Oso Leone. They are from Palma de Mallorca, Xavi Marín and Paco Colombes (guitar, vocals and percussion) joined along with Ruspell (rhodes , piano, synthesizer, programming).
The first record of"OSO LEONE" was recorded entirely at La Casa de la Música and produced by Ruspell (Jaime Rossello), who decided to work with this acoustic duo after attending their performance in the mountains of Deià, putting all his trust in them since that first recording.
Started out as a duo of songs very simplified, but when they played them at the studio they decided to add subtle and meaningful components, which make the songs to settle on a solid foundation with captivating psychedelic moments. The rest of the live line-up components are Alomar Eusebio (bass), Mark Gonzalez (guitars) and Jonathan Mills (drums and percussion).
This is Oso Leone, delicacy and a progressive trend that traps you. What in the first few seconds sounds like folk can end up getting you out of your chair. Two melodic voices fillings eternal love. The themes of his songs moves away from secrecy and frees up the imagination, fanciful tales able to abstract and place the listener in idyllic landscapes of wild nature.
Limbotheque, is a band that can go from pop to jazz through the most fun swing, country, Tex-Mex border sound, chanson francaise with cabaret flavor, gypsy sounds of Eastern Europe, and even take a slight soul detour or plunge into the most genuine sounds of village bands. All this in the right doses gives a mixture of styles that crystallizes very well with the voice of the lead singer Carol. Songs sung in Spanish and French blast away borders while maintaining a natural tendency for oldies and optimistic sounds.
"They have a vibrant and saucy approach with glimpses of the vintage girl groups of the 60’s." (Carlos Pérez Ziriza / El País)
"Limbotheque, a quintet that embraces folk with a well accompanied elegance that includes accordions, pianos, melodies and a number of details give surprise to their friendly atmosphere. It is striking how well they cover “Still Loving You” of the Scorpions." (Arturo Paniagua/Radio3)
Punk, surf, garage, noise… all that and just the opposite... we are hyperdecibelics and cataplasmatics.
The TV of your fifth floor neighbor is at full blast, and whenever one of his records plays, a protected species disappears. It’s mental hell, singing about speed, rain like knives and time travel...
Each time one of our songs plays, a woman in Congo moans... We sing about love, nauseating tumors and modern geeks... In short, we sing to you...
Of whom do I speak...? Damn it, the Teleplásticos!
After four self-published demos and a live one in Club Salamandra, The Missing Leech performed last June in the closing party of Primavera Sound Festival 2008 repeats this year in the 2011 edition.
A Barcelona musician, I play anti-folk and punk-.folk. I started my solo career last September and I've made about 170 performances to date.
I have the background of going through different formations of various musical styles. I have toured England, New Zealand, France, Luxembourg, Germany and the U.S., where I played in the anti-folk festival of the Sidewalk Café. Also, I've been the opening act for Toby Goodshank, Robert Scott, Patrick Fitzgerald, Chris Knox, The Wave Pictures and Simon Finn among others...
The debut EP "This is The Story of My Other Record" was released in 2009. I’m finishing my second album.
Crystalline environments, obsessive cycles and hypnotic rhythms, the music of this quartet created in the summer of 2006 moves between ambient and kraut, based on cycles and repetitions we transport the viewer to a unique soundscape, creating noisy atmosphere topped with raw and organic moments.
With a homemade demo and little means they got to be finalists at the demos’ contest in Project Benicassim International Festival DEMO 2007, voted second best group by the public. After a first self-released EP in early 2008 we sign with Barcelona Foehn Records label. In September 2009 appears our first album, ‘Para entonces habrás muerto’, recorded at the studio La Mina de Raúl Pérez and mastered by Nathan James at The Vault Mastering Studios in New York.
From here great reviews by specialized media across the country as Rockdelux, Go-Mag or Mondo Sonoro and concerts that take us to different cities of the national territory, or touring with other bands from the same label as Blacanova and Ursula. We’ve been part of the lineup of festivals like South Pop and Monkey Week in their 2009 editions and participated in the cycle of rock concerts at the University of Cadiz.
In October 2010 we won the contest Desencaja of the Young Pop-Rock Circuit of Andalusia, convened by the Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud (IAJ) and the Andalusian Institute of Arts and Letters, whose final was held at the Monkey Festival Week 2010. As part of the prize we recorded 4 new songs in Fernando Vacas’ Eureka Studio which will be edited by the Government of Andalusia and part of our new EP for Foehn Records' called ‘Movimiento Estacional’. These new songs were presented in January 2011 at Teatro Central (Sevilla), Teatro Alhambra (Granada) and Teatro Canovas (Malaga) with Sr. Chinarro and Jack Bird.
In May 2011, we played for the first time in Barcelona within the Primavera Sound Festival.