Acid Box Promotions presents our favourite kind of Brazilian.. the psychedelic rock kind in the form of Boogarins! They were first introduced to Brighton in March 2018 as tour support for Tune-Yards and we are proud to host their first Brighton headline show!
Thursday 18 July
The Hope & Ruin
£8 + bf adv
£10 on the door
Online and in Resident Brighton
Boogarins' Fernando Dino Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia creating psychedelic pop in their parents' gardens, filtering their country's rich musical history through a very modern lens. By the time the group's home-recorded debut LP, 'As Plantas Que Curam' (2013), was released worldwide, the band had recruited a proper rhythm section and were developing a name around Goiânia. Soon after, the group was booking regular gigs in São Paulo and across the country. 2014 saw Boogarins circling the globe continually headlining clubs and playing festivals from Austin to London, Paris to Madrid, New York to San Francisco, Santiago to Mexico City, playing alongside many great artists around the world.
There is a Brazilian psychedelic-rock tradition, for sure. But Boogarins doesn't sound beholden to the documents of it. It's not a band of formalists doing homage work Manual connect(s) generally to plenty of things: to the Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows, recorded nearly exactly 50 years ago, and then to early Pink Floyd, and out into 1990s post rock and the current international neo-psychedelic map of bands like Dungen and Temples. - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times, April 2016
Boogarins have blossomed into a worldwide force beyond their native Brazil. - Rudi Greenberg, The Washington Post, July 2016
Boogarins new album "Sombrou Dúvida" will be released worldwide on OAR on May 10, 2019.
Sombrou Dúvida is a question. A play on words in Boogarins'
native Brazilian Portuguese. It's a contraction of Sombra ou
Dúvida, the title track of the album, which translates as 'Shadow
or Doubt'. There might seem to be a darkness to the question,
given that both choices aren't exactly cheery. Yet, Dino, the
smiling, Afro-donned singer of the group tells us that shadow
refers to a feeling related to your comfort zone, whereas doubt is
the uncertainty that hits people and leads them to follow their
Boogarins' own instincts led them to continue elaborating on the
dark themes of 2017's surprise-drop Lá Vem a Morte (Here Comes
Death) in a rented house in Texas. The quartet completed several
additional tracks before relocating their efforts to a nearby
recording studio for multiple sessions with engineer Tim Gerron
and producer Gordon Zacharias over the ensuing 2 years,
alongside several North American and European tours.
For fans of previous works by the band, Fernando Almeida's
songwriting and soaring vocals guide Sombrou Dúvida in a way
that's reminiscent of the Latin Grammy-nominated second album
"Manual", which was a portrait of a live band exploring the
professional recording studio for the first time. The new 10-song
set builds on this premise while retaining many of the
home-recorded electronic elements of Lá Vem a Morte.
The use of a large, tuned live room at Austin's Space Recording
Studio allowed Boogarins to include the bold sound of their live
performances -- heavy rock guitar from Benke Ferraz (also in the
producer role) colliding with experimental synth noise and bass
undercurrents from Raphael Vaz, all driven by the incredibly
dynamic and effulgent drummer Ynaiã Benthroldo.
We didn't want to write songs telling people what to do, but
instead help them find their own thing. So, there are more
questions in the album than answers Dino adds. In these days of
uncertainty, perhaps there's some comfort to be found by
remaining in the shadows.
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