Matching Outfits

Matching Outfits are a trio of adopted Berliners whose warped, wistful take on indie pop has been compared to »a Super 8 film from the family attic« (Tip Magazine). The lyrics of Swedish frontwoman Linnea Mårtensson capture life’s major losses and minor inconveniences in gut-wrenching, occasionally hilarious detail, while bright keyboard chords and dulcet three-part harmonies morph into discordant freakouts and shout-along choruses. In 2022, the group released its debut album ›Band Made Out Of Sand‹ on Berlin cassette label Kitchen Leg. Among other honors, it received heavy play on cult US radio station WFMU, which invited the »bunch of goofballs« (their words) to record a Syd Barrett cover for a fundraising compilation. The band does not wear matching outfits, except when they do.

Matching Outfits receive a grant of 4,500 euros in 2023.

Portrait of the trio
Matching Outfits (photo: Giulio Rasi)