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UMACK presents

Wednesday 30th September

K-X-P

UMACK presents

K-X-P

(Finland)

plus guests

^ Upstairs ^

Finland’s finest are back with something truly epic. Where K-X-P’s 2010 debut was an exercise in Kraut-tronica, K-X-P II finds the band unleashing their inner pop deviance. This is an album full of rock ‘n’ roll shamanism, glam-punk madness, grinding dance music, electronic Motörhead techno – and a bit of Krautrock too.

K-X-P comprises frontman Timo Kaukolampi (electronics, vocals and the ‘K’ in the band’s name) plus Tuomo Puranen (bass, keyboards and the ‘P’ in the band’s name) and drummers Tomi Leppänen and Anssi Nykänen (the ‘X’ – for the mystery). While Tomi is a permanent feature of the band and 2 drummer line-up is a studio only affair- it has been known to happen live on rare occasions.  Born from the ashes of seminal Finnish groups Op:l Bastards and And The Lefthanded. the band began with a manifesto: “K-X-P started after I wanted to stop playing in bands,” says Timo, frontman. “It’s the antidote to normal bands. Its an anti-band”

TICKETS

€15 tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €15