Saturday 2 September

MOMO Festival 2019

Altin Gün

Turkish psych-rock


Turkish Psych rock has been gaining a lot of attention in the West again this last decade or so, but only a few bands have embraced the genre the way Altin Gun have.

3voor12 called them ‘the most exciting coverband in the Netherlands’, but besides Anatolian rock covers they now also play their own interpretations of traditional Turkish music. Last spring saw them give birth to their debut album, On, and during the summer they were seen playing festivals like, Best Kept Secret and Into the Great Wide open. And yes, even across from the Dutch borders they have gained quite a following with their danceable psychedelica: performing their music from Spain to France to Canada and yes, obviously, Turkey as well.


Turkse psych-rock stond het afgelopen decennium weer volop in de belangstelling in het Westen, en maar weinig bands omarmden het genre zoals Altin Gün.

3VOOR12 noemde ze ‘de spannendste coverband van Nederland’, maar naast Anatolische rockcovers spelen ze inmiddels ook bewerkingen van traditionele Turkse muziek. Afgelopen lente bracht Altin Gün debuutplaat On uit, en speelde vervolgens de hele zomer op festivals als Best Kept Secret en Into The Great Wide Open. Ook over de grens slaat de dansbare psychedelica aan: de formatie was live te zien in Spanje, Frankrijk, Canada, en natúúrlijk ook in Turkije.

“Live, they’re a lithe, slinky beast, unifying crowds in a sea of dancing limbs and carefree glee.”
Drowned in Sound


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