CONVERTIBLE – s/t (Debut Album, digital) – out now!

Listen to this record!

As a follow-up to his infamous NYC-based grunge band HP Zinker, Hans Platzgumer teamed up with American lyricist Hannah McKenna in 2004. Convertible has since been around the world, exploring a lot of musical terrain, picking-up and dropping-off many a collaborator along the way.

Now settled in Austria, Hans joined forces with another American friend, Chris Laine, who built a studio in the Hills above Bregenz and convinced Hans to reimagine Convertible as a reclusive recording act cranking out idiosyncratic works of the sheer sonic kind only an auteur like Hans could do.

Living out that fantasy produced two of their most recent full-length LPs, Holst Gate I & II, as well as the latest single Lift The Needle.

This epic sound required the addition of two great musicians, drummer Michael Schneider, and guitarist Matthias Hämmerle, to bring it into the realm of real so it could be experienced live.

Holst Gate II, “the world according to Colin Holst” is now more of a fatalistic funeral party— Going out with horns blazing, hips shaking, and a hint of regret, ‘cuz a hangover will only be worse.

Famous Last Words: “I thought we had forever”.
Available on CD/LP and digitally through your favorite channels.

Holst Gate/Convertible are:

Hans Platzgumer; vocals, composition, keyboards, mix
Hannah MacKenna; lyrics
Chris Laine; recording, bass, vocals and other stuff
Michael Schneider; drums
Mathias Hämmerle; guitar, vocals
Andreas Huemer; brass

CONVERTIBLE – Not a cloud


CONVERTIBLE – Sandy Beaches Digital EP

„Final Call“

Digital - Noise Appeal Records, 2021

„Holst Gate II“

CD, LP - Noise Appeal Records, 2020

„Not a cloud“

Digital - Noise Appeal Records, 2020

„Sandy Beaches“

Digital - Noise Appeal Records, 2018


7“ & Digital - Konkord, 2016

„Throwing Of Things“

LP & Digital - Konkord, 2013

„Holst Gate“

LP, CD & Digital - Noise Appeal Records, 2018

„Final Call“

7“ & Digital - Noise Appeal Records, 2018


Digital - Konkord, 2017

„Your Pull is Gone“

MCD & 10“ Universal Music Austria, 2003
10" - Universal Music Austria, 2003


CD - Universal Music Austria, 2004

„Transitory EP“

MCD - Universal Music Austria, 2005

„Frailty Of Win - Strength Of Defeat“

CD - MonkeyMusic, 2006

„Convertible 3“

CD & Digital - MonkeyMusic, 2007


LP, CD & Digital - Konkord, 2010