Besides was created in 2011. In only three years it became one of the most popular bands on the polish post rock scene. A quartet, playing an unpopular musical genre, won millions of polish people’s hearts during a TV talent show Must Be The Music and won the main prize of its eight edition.
The band have played almost 200 concerts in Poland and abroad (among others: France, Spain, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Baltic countries). Besides have released three albums so far – „We were so wrong”, „Everything is” and „Bystanders”.
In 2020 the band came back with a new record titled “Bystanders”. It is a concept album containing 8 instrumental tracks recorded with a string quartet. The tracks were inspired by the histories of Auschwitz prisoners and the fates of people inhabiting surrounding lands who lived under the shadow of tragedy of the second world war. Members of Besides come from Brzeszcze (near Oświęcim) – the album was born from a personal need to deal with emotions accumulated over the years, caused by the proximity of this unique place.
The album was well received by the fans of alternative music from all over the world and got lots of positive reviews in polish and foreign media.
Piotr Świąder – Kruszyński: guitar
Janusz Binkowski: guitar
Paweł Kazimierczak: guitar
Artur Łebecki: bass
Bartłomiej Urbańczyk: drums