On a park bench with………………Catastrophe and Cure


Lead singer Johannes Eder and guitarist Lukas Kargl from critically acclaimed Amadeus award winners Catastrophe & Cure took some time out ahead of their show at the Radiokulturhaus in Vienna to answer our prying questions and reveal Lukas’ love for partying in the shower and Johannes’ profound dislike for a certain DJ Bobo…

Beer or spritzer? Johannes: Beer, Lukas: Beer

Your favourite district in Vienna is……………  Lukas: Pfuh tough decision… probably the ninth district.  Johannes: I don’t really have a favourite district

If there was one album you could have made or been a part of apart from your own, what would it be?
Lukas: Foals Holy Fire

Johannes: RadioheadOK Computer


Ottakringer or Gösser?  Both Ottakringer

Blonde or brunette? Lukas: I don’t have hard and fast rules when it comes to hair colour. Johannes: Brunette

If you were stuck on an island, which celebrity, which book, which film and which album would you HATE to have with you?

Lukas: Celebrity: Kim Kardashian (SIM – If you live in a cave and haven’t seen the recent Kanye West video featuring Kim then please watch it, and then wash your eyes out with industrial strength cleaner)

Book: Die schwarze Spinne von Jeremias Gotthelf, Film: Naturally Blonde, Album: Vengaboys Greatest Hits

(SIM – I remember being in the car with my parents as a kid listening to Radio 1 when this song came on, and looking out of the window to see a fully grown, fat, bearded truck driver doing his exercise routine to this while driving , it is a disturbing image for a kid, and one which will stay with me till the day I die)

Johannes: Book: Probably a chinese one ’cause I couldn’t read it, Film: DJ Bobo – Greatest Hits (DVD), Album: DJ Bobo – Greatest Hits (CD), Celebrity: I won’t say DJ Bobo ’cause it’s nothing personal. Probably someone like the Geissens

Favourite watering hole in Vienna (bar) is……….

Lukas: I’d say B72 – we had some really nice gigs there and it is a pretty relaxed place to spend a good night out with friends.

Johannes: My home + I prefer to go out for dinner

Name 3 songs you have to have in your party (shower) playlist

Lukas: As some may know I am very keen on my “Dusch aka Shower playlist”

Kiss  – Strutter

FoalsRed Socks Pugie

The PoliceRoxanne


Arcade Fire We Exist

Minilogue The Leopard (Extrawelt Remix)

Nirvana Drain You

The best live gig you have ever seen is… Lukas: Rage Against The Machine @ Nova Rock 2008, Johannes: Radiohead in Prague

iPhone or Samsung Galaxy? Defo Iphone

Cd or vinyl? CD (both)

4 Albums you couldn’t live without

Lukas: Foals Holy Fire

Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Bombay Bicycle ClubI Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

Nirvana Nevermind

Johannes: RadioheadOK Computer

Arcade FireThe Suburbs

Elliott Smith Either/Or

Sigur Ros – ( )

City or countryside? Lukas: Countryside (Aschach/Steyr) – seriously I am truly attached to my hometown – there is no better place to calm down.  Johannes: both

A bad habit of yours is………….. Lukas: Gnashing of teeth while I am sleeping as I’ve been told. Johannes: That I’m overambitious

Your guilty pleasure (musically) is…..

Lukas: Elton John – but I don’t have a problem admitting it. Deep inside we all know he is a legend

Your favourite film………

Lukas: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Johannes: I cant decide on ONE but these for are my top 4:

Se7en, The Shining, The Departed, Star Wars V

The first album you ever bought was…..

Lukas: Lou Bega, Mambo No.5 (Maxi CD) – haha what a tune back in the days.

Johannes: Gorillaz Gorillaz

Watching the world cup in WUK or watching a gig in WUK? Lukas: Gig. Johannes: World Cup

Your celebrity crush is…………….

Johannes: Natalie Portman

Lukas: Cara Delevingne


Catastrophe & Cure are currently working on their 2nd album and will be playing the following gigs over the coming months, if you in any of these cities, then make sure you check them out.


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