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Sex Jams

It was not the first time that Sex Jams got kicked out of their rehearsal room. When they break camp, there has always been some action involved. In the case of their former studio at Schönbrunnerstraße 111, it started with a fire on the ground floor and the fire brigade storming the building. During this operation the fire service declared that the staircase was in danger of collapsing. So from one moment to the next the five-piece band, that emerged out of Vienna’s throbbing DIY scene, found themselves turned adrift. However, now that Sex Jams have moved into a new rehearsal room at Yppenmarkt, they can at least take us on a last nostalgic visit to this otherwise locked house. In this setting of decay and homeliness guitarist Flo and singer Katie point out the notorious staircase, the former room of their creative outpoorings, the once fancy loo and the roof-top terrace with its withered vegetable garden, before the whole band gathers in the courtyard to perform a farewell serenade. It’s noisy, rousing and intoxicating and fits the place just right.


  • Posted: December 5, 2013
  • Camera: Sarah Brugner, Simon Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Audio Mixing: David Ruhmer, Michael Luger
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner
  • Thanks To: Red Bull Music