Polski / English

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, where they released a remastered version of “Headache” on vinyl. In 2017, in cooperation with their British and French labels, the band recorded and put out “Jolly New Songs”, which was also published by the Japanese label Moorworks. In recent years, Trupa Trupa have toured extensively, playing at the SXSW, Primavera Sound, Iceland Airwaves, Colours of Ostrava, Waves Vienna, Eurosonic, Liverpool Sound City, to name just a few. In February, 2019 the band released a single "Dream about" via Sub Pop Records. The new album "Of The Sun" was released on September 13th, 2019 as an international cooperation between Glitterbeat Records (Europe & elsewhere), Lovitt Records (USA), Moorworks (Japan) and Antena Krzyku (Poland). The band works with Paradigm Talent Agency in North America, South America, Asia, & Australia and ATC Live for Europe, and is promoting the new album with tours in the USA, Europe and Japan. 

PRESS / OF THE SUN

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.

David Fricke, Rolling Stone, SiriusXM

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Trupa Trupa Convert Historical Trauma into Post-Punk Catharsis on Of The Sun.

Zach Schonfeld, Paste Magazine

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Trupa Trupa continue to hit the mark as they experiment with simplification without excising the art from their rock.

Ian King, The Line of Best Fit

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"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.

NPR

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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.

Richard Foster, The Quietus

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Can't wait for trupatrupaband's new album, Of the Sun, due this September!

Kevin Cole, KEXP

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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.

Robin Murray, Clash Magazine

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I am loving the music of Trupa Trupa out of Poland.

Stuart Maconi, BBC Radio 6 Music

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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.

Jim McGuinn, The Current

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The Polish protest-psychedelic group Trupa Trupa tease their (excellent) forthcoming Of The Sun album with the spacey, shimmering Longing.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Senior Pop Editor for Tivo. Also Allmusic and Pitchfork.

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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.

Ron Hart, Rock and Roll Globe

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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.

Tobias Carroll, Volume 1 Brooklyn

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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.

Thierry Côté, Popdose, Exclaim

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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.

Ilia Rogatchevski, The Wire

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A revelation. ★★★★★

Michal Boncza, Morning Star

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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’.

Cai Trefor, Gigwise

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This is music for an uncertain future, exploring deep in the valley of our disunity, panning mistakes from history's river.

Andrew O’Keefe, No-Wave

PRESS / BEFORE OF THE SUN

During SXSW 2019 we played two gigs which found their way to Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Gigwise, Tucson Weekly and Sound Opinions best acts list of this years edition!

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Trupa Trupa bring some poetry and subtlety to psychedelic rock.

Evan Rytlewski, Pitchfork

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One of the best rock bands doing business now is from Gdansk, Poland.

Sasha Frere-Jones, Los Angeles Times

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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.

Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek USA

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Iggy Pop played Trupa Trupa on his BBC Radio 6 Music show.

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Paul Simon, Gorillaz, Lorde, Radiohead, St. Vincent and Trupa Trupa. Chicago Tribune lists our SXSW gig in top ten concerts of 2018.

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Newsweek USA puts Jolly New Songs on the list of the 11 great albums of 2017.

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This sound, this song and this band lands perfectly in the nexus of everything I love most in music.

Robin Hilton, NPR

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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.

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One of a few Polish bands that broke internationally.

Mark Beaumont, New Musical Express

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One of the best bands around at the moment, don't sleep on these.

Cai Trefor, Gigwise

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Chicago Tribune sees TT as one of the SXSW 2018 highlights.

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They’ve carved out their own sort of time in their music and invited you in.

Richard Foster, The Quietus

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There’s nowhere to go but up for this most unique rock band.

Ron Hart, Relix Magazine

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Definitely watch out for these guys.

KEXP

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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.

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NPR places Trupa Trupa among the most interesting acts of SXSW 2018.

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Jolly New Songs were broadcasted on WFMU by Gaylord Fields,Clay Pigeon, Mark Reichard, Mary Wing and dj Stan.

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Bands are back in a big way, and Trupa Trupa is hands-down among the very best of them.

Strauss, Tiny Mix Tapes

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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.

Ian King, The Line of Best Fit

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Essential listening.

Paul Margree, Lourder Than War

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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.

Jim McGuinn, The Current

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This is incredible work. The result is their first moment of true greatness.

Tristan Bath, The Quietus

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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.

Tidal

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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.

Ryan Masteller, Tiny Mix Tapes

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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.

David Fricke, SiriusXM

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Oh my good God, I have seen the light! How have Trupa Trupa evaded me for so long?

Nigel Carr, Lourder Than War

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Jack White

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