The Kurws

(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. In 2014 a new album, entitled “Wszystko co stałe rozpływa się w powietrzu / All that is solid melts into air”, was released on CD by Gusstaff Records (CD/Digital) and in spring 2015 on vinyl (Gaffer Records / Red Wig).

The band has played numerous gigs throughout Europe and are faithful henchmen of DIY principles. 

Depending on the circumstances, the band performs as a trio:
- Dawid Bargenda (drums)
- Hubert Kostkiewicz (guitar)
- Jakub Majchrzak (bass)

… or as a quartet, enriched by:
Oskar Carls (Saigon, Vulkano) - saxophone (2012 -)

Ex members:
Krzysztof Tokarski - saxophone (2009 - 2012),
Wojciech Bajda - bass clarinet, clarinet B (2011-2012),
Piotrek Zabrodzki (LXMP, Baaba, Efekt Moozgu) - synthesizer (2012 - 2015),
PiotrŁyszkiewicz - saxophone (2013).