After bursting onto the scene with single Vision Tricks a couple of months ago, Swedish punk duo Vulkano have been invited by Kate Nash to join her on her UK tour starting this week.
To celebrate, they’ve uploaded new track Spider, Spider with it’s sparse arrangement and fidgeting percussion setting a satisfyingly unsettling scene for Halloween later this month.
Erupting from the coast of Stockholm, Sweden, Vulkano is an explosive new duo pushing punk forward in their own charming way. They are uncompromising, extrovert and maximalist.
With a passion for astrology, the paranormal and nature, healing stones, tropical landscapes, mythology and mountains, Vulkano consists of the constantly headbanging Lisa Pyk-Wirström (keyboards/percussion) and the tour de force, the hissing feline Cissi Efraimsson (drums/lead vocals).
For Vulkano, it’s really all about their live show, a power unto itself. If they could, they’d have steaming hot bombastic shows containing choreography, costumes, magic tricks and light displays, creating a world where everything is possible.
Taking inspiration from Pink Floyd, Siouxie & the Banshees, Bo Hansson, Velvet Underground and films such as Lucifer Rising, Barbarella, Holy Mountain and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Vulkano want to explore the realms of art, music, film, fashion and performance. They want to amaze, make people react and interact and they want to abuse their art school roots.
Back in Stockholm they have their own Vulkano club night, have directed videos including a recent one for Swedish DJ collective Mash Up International and are currently working on their own psychedelic short film. But that’s all by the by because the real focus is their gutsy, potent punk full of hooks, chaos and straight-up boundless energy.
You can catch Vulkano live on the following dates:
10 Oct Norwich Waterfront
11 Oct Birmingham Institute
12 Oct London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
14 Oct Cardiff The Globe
15 Oct Dublin Whelan’s
16 Oct Belfast Stiff Kitten
18 Oct Glasgow SWG3 Studio Warehouse
19 Oct Manchester Academy 2