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.
» Alk-A-Line (Electro / Post Punk)
If you haven't already been wowed by this Brussels based duo, it's high time you discover ALK-A-LINE !!!
Laurence Castelain, on microphone& bass, rocked for years with punk rock outfit The Chicks, heading an energetic female line-up and later also doing vocals with FLESH AND FELL.
Add to the mix the keyboards, voice and theremin of Sandra Hagenaar from FIFTY FOOT COMBO and you get a sound which is at once pacey and modulated, trashy and sophisticated. They call it electro under P.P.P. influence (Pop(Post)Punk).
Their first EP vinyl, out on the Disc-o-Bolle Label in 2009 is now sold-out ! Four fabulous cuts and remixes by IMPLANT, VELVET UNDERWEAR, THE YOUNG GODS and SM XPERIENCE.
2013 : LP vinyl Picture Disc, 10 tracks "Cosmic Trip Comic Strip" has been released on Lynch Law Records with nice collaborations as JL De Meyer (FRONT 242) and J Perry-Salkow (Flammarion, Actes Sud)
2019 : "Live in good company" CD out to come with Peter Slabbynck (RED ZEBRA), Bruce Ellison (VOLT SELECTOR), Ross Demon (LENGHT OF TIME) and JACQUES DUVALL holding the mike !!!
2020 : LP Vinyl can be announced !