GRABBEL AND THE FINAL CUT
Grabbel and The Final Cut were a shoegaze / noise pop band active in the 1990s. They formed in their hometown Lüneburg, Germany in 1989 and consisted of band members Stefan Zachau (guitar, voice), Gernot Dornblüth (bass, voice), Sascha Kotzur (guitar, keyboard) and Christian Grabowski (drums), whose nickname “Grabbel” was an inspiration for the band’s name, obviously. Influenced by bands such as The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The House Of Love, their sound transformed from a darker, Joy Division-like and keyboard-driven style to a more noisy guitar-pop approach, similar to British bands of the classic shoegaze scene that emerged during the same period. With several self-distributed, cassette-only releases Grabbel and The Final Cut stayed unsigned until their demise in 1996 and thus remained largely unknown (except for their local Hamburg / Lüneburg region, where they played quite frequently).