After bursting onto the scene with single 'Vision Tricks' a couple of months ago, Swedish punk duoVulkano have been invited by Kate Nash to join her UK tour, starting next week.
To celebrate, they've uploaded new track 'Spider, Spider', with it's sparse arrangement and fidgeting percussion setting a satisfyingly unsettling scene for Halloween later this month.
Erupting from the coast of Stockholm, Sweden, Vulkano is an explosive new duo pushing punk forward in their own charming way. Uncompromising, extrovert and maximalist.
With a passion for astrology, the paranormal and nature, healing stones, tropical landscapes, mythology and mountains, we introduce the constantly headbanging Lisa Pyk-Wirstr"m(keyboards/percussion) and the tour de force, the hissing feline Cissi Efraimsson (drums/lead vocals).
For Vulkano, it's really all about their live show, a power unto itself. If they could, they'd have steaming hot bombastic shows containing choreography, costumes, magic tricks and light displays, creating a world where everything is possible. But, for the time being, we present their debut single 'Vision Tricks', which they self-release on July 29th:
Taking inspiration from Pink Floyd (especially the live clips from Pompeii), Siouxie & the Banshees, Bo Hansson, Velvet Underground and films such as Lucifer Rising, Barbarella, Holy Mountain and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Vulkano want to explore the realms of art, music, film, fashion and performance. They want to amaze, make people react and interact and they want to abuse their art school roots.
Back in Stockholm they have their own Vulkano club night, have directed videos including a recent one for Swedish DJ collective Mash Up International and are currently working on their own psychedelic short film. But that's all by the by, because the real focus is their gutsy, potent punk full of hooks, chaos and straight-up boundless energy.
Vulkano will be play the following dates:
10th Norwich Waterfront
11th Birmingham Institute
12th London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
14th Cardiff The Globe
15th Dublin Whelan's
16th Belfast Stiff Kitten
18th Glasgow SWG3 Studio Warehouse
19th Manchester Academy 2
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