Tuesdays - Joker Out (Balkan Express 055)
A five-member all-male Slovenian rock band goes by the name of Joker Out and has the distinct odour of hormones and excellent music.
They call their sub-sub-sub-subgenre shagadellic rock n’ roll and it shows. Their upcoming debutante album is titled Umazane misli (Dirty Thoughts) and for good reason. Their music is dripping with underlying sexuality. As one would expect from twenty-somethings in a rock band.
That said, both the production and the content are above average for a group of kids oozing pheromones. To some extent this owes to the fact that some group members have, let’s call it that, excellent musical lineage, with rock imprinted in their DNA.
But mostly, the band has a stage presence and can work the crowd. This made them a popular act with the youngsters and ensured they kept getting better and better billing, up until their first standalone act in spring of 2020.
Then, of course, the pandemic struck and everything went to hell in a handcart. But Joker Out made good use of the lock-downs and recorded new material, released another single got everything ready for the release of their first album, due in a matter of weeks
Balkan Express takes weekly trips into contemporary musical production of, you guessed it, the Balkans. Forget the gusle and tamburice, this show is about rock, pop and a sense of humour. Well, at least there’s guitars. On air most Tuesdays in a new-and-improved time-slot at 1100 hrs. Usually. Your train conductor is Aljaž (aka @pengovsky) who once did the world a solid and decided never to sign again in public. Which is why he ended up doing radio.
TuesdaysWith : Aljaž Every Tuesday at 10.00
Balkan Express takes weekly trips into contemporary musical production of the Balkans.