Got the announcement today that Subway to Sally will be playing Wacken again next year, which makes me rather happy. Another band that was announced was Russkaja, and the description on the website piqued my interest:
“Also the Austrian band Russkaja takes along their best Russia folklore for you to WOA 2011. With polka-beats and ska they´ll get you up to speed!”
So, yeah, I had to check them out.
I can’t really tell you that much about them, as the above description pretty much sums them up. They’re a seven-piece folk band featuring vocals, violin, brass instruments, and the usual guitars and drums. They mix trash-metal, world jazz, funk and fuck-knows-what-else into this INSANE folk mash-up that defies reality as we know it. I cannot decide if I like it or hate it. No, scratch that. I love it.
Their extremely kvlt, grymm name comes from the words “Russia”, “Ska” and “Ja” (German for “Yes”).
This one is an interview, and it’s in German.
A live clip with decent sound:
OK, so you couldn’t listen to them every day, but I bet they put on one hilarious live show. I can’t wait.