While Messer Chups' mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters. Their catchy music combines surf, vintage Russian melodies, rare film samples from the 50s and 60s, scratchy historical recordings, and lounge loops. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity, all played against a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and superstars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi in a zombie mash-up.
» Pirato Ketchup (Surf)
One would think they’re straight out of a Tarantino movie soundtrack with their wild surf rock. Pirato Ketchup has made dance more than one people since its beginning in 2008 : Yes, the group has accumulated concerts in Belgium but also in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Since their first release, the EP Speed Surfer, the four musicians gathered excellent reviews from the European trade press, welcoming this explosive mixture of 60's surf music, garage, yeye, twist and rockabilly. But it is on stage that the band has the most fun and communicates it to the audience.
Anyway, the real thing is that they’re sexy, they rock and they turn on the juice ! That’s Right !