Category Archives: Local Bands

Local Bands: Miqui Puig & ACP

After having started a prolific music career, Miqui Puig decided to make his own way as a solist. A music project starred by excellent and elegant records as Casualidades (Naïve, 2004) and Impar (PIAS Spain, 2008). A personal music project that returns after some years of silence with Escuela de Capataces (LAVRecords /Buenritmo, 2017), an album where the catalan singer-sonwriter shows, once again and with his band  Agrupación Cicloturista Puig (ACP), that he’s a great narrator of moments.

Local Bands: La Iaia

Minimizing risks seems to be the best way to maintain a musical project in these difficult times. So far this has not been the case of La Iaia. Their second record,  On és la magia? (Música Global, 2014), represented an absolutely turning point. A courageous and appreciated work radically different from what most of their fans probably expected. The folkie and friendly La Iaia became the first power-rock trio in catalan history and they will return playing live at Vida Festival next week.

Local Bands: Gener

To improve yourself and to evolve is something vital and something the valencian quintet Gener know well. Led by Carles Chiner, the group are back on their second album, Oh, germanes! (Mésdemil, 2016), a portentous demonstration of power after making their debut with El temps del llop (Mésdemil, 2014). Their  brilliant pop broadens horizons and approaches the Mediterranean psychedelia and the explosive soul under a clear narrative: reflect on the female universe. They will be playing at Vida Festival on June 30th.

Local Bands: Maresme

Maresme is Pedro Magina and Cristian Subirà, a Barcelona duo that leans towards the most experimental and atmospheric side of electronic music. With synthesisers that seem to come out of a David Lynch nightmare and a repertoire full of oneiric atmospheres and drowsy melodies, the Barcelona duo positions itself somewhere between ambient and new age. The Barcelona band will debut in 2017 on the Catalan label Foehn. This sunday at Primavera Sound.

Local Bands: Citrus Dude Inc.

Citrus Dude Inc. is born out of a bedroom, where two friends spent their evenings singing and improvising rhymes. The mix of hip-hop, funk, blues, soul and electronics from this duo based in Barcelona transmit nothing but good vibes.

Their music depicts the contrast in their personalities: the energy and wit of Quim’s verses harmonize with the intriguing rhytms that Mario produces. The’ve just dropped their first song “Azúcar de Cañaberal”. The video has been produced by El Bueno Films. This next 25th of May they will do their first concert in La Sexta Baja at Ville à Dômat Fest.

Local Bands: Belushi

Following in the footsteps of bands such as Extraperlo and with their heart torn between the magnetic brilliance of Joe Crepúsculo and the generational rapture of Los Planetas, Belushi still make songs that they consider fleeting and sad but with the promise of a hopeful future. A dialogue between synth-pop and noise-rock that the band formed by Joaquim and Gerard Pinto, Joan Alegret and Fernando Rascón encapsulates perfectly on tracks like “Maniobras en la Oscuridad”, the latest single that they have released before locking themselves away to record their first album.

Local Bands: Angela

Not content with making Redthread one of the most promising bands on the Barcelona underground scene, Víctor López has added another string to his bow with Angela, a more personal project with a rougher and more daunting texture. Angela is a cross between the rock of the nineties, the post metal and the sombre and industrial atmospheres that produced records such as “Dark” while moving towards pop and indie on “Medolias”, the latest album released by the Barcelona musician seeped in rigorous DIY ethics that has also been released in cassette format by La Nada Colectiva. Tonight in concert at centre cultural La Farinera del Clot.