Cześć ! Our Balcony TV review today has been filmed in Poznan. Featuring the eccentric and delightful Vladimirska.
Music to lift your mood and lyrics to question the seriousness of life; ‘Walking Stick’ is light, bouncy, weird and wonderful. The lyrics ‘without my walking stick I’d go insane’ gave me a bit of a giggle but after the clip I realised I was humming the tune all day (and skipping). As bizarre as it is to be listening to a song about walking aids it makes a welcome change to the usual gloomy pop ballads that make us want to do a Sylvia Plath on it.
The circus like melodies are not surprising; Scotia Gilroy (accordion-player) started out accompanying a pantomime clown show in Krakow with music that she composed herself. She met future Vladimirska guitarist Igor Herzyk at a monthly open mic night in Krakow. Shortly after Ernest Heksel (trumpet) and Guillaume Martin (saxophone) joined the duo. Martin was later replaced by Romek Glowacki and then Paulina Owczarek. Vladimirska went on to play festivals and concerts all over Europe and have received a very positive response (how could they not with ‘carnival-retro’ music?!)
Although some of the lyrics are a bit weird, who questions the Pixies about their lyrics; ‘This monkeys gone to heaven..’? Well maybe some people question it, boring people. These guys are talented musicians, creative and normal. They do not pose, look miserable or wear guy-liner. Excellent.
The band refer to themselves as ‘circus-retro-folk’ which could be a bit difficult to explain without giving it a listen…you can download their single of ‘Werewolf’ for free off www.vladimirska.bandcamp.com.
By kind permission: http://balconytv.com/