It hit us as a happy surprise that No Fun At All are back, stronger than ever. The Swedish punk-rock band (formed in 1991) released their new album Grit last year, featuring authentic tunes instantly bringing us back to the golden days of their style. They perform on A38 Ship on 26 January, with Poison Alley (HU) opening for them. Guitarist Mikael Danielsson gave us a deeper understanding in how things changed in the band and in their lives, and how he feels about the band’s new music.
A38 Ship is more than happy to welcome talented international performers who have proved to be successful in their home countries. With the help of Liveurope, we bring to Budapest performers whom we think should get more international recognition. Belgian alt-pop singer, Justine Bourgeus a.k.a. Tsar B just released her self-produced debut album ‘The Games I Played’, which she will showcase on 23 November on A38 Ship. We asked the singer-producer about her inspirations, her influence on the dancing scene and about her home country.
András Áron, known as Apey has a very unique approach to songwriting and lyrics; he is more like a storyteller, a Hungarian Neil Young. When he’s not working for his other bands – Trillion and Apey & The Pea – he writes slow-burning ballads on his acoustic guitar. After last year’s Foxes, he put together the follow-up, Stranger, which he will perform in it’s entirety on October 21 at A38 Ship.
Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player. That’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. Last year, he showed us what he is capable of as a solo artist, and on August 4th, he is back as the frontman of his band to present his new psychedelic Americana record, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. But before the blast, he also answered our questions.
A stunning synthesis of classic soul and rock and roll, Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles fire oldschool style into modernity with energy and attitude. Just like their name suggests, the sound is vintage and the personalities are rough – as if The Rolling Stones were fronted by Sam Cooke. Before their first ever Hungarian concert, we sat down for a chat with the live-wired, straight-shooting, dirty mouthed pelvis pushing four-man blues band.
Suicide Silence are unstoppable: their throat-ripping and bone-smashing take on deathcore is unmatchable, and even after the tragic loss of their iconic frontman, Mitch Lucker, they stood up and continued – with All Shall Perish’s Eddie Hermida behind the microphone. Their second offering with him is a self-titled album, which moves away from their usual sound, touching on genres like nu-metal, clean singing and radio rock. A bold move? Surely. But as we’ve already said, the band is unstoppable and they do as they please. Here’s what Eddie commented on all these.
Local jazz/noise/experimental outfit Jü plays the music of rapture, blending elements of noise rock, psychedelia and even some folk as well. The trio’s name is more and more well-known on the local scene, and it is not by chance that they were chosen as the support act for the A38 concert of Elliott Sharp. We sat down with drummer András Halmos for a chat.
Haken have proven over three previous albums and two EPs that musically, they can do pretty much anything they set their minds to. With their latest release Affinity, and the addition of new bassist Conner Green, they have gone back to the synth-heavy progressive rock of the 80s and presented something that fans of Yes, Toto, Rush or Mike Oldfield will surely keep on repeat. Before their first ever Hungarian concert on April 5, we asked them a few questions.
London-born singer, songwriter and producer Alex Clare is one of those lucky people who will never be short of something startling to tell when the lights dim and true conversation really begins. He grew up listening to his father’s jazz records, was drawn to blues and soul (Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder), and eventually drum‘n’bass and UK garage. Although Clare took up the trumpet and drums as a youngster, he eventually placed an emphasis on guitar and songwriting, playing open-mike nights with original material. Since then every album is surrounded with soul-searching songwriting, his deep, rich voice and the most cutting-edge electronic sounds.
Jason Köhnen, művésznevén Bong-Ra utoljára öt éve remegtette meg az A38 Hajót súlyos breakbeatekből, Slayer- és Black Sabbath-remixekből, hiphopból, mutáns jungle-ből és még ezernyi másból összegyúrt hibrid tánczenéjével. Kísérletezőkedvét a fentebbieken túl jól mutatja az is, hogy az ő nevéhez köthető többek közt a doomjazz zenekar The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble vagy a Wormskull is, miközben az undergroundból kitörve olyan fesztiválokon szabadítja el a rá jellemző szónikus terrort, mint a Glastonbury vagy a Lowlands. November tizenkilencedikén pedig ismét megpróbálja majd elsüllyeszteni a hajót, ennek alkalmából beszélgettünk vele Donald Trumpról, halott művészekről, szociális aktivizmusról és még sok másról.