SIKSA

Poland

danger/discomfort bass grrrl punk

Siksa is the most divisive Polish artist in recent memory, whose radical and brutally honest performances are smashing the patriarchy one gig at a time.
To quote her own words, she's a girl on a mission. A duo that’ll leave you puzzled yet enthralled with their raw form and uncompromising lyrics.
SIKSA is an infantile and antisocial nightmare that emerged from the punk rock, theater, and literature scenes.
It’s loud-mouthed literature shouted over vulgar bass marches, spat out here and now by a non-actress and non-musician…

"Established mid-2014 SIKSA is an ironic music performance drawing mainly from the punk aesthetics and crushing peoples expectations of what a real concert should look like at the same time.
The 30-minute-long show attacks the audience with a limited usage of instrument and expressive lyrics packed with references to popular culture.
Minimalist music is contrasted with the vocalist’s exaggerated persona, combined with elements of monodrama, controversial narrative and extravagant costumes.
Aleksandra Dudczak's lyrics (which were published in Wakat magazine) tackle feminist, political and pop cultural issues both with humor, irony and pastiche and thought-provoking seriousness."

SIKSA @ XI20 / Vilnius [LT]