Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Athena - Turkish Ska Punk

A family that plays together, stays together. Just ask these Turkish punk rockers - the twin brothers Gökhan Özoğuz and Hakan Özoğuz who formed the band Athena.

Garage/ska/punk band Athena released their first album back in 1999, and the title song Holigan was so popular, it was adopted as a march by football (soccer) supporters of all ages at the stadiums. They went on to play with the Rolling Stones and the Beastie Boys, and performed at the Millennium Concert at Taksim Square in Istanbul on the first night of the 2000, which was broadcast live to the world.

After that, they gained such national popularity that they recorded a song for the Turkish National Basketball Team. From there they released 8 more albums and toured all over Europe.

Here's their latest video from October of this year - and the song is currently on the top of the Turkish charts. When you see these twin's infectious energy, you can understand how they wrote anthems for sports teams - Athena gets you PUMPED!

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