Budapest-based four-piece Bankrupt have released their 5th album “Trolls In Suits”. The latter is accompanied by a music video for the album opener “Nightbreed”.
The video is about the adventures of an alien exploring the nightlife of a small town in Hungary with the help of the band. Encountering weird locals as well as xenophobic propaganda. (The concept was inspired by The Menzingers’ America music video.) The lyrics deal with Millennial frustration, meme culture and climate anxiety.
“Trolls In Suits” is a blend of punk, surf, ska, reggae, hip hop and even 90s britpop and big beat. Lyrics deal with current political issues (presented from the Bad Guy’s perspective). As well as personal problems and tributes to punk rock icons. (“Come Back Joe Strummer” first came out as a fundraiser single for the Joe Strummer Foundation.) Present day influences include acts like Rat Boy, FIDLAR, Teenage Bottlerocket and the Interrupters.