Bazooka is back with new material, more dynamic and different than ever. The tracks of “Zougla” (Jungle) EP are a breakthrough for the sound of the band and bridge the style of “Useless Generation” with the most psychedelic sounds of their self-titled debut album.
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.
bio / about
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. Bazooka were quickly found to be the most savage crew of the incredibly corrosive rock’n’roll scene that includes Acid Baby Jesus, Gay Anniversary and A Victim Of Society.
Bazooka’s debut LP was released in 2013 on Slovenly Recordings, following 7inch EP’s on Inch Allah “Shame Take My Brain” and Slovenly “I Want To Fuck All The Girls In My School”. In 2016 they released their second full album for Slovenly Recordings with the title “Useless Generation”. In the past five years they have toured Europe several times as well as the US.
“…in one of the tightest sounding punk acts I’ve heard in quite some time.” – Krissy Rubbles, International Tapes
“I like that they have a kind of atypical way of writing songs.” – Evan Minsker, Pitchfork
“Bazooka have one foot planted in the beat band ’60s and the other in a bucket of blood and guts. My guess here is Athens is like Brisbane in Australia – it has a thriving underground music scene that gets along quite nicely without much in the way of help from the outside world. Bazooka is one of the flowers in a global dustbin that (hopefully) will continue to produce blooms.” – I94bar.com
“Dirty-raw irreverence with an air of frustrated volatility is the domain of loveable Greek psych-punk hooligans, Bazooka. Their musical personality harnesses energetic and immediately likeable melodies that flesh out angst and passion in equal measure while illuminating an experience unique to them” – Hhhhappy Mag
[November 27, 2017]
Garage, Psychedelic Punk
Base: Athens, Greece
Label / Booking:
Inner Ear Records
03. I Diki Sou I Sira
04. Thelo Fisi
… “Εξαϋλώσου (Evaporate)”