Trupa Trupa is one of the most eccentric bands from Poland. They hail from the progressive town of Gdansk and manage to make a surprising mix of wave, post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia to a unique sound of their own. The music has some darker edges, sometimes even pitch black. They are influenced by Wire, Syd Barrett and Fugazi and inspired by dark humor, good books, poetry collections and everyday life in Poland and the rest of the world.
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (vocals, guitar), Wojciech Juchniewicz (vocals, bass, guitar), Rafał Wojczal (guitars, keys) and Tomasz Pawluczuk (drums) have been in Doornroosje before when they played at the Upon-the My-o-My festival and are now back for a show of their own in Merleyn. They had been signed by Sub Pop Records at one point, but when the Americans realized that the lyrics were extremely critical of society, they decided to cancel the deal. The label Glitterbeat didn’t mind their politics at all and ended up releasing their debut album. There’s also a new album on the way, which will be released in 2022 through the same label.