The Upper Strata with album «Hue» and a concert in Basel

Broadcast on: 
17 October, 2023

Layering vocal harmonies, sequencers, thumping bass and spacey guitar, The Upper Strata are Reg and Johnny, a US-Swiss indie-electronic duo. At the heart of this creative duo is songwriting and musical exploration – how they glue it together changes continually. With each album, you get the upper, current layer of the musical strata. Since 2011, The Upper Strata has released 2 EPs and 7 LPs and played over 400 concerts in the US, Canada and Switzerland.


The Upper Strata released their most recent album «Hue» in February 2023 (listen to their interviews on The English Show here). You can buy and stream the album on all the usual platforms, for example on Bandcamp. More links are here.

They have since toured the album through the US and Europe. Their next concert is on Thursday, 19 October 2023, at the Kleiner Wassermann in Basel. Listen to the interview here.


Our music theme was all about The Upper Strata and colours in songs. We played:

The Upper Strata - Temple Gold

The Upper Strata - Seagrass Green

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

Madonna - True Blue

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

Visage - Fade To Grey