- 27 Apr 17
When Craig Walker and Phoebe Killdeer were put together in a Paris hotel room for a songwriting session by their music publisher in 2009, they wrote the No 1 hit ‘Fade Out Lines’ in just five minutes. Now they’re collaborating on a new Berlin-based musical project called THEM THERE.
It’s a bitterly cold February afternoon in Kreuzberg, Berlin, but deep in the bowels of the innocuous looking building that houses Riverside Studios a collection of songwriters and musicians calling themselves Them There are getting really warmed up. Usually Hot Press meets bands when they’ve finished making their albums, but on this occasion the recording is actually only just beginning.
There’s a lot of serious musical talent gathered in the studio today. In the vocal booth, bearded and bespectacled Dubliner Craig Walker (formerly of 1990’s indie darlings Power of Dreams) and Australian singer Phoebe Killdeer (a one-time member of French act Nouvelle Vague) are working out the chorus of a mournful-sounding pop song called ‘Love is an Elevator’.
“Love is an elevator/ takes us high above in the multicolored atmosphere/ Love is an elevator/ must be high or low…”