However, Sunday truly starts with Trupa Trupa. There has been a lot of talk of this fast-growing Polish band hotly tripped to spread across to the West after impressing at SXSW plus Primavera, and with the imminent release of their new album Of the Sun, plus a newly announced world tour, I was eager to check them out for myself.
In a festival landscape where many line-ups are similar to one another, OFF is a bit of a maverick and is somewhere you’re guaranteed to see things you won’t see that easily elsewhere. With this in mind, its close following of the best emerging, and strong relationship with established Polish acts, makes discovery of great Polish music one of its strongest features.
"I am loving the music of Trupa Trupa out of Poland" says Stuart Maconie from BBC Radio 6 Music on his yesterday's Freak Zone show!
Our single "Longing" broadcast on The Current in the David Safar New Hot show!
The music made by Polish post-punks Trupa Trupa finds a haunting balance between intensity and off-beat melodies, even as the group’s lyrics juxtapose the absurd with the harrowing. Their next album, Of the Sun, is due out next month on Lovitt Records, and they’ll be touring the US in October — including a stop at Union Pool on October 8. I talked with singer-guitarist Grzegorz Kwiatkowski about the group’s music, his poetry, and the place where they all converge.
Gig alert! We're playing at the Desert Daze Festival! See you in October in California!
Clash Magazine sees TT as one of the OFF Festival highlights!
In anticipation of what will no doubt be a truly massive weekend, we take a look at the Top 10 performers playing OFF Festival.
Just really dug them a lot. Trupa Trupa. A band that is at once very experimental but also deeply commited to the kind of noise that gets you out of your seat.
Great modern psychedelic rock is alive and well and living its best life in Poland. And leading the present charge of innovative talent from Eastern Europe is Trupa Trupa, who will be releasing their excellent, excellent new album, Of The Sun, on September 13th via Lovitt Records – a taste of which you can check out on their BandCamp page.