After 25 years of extensive solo works and collaborations throughout the Noise, Industrial and Experimental scene, Sudden Infant is now operating as a three-piece band with Joke Lanz on electronics & vocals, Christian Weber on bass and Alexandre Babel on drums.
The international acclaimed noise project has transformed into a Dada-Punk-Noise-Rock trio. Their first band-album „Wölfli’s Nightmare“ in 2014 was produced by Roli Mosimann (Swans, Wiseblood). In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and played alongside Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore, Steve Ignorant, just to name a few.
The brand new 2018 album „Buddhist Nihilism“ was just released by Harbinger Sound UK. It was mixed and mastered by Martin Siewert (Radian) in his Vienna studio and very well received by critics and audiences.
"It’s a fucking tight unit operating in the realms between pure magic and chemistry!" - Richard Johnson / Adverse Effect Magazine
"That Cat Stevens cover is a defining moment with Lanz deconstructing Stevens original delivering the vocals like a maniac, Weber and Babel going at it like an improv duo with a seven second snippet of the original at its end just to remind you of what it once sounded like." - Mark Wharton / Idwal Fisher
"Buddhist Nihilism, the new Sudden Infant album is a real fistful of sturm und drang, a real departure for the band. The new record leaves some of the noise and industrial elements behind and sees the band streamlining its approach. The barebones, minimal throb recalls fellow travelers The Ex and Suicide, with your somewhat unstable downstairs neighbor screaming at the daily horrors flashing on the television screen." - Daniel Blumin / WFMU