„Trupa Trupa are four mates from Gdansk who make fabulously morbid catchy music. From the review by Richard Foster in The Quietus: “You can appreciate, therefore, that they are the sort of act you can become slowly fascinated by, without noticing any prior impetus to do so.” This is exactly what happened to me.
When I browse new music on Tidal, I perform a visual search—looking for images that mate with my musical proclivities. Once drawn in, I next check album title and band name. These day nearly every new record has an explicit language warning so that’s no longer much help. When the trifecta hits, I hit play.
Jolly New Songs. What a catchy title. Trupa Trupa, as far as Google translate is concerned, means “band” in Romanian (the first auto-choice) and “troupe” in Polish. All things considered, I’d call the entire package sumptuously sardonic.
I hear more than a hint of Sid Barrett which for me translates into a very good thing and the band, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Tomek Pawluczuk, Wojtek Juchniewicz and Rafał Wojczal, know how to spin a dark tale. This isn’t “rock”, whateverthehell that still means, it is dark, post somethingorother. It’s also wonderfully rich music that I become slowly fascinated by.
Give Jolly New Songs a chance to fascinate you.”