Spooky surf combo Messer Chups were originally formed as an experimental band in 1998 by the composer and multi instrumentalist Oleg Gitaracula (Messer Fur Frau Muller, The Bonecollectors, The Guitaraculas, Aloha Swamp, Bukva O). One of the cult early albums Crazy Price were released on Mike Patton’s IPECAC Records.
While its members and sound have changed over the years, today the lineup includes the bass player, singer and songwriter Svetlana Zombierella and the drummer Rockin’ Eugene.
The band plays a combination of surf music mixed with the other freaking rock’n’roll instrumentals bolstered with rare film soundtracks from the ‘50s and ‘60s. On stage, their show is completed with a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips.