Raised on a farm in the Ottawa Valley, now based between Toronto and France, acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Selina Martin pushes the boundaries of pop, rock, punk and experimental music while writing incredibly hooky pop songs. On July 9 she will play her first ever concert on the A38. Ahead of the show, she was kind enough to answer our questions.
Formed ten years ago in Kyiv, Go_A are one of the most relevant acts on the current Ukrainian scene. Their name might suggest that they play goa music but that’s not the case at all – they blend folk with electronic sounds. With their songs, they raise awareness to their country’s struggles in these difficult times. We asked vocalist Kateryna Pavlenko a bunch of questions ahead of the show on July 7.
Third time’s the charm! Hailing from Sydney, Australia, punk blues heroes Crime & The City Solution have restarted their career three times. They formed in 1977 and broke up in 1982, they reformed in 1985 and called it a day in 1991, and they resurrected the band again in 2012. This year they are back yet again, and we are more than glad to welcome them on the A38. We also asked frontman/founding member Simon Bonney a few questions.
Raquel and Ane have the energy of an earthquake on stage. Their first objective is to have a good time and we have no other choice but to join them and enjoy the songs of Pinpilinpussies. The Barcelona-based duo performs on A38 Ship with the support of Liveurope on 13th of November sharing a stage with the Hungarian Giliszta. The nine songs of their first album Fuerza 3 maintain both sincerity and rage: lyrics based on their own experiences and emotions that take reference to different genres ranging from pop to punk, from ballad to mosh pits. It is an imminent, energetic, forceful and gripping album from the very first song to the end. Raquel and Ane are very excited about their first show in Hungary – we’re greeting them with a loud Ahoy! on board.
Poetry stretches over heartbreaking synth lines while tasteful layer of melancholy covers the tracks of producer Julien Bracht and singer Markus Nikolaus aka Lea Porcelain. The Berlin-based duo’s sound is genre-bending they use elements from electronic music, post-punk combined with indie-rock as well as folk elements. They performed in Budapest in 2019 with the support of Liveurope, now their second album Choirs to Heaven is out so we checked in for a quick interview.
Altin Gün totally charmed A38’s fully packed concert hall in February 2020 it’s not a mistake that they have been named Amsterdam’s finest Turkish psych revivalists by Pitchfork. The band is currently on tour but we managed to catch them for a quick interview session. They shared their experiences about the lockdown, the story of the two new albums and their plans for the next concert in Budapest: 28th of November in Akvárium Klub.
The first English edition of Ahoy! presents you the Polish producer, vocalist, author of music and lyrics: INA WEST. She creates trance, abstract, dance pop with elements of modern Polish folk and jazz, her live performance serves a combination of classical instruments with dance bits and raw vocal harmony. She is one of our artists on this year’s Budapest Showcase Hub on the 21st of October. BUSH brings you not only the hottest current topics and trends of the Eastern bloc but you can easily find and up-and-coming artists who might become your new favourite. Check out our Liveurope performer Ina West, O’Sullivan and Aron Andras & the Black Circle Orchestra this week.
Ghostpoet, who performed on A38 two years ago, released his latest record in May. “The inspiration would have been me reflecting on the world at large” says the South London-born Obaro Ejimiwe about his album I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep. His answers arrived after the deadline of the last so-called lockdown-issue of our magazine, but we are more than happy to publish the interview here.
Photo credit: Bajcsi Dávid