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Trupa Trupa to Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Tomek Pawluczuk, Wojtek Juchniewicz i Rafał Wojczal. Od 2015 roku zespół nagrywa dla brytyjskiej wytwórni Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records (w katalogu m.in. Jute Gyte, Tashi Dorji, Mats Gustafsson, Katie Gately). Efektem współpracy jest bardzo dobrze przyjęty przez polską i zagraniczną krytykę album Headache. Od 2016 roku zespół związany jest również z francuską wytwórnią Ici d'ailleurs (w katalogu m.in. Yann Tiersen, Matt Elliott/The Third Eye Foundation, Stefan Wesołowski), która wydała zremasterowaną wersję Headache na płycie winylowej. 27 października zespół wydał kolejną płytę zatytułowaną Jolly New Songs. Jest to międzynarodowa kooperacja wytwórni Ici d'ailleurs i Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records. 

Zespół Trupa Trupa wystąpił dotychczas m.in. na amerykańskim festiwalu SXSW (2018), holenderskim festiwalu Eurosonic (2017), w londyńskich klubach Cafe OTO i Lexington (2017, 2016), na antenie telewizji muzycznej Boiler Room (2016), na francuskich Festivalach Soy i Rockomotives (2017), a także na polskich festiwalach - OFF Festival (2017, 2013), Open'er Festival (2015, 2012), Ars Cameralis (2013) i Soundrive Festival (2014). Koncerty zespołu są emitowane również na antenie TVP Kultura (od 2012 roku). Trupa Trupa za album Headache i Jolly New Songs została zgłoszona do Paszportów Polityki. Zespół jest dwukrotnym laureatem nagrody kulturalnej Gazety Wyborczej SZTORM ROKU za album LP i album ++, dwukrotnym laureatem nagrody muzycznej DOKI w kategorii Artysta Roku oraz laureatem nagrody Splendor Gedanensis za album Headache. Trupa Trupa została również nominowana do Nagrody GaMa, Splendor Gedanensis i Pomorskie Sztormy za płytę Jolly New Songs, do Nagrody Aktivista w kategorii Artysta Roku za album ++ oraz do Nagrody Pomorskie Sztormy za album Headache.


Jolly New Songs jedną z 10 najlepszych polskich płyt roku wg Gazety Wyborczej i portalu Onet.pl

„Najgoręcej dziś komentowany na świecie polski zespół.Słusznie. Biorą to, co najlepsze z klasyki psychodelii (od The Beatles po Can) i podszywają swą muzykę współczesnym niepokojem.”

Rafał Księżyk, Playboy

„Jolly New Songs to jedna z najważniejszych polskich płyt 2017 r., a pewnie i całej dekady.”

Łukasz Kamiński, Gazeta Wyborcza

„Wymagający, ale też hojnie wynagradzający cierpliwość album Trupy Trupa „Jolly New Songs” eksploruje, traktowaną ostatnio po macoszemu, estetykę rockowej alternatywy.”

Jan Błaszczak, Przekrój

„Jolly New Songs to płyta pozornie bardzo nieskomplikowana i leniwa, a jednak pełna zaskakujących zwrotów akcji. Źle by się stało, gdyby słuchana na Zachodzie, u nas przeszła niezauważona.”

Tomek Doksa, Gazeta Magnetofonowa

„On their nimble new LP, the Polish quartet Trupa Trupa bring some poetry and subtlety to psychedelic rock.”

Evan Rytlewski, www.pitchfork.com

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

Robin Hilton, NPR

Cały podcast i dyskusja Boba Boilena, Stephena Thompsona i Robina Hiltona od 43:30 na stronie www.npr.org

METZ, Liars i Trupa Trupa z albumem Jolly New Songs w zestawieniu great overlooked płyt 2017 roku wg Amerykańskiego Newsweeka.

„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. Rarely jolly and unfailingly morbid, vocalist Grzegorz Kwiatkowski gets spooked by visions of falling, coffins, death and the lingering sting of humiliation as his band charts the links between psych-rock and post-punk with unswerving intensity. Occasionally, this band's grasp of the power of repetition is reminiscent of Krautrock; "Only Good Weather" turns the titular phrase into a deranged, sing-song-y mantra, while "Love Supreme" transforms its Coltrane-inspired title into a gloomy dirge from hell.”

Zach Schonfeld, www.newsweek.com

Trupa Trupa zadebiutowała na łamach magazynu Rolling Stone, który uznał występ TT za jeden z najlepszych koncertów na Festiwalu SXSW!

„This four-piece band from Gdansk, Poland had a hellish 24-hour commute to SXSW – via Amsterdam and Minneapolis. They arrived with sense of humor intact. Singer-guitarist Grzegorz Kwiatowski pointed out that their hometown was both „a city of Solidarity” – referring to the revolutionary Polish-labor union – and where „the Second World War started,” a contrast that explains the seesaw between bleak-Radiohead turmoil and spacious Sigur Rós-like moments on Trupa Trupa’s two albums, 2015’s Headache and 2016’s Jolly New Songs. This venue – an Irish bar with its windows open to the alcoholic midnight din on East 6th Street – did not bode well for a live taste. But Trupa Trupa beat the odds with the throb-and-hammer of the perversely titled „Jolly New Songs” and the staccato surge of „To Me,” the latter laced with molten-fuzz guitar played by Rafal Wojczal on a custom instrument made from a petrol can. „Good days are gone,” Kwiatowski sang with bitter conviction at the end of the set, in the art-rock comet „Good Days.” For the few of us in this pub, it sounded like the start of a rewarding friendship.”

David Fricke, www.rollingstone.com

Występ Trupa Trupa jednym z najlepszych koncertów na SXSW wg amerykańskiej gazety Chicago Tribune!

Recenzja koncertu

„Trupa Trupa rolled in from Gdansk, Poland, with a guitar made out of what looked like a fuel can and a sound that fused East European post-punk in the mold of Plastic People of the Universe and Pulnoc with psychedelia. The dynamic, unpredictable songs shifted across imaginary continents in a blink, just like this day of music.”


Recenzja całego festiwalu

„Female artists, artists of color, outsiders from every corner of the world — from Africa and Poland to Jordan and Russia — filled the crowded bars and clubs of the Texas capital with dissenting guitars, empowered voices and raised fists.[…] Poland’s Trupa Trupa combined poetic introspection with abrasive post-punk guitars, one of which was fashioned out of a fuel can.”


„A strange, brilliant record. [...] This is a powerful band possessing special properties, that’s for sure. On the evidence of this record they happily live between any time and place. Or, rather, they’ve carved out their own sort of time in their music and invited you in.”

Richard Foster, www.thequietus.com

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

Ron Hart, Relix Magazine

Jolly New Songs jednym z 10 najlepszych albumów 2017 roku wg Jima McGuinna z The Current: „One album I can’t get enough of is Jolly New Songs from Polish rock band Trupa Trupa. This album has been the one discovery I’ve been telling many people about – 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.”


Jedna z najważniejszych radiostacji muzycznych na świecie KEXP poleca Headache i Jolly New Songs: „Their 2015 release Headache has very strong song writing and seems to be carrying that strength over to singles we’ve heard from their upcoming record Jolly New Songs due out later this year. Definitely watch out for these guys.”

KEXP Radio

To Me na antenie BBC Radio 6 Music w audycjach Stuarta Maconie, Lauren Laverne, Toma Ravenscrofta i Gideona Coe. Tom Ravenscroft określił singiel To Me jako „Epic beyond words!”.


„One of my favorite bands out of Europe these days is Trupa Trupa out of Gdansk, Poland. Their excellent new album, Jolly New Songs, is due out in late October, but they just released their first single, To Me, which sounds to me like The Beach Boys’ Surfs Up crashing into MBV’s Loveless. Give it a listen, won’t you?”

Ron Hart, krytyk muzyczny piszący dla takich tytułów jak Billboard, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Observer, VICE i Paste Magazine.

Występ Trupa Trupa jednym z najlepszych koncertów na SXSW wg amerykańskiej rozgłośni NPR!

„That was pretty thrilling. When they play and the direction the songs are going, it’s like they’re doing it by feel, not by: oh we listened to a lot punk growing up and this now what we want to do.”


David Fricke, senior editor magazynu Rolling Stone o Trupie Trupa na antenie radia SiriusXM.

„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. […] I wanna thank Jim McQuinn from the Current Public Radio in Twin Cities, MN for turning me on to that band, the Sigur Ros, Radiohead comparisons and introducing me to something that’s actually quite even cooler, darker and deeper than those comparisons suggest.”

Cała wypowiedź na stronie www.soundcloud.com/trupa-trupa

„Why We’re Excited: Trupa Trupa frontman Grzegorz Kwiatkowski is a published poet, but in To Me, he limits his lyrical output to precisely three words: Away / To me. That leaves Trupa Trupa to pound out a hefty blast of warped and churning psych-rock thunder that culminates in a full-band freakout of hair-raising proportions.”


„Trupa Trupa, or Corpse Corpse as translated roughly from the band’s native Polish, don’t really come off as a rock band as such, even though they’ve got the classic four-piece lineup. There’s not a lot of in-your-face bashing or shredding or pogoing or any of that other nonsense that is so passé. (Remember kids, rock is truly dead!) No way, the double Trupas do something that very few men with guitars know how to do: Trupa Trupa creates and sustains an album-length mood. [...] With Jolly New Songs, the title itself a hilarious in-joke among the Corpse Boys (meaning that the songs aren’t exactly jolly, if you get my meaning), 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, www.tinymixtapes.com

„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.”


Piosenki z Jolly New Songs są emitowane przez nowojorskie radio WFMU w audycjach Gaylorda Fieldsa, Claya Pigeona, Marka Reicharda, Mary Wing i dj'a Stana. Posłuchaj podcastów na stronie www.trupatrupa.com

„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. The drugs are working, just not quite how you would expected them to.[...] Jolly New Songs is not built on debt or reference but the persistence of their stark yet malleable vision.”

Ian King, www.thelineofbestfit.com

„Entitled Jolly New Songs, the album sees the band gunning for an overtly more triumphant tone than previous offerings. You can check out the first taste of the record via the video above for lead track 'To Me', a warming, somewhat anthemic cut with an underbelly of darkness, summing up the Gdansk-based group's new tack on Jolly New Songs.”

Christian Eede, www.thequietus.com

„The latest album from Gdańsk avant-rockers Trupa Trupa is another step forward. [...] Jolly New Songs picks up pretty much where Headache left off. [...] Back in 2015, parts of the indie rock landscape were looking in dire need of some attention. With Headache, and now Jolly New Songs, Trupa Trupa have brought a much-needed freshness to the territory, their nimble poeticism backed up by a wintry toughness. They, as well as other string manglers like Hey Colossus, Part-Chimp, Cayetana and Beaches – there are more if you know where to look – are carving out unique, individual spaces in a zone where mould-breaking innovation has all too often ossified into idea-free conformity. Essential listening.”

Paul Margree, www.louderthanwar.com

„Something I really enjoy about music is challenging myself with what I listen to when I click play. This is complete deflated when I hear someone singing. I just find it more unique when things are lyric-less or plane sampled. Maybe it’s more of a sculpture that way than someone’s middle-school poetry they mid-life crisis’d into a hard rock trope that’s fucking northern European. However (and most importantly), I gave up “rock and roll” long ago in the old Tipp City Post Office basement with Brandon and Nick and Marshall years ago, though, if I were there now with them jamming, we’d totally pump out some tunes like Trupa Trupa’s “To Me.” Snoop the color-soaked video above and believe in a few more Jolly New Songs in October. More to come!”

C MONSTER, www.tinymixtapes.com

„While sometimes hearing rock and roll played from a non-English as first language country can be alarmingly bad or cartoonish, sometimes you hear the most interesting stuff imaginable. One of my favorite discoveries of the past year was digging into a Hungarian band from the ’70s called Illes – who were like the Beatles (or Stones) of Hungary, during the Communist era, and while reflecting the ’60s rock movement also retained elements of their native folk music and launguage. Now it’s 2017, and the world is global and information spreads more easily, so I don’t know that there’s a direct „Polish-ness” to Trupa Trupa, but there is an otherworld and unique vibe the exists in the songs – I’m not sure a band from the UK or US could sound like this. What’s it sounds like? If you take a bit of the Radiohead post-rock and a touch of Pink Floyd with a litte minimalism added in, plus whatever the second language and folk traditions their Polishness must impart, and you get this really interesting thing happening.”

Jim McGuinn, dyrektor programowy amerykańskiego publicznego radia The Current.

„There’s range, and with repeated listens, depth.”

Joseph Neff, The Vinyl District

„It’s full of surreal constructions that worm their way inside your head with catchy melodies and then refuse to leave when their strangeness becomes all too apparent.”


Shame, HMLTD i Trupa Trupa pośród najlepszych rockowych zespołów 2017 roku wg Europavox.


Jeden z najważniejszych muzycznych dziennikarzy świata Sasha Frere-Jones na łamach LA TIMES uznał Headache za jedną z najlepszych płyt 2015 roku, a Trupę Trupa jednym z najlepszych zespołów rockowych na świecie: „One of the best rock bands doing business now is from Gdansk, Poland. The lead singer of Trupa Trupa is poet Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, who sings (and speaks, sometimes) in English. The band recalls a less woozy version of Dungen, another band who know their ’60s psychedelia but don’t sound like thirsty revivalists. Kwiatkowski leans into the conversational loopiness of Syd Barrett and the band flowers behind him. Beauty and intensity get equal space here.”

Sasha Frere-Jones, Los Angeles Times

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

Tristan Bath, The Quietus

„It’s 2015, everyone, and did you hear? Bands are back in a big way, and Trupa Trupa is hands-down among the very best of them.”

Strauss, Tiny Mix Tapes

Trupa Trupa w amerykańskich stacjach radiowych

Trupa Trupa we francuskich stacjach radiowych

Wybór zagranicznych recenzji Headache

Koncert dla telewizji Boiler Room

Koncert w Cafe OTO

Klaus Fiehe

Jonathan Poneman

Chloë Sevigny