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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Gruzja have released the title track off their upcoming album “Koniec Wakacji”

Gruzja have released the title track off their upcoming album “Koniec Wakacji” (“The End of the Holidays”), which is scheduled for a 6th October release. The song sounds like the first school bell and tastes like the last watermelon of the season.

Guests on the “Koniec Wakacji” album include LARMO, Mold, Perturbator and unknown people. The author of the album’s graphic design is Zbigniew Bielak. Satanic Audio is responsible for mixing and mastering, while the material was recorded at MAQ Records and in The Basement. The band will self-release the album. Greed is the reason behind this decision. The album will be available in CD and digital formats.

The album “Koniec Wakacji” can be compared to a history book and a daily news bulletin – it doesn’t offer anything new. It’s a collection of fragments. Fresh and cold, strange and personal. It’s charades in a trench, and a trench in a smartphone. Faces tuned and disarmed. Everything fake and not pretended.

Gruzja is a group of immigrants from Australia drawing on the folklore of Sudan and Sosnowiec. The line-up consists of artists, instrumentalists and vocalists known from Furia, Odraza, Biesy, THAW, Mentor, Licho, Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi and several other bands. They released the albums “I iść dalej” (2019) and “Jeszcze nie mamy na was pomysłu” (2019); a split with Neon Scaffold titled “Konflikt” (2020) and a computer game soundtrack album entitled “Vulgator” (2021) for the game Priest Simulator. The new album is being submitted for nominations to prestigious award juries at Fryderyk Awards, Polityka’s Passport, Bursztynowy Słowik, Adidas Literary Award and Gdynia Literary Award.

1. Jerusalem shore
2. Aleksandria
3. Pomnik
4. Od przedszkola do okopa
5. Poczytaj mi tato
6. Moda nienawiści
7. Kciuk cel pal
8. Sałynka
9. Następna stacja getto (feat. Mold)
10. Do pokoju
11. Koniec wakacji
12. Już po dzwonku (feat. LARMO)
13. Wojna domowa
14. Kciuk cel pal (remix Perturbator)

Gruzja will promote the new album on a Polish tour starting on 12th October. 

Photo credit: Wiktor Franko