Godzina Pusta (LP)
Nikt Nic Nie Wie - 12 €
SMIERC come from Stockholm, Sweden and formed a year ago, or so. This record is their debut. The band, with members from Idiot Ikon, Imperial Leather and Abductee S.D, explore new grounds for themselves. They mix d-beat with a lot of melody, light but fast and melodic guitars, travelling bass guitar and ultra melodic vocals from Ninka. Now, we come to the point. Ninka, who is not Polish, writes and sings in Polish. She does it so well that I got tricked and assumed she IS Polish. Very well done, Ninka. You’ve got my admiration. Ninka has always been into Polish punk scene and Polish bands, so she decided to mix Polish lyrics from punk bands such as DEZERTER, POST REGIMENT and HOMOMILITIA with a poet WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA or poetry singer EWA DEMARCZYK. This is just brilliant. And she does it so skilfully. You need to know the language, you need to know the the scene and you need to feel it all to come up with such a natural result.