Messer Chups & The Kilaueas @ Roadrunners Paradise Club
It is fantastic to announce another Concert by “The Messer Chups”. Their last gig at Roadrunners Paradise Club was sublime but completely sold out, so we had to refuse many people access to the party. So we’re just doing it again!!!.
To properly warm up the leg muscles, we release the band “The Kilueas” on you before. They play very energetic, reverb-infused danceable surf music, and are based in Berlin.
Not dancing is possible, but you will have to put in a lot of effort in it.
Messer Chups combines surf rock and traditional Russian music, as well as using samples from historical recordings, lounge music, and vintage film soundtracks. Their live shows feature projections of old horror and sci-fi movies. Gitarkin has cited Link Wray and The Ventures as influences.
The band was founded by Oleg Fomchenkov (also known as Oleg Gitarkin) who had previously performed with Oleg Kostrov as Messer für Frau Müller. Messer Chups is often considered a “spin-off” band of Messer für Frau Müller. In the group’s name, “Messer” is taken from the German word for “knife” and “Chups” from Chupa Chups lollipops.
The band was originally a duo of Gitarkin on bass guitar and Annette Schneider on synthesizer. During 2000–2002 Messer Chups consisted of Gitarkin and Igor Vdovin on synths.
In 2003, Oleg Tarasov, the producer of Messer Chups and head of their home label Solnze Records, invited the world famous theremin player Lydia Kavina to join them. Together they have released several albums and reworked their previous releases. In 2005, Messer Chups became a duo consisting of Gitarkin and Svetlana “Zombierella” Nagaeva on bass. In 2007, they became a trio, with drummer Denis “Kashchey” Kuptsov from the band Leningrad. In 2008, they changed their drummer to Alexander Belkok, and Alexander Skvortzov became their vocalist.
The album Crazy Price was re-released in 2005 on Mike Patton’s (faith no more) label Ipecac Recordings
The Kilaueas are a German instrumental surf band. Starting in 1997 as “Kilaueas Surfers” with Ralf Kilauea and “Anette” on the Casio rhythm machine
Reverb Drenched MagmaphonicHigh Energy Instrumental Surf Music. The full range of 1960s-style instrumental surf, from snappy high-energy wavebreakers to agent sounds to atmospheric, sound-track lounge tunes. Nothing is left out, the penchant for Spaghetti Western is indulged.