Sophie Löw, Gesang, Gitarre, Synthesizer
Johannes Blindhofer, Gitarre
Benjamin Steiger, E-Bass, Gitarre
Christoph Kuhn, Schlagzeug
Unterstützt von Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein und Wiener Städtische
Konzert mit Stehplätzen im unbestuhlten Parterre
Power, Love, Resistance
Since their founding, CULK have been constantly asked what their name actually stands for. »For nothing« is the standard answer, CULK is a term of art that stands for nothing, but can be filled with meaning at will. CULK have found a way to translate their political confessions into an engaging interplay of text, music and aesthetics, and create pieces that simultaneously move and stir, raising questions for some and answering them for others. One feels taken seriously, caught up, but also challenged by CULK. This is perhaps the meaning that can be ascribed to the band's name, while still leaving room for more.
CULK deal with weighty themes, always revolving around power, love and resistance - they have carried their political and personal struggles into their art. With the musical forms of post-punk, captivating vocals and poetic lyrics. The lyrics written by Sophie Löw do not want neoliberal »female empowerment«, they do not tell the audience that women are super and can do everything. Rather, they want to create a space in and outside the German-language pop music scene in which women's collective experiences in the patriarchy, which always oppresses them, relegates them to their place and wants to silence them, are processed artistically and negotiated together.