovative trio from Austria - contemporary rock music couldn’t be presented in a more multifaceted way. Intriguing guitar riffs, playful yet driving beats and a powerful, emotion-packed vocal performance are shining through the prism that is INTRA. Diving into the polychromatic journey that this fabulous group has embarked on pays off from the very first note.
Being a precise and perfectly tuned live band, they delight audiences with their progressive yet catchy songwriting. Together with engineer and co-producer Jan Lesjak, heart and soul are being poured into the new INTRA opus.
Bianca, Hannes and Lukas are united by their energetic passion for musical experimentation and they want one thing above all: not to be pigeonholed into any specific category. Riding with their audience from one end of the rock universe to the other is the band's musical purpose.
30.11.23 - B72 Wien with Pryne
01.12.23 - stwst Linz with Coperniquo + One Last Glance
26.01.24 - Explosiv Graz
20.10.23 - freiraum St. Pölten with Lausch
12.05.23 - Rockhouse Salzburg
11.03.23 - Rockhouse Laakirchen
14.10.22 - Music House, Graz
06.10.22 - Chelsea, Vienna
30.09.22 - Alte Feuerwehrhalle, Gallneukirchen
16.07.22 - Rock d´Hittn Festival, Eberstalzell
09.07.22 - Explosiv Juz, Graz
18.06.22 - Club 1019, Vienna
27.05.22 - Zauberberg, Passau
26.05.22 - stwst, Linz
30.09.21 - Arena, Vienna
28.08.21 - Musikpavillon, Linz
06.07.21 - Posthof Linz Frischluft-Bühne supporting folkshilfe
19.06.21 - Blackdoor Picknick-Style Outdoor Festival, DE
18.09.2020 - Pilsen, CZE
05.06.2020 - veloconcerts, Lentos Linz
31.10.2019 - Fuzz over Nürnberg, Nuremberg
02.11.2019 - Glashaus, Bayreuth
07.11.2019 - fluc, Vienna
08.11.2019 - Zauberberg, Passau
19.10.2019 - KAPU, Linz
17.10.2019 - PPC, Graz
20.09.2019 - frei:raum St. Pölten
03.08.2019 – Rock den Park, Groß Gerungs
25.05.2019 – Orpheum extra, Graz
06.04.2019 – röda, Steyr
15.03.2019 – stadtwerkstatt, Linz
06.03.2019 – Arena, Wien
01.02.2019 – Klangfarbe Hausgemacht, Vienna
03.11.2018 – Kulturzentrum Alte Mälzerei, Regensburg
13.10.2018 – KAPU, Linz
11.10.2018 – Chelsea, Wien
18.05.2018 – Zauberberg Passau, Passau
04.05.2018 – ann&pat, Linz
03.03.2018 – Rockhouse Bar, Salzburg
01.03.2018 – Kramladen, Wien
Produced by Intra & Alexander Lausch 2019
Recording: Markus Weiss
Mix: Alexander Lausch
Mastering: Martin Scheer
Artwork and photos by Petra Panna Nagy
All tracks composed by INTRA
released March 2019 on StoneFree Records
The Contact, in its nine-song totality, likewise has no trouble playing to multiple sides or sounds. Songwriting is a focus — as far out as “Storm” goes, it returns to the hook — and whether it’s the gruff opening they give with “You Had Better Take Care” or the touch on beefed-up power-pop in centerpiece “F.d.i.K” or the bright-toned grand finale of “Point of View,” the three-piece maintain a consistent quality of work that challenges the notion of The Contact as a debut.
They rock like professionals, to put it another way. Bassist Bianca Ortner holds a strong vocal presence in the material, making the most of each chorus while backed by Hannes Pröstler, also guitar, and drummer Lukas Aichinger. The latter’s performance is especially telling because he comes across very clearly as a precision drummer in how he plays. Having also released an album last year with jazz trio Znap, one can hear some of that style of intricacy brought to bear throughout The Contact as well, up to and including the tension builds on toms and the deft cymbal work in the bridges of “Storm.”
Pröstler and Ortner have no trouble keeping up, of course, and Intra sound nothing if not ready to hit the road across The Contact‘s span. They’ve got a collection of well-crafted, well-executed tracks behind them, an accessible sound that borders on commercial without losing its edge, and the ability to tap into a feeling of urgency seemingly at will. As they bridge between metal, punk, rock and wider-reaching outside-genre fare through cuts like the mid-energy “Homebound” and the more brash finish of “Illusion,” there doesn’t seem to be any of it that threatens the sureness of their grasp.
It’s a first record, so their style might branch into any number of directions ultimately, but The Contact is an interesting mix of sounds, and their ability to manifest such a range of ideas bodes as well as the results they get from doing so.
- The Obelisk, the obelisk.net
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