One of the many delights to hit these ears whilst over in Barcelona for Primavera Sound festival. It’s always a joy to discover Catalan bands whether you understand what they are actually saying or not and the fact that the festival had Spanish bands opening up most stages.
In the perfect setting of Parc Cuitadella I happened across Violeta Vil, a female fronted Catalan shogaze krautrock band.
Right from the off there are hedonistic drowsy vocals that draw on influences such as Broadcast and Warpaint. It has very much a subdued hazy feel with a mix of electronic processed beats. It feels like as if it was made ion a cauldron, there is something utterly bewitching about this songs.
There seems to be one things the Catalan bands know how to do very well and that is drones, and that is what makes this song so witching to these ears. Right from the off there is a fuzz tone like a crackling of a vinyl record. This entire song is built on gradual melodies giving the ears more and more layers before fading into a wall of reverbed up guitars.