Pony Bravo

Pony Bravo, magic. I’d heard one or two of their songs on RNE Radio 3 before seeing them. Now a die-hard fan. They performed their lackadaisical trippy meszcla music with great aplomb [you what?]. They’re a kind of contemporary Spanish version of The Clash but fuelled by more psychotropic influences. Fusing indie rock with driving bass, electronica and a touch of Sevilla tradition. (Somehow I can smell the street flamenco in there even if it’s not in the mix.) Songs with social conscience political views like – El Político Neoliberal, Cheney, Eurovegas, Zambra de Guantánamo, hustle satire with songs like Turista ven a Sevilla, Mi DNI and hedonistic fables like Noche de Setas or La Rave de Dios.

That and then they all go and swap instruments halfway through. A Class Act.

Betunizer

Cracking bit of heavy stoner rock from Valencianos Betunizer. Didn’t take themselves too seriously — always a bonus. Fun. Here’s their video for Pantera Pura.

Holy Fuck

Highlight of the Friday night in the Jägermeister Rooms. Holy Fuck. Funky electronica off random old analogue kit. Brian Borcherdt looped stuff on a Moviola film synchronizer. How did he do that? Here’s a video of theirs with cats: Red Lights. Holy Fuck.

Nelson Can

Danish rock band Nelson Can played their second gig in El Niño Perdido on Saturday afternoon. A very powerful performance from these lasses. Mesmerising and potent sound from Selin Gin powerful vocals, Signe SigneSigne’s melodic bass and Maria Juntunen pounding drums. Attack.

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