think German polkas are only good for lederhosen ?
Check out the POLKAHOLIX! Clear your minds, pull on your sweats and:
May the 2/4s be with you!
No Polka - no fun! Whithout Polka there is no TexMex, no Merengue,
no Ska, no Punk, no - I don't know what. Firstly: no Rock'n Roll.
- What, you didn't know that? POLKAHOLIX show you how its done. They
have re-animated the Polka tradition, understandably in their own
way. 2/4 time and off you go this is Speed-Polka.
They are Men on a Mission, and the Mission is Polka. They are in fact,
to all intents and purposes, knee-deep in the Polka hoopla. "Brilliant!
POLKAHOLIX is the new live sensation from Germany. Excellent music,
excellent show, go, polka go!!" [EKSTRA BLADET - DK]
POLKAHOLIX has done a dynamite job and drove the Ariano crowd wild!"
[FOLKBULLITINO - I]
The Danes adore 'em, the Italians want to put their collective hands
down their trousers and the Finns are frankly bonkers about their
'Ska-Brass-Tornados' (and we quote - English does not come easily
to your average Finn). "It isn't what you play, it's how you
play it. POLKAHOLIX all night long and the main stage at the Kaustinen
festival is burning!" [AAMULEHTHI - FIN]
In their homeland, polka-starved Germans besiege the band wherever
they appear, demanding instant polka-gratification. In Croatia they
were partially responsible for the outbreak of peace, in Austria they
brought down the rightist government of the day. In the Faroe Islands,
gnarled fishermen feverishly knit jumpers to a POLKAHOLIX accompaniment,
and in The Netherlands, at least one journalist was rendered speechless
(temporarily). "Their music ranges from ska to cajun, from rock
'n roll to polka, from - words fail me. I'll just say that they're
totally amazing." [GRONINGER DAGBLAD - NL]
After 300 concerts in 5 years, the POLKAHOLIX are red-hot (but
not literally). Their new CD "The Great Polka Swindle"
was recorded in the notorious Hansa Studios in Berlin, home to such
famous polka-enthusiasts as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Inspired by
the polka-tastic results, 54 DJs in 16 countries voted this, their
second CD, into the the World Music Chart Europe top 20 (divided
by 4.3). This global formula has also been adopted in their homeland
- the band is now RUTH-nominated for 2008 (RUTH is the German world
music prize, and is not averse to a quick polka herself).
POLKAHOLIX are on a Mission of Polka. Is the Mission accomplished?
We believe so!