!distain (released as Distain! in the 1990's, by now the exclamation mark goes in the front of the name) is a friendly and unpretentious synth-pop band from Munich, Germany, consisting of singer Alexander Braun and Manfred Thomaser. Here's a short band biography: 1992 Band foundation by Alexander Braun, Oliver Faig and Sebastian von Wyschetzki. 1994 First public appearance: Pop Albert Contest Augsburg; first record deal with Chrom Records. 1995 Confession (E.P.); Cement Garden (Longplayer); Confession-Tour. 1996 Liquid (Longplayer); Liquid album release concert at Live Music Hall, Cologne; AIDS-Benefiz Headliner at the CSD, Gütersloh. 1997 Liquid-Tour; Dancing In The Dark-Festival Berlin. 1998 Homesick Alien (Longplayer). 1999 Homesick Alien-Tour; Tears of Joy (Remix E.P. 1999 - incl. Remixes by Gareth Jones). 2002 In February, singer Alexander Braun and Manfred Thomaser start writing new songs. In autumn the first demo CD arrives at Chrom records. More new songs are recorded, Braun/Thomaser meet with the label in Berlin. 2003 In February, Oliver Faig and Sebastian von Wyschetzki separate from the band to start a new project, frontman Alexander Braun continues !distain together with Manfred Thomaser as duo. Going back to the musical roots of the band, they develope their unique distain!-style and suprise with a bunch of new modern-retro synth-recordings. In September, their single America is released. 2004 In February, !distain are back live on stage; the second s...

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