Dope Calypso

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Dope Calypso Short Info

Come dive into the amazing, glamorous and nonsensical world of Dope Calypso, serving
you honest rock from Budapest, Hungary. Their sound’s like if all of a sudden, garage punk
fell deeply in love with the delicate pop music of the late sixties. You could feel this
somewhat extraordinary duplexity on their 2014 debut album Farewell To The Fairy,
Goodbye To The Ghost, and although that record appeared on all of the relevant
Hungarian charts, the perfect lovechild of the two genres was born when the next record
(Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!, 2015) hit the stores.

This time the two-minute long tracks lined up in full blossom: filled with obscure lyrics, tons of
references to pop culture and sacredness, telling absurd stories, while also working perfectly
as pop songs. Through their latest albums, (Mau Mau released in 2016 followed by Chaka
Chaka in 2017), they continue maintaining the method of creating and publishing a new
record every year, showing everyone, how surprisingly entertaining it is when you are totally
unable to take yourself seriously.

Genre-wise, the band is on the move from a Pixies like grunge to a concept based, Pond like
synthpop in the past five years, and it seems to suit them well. As a recognition of their talent
and hard work, in 2018 they were performing at Eurosonic Noorderslag, which made their
upcoming gig at Primavera Sound possible.

So if you like to call yourself an early adopter, consider Dope Calypso.

Come dive into the amazing, glamorous and nonsensical world of Dope Calypso, serving
you honest rock from Budapest, Hungary. Their sound’s like if all of a sudden, garage punk
fell deeply in love with the delicate pop music of the late sixties. You could feel this
somewhat extraordinary duplexity on their 2014 debut album Farewell To The Fairy,
Goodbye To The Ghost, and although that record appeared on all of the relevant
Hungarian charts, the perfect lovechild of the two genres was born when the next record
(Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!, 2015) hit the stores.

This time the two-minute long tracks lined up in full blossom: filled with obscure l...

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Dope Calypso on Tour

  • 26 | 05 | 2018 Debrecen Ivan & The Parazol tour support
  • 01 | 06 | 2018 Barcelona Primavera Pro Night Stage
  • 02 | 06 | 2018 Barcelona Primavera Pro Day Stage
  • 15 | 06 | 2018 Budapest Kolorádó Fesztivál
  • 16 | 06 | 2018 Budapest 30Y @ Park
  • 28 | 06 | 2018 Sopron Telekom Volt Fesztivál

Past Gigs Dope Calypso

  • 05 | 2018 Kaposvár Rippl Rónai Fesztivál
  • 04 | 2018 Guimaraes Westway LAB
  • 01 | 2018 Gröningen ESNS
  • 11 | 2017 Cascais Portugal Tour 2017
  • 11 | 2017 Évora Portugal Tour 2017
  • 11 | 2017 Portalegre Portugal Tour 2017
  • 11 | 2017 Lisbon Portugal Tour 2017
  • 11 | 2017 Viana Do Castelo Portugal Tour 2017
  • 09 | 2017 Verschiedene Locations (WUK, Clash, Schubert Theater, Off-Locations, etc.) WAVES VIENNA 2017
  • 08 | 2017 Budapest Sziget Festival
  • 06 | 2017 Sopron Volt Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Budapest Sziget Festival

Discography Dope Calypso

  • 2017 Chaka Chaka Album | Jesus Saves. Moses Invests.
  • 2016 Mau Mau Album | Jesus Saves. Moses Invests.
  • 2016 All Hearts Come Home For Chirstmas Single | Jesus Saves. Moses Invests.
  • 2015 Banzai! Single | Launching Gagarin
  • 2015 Banzai! Banzai! Banzai! Album | Launching Gagarin
  • 2014 Black Swamp Thing Single | Launching Gagarin
  • 2014 Fairwell to the Fairy, Goodbye to the Ghost Album | Launching Gagarin

Media

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  • Sound 01 Black Swamp Thing

Fan Radar

2,446 Fans
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Origin

  • Budapest HU

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Aron Szabo 'Vasalo' drummer, backing vocal
  • Laszlo Kelemen guitar,
  • Miklos Sarkadi guitar, main vocal
  • Szabo Tamas "Tonyo" organ, vocals