Los Bélmez an alt-rock quartet based in Palma de Mallorca on the Balearic Islands of Spain comprises of – Carlos (Bass / Keys), Ginés (Drums), Alberto (Guitar) and Johnny (Vocal).
Switching between acoustic and electric guitar allows Los Bélmez to inject their music widely, from garage rock fuzziness to psychedelia and the sparsely played keys are used to add a twist of the Wurlitzer where appropriate.
Formed a couple of years ago Los Bélmez write songs which reflect of the surrounding area with material seeking to describe traditions, superstitions and life in Spain from the perspective of those who don’t feel they fit into the mould. This gives the out-put something of an ethereal feel, to which the quartet are able to inject well defined structures that keep the tracks from evolving into lengthy dreamscapes.
Having established a live performance following a début LP Españoladas came out earlier this year and there are plans for a follow-up in the near future – Centinela de Occidente.
Los Bélmez have chosen a path which gives them clear space, whilst also not verging off to the obscure, allowing them the opportunity to find an audience across a wide berth of interest.
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