(the) Kurws formed in May 2008 as an unexpected result of a ping pong session. Since then they have pursued their own search, not so much in defined genres, but within the very foundations of rock, expression, and sound. It is a workshop where improvisation penetrates through composed material, a congealed form of the creation process. Armed with repetitions, recombinations, variations and contrasts, they frolic with memory and expectations. Post punk, krautrock, rock in opposition, funk, no wave - they present modes of playing, motives, and riffs we have heard time and time again in a totally different context, dissected from their original environment, placed side by side, used in a brand new manner, deconstructed and distilled.
Their debut album “Dziura w Getcie" / “Hole in the ghetto” was released in 2011 in Europe in a joint venture by Qulturap (CD), Oficyna Biedota, Trująca Fala, Blinded (LP and MC) and in the US by Bat Shit Records (2013). In the meantime, in 2012, they created Pustostany (released in 2017 on vinyl by Sweet Rot Records) - an emphemeral band with Maciek Salamon on the vocal. In 2014 a second album of the Kurws, entitled “Wszystko co stałe rozpływa się w powietrzu" / “All that is solid melts into air”, was released on CD by Gusstaff Records (CD) and in Spring 2015 on vinyl (Gaffer Records / Red Wig records & tapes). For 2017 is planned to release third album “Alarm”.
The Kurws are: Dawid Andrzej Bargenda (drums), Kuba Majchrzak (bass), Hubert Kostkiewicz (guitar), Oskar Carls (sax).