THE PROTAGONIST is a Berlin based band, formed by two multi instrumentalists: R.S.Rush and Kuzman. With the aim of pursuing a more eclectic body of work, the band has, so far, released two albums “No Exit Museum” , “Absolute Attitude” (2019) and are currently working on their third album titled: “Act!” to be released in 2020. Their musical opus is eclectic, rich in texture and melody, with a cinematic twist! Their lyrics are based on rich textual and inter-textually meaningful and thought provoking contexts, from sci-fi, drama to the very deep human and social based conditions. The band has been collaborating with the mastering engineer Simon Heyworth (Nick Cave, Mike Oldfield, Brian Eno, King Crimson, George Harrison, Simple Minds etc.).
Their energetic Live performances saw them opening for Billy Idol at the 2014 “Open Air-Skopje Gori” festival, and the show was critically acclaimed and dubbed as the band had stolen the night from Billy. The first two singles and music videos entered the MTV-Adria Top-20 charts.
The Protagonist are sonically rich in texture and with their celestial musicality, unique blend of how they use electronics, organic sound and guitar lines, the heart-full vocals, their stories and soundscapes are not to be missed.
The band is currently working on thier new record titled as “Act!” and are collaborating on a joint project (O.L.A.L) with Gareth Jones (Goldfrapp, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Indochine etc.).