BELAKO – BBK Live 2016
Belako’s band live at the 2016 BBK Live Festival.
Nice Church (clip)
Official music video for “Nice Church” from the album “Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence” by Belako (Belako Rekords, El Segell del Primavera, PIAS, February 2018). Created by Alejandra Vargas, Ane Rodriguez and Tomás Rodriguez.
Strangers in a box (clip)
Official music video for “Strangers In a Box” from the album “Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence” by Belako (February 2018)
“The group of Mungia (Vizcaya) was formed in 2011, inspired by the new wave of the 80s, making versions and playing in small venues. Soon, they evolved to more current sounds combining post-punk with electronic touches”
Belako -originals from Mungia, Vizcaya- have won with their post-punk singing mostly in English, but with incursions into Euskera, El Ojo Critico de RNE, the Rolling Stone award to the revelation group, the Iberian Music Awards and the Premios de la Independent Music to the best artist, to the best live show of the year and to the best video clip, have been nominated to the MTV and to the Noise Awards of the Musical Press Association … Achievements that have made them one of the most prestigious national groups (and also international) of the independent scene. Songs full of intensity, aggressive and full of tension, obsessive bass lines, batteries with an elegantly contained weight waiting to attack, emphatic direct that pass like a steamroller from darkness to light, from the 80s to the 21st century, voices that they mutate from murmur to scream, post punk, electronics, howling, restlessness.
“Eurie” (2013) was his debut. With “AAAA !!!!” (2014) they showed their most stark face. Recorded at home, they tried to sound arid and strong like those first albums of Nirvana, The Clash, The Cure, Pixies, Sonic Youth …. It could be the soundtrack of any hormonal change, of a scream or an inner transformation. In June 2014 they released two EPs, “Bele Beltzak Baino Ez”, which stages their search for new sounds, with songs that are oriented towards more sophisticated, more current arrangements, absorbing like sponges from the producers of the present, and “Hamen”, which means “here” in Basque, and wants to show their credentials from the energy and capacity of hypnosis. They are compositions that are self-sufficient, round, intense, where noise, post punk and electronica are mixed with melodies of pop cadence or rock guitars taken from Seattle, punk attitude, bases that ride with determination, round basses and brimming with elegance , words that are repeated to praise his career and his direct ones. “Render Me Nunb, Trivial Violence” (2018), his long awaited third album, is a brave work that speaks of a society insensitive to the various forms of violence explicitly and implicitly propagated by television. A cry of protest against gender violence, the blockade of refugees and immigrants, the corruption of the political class … From the perspective of a generation that fights for an uncertain future, often far from home, and nothing between social gaps and the stunning of new technologies.