REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA – Kinky Star Ghent, Belgium – 15 February 2018
REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA is a smashing punk and roll turbo out of Istanbul, Turkey led by the utterly charismatic frontlady Aybike Çelik Özbey and guitarist Tolga Özbey. Last Thursday they hit my hometown Ghent (Belgium) with crushing rock and punk firework. To be honest I’ve never heard of this trashy tornado until yesterday when I checked the band on YouTube and found this thunderous slam clip, which made me totally exciting to go out and see the band live…
And what a night it was. From the very smoking start to the burning end this 4-piece engine developed a non-stop rawk ‘n’ roll fury fueled with a tremendously clever mix
of own sledgehammers and covers of timeless crackers such as The Stooges‘ nasty firecracker ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and legendary girl punks The Runways‘ striking smack
‘C-c-c-c-c-c-c-cherry Bomb’. A blistering set capable of inflaming the whole city. BIG FUN! MASSIVE TUNES! HOT PERFORMANCE! Rakish singer Aybike is the eye-catching star in the middle looking like a cross between the Plasmatics‘ Wendy O. Williams and Blondie‘s Debbie Harry on a wild night. Steamy, sexy and sweaty. You don’t need to go to big arenas to go bananas, on the contrary. To hell with mega bands playing mega arenas,
you find the real stuff on the club circuit. Damn right! Thank you, REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA for proving me right!!
Some more snakes havoc right here…
(concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume!)