Welcome to Indie Andaluz, once again taking you on a journey across Andalucia’s rich and varied musical landscape.
Presented by Andalucia Music’s Gary Beaumont this weekly two hour radio show is broadcast on Castle Radio FM 89.2 every Wednesday from 10 pm till midnight (CET), and repeated on Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm, or you can listen to it online on www.andaluciamusic.com from the day after.
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1 Oh, Trikelians – Dirección Equivocada
Opening the show this week were Estepona’s Oh, Trikelians! and the track Direccion Equivocada from their 2013 album Todo Es Automatico.
Staying in Estepona,I’d like to introduce you to Juan Medina, better known as Tragic John who as frontman of the indie rock four piece The Tragic Company is a regular on the local club circuit. Besides this John also finds time for his solo departure Black Horse whose first album Songbook enjoyed critical acclaim on its release in 2014. Here are a couple of tracks penned by Mr Medina, the first Nevermind is taken from the Black Horse debut album and features Luke Bossano from Gibraltar’s Orange Peel on vocals
2 Black Horse – Nevermind
And now for some Tragic Company and Shadeless from their latest album Enigma of the Soul.
3 Tragic Company – Shadeless
Formed back in 2007 this next group Glaciar have enjoyed great popularity on the Malaga music scene and besides success in a number of band contests were also declared one of southern Spain’s best bands in the music publication Mondosonora. You can catch these guys at this year’s Ojeando Festival.
4 Glaciar – La hora de los valientes
Let’s take a look now at the local reggae scene, a popular genre in this neck of the woods, and you can’t talk about Andalucian reggae without starting with Malaga’s José Manuel López Gallego, better known as Little Pepe. Either solo or in partnership with the likes of Shabu, or in collectives such as SFDK, Hablando del Plata Squad, he is at the leading edge of reggae español. This track is a collaboration with US hip hop artist Black Milk and is entitled Champion Sound.
5 Little Pepe ft Black Milk – Champion Sound
Another great reggae act from Malaga is Malaka Youth a young energetic reggae band who have been enjoying great success since I first saw them at our Battle of the Bands at Louie Louie’s back in 2014.
6 Malaka Youth – Roots y Lude
The next band comes from Granada and their name immediately tells you that whatever their music might be like you’re going to enjoy their gigs, namely Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior, Granadians from outer space! This track is taken from their recently released album The Cosmic Wave, this is Rocksteady Birthday
7 Los Granadians – Rocksteady Birthday
Now for a touch of Ska. Briatore hail from Marbella and have been treating us to their trademark garage ska sound for many years now. This is Troubles from their critically acclaimed Wake Up! album followed by Short Beat A from their debut album A Way of Life
8 Briatore – Troubles
9 Briatore – Short Beat A
Now for our weekly trip across the border into Gibraltar and firstly Karma 13. This crossborder collaboration features members from Gibraltar and Algeciras, including former Orange Peel Bassist Daniel Ghio and Metro Motel guitarist Aaron Ignacio. This track Grita is from their debut EP Zero
10 Karma 13 – Grita
Gibraltar’s thriving music scene is a great nursery for young singer/songwriters, many of whom move to the UK to continue their music studies at Britain’s top colleges. One such is young Georgia Thursting and this is her self penned track Midnight Games
11 Georgia Thursting – Midnight Games
Another group of youngsters is the rock group Midriff whose ridiculously talented frontman/boy Alexej Baglietto I first came across when I was a judge at the Gibraltar singer/songwriter contest a couple of years ago. They also took Judges Merit and People’s Choice awards at the El Intercambio Battle of Bands.Back to the Gibraltar singer/songwriter contest and a stripped down version of this following track Foul Play that was the deserved winner.
12 Midriff – Foul Play
Leaving Gibraltar what better way than with a road trip, and this is the Art Club Band and their single Road Trip, see what I did there.
13 Art Club Band – Road Trip
Trio from Sevilla performing original 60’s style rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues. This is Have You Seen taken from their 2015 album Sangre Con Tomate
14 Del Shapiros – Have You Seen
We started the show with Estepona alternative rock band Oh, Trikelians! and I’d like kick off the second half of the show with their latest single Hubriken
15 Oh Trikelians – Hubriken
This next track comes from a five piece band from Seville, Koel. Koel have been around performing their own particular brand of pop since 2012 and are currently touring with their latest album Superforma. This is the first single off of this new album and is entitled Efecto Bidireccional
16 Koel – Efecto Bidireccional
In last weeks show we spoke about some of the many local and national music festivals already on the calendar this year and one of the regulars is the Fuengirola Pop Weekend held annually in July, with this year’s event taking place from 14 to 16 July.
One of the bands already confirmed is Malaga punk pop band Smoking Victims.
17 Smoking Victims – Tostadas Para Uno
In recent months the international music scene has lost some big names, such as BB King, David Bowie and Glenn Frey. The Spanish music scene has also lost some of its heroes, one of which was prolific singer songwriter Javier Krahe who died of a heart attack last summer. Here is El Burdo Rumor
18 Javier Krahe – El Burdo Rumor
It is impossible to cover Andalucian music without touching on Flamenco such an integral part of the region’s sound. A briliant exponent of this genre is flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares and this track plays homage to Plaza de las Flores in his home town of Estepona
19 Daniel Casares – Plaza de las Flores
Malaga’s Kermit are an experimental prog rock band combining exciting musicianship with audiovisual art to create an absorbing performance. This track Cocaine is take from their debut album autoficcion
20 Kermit – Cocaine
Talking of great performances the Fundacion Raperos Atipicos de Cadiz FRAC for short combine hip hop and rap with the cutting edge comedy satire of their hometown’s traditional carnival singing groups. This Expropiese from the 2011 album of the same name
21 Frac – Expropiese
Next up are a couple of artists local to Sabinillas in Manilva. First up is Ian Francis Osborne who sent through info on an EP of his music currently available on Bandcamp, entitled Caged Birds Sing Too. This is the Taste of Fear
22 Ian Francis Osborne – The Taste of Fear
Another musical giant on the local music scene is musician, songwriter, record producer and all round good guy Bryan Wells, better known as Mr Freaklips. This track Tesla’s shine features another local musician David Dalby.
23 Mr Freaklips-David Dalby – Tesla’s Shine
Moving into the final leg of the show, Monte Terror are a great new pop rock band from Granada and Almeria. This is their latest track Superplagio
24 Monte Terror – Superplagio
Ramping things up a bit with garage punk rock band The Loud Residents another Malaga band doing great things at the moment. This is Sex, Sex, Sex from their latest EP For You, Lovers and Sinners
25 The Loud Residents – Sex, Sex, Sex
Another band with a new EP out is Apartamentos Acapulco and their latest release Valentia
26 Apartamentos Acapulco – Valentia
You’ve been listening to Indie Andaluz with Gary Beaumont. I’d like to thank your for listening and invite you to tune in the same time next week to Indie Andaluz on Castle Radio 89.2 FM or online at www.castleradiofm.com. You can also listen to this and past shows on www.andaluciamusic.com.
Digging in the crates a little for this final track by Spanish stoner rock pioneers Viaje a 800. Long since disbanded this great track Los Angeles Que Hay En Mi Piel will live on as a classic.
27 Viaje A 800 – Los Angeles Que Hay En Mi Piel