“What I Can Change” — a song performed by Tarakany! featuring Nikola Sarcevic (Millencolin) from the brand new record “The Power of One” that was released on A-F Records, 2018.
The very first live performance of the song took place a few years ago in 2015 at the biggest Russian rock festival Nashestvie, when anti-militaristic and pacifistic speeches of band's leader Dmitry Spirin led to a huge wave of insulting and blaming the band for the lack of patriotic feelings which has become the reason why Tarakany! never played at Nashestvie Festival again.
Since late '90s members of Tarakany! have been huge fans of Millencolin which is why this collaboration is something really special for the band as well as for both bands fans.
Tarakany! — The Power of One Tour: Europe 2019
• 26/04 — Trier (D) — Mergener Hof → tickets
• 27/04 — Koln (D) — Live Music Hall → tickets
• 28/04 — Bendorf (D) — Bier-Schmiede
• 29/04 — Rock'n'Roll Butterfahrt festival (D)
• 01/05 — Dresden (D) — Chemiefabrik → tickets
• 02/05 — Prague (CZ) — Rock Cafe → tickets
• 03/05 — Nurnberg (D) — Kunstverein
• 04/05 — Augsburg (D) — Kantine → tickets
Tarakany!, one of the biggest punk bands in Russia is coming back to Europe for the first time in the last six years.This time the band is on the tour supporting two records that were put out in 2018 worldwide.“The Power of One” — the whole record made in English released on A-F Records (USA) and “Among Other Zeroes and Ones” — split record with well-known Israeli band Useless ID which was released by Shield Record...
The Mighty Sounds Festival is a unique three-day music event, which is annually held in July near the Czech City of Tábor. The festival focuses primarily on punk and punk rock, rock’n’roll, hardcore, reggae, ska, rockabilly, indie rock and other styles of music that are derived from, or closely related to, these styles. One ...
A-F Records released the band’s The Power Of One full-length in June last year, and now they’re broadcasting their message on a wider scale. The documentary highlights the band’s early &rsq...
“Killing Pigs”: Chris “#2” Barker (Anti-Flag), Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID), Willem Heijmans (Antillectual), Nico Feelisch (Rogers)
“What I Can Change”: Nikola Sarcevic (Millencolin)
“Who You Were Yesterday”: Travis Leake (LoviNoch)
Chris #2, Anti-Flag:
On "Lie for Lie", the band details the very real problem in Russia of governmental tyranny. Freedoms are being erased, propaganda floods media outlets, and many Russians feel the whole world hates them even though the individual citizens didn't do anything… maybe some of you can relate to this..?
Speaking to Punknews, vocalist Dmitry Spirin said:
“Since the first Putin's term as a president Rus...
Dmitry Spirin commented on the track for the New Noise Magazine:
“The idea of this song is coming out of belief in equal rights for every being on our planet. And if there are people who’s agenda is non-violence behavior, how can they be involved in killing living beings? There are so many ways to feed yourself without violence and it’s such a shame that because of prejudice, habits and prop...
Chris #2, Anti-Flag:
“When I first heard Tarakany! massive parts of my life’s belief that music can transcend were confirmed. To see this band write songs that I connected with musically and politically, the same way I’ve connected with some of my favorite artists of all time, and have them be from Russia further reiterated that invisible bullshit b...
Two bands, two countries, two languages but friendship and a creative way of perception that the world around us can never be separated. Tarakany!, a punk band from Moscow/Russia and Useless ID, punk rockers from Haifa/Israel have put out the split record called “Among other zeros and ones“. Both bands not only have recorded each other\'s so...