Trupa Trupa

London Calling 2020


Poland’s Trupa Trupa (whose name roughly translates to “Corpse Corpse”) mix post-rock, psych-rock, indie, and motorik influences in their experimental music. Formed in Gdansk in 2009, the band self-released early efforts included 2010’s EP, 2011’s LP, and 2013’s cabaret-tinged ++, which earned Trupa Trupa the most acclaim of their career to date. For 2015’s more overtly psychedelic Headache, the group worked with producer Michał Kupicz. The album was nominated for the Polish equivalent of the Mercury Prize and was issued on vinyl by Ici d’Ailleurs in 2016. The following year’s Jolly New Songs (which was co-released by Blue Tapes, X-Ray Records, and Ici d’Ailleurs) drew comparisons to Mercury Rev, My Bloody Valentine, Syd Barrett, and Can.