Turkish psych rock band Altın Gün to perform at London’s Troxy

Altın Gün are the hippest act to emerge from Amsterdam in recent years. Their songs, a unique blend of Turkish folk and psychedelia, underpinned by cheery pop hooks, and scintillating live performances have attracted a large and growing international fan base.

It all began with bassist Jasper Verhulst, who set out to reinvigorate the ’70s Anatolian rock sound he first heard while performing in Istanbul, where themes of love, death and traditional folklore dominate. He recruited band members via Facebook and, in 2016, Altın Gün were born.

A 2019 GRAMMY® Award nomination for their second long-play, Gece, as Best World Album, brought the band to greater prominence.

The Dutch sextet has captured the world’s imagination with an indelible fusion that combines psychedelic rock, deep funk, synthpop, cosmic reggae, and more with the rich and incredibly diverse traditions of Anatolian and Turkish folk music.

After two years of recording separately from home during the pandemic and releasing two albums in 2021, Âlem and Yol, Altın Gün have recorded a fresh and funky long-play titled Aşk, which was released earlier this year.

Aşk sees Altın Gün returns to their retro Turkish psychedelic rock roots, where traditional instruments sit comfortably alongside synth-drenched beats, wrapped in the enchanting vocals Merve Daşdemir and Erdinç Ecevit. There is an infectious power and urgency to this record, which many regard as their finest yet.

See for yourselves when the band returns to London in April 2024, where they will perform at the iconic Troxy.

Concert Details

Title: Troxy presents Altın Gün

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Time:  Doors open at 7pm. Last entry 10pm

Venue:  Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, Stepney, London E1 0HX

Admission: From £29.58 – price includes a £1.50 venue restoration levy.

This is a 14+ event.

Tickets: buy online from Dice – click here to access

Main image, top, of Altın Gün live at Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15/11/2022. Photo © Nejc Ketiš via Facebook / Kino Siska