Messer Chups + Goo Goo Muck DJ
The New Adelphi Club & Goo Goo Muck present
+ Goo Goo Muck DJ Chris Von Trapp
Tuesday 14th November 2023
The New Adelphi Club
Messer Chups is Oleg “Guitaracula” (guitars, horror laugh, video), Svetlana “Zombierella” (bass guitar, vocals, screams) and Rockin’ Eugene (drums, vocals, howling). The band was formed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, by Guitaracula and then-teenaged Zombierella. Through the group’s numerous world tours and steady music releases, Messer Chups has now amassed a huge and passionate global fanbase.
They recently signed their first US record deal with Los Angeles based MuSick Recordings, one of the premier garage rock and surf music labels (The Boss Martians, Satan’s Pilgrims, The Moog, Space Cossacks, etc), who are releasing the band’s new album Taste The Blood of Guitaracula.
While the band’s 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 there-min, 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 video-collaged backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and stars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi in a zombie mash-up!