The Protagonist

Live Act Alternative Electronica Pop Rock Progressive Organic El...
The Protagonist - Alternative Electronica Pop Rock Progressive Organic Electronic Music Live Act in Skopje

The Protagonist Short Info

“In their work one feels the freshness and quality of experience that contains passionate creativity…” Rolling Stone - Croatia (May – 2014)

The Protagonist are a rare musical and lyrical creative duo. Formed in late 2010 by musical visionaries: R.S.Rush & Kuzman. With the aim of an eclectic and sonically adventurous approach to music and lyrically enigmatic yet soulful ambiguous themes. Their debut material, which lyrically is based on rich textual and inter-textually meaningful and thought provoking concepts, from sci-fi, drama to human and earth based conditions. Musically, they take you on a journey from diverse influences of progressive electronic music of the 70's, German Krautrock... They have created a sonically rich musical textures and celestial feel, with the unique blend of how they use electronics, organic sound and guitar lines, the heart-full, powerful vocals and their stories, soundscapes are not to be missed.

In their live performances they are able to take you on a journey, do an open heart & mind surgery, with their light and shade, rock and roll, the ambient, the culture of change and diversity spontaneity, energy, freshness it's all there.

Their debut singles "Hyperreal" & "Atom From The Sun" saw them enter the MTV-Adria Top 20 charts. The debut album "No Exit Museum" is a semi-conceptual record, produced and mixed by the band themselves & mastered by Simon Heyworth, whom has worked with variety of world class artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Oldfield, Brian Eno among many others. Released by Password Production.

The band is currently working on their second album "Absolute Attitude" which is planned for a late 2016 release.

“In their work one feels the freshness and quality of experience that contains passionate creativity…” Rolling Stone - Croatia (May – 2014)

The Protagonist are a rare musical and lyrical creative duo. Formed in late 2010 by musical visionaries: R.S.Rush & Kuzman. With the aim of an eclectic and sonically adventurous approach to music and lyrically enigmatic yet soulful ambiguous themes. Their debut material, which lyrically is based on rich textual and inter-textually meaningful and thought provoking concepts, from sci-fi, drama to human and earth based conditions. Musically, they take you on a journey from diverse influences of progre...

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Past Gigs The Protagonist

  • 10 | 2015 Skopje (City Square) Headliners on "White Night - City Festival"
  • 06 | 2015 Skopje "No Exit Museum" Live Album Promo @ Radio - 103
  • 12 | 2014 Skopje M.K.C
  • 08 | 2014 Kriva Palanka Co-Headliners - JoyFest
  • 07 | 2014 Skopje (Fortress) Opening Act For "Billy Idol" (Skopje Gori Festival)
  • 08 | 2013 Ohrid Co - Headliners - Project Live
  • 01 | 2013 Skopje Birthday of Art (M.K.C. - Skopje)

Discography The Protagonist

  • 2016 Absolute Attitude Album | To be released in 2016.
  • 2015 Love Stream Single | To be released in September 24'th.
  • 2015 Space Station Single | Indie
  • 2015 No Exit Museum Album | Password Production
  • 2013 Atom From The Sun Single | Indie
  • 2012 Hyperreal Single | Indie

Media

  • Sound The Protagonist - Atom From...
  • Sound The Protagonist - Hyperreal...
  • Video The Protagonist - Space Sta...
  • Sound The Protagonist - Starblind
  • Video Kraftwerk - The Model (Cove...

Origin

  • Skopje MK

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • R.S.Rush Vocals, Backgorund Vocals, Lyrics, Programming, Synths, Guitars and Piano.
  • Kuzman Guitars, Keyboards, Synths, Programming, Live Computers and Piano.
  • Additional Live Musicians: Ivan: Keyboards & Live Computers. Enco: Drums