The best way for a drummer to stick around with Traumahelikopter is to not learn or unlearn how to drum. Two toms and a crash is all you need to be able to play and preferably not with too many variations. The trio hailing from the upper north of the Netherlands wants to sound like a racket; dirty, sweaty and catchy as hell. Two guitars, two singers and a guy who beats two pots and a pan. Reminiscent of lofi blues punk bands such as The Oblivians, Traumahelikopter perfectly fits the current garage rock wave lead by Ty Segall playing catchy pop tunes in an uncompromising and forward focused fashion. Bad ass pop tunes that rock like a boat on full sea in the midst of Sandy.
In the last few years they have conquered many rock ’n roll heart with simple, raw and pure rock ’n roll, leaving a small film of sweat and passion on every stage they stood on, solo or as opening act of Mikal Cronin, Segall and the likes.
A passion which is also captured in Kids and Bad Day on the 7″ preceding their self-titled full length debut. Both are taken from the record and not only capture the essences of the band’s live performances, but also give a clear idea of the 28 minutes of sheer garage punk that this full length is going to give. Especially Kids is one of those fist-pumping-shout-a-long garage rock anthems that immediately can be sung along and never leave your audio memory again. One of the best out of the eleven tunes on the debut, but the other ten (including Bad Day) will be amongst the best and dirtiest rock songs you are about to hear in 2013.