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Fergal Kinney / OFF Festival

You can make a real link between black midi’s fierce invention and many of the Polish acts on the bill at OFF Festival – take Trupa Trupa, whose hypnotic post-punk uses CAN basslines as starting points to deliver a psychedelia far more interesting than many of their motorikby-number British counterparts. There’s a shamanistic but unfussy quality to frontman Kwiatkowski – how soon can we have them over in Britain? The closest thing to a Turkish Pet Shop Boys (and this is perhaps the highest compliment one could give), Trupa Trupa draw a huge audience for their gutteral synth-pop – you don’t have to understand their wry, well-observed lyrics to enjoy gorgeous offerings like Koca Bir Sacmalik neither.

Fergal Kinney, Louder Than War magazine