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The Donkeyshots

The Donkeyshots

The Donkeyshots


The Donkeyshots combine an intoxicating blend of hard Rock and Gypsy romance, with a pinch of Balkan and Ska/Punk. Drastic, unpredictable rhythm, tempo and style changes meet eccentric brasstirades, powerful guitarlicks and a rich variety of grooves. Complemented by an interplay of expressive shouting and fragile vocals from their Bulgarian frontman, The Donkeyshots create an orderly chaos, both carefully thought out and at the same time playfully experimental. Read more on Last.fm
The Donkeyshots combine an intoxicating blend of hard Rock and Gypsy romance, with a pinch of Balkan and Ska/Punk. Drastic, unpredictable rhythm, tempo and style changes meet eccentric brasstirades, powerful guitarlicks and a rich variety of grooves. Complemented by an interplay of expressive shouting and fragile vocals from their Bulgarian frontman, The Donkeyshots create an orderly chaos, both carefully thought out and at the same time playfully experimental. The Donkeyshots got together in 2002. At that time the band consisted of eight members and primarily played Ska-Punk.

In 2007 they decided that a change had to be made, so they seized the opportunity to go in a different direction. Five of the orginal eight members now remain. The new sound that dissociates from the Ska-Punk that characterized The Donkeyshots in the first five years and become much harder and experimental. Different influences from Balkan/Gipsy, Polka, Latin, Rock and (Nu-)Metal were added to the mix and for the last two years, The Donkeyshots have worked on new songs, reinventing themselves after eight-years of self-discovery. Their sound is now entering it‘s next chapter, with the release of their new album „Chasing Windmills“ (Released on 30.10.2009 Finest Noise / Fragemento) one that explores the concepts of compromised ethics, change and nostalgia.

With so many bands tailoring their sound to fit mainstream genres, The Donkeyshots‘ multifaceted style is a refreshing and unique mix that has left German reviewers struggling to pigeonhole their music. Compared to a wide range of artists including System of a Down and Gogol Bordello, the innovative music of ‚Chasing Windmills‘ defies classification and challenges the necessity of fitting into one specific genre...so stop reading and start listening. ORIGIN Munich, Bavaria, Germany GENRES Alternative Brassover, Gipsy flavoured Brassrock MEMBERS Bogdan Brakalov voc, git Sebastian Emanuel sax Winfried Ruhs trombone Mathias Mallinger bass Sascha Ibel drums DISCOGRAPHY 2009„Chasing Windmills“ [LP] 2009 „Best Of Modern Noise (Volume 1)[ SAMPLER] 2009 „The Finest Noise - der Sampler Vol.22“ [SAMPLER] 2005„The Donkeyshots“ [LP] 2002„Let It Spin“ [DEMO-EP] * www.donkeyshots.com * www.myspace.com/donkeyshots * http://www.amazon.de/Chasing-Windmills-Donkeyshots/dp/B002LBD4Y0 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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