Acclaimed Turkish punk rock band Lalalar to perform mini UK tour in September

One of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Turkiye is Lalalar. Hailing from Istanbul, the three-piece outfit serve up a unique blend of punk rock, psychedelic funk and electronica bound together with Anatolian beats.

Band members Barlas Tan Özemek, Kaan Düzarat and Ali Güçlü Şimşek describe their sound as “a future-nostalgia through some retro-cinematic bass lines, electro-dirty beats, rebroken vocals, self-flirting guitars”.

Their songs regularly feature samples borrowed from Anatolia’s incredible musical archive, giving Lalalar’s genre-busting high energy music an edge that European audiences have fallen for as much as those from Turkiye.

Last year, the trio released their highly acclaimed debut album Bi Cinnete Bakar  [‘Look At Da Madness’], 15 tracks of absurd musical magic, prompting T-VINE culture writer Gizem Öztürk to list it as one of the top 5 essential listens of summer 2022.

The band have been making waves with their live performances too. They’ve already rocked Dutch music festival Le Guess Who and Les Rencontres Trans Musicales in France, and will be back out on the European circuit this year too.

They return to Britain too in September. After making their UK debut at the intimate Peckham Audio in November 2019, Lalalar will go on a mini UK tour with gigs in Manchester (5 Sept. Band on the Wall) and Norwich (7 Sept. Norwich Arts Centre), before arriving in Camden, London, to play the Jazz Café on Saturday 9 September.

Get your tickets fast – these gigs will definitely sell out!

You can grab yourself a digital copy of Lalalar’s album from Bandcamp for €10. Alternatively, listen to Lalalar on Spotify or check out their YouTube channel:

Event Details

Title: Lalalar – Manchester

Date: Tuesday 5 September

Doors: 7.30pm

Venue: Band on the Wall, 25 Swan St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ

Admission: £17.25

Tickets: for Band on the Wall standing concert tickets, click here.

Title: Lalalar – Liverpool

Date: Wednesday 6 September

Doors: 7.30pm to 11pm

Venue: District Liverpool, 61 Jordan StreetLiverpool L1 0BW

Admission: £16.00 (including £1.88 booking fee)

Tickets: for District Liverpool standing concert tickets, click here.

Minimum age 18

Title: Lalalar – Norwich

Date: Thursday 7 September

Doors: Bar opens at 7pm ; The event starts at 8pm

Venue: Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG

Admission: £14.00 to £16.00 (including £2.00 fee)

Tickets: for Norwich Arts Centre standing concert tickets, click here.

Title: Lalalar – Falmouth

Date: Friday 8 September

Doors: 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Venue: The Cornish Bank, 34 Church Street Falmouth TR11 3EF

Admission: £12.00 (plus £1.46 booking fee)

Tickets: for The Cornish Bank standing concert tickets, click here.

Title: Lalalar – London

Date: Saturday 9 September

Doors: 7pm to 10.30pm

Venue: Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

Admission: Standing tickets are priced £15 (plus £2 booking fees). This event is strictly 18 and over (ID will be required). Dine and watch the gig too from the balcony with restaurant tickets. Price is concert ticket + meal. £20 deposit needed per person.

Tickets: for Jazz Café standing concert tickets, click here. For Jazz Café  restaurant tickets, click here.

Main image, top, of Lalalar in March 2021 from Facebook.