Notwist1City Slang presents the video for ‘Kong’, the smart, catchy and upbeat first single from The Notwist’s much anticipated forthcoming album ‘Close To The Glass’, coming February 24th.

The track tells the true story of a young Markus and his family trapped in their home by a flood, dreaming as hard as he could about being saved by superheroes as the water rose around them. The eponymous Kong is, according to Markus, “a mixture of King Kong and Superman”, swooping in to rescue the desperate young boy and his family from disaster….

The German born band have always been pioneering their own sound, walking a trail of songs across genres toward something definitively new and distinctly them. The Notwist make this with their flawless, banging, private yet pop, post-everything music…

‘Close to the Glass’ is available for pre-order now, and fans who pre-order the album digitally via iTunes will receive the album’s title track and ‘Kong’ immediately! (Both singles can be purchased individually as well.) The album is, of course, also available for pre-order at the City Slang webshop. Those who pre-order ‘Close To The Glass’ on LP at receive the limited edition coloured vinyl (while supplies last).

The Notwist live dates:
24.01. Innsbruck AT – Weekender Club
25.01. Vienna AT – FM 4
24.02. Wiesbaden DE – Schlachthof
25.02. Bielefeld DE – Forum
26.02. Berlin DE – Heimathafen (Sold Out)
10.03. Stuttgart DE – Wagenhallen
11.03. Lyon FR – Epicerie Moderne
12.03. Nantes FR – Sterelux
13.03. Paris FR – La Maroquinerie
14.03. Lille FR – Le Grand Mix
15.03. Manchester UK – The Deaf Institute
16.03. Glasgow UK – Mono
17.03. Bristol UK – The Fleece
18.03. London UK – Village Underground
19.03. Brussels BE – Botanique
20.03. Cologne DE – E-Werk
05.04. Milano IT – Magnolia
06.04. Foligno IT – Serendipity Club
07.04. Rome IT – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
08.04. Bologna IT – Estragon
09.04. Padova IT – Radar Festival
10.04. Ljublijana, SL – Channel Zero
11.04. Zagreb HR – Mochvara
12.04. Linz AT – Posthof
13.04. Munich DE – Circus Krone
26.05. Berlin DE – C-Club
27.05. Hamburg DE – Laeiszhalle
28.05. Amsterdam NL – Melkweg
28.06. St. Gallen CH – Open Air St. Gallen