Band page created in 2007.
Formed in 2004 Boston's Protokoll combine luxurious synth-pop melodies with shoegaze inspired guitar swells, backed with a juggernaut rhythm section. While there's no mistaking that this is pop music, these are not pop musicians
Their influences draw as much from British Guitar Pop bands of the 80's as they do from the New York Post-Punk and No Wave scene of the same decade. They exhibit a raw, urgent sound reminiscent of Chameleons UK and the Sound, but with a heaviness that can only be modern. They have played extensively throughout the US and UK with artists such as: She Wants Revenge, The Rakes, Annie, Peaches, and Wolfmother.
Their self titled EP was recorded at Q Division studios in Somerville, MA, and engineered by Rafi Sofer, who was the assistant engineer on Mission of Burma's OnoffOn.
"Terrific new band from the States. Very fine EP. They nod to everything from Bauhaus to The Chameleons UK. My tip for 2006."- Steve Lamacq- BBC Radio 1
"Future stars. Steve Lamacq already loves them... and you will too!"- NME
"This band is GREAT!"- Zane Lowe BBC1