Ⓒ Ahmet Budak

Lalalar at Gretchen / Tuesday, 2.5.2023

Signed to our favourite label of the moment, Bongo Joe, the Turkish psychedelic band Lalalar come to Berlin for a special live concert at Gretchen in May.

Istanbul’s Lalalar remind you of your favorite 80’s cult show theme, and simultaneously sound like a delightful dumpster dive of spaghetti western-psychedelics, Anatolian funk, sampling and hazy electronics. The one constant: Lalalar is the type of band you want to move to with abandon.

Fresh psychedelia from Istanbul! With their retro-cinematic bass lines, dirty electronic beats, rebroken vocals, flirting guitars and attentively dug samples from the legacies of Anatolia, Lalalar evoke a future nostalgia.

Founded by three well-known musicians from the Turkish music scene, respected both for their solo and collective work, Lalalar is no doubt one of the must-hear European discoveries of the moment. The title of their scorching debut single ‘Isyanlar’ translates to rebellions, and that’s more or less the gist of how this bunch operates on stage.


Tuesday, 2nd May 2023 | 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

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