half of a rainbow


tape / rock / indie

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half of a rainbow is the Indie rock project of the German musician Johannes Harder.

With inspiration ranging from home-recording legends like Guided By Voices to songwriting poets like Elliott Smith, he blends catchy melodies with his love for experimentation.

Growing up in the creative hub of Berlin, half of a rainbow records his nostalgic songs mostly on cassettes.

Reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, pure songwriting comes together with a childlike fascination for simple ideas.




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DEBUT ALBUM
half off a rainbow (sic)





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"This album is fucking amazing and inspiring."
Robb Donker Curtius (American Pancake)



"Another treasure from Berlin singer
songwriter half of a rainbow."

Motelvoid



"Indeed, a delightful throwback that captures the essence of a time that’s now dead and gone."
Ellis Walker (Santa Rosa Records)



"Just pure great songwriting and talent."
Will Oliver (We All Want Someone To Shout For)




'half off a rainbow (sic)' marks the uprising songwriter's first full length effort and makes for
an intimate lo-fi journey that tells stories of young obsession and doubt, as well as growing into a new city and the accompanying lonely nights.

half of a rainbow takes inspiration from the warm songwriting of Elliott Smith as well as the late
Velvet Underground and Oasis, all home-recorded and magnified onto cassettes - evoking nostalgia
f or a time that never really was, and serving as a projector for the dreams of a young man
going back and forth between psychedelic outrages and the pure joy that can only be found in melodies.



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Past shows

16/02/2024
Loophole
Berlin


21/11/2023
Loophole
Berlin


30/10/2023

März Bar
Berlin


08/09/2023

Panda platforma
Berlin

29/08/2023
Max-Schmeling-Halle
Night of Sheep
Berlin

27/07/2023
Reset Club
Berlin


05/02/2023

Privatclub
Berlin


30/11/2022
Wild at Heart
Berlin


24/11/2022

Junction Bar
Berlin


16/09/2022

Arcanoa
Berlin


17/07/2022

Donau115
Berlin

2024 half of a rainbow