One of the hottest live acts around, Altın Gün, plays the Kulturfabrik on Valentine’s Day.
Playing Anatolian rock with a healthy dose of psychedelia and folk, Amsterdam’s Altın Gün (photo Klein) wear their Turkish heritage on their sleeve. The band is famed for its repurposing of Turkish folk standards and classics, lending often long-neglected songs their own inimitable style on records like last year’s “Gece” album, which Piccadilly Records in Manchester described as “explosive, funky and transcendent”.
But it is in concert that the band really comes into its own as leaders Merve Dasdemir and Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit elicit the crowd to dance and their band of Dutch cohorts proceed to blow the roof off any venue. Dutch band Yin Yin plays a support slot.
100,7FM DJ Mike Tock will then host an after party until 3 a.m., complete with a few surprises, at the Ratelach venue inside the Kulturfabrik complex.