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We are an indie folk rock band, hailing from Spain’s rainy northern coast. We play Rock, Folk Rock, Americana, Soul. Acoustic and electric. Classic and modern. That’s not important. What’s important is that we don’t make “fast food”.

Our music is always slow cooked. It’s not for everyone, but it could be precisely right for you.

We have released 15 records, which include songs in English, Spanish and Asturian, the endangered language of our homeland. The ace up our sleeve is our live shows: intense, fun and always surprising, with eight musicians and more than 20 instruments onstage.

And yes, all the stories are true: Our song “Sunrise Number 1” was chosen by NASA to be played in space. We have played live with both Slash and Springsteen, and, in 1999, were the only Spanish band to ever play at the Woodstock Festival. We are pioneers of internet music distribution (since 1996) and the use of Creative Commons licenses.

Manifesto: Slow Cooked Music

There’s a recent book that details the techniques behind the manufactured big hits of the last few years. We have taken that manual and turned it inside out.

They say a song needs a “hook” every 7 seconds. Really? We make music for people, not for distracted chimpanzees.

They say you need a team of writers. A dozen is not unusual. We write our own songs. Our way. We are songwriters, it’s what we do.

They say you don’t even need to learn how to play, the computer does that for you. We enjoy playing our instruments. The more, the better. We are musicians, it’s what we do.

They say you don’t need to be a good singer. “Autotune” will make you sound perfectly in tune (and robotic). We sing with human voices, imperfect by nature. And real. We are singers, it’s what we do.

They say, they say… We don’t care what they say!

We make real music for real people. Slow cooked. It’s not for everyone, and that’s alright.