Post-hardcore, shoegaze, postpunk, indiepop: Trupa Trupa brengt al deze stijlen onder in een krachtig en schitterend eigen geluid.
We may never know the source of the cosmic winds that blew these two bands in the same orbit, but to have the Gdansk, Poland based TRUPA TRUPA and the Austin, TX based Suspirians sharing the same cassette is really, really magickal.
You can make a real link between black midi’s fierce invention and many of the Polish acts on the bill at OFF Festival – take Trupa Trupa, whose hypnotic post-punk uses CAN basslines as starting points to deliver a psychedelia far more interesting than many of their motorikby-number British counterparts.
End Of The Line on The Current.
Trupa Trupa’s monochrome post-punk is committed yet functional.
Trupa Trupa featured in BBC World Service (The World Tonight).
According to Metro, they are combining post-punk and psych with skill. “The Beatles sing Joy Division oversimplifies them but doesn’t misrepresent them”. According to The Guardian, “the band’s music blends off-kilter melodies, dense instrumentation and lyrical explorations of the darkest side of the human condition”.
The band that won’t forget: Gdańsk group mixes poetry with psychedelia – and messages about the Holocaust.
It’s been a joy covering Trupa Trupa over the past couple of years, and I was absolutely delighted to see the band from Gdańsk, Poland, popping up here on Whited Sepulchre’s split series. Their brand of psychedelic post-punk with intensely political undertones (frontdude Grzegorz Kwiatkowski is a fascinating poet and researcher, digging into some World War II–related topics on CBC radio documentary “The Invisible Shoes of Stutthof Concentration Camp”) is easy to return to again and again, and their new record “Of the Sun” on Lovitt is a stunner.
In this week of love and sickness, of course, some new music needs to emphasize the ‘sickness’-part of that equation.