TALLINN, ESTONIA – Elukas, the dynamic punk-rock band that has been making waves in the music scene, has just released a powerful lyric video for their latest single, “Laika”. This emotionally charged song narrates the poignant story of Laika, the iconic space dog who was propelled into orbit in 1957. The track encapsulates the tragic tale of Laika’s innocent journey from a normal existence to the cosmic unknown, reflecting on her unwitting heroism and the inherent cruelty of her role in a scientific experiment devoid of her consent.
“Laika” is not just a song; it’s an exploration into profound themes of innocence, sacrifice, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding the utilization of animals in scientific endeavors. It provokes introspection into humanity’s moral responsibility towards other creatures and contemplates the ethical implications of subjecting living beings to scientific experiments without their comprehension or consent.
Elukas began as a 5-member punk-rock band in fall 2021 with a focus on creating their own music. They played their first concert on March 25, 2022. In May, they recorded three singles at Sinusoid Studio and held a writing camp at the drummer’s summer house. Their original bass player left in late summer, and singer Karl took on bass duties. In fall 2022, they released three singles at monthly intervals. “Ajurünnak” gained recognition on RockFM and Raadio2.
Due to an injury, Alan filled in on bass and later joined permanently. In February, they recorded their debut EP “Loomad Koos”. The single “Vein” (April 7, 2023) made it to the top 5 best new rock songs by RockFM listeners. Most recently, Elukas graced the stage at the Barbar Feast 2023 festival, where they kicked off the event as the opening act. They also rocked the crowd at the Heavy Music Estonia Showcase Day 2023.
Alan Urva – Bass / Backing Vocals Hans Tort – Drums Karl Kärpuk – Lead Vocals Raido Krutto – Guitar / Backing Vocals Sten Olof Abram – Guitar / Backing Vocals
With “Laika”, Elukas continues to push boundaries and challenge conventions, creating music that is not only sonically pleasing but also thought-provoking and emotionally resonant. This band is unafraid to tackle complex issues and provoke meaningful conversations through their music.
Elukas is a punk-rock band based in Tallinn, Estonia. Known for their energetic performances and thought-provoking lyrics, they have quickly gained recognition in the local music scene. Their debut EP “Loomad Koos” showcases their unique sound and their ability to tackle complex themes through their music.