(ISR / Setalight Records)
Europe | Booking
► Second album "Simoom"
everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv; Cultural coexistence,
vigorous creation and an always happening urban scene. Drawing
influences from this local melting pot and exotic Middle Eastern feel,
along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf –
Ouzo Bazooka’s sound is a dizzying concoction of east meets west that
will send Hell's Angels dancing on table-tops, breaking plates,
grinning stupidly and ending up on the floor in a group-hug-pile-up.
will be released in March 2016 via Setalight Records (Berlin). The 10
songs featured on this album were recorded during the Summer of 2015 at
Uri's studio, which is located in one of Tel Aviv's most colourful
neighbourhood, populated by people from Eastern Europe, India, Africa
and Eastern Asia. Exotic food and fresh coffee, two defining flavors of
the Middle Eastern shuk, are significant ingredients of the album. The
attitude, sound and vibrance of the music comes out through in the form
of spicy licks and saucy lyrics.
Leader of the pack Uri Brauner
Kinrot, a prolific singer-songwriter has established himself as a major
name in the local and global music scene. He had trekked his unique
sound to far corners of the universe, rocking out the biggest and most
important international music festivals and clubs. He has played,
recorded, toured and helped shape the influential sounds of big names
such as Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, New York City’s punk heroes Firewater
and the Macedonian-Romani brass band Kocani Orkestar. Uri is also the
leader of the chartsuccessful Mediterranean surf band Boom Pam, who's
currently collaborating with Turkish psychedelic-folk legend Selda
After roaming the globe, Uri felt the urge to pursue
earlier influences that had always echoed in the back of his mind. He
returned to the sounds and artists that shaped him since his teens;
Cream’s fuzzed British Invasion, Link Wray’s Surfed-up style and The
Sonics’ soulful garage feel. The fresh new formula worked, and a true
and original sound was revealed. Uri’s kaleidoscopic vision exemplifies
good ol’ Rock n’ Roll with an oriental tinge, which is undoubtedly
heard in his latest endeavour, Ouzo Bazooka.
The group has been
touring extensively for the past 2 years, gaining local recognition,
plenty of radio airplay, and supporting act shows in Tel Aviv for both
The Pixies and The Hives. Ouzo’s debut album was released in Japan by
Tokyo based label, Tuff Beats, and in Germany by Broken Silence
Distribution. The German release was followed by a sold-out concert in
Berlin and was received with approval on the German airwaves. On
RadioEins, the single ’Going Down’ was the most played song for 2015.
Bazooka is currently available for booking. They prefer to play
wherever there is a demand for ass kicking spiritual psychedelic rock.
Ouzo Bazooka (2015)