BERLIN-based siblings Astrid and Otto Rot, otherwise known as Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) have lived a colourful life.
“Our parents were killed by a train when I was 12,” Astrid said.
“We ran away from the nasty aunt and uncle who came to look after us and ended up living in a squat in Berlin.
“The squat was full of artists and we began experimenting with sounds, scraping chairs across concrete, that kind of thing.
“Then one day a primary school was throwing out some instruments, I took them back to the squat and within a few months we gave our first concert at a party in the squat; the rest is history.”
This dramatic background for the dysfunctional sister and brother duo, alter-egos of Australian performers Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias, helps to explain the wild comedy cabaret ride that is a Die Roten Punkte show.
Audiences should expect the unexpected when they perform in WA for the first time on October 23, following award-winning seasons in Melbourne, Montreal and Edinburgh.
The Rots will present their second full-length show Super Musician at Fremantle Arts Centre, if they can resist squabbling too much on stage.
“Listening to our music is like you had a shower and then poured sherbet all over your body and it starts tingling and fizzing,” Astrid said.
“It’s like an explosion of rock n roll, electro clash, super cool moves and a lot of red lipstick.”
What: Die Roten Punkte’s Super Musician
Where: Front Garden, Fremantle Arts Centre
When: October 23