Berlin-based Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar goes by the name Interbellum, a project carrying rich layers of folk, noise, garage rock and honest songwriting. His latest release Dead Pets, Old Griefs has gathered international attention, having him listed in reputable publications, ones to watch and best-of lists in the Middle East and beyond.

Dead Pets, Old Griefs, recorded in Beirut with long-time producer Fadi Tabbal, revolves around themes of memory, time, childhood and loss, incorporating a tense, sonic atmosphere and wording with a much deeper meaning. Shot by Lebanese filmmaker Camille Cabbabé in the ruins of the Grand Theatre, one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut, ‘Ready to Dissolve’ portrays, in a duet with dream-pop band Postcards singer Julia Sabra, the essence of his narrative while roaming amongst the decaying levels of the sombre building.

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