In recent times, bands such as Follakzoid, Pinkunoizu and the hotly-tipped, Tijuana-based Mint Field, have masterfully reinstated the ‘motorik’ metre as a fundamental indie-rock groove. Soon to release their debut LP; the laterly mentioned duo comprising of 21-year-old Amor Amezcua and Estrella Sánchez, have a mature and encircling sound that nods to the cosmic couriers of decades past, while maintaining with capability a fresh and natural essence.
The group released Quiero Otoño De Nuevo, single number two from the album due in late-February, last week. Its propulsive bass and ringing overtones give it both a sense of density and weightlessness, while Estrella’s effect-softened vocals provide comfort to even the non-Spanish speaker. Its music video, which extracts visual elements of the modern industrial city and skyscape, reinforces a feeling of cold isolation, that the music itself calculates and penetrates.
The band have been playlisted by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, featured in Spotify’s Distrito Indie playlist and profiled by both DIY and Noisey, ahead of what is certain to be an exciting 2018 for them. They’re one of the acts we’re tipping for success throughout this year and we hope you’ll be as absorbed by them as we are, when they play their first Greater Manchester show at The Eagle Inn on 28th February. Check out the video, directed by José Solé and described as feeling ‘Like a Long Sunlit Drive Through the Desert’ by Remezcla, below.