The Basque country, renowned for it celebrated cuisine, cider and Crystal Fighters, have once again uncovered a special musical gem in the form of electronic-indie rockers, Belako. Their new album ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ due February 23rd via Primavera Sound’s in-house label El Segell, is a head twisting mix of punk, techno, indie, folk, electro and a good measure of rock n roll thrown in. You can check out the video clip for the track Lungs via YouTube below, which is lifted from the album to give you a little nibble of what’s coming.
It’s difficult to imagine just what Belako’s limits are. Just when you think they’ve reached it, the band surprise you once again with a manoeuvre that catapults them towards a new horizon. ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ is the third LP of a band whose members are all in their early twenties and yet are more at ease in their outstanding stage performances than most other bands.
The new album, led by the singles Render Me Numb and Over the Edge, is the latest example of their composing talent, of that ability that they have to create songs which really reach their audience both as a result of their melodies and for what underpins them: guitars and explosive basslines, aggressive drum breaks and a fusion of sounds that are influenced by what was best in the 90s
February 23rd is the release date for this new album, the most extensive by the band to date and which will be released jointly by Belako Records, El Segell del Primavera and PIAS (for the international market). From then on its back on the road, where Belako have really made a name for themselves, this time to present ‘Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence’ that promises to be another great step in the career of Belako.
For more information on Belako, visit facebook.com/belakomusic.