Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What happened to Pulkas?


Question: What happened to Pulkas???? From: angharad.jones@orange.net

Answer:They were a fantastic band while they lasted were PULKAS.Earache signed the London band after they played a handful of gigs in 1998, and recorded them with famed producer Colin Richardson for the debut album "Greed".On its release -to rave reviews- it became obvious that the band could easily go onto great things, as their brand of groovy/alternative-leaning metal was breaking big, if you recall, 1998 was the era when Deftones/Tool etc were coming through on the world scene, selling lots of albums.

Sensing their greatness deserved better than the indie label they had just signed to, the band wasted no time in recruiting a manager who proceeded to shop them to major labels, even tho the band were contracted to us for 3 more albums.They broke off all contact with Earache so we were forced to spend 2 years wrangling via lawyers, defending our quite legitimate legal and moral position.At some point in the protracted process, the band split up.Almost 10 years on, the album was so ahead of its time, it still sounds contemporary-like it could have been released last week- but I dont think the ex-members have been in any notable bands since.

Strange things are happening and the band is getting a bit of attention lately in 2009- 11 years after the album- so heres the bands only video clip, LOADED.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats what i call hitting the self destruct. I've been waiting 10 years for the answer to that question. Shame. They were talented. There debut album blew me away. What were they thinking:(

Anonymous said...

I think you will find that Pulkas were, possibly, thinking "what have we done, signing to Earache".

Raidho said...

was down for this band right when Greed came out, but then i wouldnt hear about em again. shame. i still listen to this now and then, and everytime it becomes a bit of a 'problem', with me having to listen to it for a coupla weeks in a row. i too think this album could've been released the past month. still as good to go as back in 98. cheers

RICHARD DAWKINS said...

THAT VIDEO SUCKS BALLS AND THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY DICKHEADS SO BIG LOSS THERE HMM? OR NOT.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the great albums of the era. It's a shame they did not do anything else.

Anonymous said...

i found them when i bought a six cd boxed set of metal bands from hmv. its called metal: a headbanger's companion. their song rubber room was on it. and the set was released in 2007 i think. so that might be a little reason why theyre getting some attention now?

Anonymous said...

....asked for a copy of the record in 2000 or something..fucking great shit...LOADED!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I saw then at Rock City Nottingham, it was rammed and they were awesome :)

Fish Brain said...

One of my old bands supported them and they were fantastic guys, one of them even said we were going to be famous one day. That never happened.