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Trupa Trupa w cyklu Tiny Desk

„This week we’re taking the Tiny Desk (home) concerts international. In a basement in Gdańsk, we find Poland’s great rock band Trupa Trupa on lockdown. Had it not been for COVID-19, this band would have been behind my desk this week, but as it is, they’ve settled into their rehearsal space. Singer Grzegorz Kwiatkowski has dusted off an acoustic guitar. At the same time, Rafał Wojczal plays his homemade instruments, including one that sounds a bit like an ondes Martenot or a theremin, but is as of this recording unnamed. Even with the sound level down, the energetic rhythms of Wojciech Juchniewicz on bass and Tomasz Pawluczuk on drums punch through.

Grzegorz tells us that life in Poland has been difficult in this young democracy, but they are staying optimistic and playing music. Trupa Trupa opens its set with „Another Day,” from the 2019 record Of The Sun. I’ve seen them perform this; it’s always had an apocalyptic feel, but now the words „another day, waiting for another,” prompts Grzegorz to mention how this has turned into a quarantine song. There’s darkness in the basement, yet their music is a bright beacon.”

Bob Boilen, NPR

Henry Rollins

Piosenka End Of The Line z nowej płyty EP na antenie radia KCRW w audycji Henry’ego Rollinsa!


The People Between – We’re Coming Back

Gościnny występ w charytatywnym muzycznym projekcie Jima McGuinna z radia The Current. Wśród gości Steve Wynn z The Dream Syndicate i Brett Newski.

Wywiad na łamach holenderskiego magazynu Front

Trupa Trupa ziet het felste licht vanuit de donkerste tunnels.

Er zijn weinig bands die de duisternis zo goed kennen als Trupa Trupa. De experimentele postrockgroep komt immers uit Gdańsk, de Poolse stad die historisch ook als Danzig bekend staat. Het is de stad waar in 1939 de Duitse invasie van Polen begon en waar tienduizenden mensen het leven lieten in concentratiekamp Stutthof. Het is de stad waar meesterpessimist Arthur Schopenhauer geboren werd en waar vorig jaar de progressieve burgemeester Paweł Adamowicz tijdens een benefietevenement werd vermoord. Maar juist nu de wereld een van de grootste crises sinds de Tweede Wereldoorlog doormaakt, ziet voorman Grzegorz Kwiatkowski reden voor vertrouwen. Dalej Wywiad na łamach holenderskiego magazynu Front

Henry Rollins

Utwór tytułowy z nowej płyty EP Trupy Trupa polecany przez Henry’ego Rollinsa na antenie radia KCRW!

All I can say is: there is a lot to look forward to as far as new music that we’re going to get into and I can not wait to start playing this music for you. Right now from the „I’ll find” four track record. This is Trupa Trupa! The track called „I’ll find”.


Recenzja EP – Triangle Music Collective

I’ve been corresponding with Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, singer and guitarist of Polish post-punk-art-psych outfit Trupa Trupa for a few years now. I was feeling pretty down last week (and maybe it seeped into my column (okay, it did)), and I told Grzegorz a bit about some of the stuff that was bothering me. He had the most helpful and reassuring reply. Dalej Recenzja EP – Triangle Music Collective

Best New Music / Times

Trupa Trupa trafiła do sekcji „Best New Music” magazynu Times zaraz obok Neila Younga i zespołu The Strokes.

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.

Will Hodgkinson, Times

The Current

As a part of her “Phone a Friend” series, Morning Show host Jill Riley has been checking in with various musicians over the phone. She made an international call to Poland to chat with Grzegorz Kwiatkowski of the indie rock band Trupa Trupa about how the coronavirus affected the release cycle for their new EP, I’ll Find, as well as the history of their hometown, and their plans for the future. Dalej The Current