“Cool bleiben” (engl.: Stay Cool) was the sonic slogan oozing out of radios across the country during the hottest German summer on record. Delivered with driving beats and deadpan vocals, It was a message that couldn’t have been more fitting – and luckily not only refered to the swealtering summer heat. Last year, the trio from Essen released their debut album Die besten Jahre (engl.: The Best Years) — an album packed with charming platitudes, beautiful truths and melancholic poetry. Repetitive drum beats collide with thick guitar walls made of reverb and tremolo. The musical output International deliver is rooted somewhere between space rock and neo psychedelia with clear hints to legends such as The Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3. Clearly, the best years are yet to come for International Music and in this sense, we couldn’t think of a better closing act for the festival’s Saturday night at UT Connewitz.