Tag: Turkish rock

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Jazz Café: Turkish rock band Gripin to celebrate their 20th anniversary with gig in London

Gripin have confirmed the revised date for their “20thanniversary” London concert. Originally scheduled for 10 February 2021, but delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert at the Jazz Café is now set for Wednesday, 9 February 2022. All 2021 tickets remain valid. One of Turkey’s biggest alternative rock bands of the past two decades, […]

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Asia Minor: a progressive rock band from France with a Turkish touch

It was the end of 70s and early 80s, when punk became mainstream, and Franco-Turkish combo progressive rock band Asia Minor hit their stride, releasing two albums back to back. Suddenly the band was attracting the attention of all prog lovers and prominent musicians of the era, including Alan Parsons, who was recording an album […]

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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 […]