Ukrainian group Bichkraft make tense, noisy experimental post-punk filled with an array of caustic guitars and electronic beats, all arranged in a haphazard yet urgent manner. The band's members are based in Kiev, a city without a flourishing scene for rock bands. Out of necessity, they've had to forge their own path, recording in makeshift studios and performing in D.I.Y. venues. Dima Novichenko and Jenia Bichowski, both vocalists and guitarists, formed the group in 2014, shortly after meeting. They were soon joined by bassist Serzh Kupriychuk, and the trio recorded their debut album, Mascot, in a basement. Brooklyn label Wharf Cat Records signed Bichkraft and released the full-length in 2015. The band moved from using sampled breakbeats to live drum machines when Zenya Fenec joined. For their second album, they built their own studio ...
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