Friday, 31 May 2013

Iguana Lovers - Colonias Espaciales

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


It never ceases to amaze me just how wide-ranging the shoegaze genre reaches. We've found great bands on all of the continents (well, we're waiting on Antarctica) and some unexpected countries. Argentina probably isn't the least likely place to find a band with a love of fuzz and space-drones, and by all accounts we're over 20 years late on discovering Iguana Lovers, a group who've gained the respect of many bands that are more well known to our ears such as Inspiral Carpets, Mick Jones, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more. They also have an enviable list of support slots for big names who've visited their home land.

'Colonias Espaciales' is the first track taken from their forthcoming new album, and it's sung in their native tongue so we assume this is the first choice language for all of their music, as it probably should be, but it means we can't tell you what it's about. This renders the voice to being another instrument to our ears, as is the case with much English sung shoegaze anyway, so it matters little. The song is clearly inspired by the first wave of shoegazers from the late '80s and early '90s and they've got the sound absolutely spot on. As well as a lively beat and the general fuzz, there's also some great screaching guitars and harmonica that recalls Spiritualized. We bet that these guys have an awesome record collection.



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