If you like your garage rock to be wild, free, politically-charged and with more than a hint of a Latin influence, then Stockholm-based Sudakistan are the band for you.
The five-piece, who have mainly South American roots, have been teasing their debut album since the release of ‘El Movimiento’ back in 2012 and here they are a couple of years down the line with ‘Rabia’, the first single to be taken from that first full-length due out on PNKSLM at the start of 2015. The song itself, aside from the titular nods to the four-finger protest gesture born out of the political situation in Egypt this time last year, is a raucous four-minute ride across chanted vocals, crazed percussion and stunning guitar breaks. Sudakistan mix psych rock and musical cultures in a similar way to Goat, so it’s no surprise to learn the two are old touring partners.
The band are on tour in the UK at the moment and you can catch them at one of the places below, or hear them on Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show:
29/9 – Marc Riley Session, BBC 6Music
30/9 – Santiago Bar w/ Lucern Raze, Dull Aches, Hunch 5-3 – Leeds
1/10 – The Sunflower Lounge w/ Black Mekon, Dong Fang – Birmingham
2/10 – Chameleon Arts w/ Lucern Raze, The Damn Heavy – Nottingham
3/10 – Secret Party – London
4/10 – The Old Blue Last (PNKSLM Presents: The Slime Ball) w/ Les Big Byrd, Black Mekon, Lucern Raze, Thee MVP’s – London