Kultur Shock, are Seattle-based collective who’ve been at the forefront of the gipsy-punk movement for over 25 years. The band recently released their new single, ‘King Country Mohammed‘ via Alternative Tentacles, and are currently on a huge European/UK tour entitled ‘No Nostalgia’ in support of it.
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Seattle’s Kultur Shock, have been mixing Balkan folk melodies and bizarre meters with face melting metal and blood pumping punk rock in a pagan cauldron of lyrical, obnoxious, and politically irreverent music stew since 1996.
Yevdjevich describes the stylistic tradition of Kultur Shock as a cross-cultural plexus between different cultural traditions and styles united together. Artist says: “Metal is how we express our rage against the machine. Punk rock is how we express our political views. And when I am sad, emotional and exposed to all of those beautiful primitive feeling only live being can feel, that is what we call ‘Sevdah’. Providing the translation of the term, Gino explains that the closest meaning it has in English is the blues explanation -“when a good man feels bad”.
‘King Country Mohammed’ single is out now via Alternative Tentacles Records. A vinyl LP version of band’s D.R.E.A.M. (2019) album is set for release in spring 2023.
Starting with their debut Live In Amerika’ Kultur Shock has set the tone for the further evolution of punk-rock with ethnic component. Following up their debut, the band signed to Koolarrow Records ( for three next albums – FUCC the INS(2001), Kultura-Diktatura (2003), and We Came To Take Your Jobs Away (2006) all of which were produced by Faith No More’s Billy Gould ). Since 2007, Kultur Shock has been working fully independently through Kultur Shock Records. The band released Live in Europe (2007), Integration (2009), Ministry Of Kultur ( 2011), Tales Of Grandpa Guru, vol. 1 EP (2012), IX (2014), Live At Home ( 2016), and DREAM ( 2019).
Kultur Shock unite punk-rock aesthetics alongside a strong ethnic presence, becoming one of the apologists of progressive-punk. Also, making a massive contribution to the popularization of the cultural tradition of Balkans all over the world.
Kultur Shock celebrated its quarter of a century life on stage with a European tour in July of 2022. After two years of pandemic disruption, the de facto founders of the genre-bending “gipsy-punk” movement were pleasantly surprised by the dedication of their audience and its youth. ‘No Nostalgia Tour’ would feature the following shows:
03.04. – Thessaloniki (GR) – venue TBA*
04.04. – Skopje (MK) – MKC*
05.04. – Sofia (BLG) – Pirotska 5*
06.04. – Sarajevo (BiH) – Dom Mladih Skenderija*
07.04. – Nis (RS) – Feedback*
08.04. – Belgrade (RS) – Zappa Baza*
11.04. – Zagreb (HR) – Močvara*
12.04. – Tuzla (BiH) – Club Palma*
13.04. – Mostar (BiH) – K19 / OKC Abrašević*
14.04. – Split (HR) – Kocka*
15.04. – Nova Gorica (SVN) – Mostovna*
16.04. – Maribor (SVN) – MC Pekarna*
19.04. – Munich (DE) – Rote Sonne*
20.04. – Landshut (DE) – Die Zentrale zum Rieblwirt*
21.04. – Frankfurt (DE) – Elfer*
22.04. – Berlin (DE) – SO36*
23.04. – Cologne (DE) – MTC*
25.04. – Manchester (UK) – Rebellion Club
26.04. – Nottingham (UK) – The Bodega
28.04. – London (UK) – The 100 Club
30.04. – Seissan (FR) – Welcome in Tziganie festival
01.05. – Rome (IT) – CSOA Forte Prenestino
* – supported by Erik & the Worldly Savages