ATOL ATOL ATOL (PL) + LIBRARY CARD
Co-hosting an OCCII Amsterdam show for the brilliant post punk band Atol Atol Atol from Wroclaw/Poland, with familiar faces from among others Kurws & Przepych, supported by Library Card from Rotterdam.
ATOL ATOL ATOL
Island post-punk from the south of Poland. The tour includes: unlimited cellar snorkeling, coffee on Enewetak and Bikini atolls, free time in the central depression. The cruise crew includes: Łukasz Plata (Ukryte Zalety Systemu, Przepych), Artur Soszynski (Ukryte Zalety Systemu) and Hubert Kostkiewicz (Kurws), powered by vocalist Agata Horwat. The whole is tied together with a dub brace by master of the console Szymon Szwarc (Jesień, Rozwód). „Koniec sosu tysiąca wysp” (The End of the Thousand Island Sauce) is an angular, overstimulated, rhythmically organized yet freedom-hungry punkoid in the vein of no wave or Minutemen, with a face that resembles absolutely no one.
In the summer of 2021, Library Card originated from the close-knit Rotterdam music scene. While writing their first few songs to a drum machine, Lot van Teylingen, Mitchell Quitz and Kat Kalkman found common ground within their love for expressive and thoughtful music. Soon after, the band recruited Emre Karayalçin whose unorthodox and articulate rhythms completed Library Card’s sound.
With their first release ‘Mirror Factory’, the band clearly illustrated its ability to create captivating universes which perfectly encapsulate Van Teylingen‘s impactful and emotional storytelling. On the 19th of October the band will release the live-session of their hostile and menacing song ‘Residual Heat’. The session, shot in an empty office building, shows the band engulfing every nook and cranny with their sonic intensity.
Poster: Salla e kuqe (Red Hall), part of the larger, iconic complex of Palace of Youth and Sports in Pristina, currently hosting a rehearsal space, a library and an observatory – used by the Astronomy Club of Kosovo. It was finalized a few years after the main structure of the Palace of Youth and Sports, which was formerly known as “Boro and Ramiz”, designed by architects Živorad Janković and Halid Muhasilović and finished in 1977.
Picture found at Prishtina e Vjetër.