Monday, 12 April 2010
23:19 | Posted by Then God Is 7 | Edit Post
Musically, there are not many things you can be proud about having been born in Barcelona, at least in Catalan language. Historically, its music has been more focused in being a political weapon as a consequence of the repression of the Catalan language during Franco's dictatorship period. That's why during the 60s and 70s the only music done and performed in Catalonia was political folk against the system and pop and rock music was completely ignored. Whats more, during the early 90s there was a revival of this type of music, then more focused in classic stadium rock that isolated itself from any contemporary influence with a few exceptions.
That's why music sung in Catalan has always sound to me too regional and out of time to be paid any attention.
Anyway, the fact that Aias, a three girls new band who has recently signed to Captured Tracks to release their first recordings with them, could break the spell, makes me really happy and proud. They sound current and international although they chose to sing in Catalan. You'll start soon hearing from them comparing their sound and qualities to Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls or Best Coast and all this new bunch of girl bands with a love for the old sixties bands, pop and punk-noise music, although they have a personal sound that also kinds of reminds me of some Spanish indie bands from the 90s. I wish them the best and I'll follow them from close.
Aias - La Truita.mp3