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Formed in 2004 Boston’s Protokoll combine luxurious synth-pop melodies with shoegaze inspired guitar swells, backed with a juggernaut rhythm section. While there’s no mistaking that this is pop music, these are not pop musicians

Their influences draw as much from British Guitar Pop bands of the 80’s as they do from the New York Post-Punk and No Wave scene of the same decade. They exhibit a raw, urgent sound reminiscent of Chameleons UK and the Sound, but with a heaviness that can only be modern. They have played extensively throughout the US and UK with artists such as: Gary Numan, She Wants Revenge, The Rakes, Annie, Peaches, and Wolfmother.

Their self titled EP was recorded at Q Division studios in Somerville, MA, and engineered by Rafi Sofer, who was the assistant engineer on Mission of Burma’s OnoffOn.

“Terrific new band from the States. Very fine EP. They nod to everything from Bauhaus to The Chameleons UK. My tip for 2006.”- Steve Lamacq- BBC Radio 1

“Future stars. Steve Lamacq already loves them… and you will too!”- NME

“This band is GREAT!”- Zane Lowe BBC1


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  • heroicmedicine


    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mihovila

    Could anyone perhaps give me a download link, please? I can't seem to find one.

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Luchenticius

    i missu

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
  • camindie

    i love sunken!!

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • newfaces

    hey, I cant stop to listen your musik. you are the most influence for my band (the royalty) . we are from Bogota (colombia). I hope to see protokol here and maby we can will be open your show. sorry for bad english. good luck.

    26 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Nyvann


    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Jorjika87

    Can anyone give me a download link?

    29 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Davide85

    i've got only the ep but i want more! they're fuckin cool

    22 Feb 2008 Reply
  • distorted_lens

    <3Love this band. Bought their EP last month and have been listening to it nonstop. So good. Anyone know when/if they are planning on releasing a full album? Because that would be awesome. =)

    7 Feb 2008 Reply
  • xdnimx

    VERYVERY Good band!

    19 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Marekenshin-kun

    Dudes, the show at Terrace tonight was fucking awesome, and listening to the ep right now convinces me that the purchase was more than worth it. Kickass band!

    16 Nov 2007 Reply
  • zealofsoul

    Uploaded a picture. The EP CD is simply amazing. Live is even 500000X better!

    16 Oct 2007 Reply
  • boykunnn

    Saw them last night. Great show. Cool guys too.

    15 Oct 2007 Reply
  • GermInferno

    Doesn't get much better than this.

    27 Jun 2007 Reply
  • _alix

    Who wants to send me any of the remixes that I see on that list there? Most especially the Fury666 remix of Moving Forward.

    11 May 2007 Reply
  • goodnite

    oh makes me wanna dance too

    5 Apr 2007 Reply
  • Vinny_Raffle

    I think Paradoxon is a way old song of theirs, before their EP. If I can get a hold of it, I'll get you a link to download it.

    14 Jan 2007 Reply
  • koga99103

    Does anybody have the track Paradoxon and can send me??

    9 Jan 2007 Reply
  • kronaar

    Great stuff, reminded me of Editors and Interpol actually... They're dead cert to hit it big time, sooner rather than later. Can't wait to see them live!

    5 Dec 2006 Reply
  • meleemario

    Damn, 430 listeners? These guys own. More people need to listen to this band!!

    21 Sep 2006 Reply
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