FOO

Live Act Rock Psychedelic Rock Garage Rock Indie
FOO - Rock Psychedelic Rock Garage Rock Indie Live Act in Lleida

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FOO

No doubts, there was no more time to waste in a university degree or in building an excellence CV, so in 2008 we made up our mind, forgot all the lessons from the catholic school, and gather to play good rock and roll, or maybe bad, the one coming in our heads, full of electricity and insanity.
So we end up in a kitchen, recording our first demo, cooking a bunch of irreverent songs, that in a completely nonsense way was calling us to move, to the search of some stage to play, to do something we know how to do, if there is anything. We were thirsty of rock, thirsty of the road. Where was our place inside the music world? We looked for it in small pubs, wrecking bars, we enter in some musical contests, but always were refused and ignored, like Yoko Ono.

MARC MOLAS, producer and the owner of ONARAMA RECORDS, a completely underground record company, was in the jury of one music contest where we were out. He wanted to know us, he showed us his studio, and we come in to record our first LP: ELENIN. First time we saw him it was a pretty hangover morning, he looked to as with his red eyes and dried mouth, everything smelling whiskey, in a recording studio that remembers a blend between raw and roasted: EL TOSTADERO.

We then started our parallel lives, guided by the wise of a music lover, who hold us with vinyls, amplifiers and a cat. In few weeks we isolated in the studio for preproduction and rehearsal, then the recording and finally a very long mixing process that left behind the “broken” sound of our demos and was looking for something even more broken of a young and fresh band. It was full of electric 90's sound, coming from British rock, it strengthened as musicians, we begun to see ourselves as a family and little by little we were finding our own sound, the perfect blend between dirt and valve.

Releasing the first album was an exiting experience, full of emotions, contradictions. Day after day we were in a metamorphosis, and we did our first tour in the “Península”. In the trip, traveling secondary roads and dusty ways, we rediscover our sound gig by gig, everytime we face ourselves playing in a small stage or in creepy pubs, in front on some Bukovski-looking crazy night junkheads. They could even intimidate us at the beginning of the show, but suddenly we get out the most “fuck” of our sound in each song. The show didn't end when the lights were off, it continued until the next gig in the next bar. And the road knows the tour could satisfy our thirst for rock. We take out our guitars in Madrid, Leon, Valencia, Monzon, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Terrasa, Lleida, Castelló, Pamplona, Vic, Torelló, Tarragona, and the list goes on and on...
We share onstage and something more with Peachy Joke, Pull my Strings, Julieta Jones and the begginings of Salvaje Montoya. Elenin tour ended in a party at the art space “el Niu”, in Barcelona in the Poblenou heart.

Drunk after psychedelic experiences we wanted to close this forming time in a new single “THE RAIN”, with a b-side that again brought us back to touring Spain, finally our last stop was in Barcelona, this time with Wiggum in “sala Be Good”. We also show up in small festivals: Vall Sonora, LSD Festival, Harley Davidson Days. The Rain was released in digital format, and recorded totally live. Luckily we bring our live sound to the record, transforming it into some kind of rock with “garage” sound and psychedelic flashes, or that were the words of an old man who saw us in Tudela de Navarra, minutes before of telling his amazing tails in his young days playing the sitar.

Our new release, PARALLEL LIVES, captures the band metamorphosis, it's a music space where every sounding element has its place. It's been something unique, impossible to repeat, because it was recorded live in a factory in Gracia (Barcelona) neighborhood. This factory it's been transformed in a recording studio, to get an special ambient with lots of natural reverbs coming from industrial rooms, full of delays and 70's fuzz to squeeze your mind and your ears.
Kind of a mix between yesterday and today, and tomorrow as well, an spiritual essence has been captured into the tracks, building our own character and personality with all the work of this last 5 years devoted to music, rolling, flowing and dreaming to get the chance, or to die trying.
Back in production is again Marc Molas. This record has been made roughly in two days, the band playing together in “live” mode, to overcome our own limits another time, love and hate passions have been equally spread within us, but it is the only way to get our sound flowing.
This was born painfully, but with the smile in our face we burn the tires and the nights on the road, sleeping less, playing a lot, “drinkgym”, losing money, finding our dignity and at the end of the way the light, if it is there. A new tour in the spanish “Peninsula” will last from the end of the summer until the cold December.

This good boy, PARALLEL LIVES, will be released in a limited vinyl edition, for the posers, in a deserved homage to the years of authentic rock and in a digital release for the sons of the new era.
Tracks like Amazement or Savoir Faire will show a raw sound coming from improvisation and lots of awake hours. This record spans from typical 70s sound, a 90s personality, noise and ambients are interconnected and mixed with the most direct rock and finally the surf-rock flashes completely unseen. Sharp guitars and “c'mon” with the mouth half closed.
Heard the record, drink to glasses and heard it again to an insane volume. You will feel part of FOO.

FOO

No doubts, there was no more time to waste in a university degree or in building an excellence CV, so in 2008 we made up our mind, forgot all the lessons from the catholic school, and gather to play good rock and roll, or maybe bad, the one coming in our heads, full of electricity and insanity.
So we end up in a kitchen, recording our first demo, cooking a bunch of irreverent songs, that in a completely nonsense way was calling us to move, to the search of some stage to play, to do something we know how to do, if there is anything. We were thirsty of rock, thirsty of the road. Where was our place inside the music world? We looked for ...

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Past Gigs FOO

  • 08 | 2015 Luchon (France) Luchon Rock Festival
  • 06 | 2015 La Bisbal de l'Empordà L'alternativa
  • 05 | 2015 Madrid Thundercat Club
  • 04 | 2015 Barcelona Sala Slow
  • 02 | 2015 Arzúa Festival do Queixo
  • 12 | 2014 Lleida Cafè del Teatre
  • 11 | 2014 Bilbao Sala Cotton Club
  • 11 | 2014 Madrid Sala Costello
  • 11 | 2014 Tarragona El Cau
  • 11 | 2014 Zaragoza La Bóveda
  • 10 | 2014 Pamplona Txintxarri
  • 10 | 2014 Tudela Cardamomo pub
  • 09 | 2014 Torredembarra La Traviesa
  • 06 | 2014 Barcelona Porompopero Festival (Sala Apolo 2)
  • 04 | 2014 Àger Vall Sonora Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Barcelona Hard Rock Cafe
  • 12 | 2013 Barcelona Sala Be Good
  • 12 | 2013 Lleida Live Sessions Day Festival
  • 10 | 2013 Valencia Sala Matisse
  • 10 | 2013 Vall d'Uixó Pub Zeppelin
  • 09 | 2013 Madrid El perro de la parte de atrás del coche
  • 09 | 2013 Tudela La Locura de Ángel
  • 09 | 2013 Boí Taüll Pirineos Picnic Festival
  • 09 | 2013 Vic City Arms
  • 04 | 2013 Monzón Sala Serjos Rock
  • 01 | 2013 León Sala Valentino
  • 09 | 2012 Zaragoza Sala Z
  • 01 | 2012 Torelló L'Eclèctic

Discography FOO

  • 2014 Parallel lives Album | Onarama Records
  • 2013 The Rain Single | Onarama Records
  • 2012 Elenin Album | Onarama Records

Media

  • Video The Rain - FOO
  • Video FOO - Time to create from t...
  • Video FOO - The Rinku Star - Live...
  • Video Lola - FOO
  • Sound FOO - Fenicottero (b-side)
  • Sound Merrymaker - FOO
  • Video FOO - My new friend - Facto...
  • Video FOO - Amazement - Factory l...
  • Sound Camouflage
  • Sound Those that die young
  • Sound One Day, Three Cities

Origin

  • Lleida ES

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Oriol Senan Vocal/Guitar
  • Ernesto Moles Bass player
  • Dani Ishanda Drums
  • Pol Ishanda Guitar/Vocal