NEWS 2011


Karakter Worldwide wants to say thanks to their artists and their business partners for an exciting, intense, successful and great year 2011. We are looking forward to a great year in 2012 and great steps together with our artists and partners.

Wallis Bird March 9th 2012

Wallis Bird - New Album Release 9th March 2012 - We are excited to announce that Wallis Bird's new Album "Wallis Bird" will be released at the 9th March 2012, followed by extenisve touring all over Europe with more than 40 dates.

Anais Mitchell 17th February 2012

Anais will release her new album "Young Man In America" at the 17th February 2012, we are thrilled.

David Lemaitre plays EuroSonic

We are excited to announce that David Lemaitre will play at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012 in Groningen, Netherlands. He will attent with his band at Forum Images on January 13th from 20:40h-21:25h. We hope you don't miss the show, it's worth it. David Lemaitre will also play a show together with ucoming band Matthew And The Atlas on the 12th at Rotterdam, NL.

GET WELL SOON Album III in progress

Get Well Soon alias Konstantin Gropper is working hard on the upcoming album no. III. The pre-production is going places and the studio is booked for january. It will be released in mid 2012. We are all very excited.

Wallis Tour 2012 - first dates -

We are proud to announce the first Wallis dates for 2012, supporting the release of her 3rd album "Wallis Bird" The album turned out so beautiful and we are psyched about the tour and bringing the new material into the world! We have some very special locations.

07.03.12 IRE-Wexford // St. Iberius Church

08.03.12 IRE-Cork // Cyprus Avenue

09.03.12 IRE-Dublin // Academy

10.03.12 IRE-Limerick // Donlan's

11.03.12 IRE-Galway // Roisin Dubh

21.03.12 A-Vienna // Flex

22.03.12 GER-Munich // 59to1

23.03.12 GER-Mannheim // Capitol

24.03.12 GER-Stuttgart // Club Zentral

26.03.12 GER-Kassel // Schlachthof

27.03.12 GER-Cologne // Kulturkirche

28.03.12 GER-Hamburg // Knust

29.03.12 GER-Berlin // Lido

David Lemaitre on Tour

The Aqautic Life Expedition continues! David Lemaitre will go on the road again with other band Deep Sea Diver in December for a warm up tour for next year's release of the album. We are very excited, pls come by and check them out here:

Do, 08.12. Landau - Das Haus

Fr, 09.12. Biberach - Abdera

Sa, 10.12. Darmstadt - Bedroomdisco Session

So, 11.12. Erfurt - Museumskeller

Mo, 12.12. Görlitz - Sternwarte

Di, 13.12. Berlin - Frollein Langner

Mi, 14.12. Hamburg - Astra Stube

Do, 15.12. Hannover - GUT e.V.

Fr, 16.12. Haldern - Haldern Pop Bar

Sa, 17.12. Köln - TBA

Mo, 19.12. Göttingen - APEX

Di, 20.12. Mainz - Schon Schön

Mi, 21.12. Karlsruhe - Café NUN

Do, 22.12. Schwäbisch-Hall - Schwerpunkt Glück

Musikexpress Nevermind with GWS & Wallis

In this issue of germany's biggest and coolest music magazine Musikexpress, the cover mount CD is Nirvana's Nevermind anniversary - 13 artists covering the complete record! We are very proud to announce that Karakter's Get Well Soon made a version of "Drain You" and Wallis Bird did a cover of "Lounge Act" get it now!

Anais Mitchell "Young Man In America"

After the epic album "Hadestown" and all the success it had across the states, UK & Europe we're happy to announce that Anais Mitchell finished the works on an upcoming album that will be called "Young Man In America".

TEAM BIRD needs you!

comming up: Wallis Bird album No III. For this we launched Team Bird, a street team supporting the next album and campaign for it. First results look very promising. At the moment it is for fans in germany, austria and switzerland only but soon also for fans in the UK and Ireland!

David at XFM Radio London

We are excited that "The Incredilbe Airplane Party" from David Lemaitre's EP "Valediction" made it to influencial London based radio station XFM Radio. "Valediction is an absolutely beautiful piece of work" Mary Ann Hobbs (XFM)

Thank you for that.


A pretty nice package is ahead of us. LCMDF from Finland are about to release a package for the upcoming single "Take Me To The Mountains" including remixes by Get Well Soon, Skeet Skeet, Derek Allen.


Konstantin Gropper is doing preperations for a Get Well Soon album to released around april 2012. We are all very excited and look forward to a beautiful record.


We are proud to announce that we have a date for the 2nd Maifeld Derby Festival in Mannheim. It will be 18TH AND 19TH of MAY 2012!

WALLIS Video Shoot

Wallis and band are about to shoot promos for the upcoming album in Berlin's famous DDR Broadcasting studios, Nalepastrasse. The videos will be directed by Philipp Kaessbohrer who also did a brilliant job on Wallis last animated video for "To My Bones" first shots we saw are very exciting.

David Lemaitre Showcase

On the 14th of September, Karakter's new artist David Lemaitre will be showcasing at the Slaughtered Lamb London. We invite you all and hope to see you there. He will play as a three piece with Joda Foerster on drums and Philipp Thimm on Cello, Mandoline, Flute etc.


The new Arte TV series XANADU premieres this saturday on Arte Germany & Arte France on 22:50h. It features a very great plot, a brilliant cast and the original soundtrack by our artist Get Well Soon for the whole season. The TV show is very dark and fans of Six Feet Under, Gus Van Sant etc will faint away. What is it about? Here is a quote from the Arte Homepage:

"Meet the Valdine family. They are just like any other family with their neuroses, conflicts and secrets, but there is one thing which differs: Alex Valadine is the don of an erotic empire that he build with the pornstar Elise Jess. Elise, his wife, muse and mother of his children had died under mysterious circumstances."



Ladies and Gents, we are very proud, happy and exhilerated to announce that David Lemaitre will join the Karakter artist roster and la familia! David was born and raised 3600 meters above the sea in La Paz, Bolivia. Growing up speaking 3 different languages his parents moved to the states, David ending up in Europe and currently he lives in Berlin. As many stations his life already had so far he inhaled also all different kinds of music from Kraftwerk, Noir Desir to Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, from intimate to explosive songs! New folk is dead, long lives new folk. In his live set he is joined by Philipp Thim on Cello/Glockenspiel, Synths and chopping board. He already released a beautiful EP (called "Valediction") and had his fist shows with artists like Chris Garneau, Broken Records and Get Well Soon in Germany, UK, France etc. We'll keep you posted on David and are on top of the world to team up with him.


A Get Well Soon show is as rare in 2011 as a cat with 2 heads or 8-leaf-shamrock, but there will be 2 shows the end of july 2011. On the 29th at the Poolbar Festival in Feldkirch, Austria together with Altwenger and Kommando Elefant and on the 30th in Sesto al Reghena, Italy with The Devine Comedy.

Wallis Bird Festivalsummer

Wallis Bird plays around Europe in june, july and august. The orange blossom special, summernight, woodstock, picture on, brückenfest, feist fest to name a few.


Maifeld Derby PICS

The Maifeld Derby Festival was a brilliant and successful experience for Karakter Live and Karakter Worldwide in 2011.

Anais in Studio

Anais Mitchell is working hard on her upcoming record in New York. After her grammy nominated masterpiece Hadestown, this record will go in a slightly different direction and the first tunes are very exciting and gain the appetite for more. watch this space for further information!

LCMDF at MELT! Festival

Prepare this weekend for LCMDF at the legendary MELT! Festival in Ferropolis near Berlin. We are very excited, watch the GEMNI stage on saturday!

Maifeld Derby Success

We are very proud to announce that our first own festival Maifeld Derby in Mannheim, Germany, was

such a great success. Over 3000 people over 2 days enjoyed a great festival with great artists, literates,

short films and a great vibes and spirit.

Wallis Tour went great!

We are happy that the latest Solo Acoustic Tour of Wallis through Europe was such a success. 17 shows in 6 countries and most of the venues sold out. Many thanks to everybody who helped to make this happen.


Remember Cocteau Twins? Remember The Cure? Remember Get Well Soon? :-) Remember LCMDF? :-) Put that all together in a blender and you'll get a brilliant remix of the girl's actual single "Take Me To The Mountains". To be found at the actual Heavenly compilation HVNLP89.

Wallis Bird Solo Tour

We are happy that the latest Solo Acoustic Tour of Wallis through Europe was such a success. 17 shows

in 6 countries and most of the venues sold out. Many thanks to everybody who helped to make this happen.

Best Of Summer 2011 with TLB

The Life Between on the best of summer 2011 compilation with their song underneath the snow.

LCMDF signs publishing deal with Sony ATV

We're delighted to announce that LCMDF has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with them.

Maifeld Derby Festival

We are very proud to announce that our first own festival Maifeld Derby in Mannheim, Germany, was

such a great success. Over 3000 people over 2 days enjoyed a great festival with great artists, literates,

short films and a great vybe and spirit.


Congratulations to Anais and art director Brian Grunert on receiving a Grammy nomination for the packaging of Hadestown. The packaging, which also includes the beautiful artwork of Peter Nevins, is nominated in the category Best Recording Package. Many congratulations to everyone.

Get Well Soon & XANADU

Konstantin just finished composing and producing the score music for the french-canadian series production "Xanadu", which will be shown from End April 2011 on (e.g. on Arte in France and Germany). We'll keep you posted with more information. The show is about a french family in the porn buisiness. Fans of Six Feed Under etc. will be thrilled.

Wallis Bird Solo Acoustic Tour and Festivals announced

We just announced the european solo acoustic tour of Wallis (around 20 dates in May) and the first festival shows for the summer.

Debut Album of The Life Between released with EMI

We are happy that the debut album "Colours Of Your Choice" of The Life Between was released together with EMI at the 18th March in Germany and will be released in Asia soon.

Karakter goes Music Festival

We are proud to announce that we will host our own little festival with our sister company Karakter Live. The festival will take place in Mannheim, Germany (20/21st May 2011).

Get Well Soon - Festivalsummer

Get Well Soon will play only a few festivals this summer. We just announced the first of them.

Anais Mitchell back in the studio

Grammy nominated artist Anais Mitchell is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album 'Hadestown' and will be playing a short UK tour in May / June plus regular shows in the United States.

Wallis Bird - Studio and Live

Wallis is back in the Studio starting to work on her new album, which will be released in 2012. In May Wallis will play a Solo Acoustic tour in Europe including dates in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.


LCMDF will release their debut album in February 2011 via Heavenly Records and Sony Music (Finland) in Europe. The first single 'Ghandi' already received some great airplay on Radio 1, 6music etc....much more to come.....

Marcus Wuest - Album Production

Marcus is back in the studio starting to prepare to work on the new album of Wallis Bird together with her and her band.

The Life Between - Album Release

The Debut Album of The Life Between will be released 18th March in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with EMI Music.


Get Well Soon just finished the November and December Tour through Europe. Thank you all very much for the support, the sold out concerts and how smooth everything went. With over 80 concerts this year with around 30 000 people that saw Get Well Soon live, we are very happy to go into a live break at the first half of 2011. If you still want to see Get Well Soon, thanks to director Phillipp Kaessbohrer Get Well Soon was filmed with the big Orchester at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 3D. We gave out free glasses for at on the tour and you can watch all that here: It works really good.


After over 80 shows this year Wallis Bird finished her last tour for 2010 in Brussels. We'd like to say thanks to all the promoters and agents who helped make these shows so successful - and of course to all the people who came to them.

The Life Between & EMI

The Life Between will release their debut album "Colours Of Your Choice" in 2011 with EMI Music as a partner. We are looking forward to a great year with the band and EMI.

Anais Yearslists 2010

The list Anais Mitchell's album Hadestown made in the end of 2010 are quite impressive. We are very happy. Here are some: 41 on Paste (US indie mag)

28 on Line of Best Fit

17 on Guardian

9 on Sunday Times

1 on The Observer (waiting to get a scan of this - this is really great!)

1 on Irish News

GET WELL SOON at 3Sat Show

Public german broadcasting station did a pilot for a nw music tv show they want to install called "Aufnahmezustand" and Get Well Soon was lucky to be the first ever band for that experiment. It turned out very beautiful, thanks to Sven and his production team. The concept is: a band in an old studio (DDR radio studios) with no special lightning, audience etc. - just music. It will air on the 18th of December at 3Sat 21:45h