Psihomodo Pop

From Unearthing The Music

Psihomodo Pop live. Photo by Roberta F., sourced from Wikipedia

Psihomodo Pop is a Croatian pop punk group. The band was formed in 1983 in Zagreb and has since achieved a somewhat cult following across the area of the former Yugoslavia.


Formed from the remnants of a band called Neron, Psihomodo Pop initially gained fame across Yugoslavia in 1988 after the release of their debut album Godina zmaja (The Year of the Dragon). Nema nje was released as a single from the album and became a success due to the music video for the song being played by MTV. This gave Psihomodo Pop the distinction of being the first Yugoslavian music act to have their music played on a major music television network.

In 1990 the band released their second studio album, Sexy magazin and set out on a relatively successful three-month tour across the former Soviet Union. That same year, for concerts in Ljubljana and Zagreb, the band was chosen as the opening act for The Ramones, a band that Psihomodo Pop cited as both the musical act they admire the most and their their biggest influence.

Late 1990 saw Psihomodo Pop abandon their plans for an extended tour in support of their new album due to the outbreak of hostilities leading up to the Croatian War of Independence. The band joined Hrvatski Band Aid (Croatian Band Aid), a project composed of many of Croatia's top music acts, to help create the patriotic song Moja Domovina (My Homeland) condemning the war.

After the war and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the band continued their success in Croatia by releasing several commercially and critically acclaimed albums such as Srebrne svinje (Silver Pigs), which spawned the Porin award winning single Starfucker. In 2000, the band released Debakl (Debacle) which won another Porin, this time for Best Rock Album of the Year.

The band's eighth and the most recent studio album is Jeee! Jeee! Jeee!, released in 2009. In 2017, after the sudden death of drummer Tigran Kalebota, Tin Ostreš, formerly of Pips, Chips & Videoclips joined the band as a drummer.[1]


  1. "In Memoriam Tigran Kalebota (1964-2017)". Radio 101. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. Psihomodo Pop at Croatia Records
  3. Psihomodo pop at

External links

Text adapted from Wikipedia