ENGLISH // SVENSKA
S U D A K I S T A N
LABEL: PNKSLM RECORDINGS
Few bands can chalk up their signature musical style to the contrasts between their roots and their adopted hometown, but Sudakistan are one of them. The Stockholm five-piece announced their arrival onto the punk scene proper in furious fashion with their incendiary debut record, Caballo Negro, in 2015; unsurprisingly for such an ambitious and irresistibly energetic album, it met with rave reviews across the board. What made it stand out from the crowd, though, was its interpolation of the band’s backgrounds.
Of Sudakistan’s current three members, all hail from South America and latin musical influences are a key part of their sound, particularly in terms of rhythm and groove; lay guitars and vocals that recall the likes of Oh Sees, At the Drive-In and Death from Above over the top of that and you have a potent clash of styles that elevates Sudakistan above their peers.
Ultimately, though, their real calling card is their chaotic live shows, one of which set the ball rolling on this second LP, Swedish Cobra. The album’s producer, Daniel Bengtson, was in the crowd when the band opened for Ty Segall in Stockholm and was excited about the prospect of capturing their live prowess on record.
Caballo Negro (LP, 2015)
Swedish Cobra (LP, 2018)
Automaton / Quiero Ser Tu Perro (7’’, 2019)