Repetitor + Coals + WOLVON + Cocaine Piss
Expect a bruising, but enlightening night of rock music in the Avantgardistic State! This particular soundclash is brought to you courtesy of Popdottir and Yugofuturism. The two organisations have cast a wide net, hauling in four outstanding live acts from Poland, Serbia, Belgium and – yes – Groningen. All is possible in the Avantgardistic State.
Coals is young duo from Poland under the leadership of Katarzyna Kowalczyk and Łukasz Rozmysłowski. The name of the band is connected with the region they come from, Silesia; which is famous for coal mines. The Quietus wrote about Coals: “The somewhat creamy quality of Coals’ music is an experience akin to being wrapped up in cotton wool and sailing away on ebb tides of unperturbed bliss. It could well be down to the silky smooth voice of vocalist Katarzyna Kowalczyk or possibly the multi-instrumentation of Łukasz Rozmysłowski but the net result is gorgeously lush music that increases the anticipation of their yet-to-be released debut album.” An album is expected in the course of 2017.
Here is a statement from Cocaine Piss:
We are a queer band. We individually and collectively reject traditional gender and sexual roles and the profoundly destructive norms they convey.
I can only share my own personal experience as a female and a performer. I want to be heard, and to support anyone who wants to express an alternative vision on gender or sexuality.
We stand for equality. We believe that there is still a long way to go for women to obtain equal treatment, and that equality will benefit to everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
We celebrate dancing, positive sex experiences, and self-expression. We are a glittershitstorm.
We want to contribute to a structural change in the music industry. This is no longer the time to exchange strategies on how to adapt to it, or to survive it. We cannot be happier to observe a significant evolution in the industry during the past months, and we want to be a part of that change.
It is happening, and that is why being a female performer is a punk band is profoundly rewarding.
Repetitor is a garage rock/post-punk trio from Belgrade, Serbia. They are, without doubt, one of the most exciting live bands in Europe. With 3 extensive European tours under their belt, Repetitor have appeared on club and festival stages all around Europe (Sziget, Exit, Eurosonic, Pohoda, Europavox, Rock For People, Loftas, Stereoleto, INmusic, Waves Vienna and Bratislava, Botanique, etc., to name but a few), and even played in China and Moscow. In October 2016, their third full-length album Gde ćeš was released on Moonlee Records and won glowing reviews. Their first two albums, Sve što vidim je prvi put (Odličan Hrčak, 2008) and Dobrodošli na okean (Moonlee Records, 2012) have also gained critical acclaim throughout the continent.
Repetitor have a very recognisable “signature sound” that mashes together a blend of heavy rock ‘n roll, post-punk and everything in between. All topped with an angry, forceful message that deals with the state of their world, and what they want to do about it. Attempts to find a direct musical influence may prove to be a difficult task, but some will recognise similarities with variety of bands, from early Mudhoney, Šarlo Akrobata, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Pixies and early Nirvana all the way to Black Sabbath or even Suicide.
“They make you fall in love with guitar rock all over again and are arguably the best guitar band on the planet right now. They are the 21st Century Nirvana who have come to save rock.” (John Robb, Louder Than War)
“On this showing WOLVON were rabid and bestial, veritable Gabriel Ernests of Rock: battering their equipment and shredding the atmosphere like a bear in a supermarket.” (Incendiary Magazine)
Since their formation in 2011, WOLVON have proved themselves to be one of most exciting live acts to come out of The Netherlands; mainly by virtue of their ferocious floorshows. They remain the only band that have topped the three rankings in the annual Poll of the illustrious VERA club in their hometown Groningen: best downstage concert; best support act; and best local band. They’ve played their mixture of post-punk-cum-noise-rock all the way from Macedonia to the UK. They are the drivers of Groningen’s “nomadic DIY” concert-platform Lepel, with over 70 shows to their credit. In April 2017 a 2nd full-length LP ‘ease.’ will be released by three independent labels: Tartarus, Graanrepubliek and Subroutine Records.