Ik laat geen kans onbenut om mijn favoriete Grieken te promoten. Hun live album krijgt een bredere release en dat mag nog eens gezegd worden. De mannen maken zalige, zéér dynamische psych rock met als lead instrumenten de kaval en (balkan) doedelzak. Beide 'shinen' echt in deze song, die wel nog eens duidelijk maakt dat de zang beter kan. Het blijft één van de bands waar ik naar snak om ze live aan het werk te zien.
Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020) verschijnt op 3 maart 2023 via Napalm Records
’Villagers Of Ioannina City gather their strengths from Greek nature and cosmic spirits, letting it flow right into their phenomenal psychedelic stoner rock. Delivering amazing performances, the band ascends forth to create their first live album, Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020). With their short but very mesmerizing discography, the live show is centered around the band’s most recent studio album, Age of Aquarius (2019), as they play the album in sequence and spice it up with songs from their debut album and singles. Starting with the fascinating “Welcome”, “Age of Aquarius” and “Part V” all in sequence, Villagers Of Ioannina City represent their ability as great storytellers underlined by great visuals. The band then jumps straight into their debut album, Riza (2014), playing “Nova”, “Perdikomata” and “Skaros”. Fans are blown away from the dedication of the clarinet, bagpipe, and guitar! Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020) presents the sextet’s attention to detail with great production, amazing musicianship, a bombastic live presence, and the yearning to play more amazing shows in the future. This won’t be the last time Villagers Of Ioannina City will transcend fans into the heavens of Mount Olympus - this is only just the beginning!
Formed in 2007, Epirus-based Villagers Of Ioannina City have delivered an explosive performance to the big stage with their infusion of heavy psychedelic rock and folk instruments! After the band released their promising debut album, Riza (2014), the Greek musicians followed up with the game-changing album, Age of Aquarius (2019) – catapulting them straight to the biggest rock festivals and numerous sold-out shows in the biggest music scenes in Greece. Followed by this year’s tour through Europe, psychedelic stoner rockers Villagers Of Ioannina City proved to their fans once more that they are ready to start this exciting next voyage.