Welcome to the dual natures that exist within the SKIP&DIE universe; filled with cosmic psychedelia, metamorphic body shaking, socio-political undertones and an infinite opposition to the status quo. Their debut album “Riots in the Jungle” was recorded on a transdisciplinary trip through South Africa (lead singer Cata.Pirata’s homeland) and then finalized in the electronic valhalla of Amsterdam. The group consists of Jori Collignon on keys and FX, artist & vocalist Catarina Aimée Dahms aka Cata.Pirata, Gino Bombrini on percussion/guitar and Daniel Rose on sitar/guitar/saz. Genre-blending ...
Conceptualised and directed by frontwoman Cata.Pirata, it was shot during gaps in the band's relentless touring schedule
Speaking previously about the track and the video, Cata.Pirata said "The Universe is our muse. We explore it, we soak it all up, we form our own opinions, we shape our own journeys. And we hope to stimulate the same cognitive shift in consciousness within our audience. Touching on poignant (social) matters is a way for us to destroy certain taboos and thereby their repressive powers."
Asked how they're obviously not afraid to touch on politics in their songs, Cata.Pirata replied, "There are numerous paths to enlightenment, to each their own. But to make it clear, we don’t choose to share only our views on 'politics', we choose to share our 'views', which so happen to contain notions of social struggle as well as personal poetics. The personal is political."
The band has been on an ongoing tour since the record was released in October. The live line-up consists of Cata.Pirata (vocals), Gino Bombrini (percussion, guitar), Nique Quentin (percussion), Daniel Rose (guitar, sitar, saz) and René Kuhlmann (electronics).
Here are their March dates. For their full tour schedule, see HERE.
March 6 5 Days Off, Amsterdam, NL
March 6 Sugarfactory, NL
March 7 Paard van Troje, Den Haag, NL
March 8 EKKO, Utrecht, NL
March 9 Where The Wild Things Are, Zeewolde, NL
March 12 Treibhaus, Innsbruck, AT
March 13 B72, Vienna, AT
March 14 ARGEkultur Salzburg, Salzburg, AT
March 15 Selig Chur, CH
March 16 Rocking Chair, Vevey, CH
March 17 Bee-flat Bern, CH
March 20 Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Koln, DE
March 21 Gleis 22, Munster, DE
March 22 Palác Akropolis, Prague, CZ
March 23 Club Stereo, Nuernberg, DE
March 26 Laiterie, Strasbourg, FR
March 27 La Vapeur, Dijon, FR
March 28 La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, FR
March 29 La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, FR
March 30 La Bobine, Grenoble, FR
March 31 Paaspop, Schijndel, NL