Category Archives: Introducing

Introducing…Bifannah

Bifannah is a psychedelic rock band formed in Vigo in 2015 by Antía Figueiras (bass, keyboard and vocals), Antón Martínez (drums and percussion), Guillermo V. Zapata (guitar and vocals) and Pablo Valladares (keyboard, guitar). Their sound blends 60s British garage and carefree tropicalia. The Brazilian overtones are enhanced by their lyrics in Portuguese (Guille lived in Porto and Antia has Brazilian roots). Following the self-released Bifannah EP’(2016), they put out their debut full-length recording,‘Maresia’ (The John Colby Sect, 2017), mixed by Jasper Geluk (Jacco Gardner, Allah-Las…). The album retains and expands their particular universe, which they have already shown in venues here and abroad.

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Introducing…Gently Tender

After leaving fans on tenterhooks some years ago about the future of the band, members of Palma Violets have now returned with a new group that sees them collaborate with The Big Moon bassist Celia Archer.

Working under the name Gently Tender, the former Violets Sam Fryer, Will Doyle and Pete Mayhew have teamed up with new guitarist Adam Brown and Archer to unveil their debut single ‘2 Chords Good’, that rekindle that same euphoric indie sound the original band were known for.

Gently Tender are currently working on their debut album, but you can check out the new track ‘2 Chords Good’ in the player below.

Introducing…Agar Agar

There is no doubt that the French produce uncharacteristically beautiful music, but since the rise and plato of bands like Air and La Femme the market for electro-pop music has left a gapping hole in the French music industry. Since forming in 2015 the duo Agar Agar have created a catchy sound that resonates in the ears of international listeners. Producer Armand Bultheel layers synth minimal beats complimenting the sultry voice of Clara Cappagli, bringing life back into French electro pop.

Introducing…Great News

Great News are one of the biggest music revelations from Bergen. The Norwegian trio, after having released a single of songs, returns with a new one: “Told”. A new breakthrough of their first LP Wonderfault where the band will show off their impressive daze-pop influenced by bands like Tame Impala or Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Today at Vida Festival.

Introducing…Para Alta

These boys haven’t been around for long, but blew up a storm after the release of debut single ‘I Get Mine’. Being totally self-sufficient, Para Alta record, mix and produce all their own music and create their own artwork. The close-knit scene in the North East has allowed them the opportunity to put on gigs and parties for the chance for them and their friends to play live.

Para Alta are back with the indie-rock anthem that is ‘Dusk’, a shoegaze influenced jangle-rock epic. The vocals croon, as guitars bleed in and out of the mix. This is a track that will take its sweet time, moving here and there like some of the best shoegaze before it. Though primarily an indie rock track, this shoegaze sensibility adds a sense of sorrow and remorse that is perfect for the subject nature of the song.