BAiLDSA is a balkan punk n’ roll band from Thessaloniki, Greece.
Since forming in 2008, BAiLDSA gradually developed their distinctive and individual sound by merging the balkan-gypsy genre with elements from ska, punk, reggae, rap, electro and even indie, psychedelic rock and stoner. In 2011, the band recorded and self-released its debut album “United States of Balkans”. It received very impressive reviews and helped build an international fanbase. However, live on-stage performances are the band at its best. So far, BAiLDSA’s dynamic and explosive shows have earned them numerous concerts all over Europe, several festival appearances, and opening acts for the likes of Kultur Shock, New Model Army and Manu Chao.
Ever since the beginning of their career, BAiLDSA actively join the forces of social change and stand against racism and fascism through their songs and general attitude. The band itself is the carrier of a hopeful message of unity and solidarity, which they spread like wildfire in every place they visit and play.
Balothizer are an electric power trio emerging from Haringey, North London. In an area where cultures are constantly fused together, Haringey has been the birthplace of Balothizer’s mixture of a dynamic, ethereal style of music which the band dub as Post Cretan. Their following however has come up with the tagline that defines their unique and powerful style of music … Cretan Music From Hell!
With their fusing of Cretan music and poetry traditions, along with heavy bass lines and thunderous drumming, Balothizer have been undertaking a series of high-powered shows, tours and festival dates across Europe, delivering their unique sound with an energy and ferociousness that has built them their strong and loyal following.
10 May 2019
Balabam, 58-60 High Road, N15 6JU London