“Totally unique and really quite wonderful, conjuring up a spookily quaint world of monsters, mermaids, spiders and murdered ex-lovers. And it’s impossible not to sing along.”
"Brilliant lyrics...crazy talent..."
“Laura Theis, Oxford-based songwriter with a background in theater, sings with a forceful power reminiscent of Regina Spektor. The music is fun while the issues she sings about are serious and contemplative."
"Badass Snow White is a record that I expect to enjoy more with every subsequent listen. Its attraction is […] in the words and the music. The album offers multiple versions of identity. What these characters have in common is agency and power. Their ideas might be unusual, but who are you to tell them what to do? Fear is replaced with wonder. There such a quiet security to her songs […] The tracks are uniformly feminist and empowering.”
"One of the most talented songwriters to ever come out of Germany"
BR Bavarian Broadcasting
"...wonderfully dreamy/desolate voice..."
"Laura Theis writes enchanting lyrics and sets them to music. Her velvety voice creates spaces filled with a gentle wistfulness which she contrasts with wit and wicked humour..."
'I think a lot of my songs come from imagining the kinds of things I would do and say if I were a completely different person. I really enjoy slipping into someone else’s skin for the three minutes of a song: whether that is becoming a magical creature like a mermaid or just getting to be really mean and evil or really brave or really powerful…'
"These talented ladies continuously explore and expand the boundaries of music and performance with their avant-garde approach to storytelling and their deep connection with the physical and cultural worlds around them. Beißpony fits no molds. They are not a band in the conventional sense. They are a fluid being that inhabits a uniquely genuine world, continuously evolving, exploring and uniting artistic, musical, queer and international communities alike...."
Kamp Radio Arizona
"Chock full of proper tunes, caustic humour, delicious duologues, some serious messages, literate, off-kilter lyrics and sweet instrumentation the record is a joy from start to finish...
Kind words from SWIT
who chose Beasts and Loners
as their LP of the week / LP of the month
"Ever since 2006, this duo from Munich have been specialising in harnessing a charming musical hodgepodge as a vehicle for life-like short stories."
"genuine...glorious....profound....In short, what the duo have succeeded in creating is an album which boasts wit, poetry and musical complexity in equal measure."
"You can’t help but admire their stitching...."
“…not merely good but mind-bogglingy so…. BEASTS AND LONERS is a unique cornucopia of wonders shifting beween the experimental and the seductively poppy, taking everybody’s heart by storm with magical, enchanting songs, down-to-earth troublemaking and a thoroughly affable attitude.”
"Lovely and understated..."
"Not only did I play in James' Folk Band, the Half Moon Allstars, for half a decade, he is also the wizard who volunteered his wizardry & genius, not to mention his time & badassery for producing my first solo album in the UK: Badass Snow White!"