The Balkan’s brilliantly extravagant, number one group Dubioza Kolektiv have released their brand new single and video ‘Cross The Line’ ft. Manu Chao, which is the first taste of their upcoming ninth album #fakenews, out January 2020. The band are also coming to set the UK alight as they embark on a full headline tour throughout February.
Balancing their signature blend of international musical influences from the traditional Balkan flavours to ska, punk, reggae, electronics, hip-hop and rock, Dubioza Kolektiv have teamed-up once again with their friend Manu Chao on the power-house new single ‘Cross The Line’. The track is an empowering message of freedom and an ode to the determination, courage, and strength needed to leave one’s homeland and face all challenges of an uncertain future.
“Hundreds of thousands of people left Bosnia during the war in the 1990s, escaping violence and seeking refuge in the West. Today, thousands of people are leaving present-day Bosnia, escaping poverty and hopelessness of a post-war society. At the same time, thousands of people are traveling across Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia on the so-called Balkan Route, running from destruction and hunger towards the EU and a better life. This constant flow of people that cannot be stopped by force, barbed wires, and border walls inspired this song.”
Dubioza Kolektiv are like no other band you have seen or heard before. Their power, energy and high-spirited flamboyance is extraordinary and entertaining from beginning to end as they balance heavy melodies and important statements with party-centric vibes that has every spectator listening and on their feet. Hailing from Boznia and Herzegovina in 2003 when there was no music industry, few concerts, and no space for cultural or political expression among the new crop of plugged in youth, and the region was reeling from a deep moral and economic post-war stagnation, Dubioza Kolektiv was born and set off on a journey that would later result in international success.
They’ve gone on to release one EP and eight studio albums, garnered millions of streams, fans and followers from every corner of the globe and have collaborated with an array of artists and musicians across their discography. Taking on traditional musical forms, enriched with their unique perspective, Dubioza Kolektiv deliver a level of positivity that hits you like a blast of fresh air. Their infectious energy and drive to have their voices heard is addictive, adrenalizing and whole lotta fun.
UK TOUR DATES FEBRUARY 2020
12th – O2 Institute, Birmingham
13th – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14th – Concorde 2, Brighton
15th – Electric Ballroom, London
16th – The Fleece, Bristol
18th – The Globe, Cardiff
19th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
20th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
21st – Club Academy, Manchester
22nd – Phoenix, Exeter