riches of the poor

A band from Berlin

About us

About us

Riches of the Poor is the Berlin based Indie Rock project of Simon Breth (Keyboards, Bass, Cello) and Miky (Vocals, Guitars), with Neukölln native Cordelia Polinna on drums and Swedish virtuoso Daniel Segerberg on additional guitars.

Simon is an accomplished Architect and classical Cellist, who’s often experimenting with sounds, noise and recording technics. Miky has been writing songs since the age of seven, singing and playing several instruments in bands in Bonn and Berlin since the 90s – mostly inspired by moody British and European acts such as The Cure, The Smiths, dEUS and Sophia.

Born on the very same day back in the seventies in different parts of the world, Simon and Miky started working together in 2015. Miky’s depressed pop songs are surrounded with a combination of folky grooves and shoe-gazing guitarscapes. So you might call them Folkgazers.

Their third single “Winter” is a sparsely played break-up ballad, highlighting the narrator’s deficiencies to the tune of a lonely Cello. A low-key indie gem not unlike the depressed song writing of Damien Jurado or Sophia.

The band’s debut album is due in April 2020 on Crocodile Tears Records


So Natural (EP) – June 8th 2016 – self released

Live at Columbia Theater (EP) – Nov. 13th 2017 – self released

Home (Single) – Jan. 12th 2018 – Crocodile Tears Records (CTR02) – youtube / spotifybandcamp etc.

Liberal Theocracy (Single) – May 31st 2019 – Crocodile Tears Records (CTR03) – youtube / spotify / bandcamp etc.

Winter (Single) – July 19th 2019 – Crocodile Tears Records (CTR04) – youtube / spotify / bandcamp etc.

Behave / Please (Live) – August 22nd 2019 – Crocodile Tears Records (CTR05) – spotify / apple music etc.



19.12.2019 – 19:00h – @Art Stalker (Berlin) – with “Steine”

22.02.2019 – 21:00h – @loophole (Berlin) – with “Steine” and “Panxi”

Further Information

Further Information

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riches of the poor

c/o Crocodile Tears Records

Reuterstr. 37

12047 Berlin