Athens’ basement psychedelic punk outfit Bazooka will follow up their sophomore LP ‘Useless Generation’ with their new 4-track 12″ EP ‘Zougla (Jungle)’ due out today (November 27th) via Inner Ear Records. Watch the video for the title track via YouTube below.
In their new work, Bazooka broaden their musical horizons even more, without losing the power and impetuosity of their sound, while they return once again to their roots, emphasizing the Greek verse. The opening track, Zougla is fast, psychedelic and very raw, a raw straightforward guitar riff combined with a Fela Kuti like drumbeat that leads you inside a world of animal noises guitar soloing and congas blast. Fast, heavy and groove as hell. Out of the animality and into the immortality.
From the tribal groove of the opening track Zougla and the acoustic dynamics of Exailosou to the scaled I Diki Sou Sira with its new wave passes and last but not least, the psychedelic references of Thelo Fisi, the sound of Bazooka – based once more on Greek verse – evolves. The band goes beyond limits and manages to sound disintegrated, chaotic but at the same time absolutely raw and impetuous.
Bazooka were formed in 2008, in Volos, where Centaurs were living, consisting singer/guitarist Xanthos Papanikolaou, guitarist Bill Tzelepis, drummer John Vulgaris, keyboardist Panos Papanikolaou and bass player Aris Rammos. In the same year they moved to Athens in order to fulfill their need to play live. At a time when the Greek capital was undergoing a severe economic crisis an underground musical renaissance flourished through a multitude of DIY squat venues that hosted the city’s best punk and psych-rock bands.
03. I Diki Sou I Sira
04. Thelo Fisi
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