It was about time for us to do a series of exclusively Austrian bands, so the invitation to film sessions for Vienna’s Popfest came more than handy. Since about 2005 Austria’s pop music scene is thriving again, with lots of new bands, labels and events that keep inspiring each other. Yet there is not one scene, instead the approaches towards making music are refreshingly diverse. In this episode Salzburg-based Steaming Satellites make a trip to Vienna to do an impressive and soulful performance of their song “How Dare You!” on the roof of the magnificient baroque church Karlskirche.
Vienna's largest baroque church was built by architect J.B. Fischer von Erlach between 1716 and 1737. It was named after and commissioned by Emperor Karl IV after the cessation of a pest epidemic. Karlskirche's green, 236 feet or 72 meters high copper dome outshines Karlsplatz and its surrounding buildings.