While Messer Chups' mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters. Their catchy music combines surf, vintage Russian melodies, rare film samples from the 50s and 60s, scratchy historical recordings, and lounge loops. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity, all played against a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and superstars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi in a zombie mash-up.
BALU & DIE SURFGRAMMELN
Emanating from the greyish tides of river Danube, Balu & die Surfgrammeln have found their destiny in merging trashy instrumental
hi-speed surf sound with the classic tradition of Viennese orchestral music.
As of today, they failed miserably.
Following their debut EP "Los Chicharrones del Surf" (Green Cookie Records 2015), they have recently contributed to the Anthology of
contemporary Austrian instrumental surf music "Breadcrumb Beach", to appear in May 2018 on Plan 9 Trash Records"