Trupa Trupa is an art-rock, psychedelic post punk band from Gdańsk, Poland. 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 Times compares them to Sonic Youth, Radiohead and the Manchester scene in the 80s. According to Mojo, their “gripping and energetic record packs a serious punch”. KEXP highlights “ominous guitars, stern rhythms and haunting melodies” and The Quietus agrees. As Pitchfork describes, “Trupa Trupa are the rare dystopian post-punk band to embrace optimism and levity as necessary survival mechanisms. They may not have the perfect prescription for a better world, but they welcome you to imagine one together”. Trupa Trupa are Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Tomek Pawluczuk, Wojtek Juchniewicz and Rafal Wojczal. They made their first international appearance in 2015 with the album “Headache” published by a British label Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records. A year later they signed to French Ici d’ailleurs, to release a remastered version of “Headache” on vinyl. In 2017 the band recorded and put out “Jolly New Songs” published additionally on a Japanese label Moorworks. In 2019 Sub Pop released Trupa Trupa’s single „Dream About”. The same year the band was also featured on a cassette split with a Texan alternative legend The Suspirians, published by an American label Whited Sepulchre Records. In September 2019 the group published „Of the Sun” album. The release was a result of international cooperation of Glitterbeat Records (Europe), Lovitt Records (USA), Moorworks (Japan) and Antena Krzyku (Poland). In March 2020 the labels published the band’s EP “I’ll find”. Trupa Trupa has been featured in line-ups of a number of significant festivals worldwide, including: Primavera Sound, Desert Daze, Rockaway Beach, SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Off Festival and Open’er to name just a few. Amidst of the pandemic TT also took part in a legendary NPR Tiny Desk session. Their tracks were featured on BBC 6 Music, played by Iggy Pop, Mary Anne Hobbs, Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. Henry Rollins presents TT on his shows regularly. The latest Trupa Trupa releases got some notable airplay also on The Current, WFMU, KEXP and NPR.
Channeling a wary mixture of dread and hope, the Polish indie rockers tighten the slackness of previous records into a potent fusion of post-hardcore and shoegaze.[…] More than just revel in the tension between medium and message, Trupa Trupa are the rare dystopian post-punk band to embrace optimism and levity as necessary survival mechanisms.[…] Trupa Trupa may not have the perfect prescription for a better world, but they welcome you to imagine one together.
Songs that feel like dreams, charged with spasms of noise, gut-punch bass lines and hypnotic melodies.
„A clever and strong group Trupa Trupa!” says the one and only Iggy Pop on his BBC Radio 6 Music show.
With shades of Sonic Youth, Radiohead and the kind of rainy, overcoat-wearing bands that Manchester was so good at producing in the early Eighties, Trupa Trupa jump from hypnotic trawls (Satellite) to shouty angular stomps (Turn), while bringing some indefinable quality that can come only from their lives. As revitalising as it is odd, Of the Sun is one of those curios that is really quite exciting, through sheer character and energy alone. 4/5.
Off-kilter melodies, dense instrumentation and lyrical explorations of the darkest side of the human condition.
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. You can get the sense that there is a lot of social protest, a lot of noise on behalf of the issues that matter. This is Trupa Trupa. The new album is called Of the Sun out in September. This is a track that really has a great sort of heavy metal Radiohead vibe about it and I really dig it. Keep an eye of that record.
Henry Rollins says our „Of The Sun” album is fantastic and we are featured in five of his KCRW shows!
Trupa Trupa Convert Historical Trauma into Post-Punk Catharsis on Of The Sun.
It takes you somewhere without really going anywhere.
Plenty of acts are doing post-punk right now, and plenty are doing psych. But few are combining the two, which Trupa Trupa do with tautness and skill. The Beatles sing Joy Division oversimplifies them, but doesn’t misrepresent them. The songs from this year’s Of The Sun album cut to the heart of the dark road down which historical ignorance or revisionism leads. If this doesn’t sound much fun, be assured, Trupa Trupa are above all a cracking rock group, and they played a blinder. 4/5.
This gripping and energetic record packs a serious punch!
Torres, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker and Trupa Trupa! Our song „Dream about” is featured in the new episode of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered – The Week’s Best New Songs! „They’re one of these bands that are super super loud and punky, but then, all of a sudden, it’s melodic” says Bob Boilen!
Trupa Trupa continue to hit the mark as they experiment with simplification without excising the art from their rock.
We are in The Times „Best New Music” section next to The Strokes and Neil Young! Trupa Trupa, Fitzcarraldo: „Beautiful, dreamlike tribute to the German film director Werner Herzog’s epic masterwork, from the Polish indie band’s new EP, I’ll Find.”
„Of The Sun” named „the most unexpected revelation” of 2019 by British daily newspaper The Morning Star!
„Of The Sun” on NPR New Music Friday – Top Albums Out On Sept. 13! „The band Trupa Trupa has an album out now called Of The Sun. And it is a great one!” says Robin Hilton.
Trupa Trupa’s Of The Sun takes apparently simple songs and brutally smashes them up. A gripping slog with beautiful, luminous moments that stay with you long after you’ve stopped listening.
Of the Sun draws on wider strands of what could be broadly called “21st century post-rock”…The epic punch of Trupa Trupa’s songs feels like it has a grimmer edge, one that betrays a sense that things may not be as you want them to be. All too apt for the current times.
This Polish band’s fifth album is a solid set of psych-tinged post-punk with a dark, atmospheric sound featuring ominous guitars, stern rhythms and haunting melodies.
The Polish quartet reaches new hypnotic heights… As summer fades and the rains cometh, we recommend grabbing this moody delight and getting lost for a little while. It’s well worth the trip.
Can’t wait for Trupa Trupa band’s new album, Of the Sun, due this September!
Poland’s Trupa Trupa have a deconstructive approach to songwriting. A group who break guitar music down to its components, they re-assemble these shards of noise into strange pieces of art. New album ‚Of The Sun’ lands on September 13th, and it’s another dazzling dose of invention from a band whose reputation is extending across the continent.
I am loving the music of Trupa Trupa out of Poland.
Trupa Trupa’s music mixes elements of so many things I love – bits of psychedelia, krautrock, repetition, noise, melody, and beauty. It can be haunting, harsh, disturbing, meditative – sometimes all in the same track. This year they have made their best album yet.
The Polish protest-psychedelic group Trupa Trupa tease their (excellent) forthcoming Of The Sun album with the spacey, shimmering Longing.
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 new album, Of The Sun, on September 13th. An early listen to Of The Sun reveals a tremendous amount of growth for Trupa Trupa since their formation over a decade ago.
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.
You may not think you need an album of abrasive psychedelic post-punk that deals with light fare like Holocaust denialism, but you do – check out Poland’s Trupa Trupa’s new one, Of the Sun, out today.
Trupa Trupa are an art rock band from Gdansk. Fusing elements of post-hardcore, no wave and psychedelia, the four-piece exude a restless energy that bears the hallmarks of Fugazi’s uncompromising punk ethos. The band weave absurd lyrics through liquifying guitar riffs, angular bass lines and concise percussion.
A revelation. ★★★★★
It is a truly special record that feels like it could never tire and be passed down through generations as an example of..‘Yeah, there was great guitar bands in the 2010s’.
This is music for an uncertain future, exploring deep in the valley of our disunity, panning mistakes from history’s river.
Trupa Trupa bring some poetry and subtlety to psychedelic rock.
One of the best rock bands doing business now is from Gdansk, Poland.
The band is Polish and the lyrics are in English, but the undercurrent of anxiety and dread that distinguishes Trupa Trupa’s music knows no nationality.
Paul Simon, Gorillaz, Lorde, Radiohead, St. Vincent and Trupa Trupa. Chicago Tribune lists our SXSW gig in top ten concerts of 2018.
Newsweek USA puts Jolly New Songs on the list of the 11 great albums of 2017.
This sound, this song and this band lands perfectly in the nexus of everything I love most in music.
Trupa Trupa’s debut in the Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best acts at SXSW 2018 Festival. „It sounded like the start of a rewarding friendship” says David Fricke.
One of a few Polish bands that broke internationally.
One of the best bands around at the moment, don’t sleep on these.
Chicago Tribune sees TT as one of the SXSW 2018 highlights.
They’ve carved out their own sort of time in their music and invited you in.
There’s nowhere to go but up for this most unique rock band.
Definitely watch out for these guys.
Jolly New Songs were broadcasted on BBC Radio 6 Music (Stuart Maconie, Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe). Tom Ravenscroft described „To Me” as Epic beyond words.
NPR places Trupa Trupa among the most interesting acts of SXSW 2018.
Jolly New Songs were broadcasted on WFMU by Gaylord Fields,Clay Pigeon, Mark Reichard, Mary Wing and dj Stan.
Bands are back in a big way, and Trupa Trupa is hands-down among the very best of them.
To ingest Trupa Trupa’s Jolly New Songs is to wonder what kind of mushrooms are growing outside behind the band’s practice space in Gdansk.
One album I can’t get enough of is Jolly New Songs from Polish rock band Trupa Trupa. Imagine rolling bits of Radiohead, Mogwai, Syd Barrett, and Explosions in the Sky together, and you might get a sense of what’s in the water in Gdansk.
This is incredible work. The result is their first moment of true greatness.
With their fierce guitars, anthemic sound, knack for melodies and sometimes quirky lyrics, Trupa Trupa is becoming one of the most notable new psych-rock bands.
Trupa Trupa murder rock ‘n’ roll and unceremoniously dump its corpse in the Gdańsk Bay. Their recorded rituals celebrating its demise are, ahem, music to our very ears.
I listened to the record and not only does it have those elements of Sigur Ros and Radiohead that I like, but they’ve got an entirely different, I would say, even darker character of their own.
Oh my good God, I have seen the light! How have Trupa Trupa evaded me for so long?