One year after the release of their amazing record “Basements: Music to fight hypocrisy”, Spanish punk rock act WILD ANIMALS are about to face their first tour in Japan! The Madrid born indie/punk outfit present their successful last album for the first time in this country after two European tours and lots of gigs in Spain.
Just a year after “First Songs EP” (2015), Wild Animals wield their debut under the title “Basements: Music to fight hypocrisy” (2016). The album nods towards “Warehouse: Songs and stories” (1986) by Hüsker Dü and is based on “what basements mean to us, basements, squats, houses or self-managed venues with DIY spirit, where people talk with honesty and do everything with passion”. It’s when going to any of these associations when the idea that once seemed utopic on paper, suddenly becomes an accurate picture of reality. Maybe when they were singing, “tomorrow’s friends, tonight we’re only strangers” in “Avocado” –referring to their European tours-, they already knew that the listeners’ answer to this album would be: a total crush on their music and life.
04/05 @ Three (Shimokitazawa, Tokyo) w/ Turncoat
04/06 @ Daytrip (Nagoya) w/ Turncoat
04/07 @ Crazy Mama1 (Okayama) w/ Turncoat
04/08 @ Crowbar (Tokushima) w/ Turncoat
04/09 @ Hokage (Osaka) w/ Turncoat
More about the band:
Wild Animals forms in 2014, clearly influenced by ’90 punk and indie music and its characteristic guitar fuzz, melodic vocals and energetic rhythms. That same year, Jamie R. Green (guitar and vocals), Paula Sánchez-Lafuente (drums and vocals) and Fon Álvarez (bass), decide to start the band after moving to Madrid from their hometowns. In December of that same year the band record their first EP “First Songs”, quickly gaining recognition both nationally and throughout Europe thanks to a good number of concerts in Spain and two tours around the continent. As the bands career moves forward, their live performances grow more energetic, proven in their first LP “Basements: Music To Fight Hypocrisy”, recorded at the Ultramarinos Costabrava studios (Sant Feliu de Guíxols) by Santi García. The album, to be released this may, 2016, has the support of Spanish labels BCore Disc, La Agonía de Vivir and Pífia Records, as well as seven other labels around the world (Strictly no capital letters, Inhumano Records, Dingleberry, Epidemic Records, Good Post Day Records, Waterslide Records and One Wild Collective).
Since they started, Wild Animals have moved within the DIY and punk culture, performing at festivals like Fluff Fest (Czech Republic) or by organising self managed tours with the help of the labels they collaborate with or independent collectives.