Tag: Turkish rock

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Seminal nu metal band maNga set to make long-awaited return to London

After an absence of nine years from the UK, maNga’s British fans can finally see them live when the nu metal band play a single date in London later this month. One of Turkey’s biggest bands, maNga have played a pivotal role in redefining Turkish rock music with their progressive fusion of electronic beats, traditional […]

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The 10 best MFÖ songs
 

  When my editor asked me to pick my favourite ten songs by legendary band MFÖ in advance of their London concert on 18 March, I didn’t think it would be this hard. The band formed in 1980 – more than a decade before I was born – and they still comprise of the original […]

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Turkish pop icons MFÖ set to finally play London

  MFÖ have been around since the 1980s, recording some of Turkey’s biggest and most original music, including Ali Desidero and Sarı Laleler, their songs covered by countless Turkish artists. They tour regularly, but they have never quite reached our shores – until now. Finally their British fans will have the chance to see them […]

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Legendary psychedelic folk singer Selda Bağcan to rock KOKO in Camden

Iconic singer-songwriter Selda Bağcan is enjoying a huge resurgence in her career. The queen of 70s Turkish Psychedelic Rock has been sampled by the likes of Mos Def and Dr Dre, and is now a regular on the international live music circuit, exposing a new generation to her blend of Anatolian Folk Punk-Rock Protest music. […]

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Canan Sağar to promote new album Kalbim at UK launch party in Harringay

  Earlier this year, London-based Turkish rock & folk singer Canan Sağar followed up her debut release 13 with Kalbim. The eight-track album takes its cue from the tragic events occurring in Turkey. Canan will be performing a selection of her new songs at her UK album launch party in Beans and Barley, Harringay, this weekend. We […]

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Counting down for Duman live at the O2 Academy Islington

  In ten days’ time seminal Turkish rock band Duman will take to the stage in London to perform a selection of their greatest hits. Duman rocked the O2 Academy Islington with a sellout gig back in January 2016 for. They return with a slightly different line-up, as Mehmet Demirdelen takes over on drums. Alongside him […]

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20 things you didn’t know about Teoman
 

As the countdown begins to Teoman’s London concert at the O2 Kentish Town this Sunday, here’s our top twenty facts about Turkey’s iconic pop rocker. Teoman was born Fazlı Teoman Yakupoğlu in Giresun on 20 November 1967. His biggest music idol is Elvin Presley. An only child, Teoman lost his dad, a lawyer, when he […]

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Legendary rocker Teoman to play London for the first time this October

One of Turkey’s biggest music stars will make his London debut next month. Teoman and his band will be live at the Forum in Kentish Town on Sunday 16 October. The 48-year-old singer-songwriter first came to prominence with his 1998 breakthrough album O, containing numerous hits including Sus Konuşma and Kardelen. It remained in the […]