Miquel Vilella

Live Act Indie Rock
Miquel Vilella - Indie Rock Live Act in Reus (Barcelona)

Miquel Vilella Short Info

Miquel Vilella, which so far has released records under the name of The Mighty Fools, is a musician who appeared out of nowhere fully shaped. His debut album, "You're So Good To Me" ( Homesick, 2012 ), received rave reviews from the press and brought to public notice the work of an unusual musician, an expert arranger in a desolate musical scene. His work has always been weird, but accessible, detailed, but not ornamental, personal, but stripped of all narcissism.
He publishes ”Després del Mon - Farewell, Dear Towermen ", his first album to be released on his new label, Discmedi-Warner. A double album which has two titles, for it’s published simultaneously in two different versions, bound together in a beautiful cardboard pack. One record is sung in Catalan and the other in English. However, the record is the same. They are not translations of the same songs, they are, one might venture to say, adaptations. The music is the same. The tracklist is the same. Imagine a collection of poems with the translation on the left and the original on the right. It’s just that in this case there is no such thing as an original or its copy. It simpy is a two-headed being. Its intensity is revealing. None of the records that pile on top of your table sound anything like this. None shows a burst of vitality, strength, flesh and blood like this album. This is an unprecedented work with two psalms and a couple of punches in it.
One is speaking of a record here, but it might be more appropiate to say ‘records’. Reality is never flat. Landscape is only the back curtain, not only of the body but also of who we are. We're not the same person in the front yard of the chapel of Santa Anna, in Castellvell del Camp, or in front of Zabar 's on Broadway Avenue. This is the way this álbum works… by cutting out a character from its natural environment and sticking it up in new places: be it the London district of Belgravia, the Gran Via in Madrid or a street corner in Barcelona’s Banys Nous street.

Praise for Farewell, Dear Towermen
"A psychedelic and precious pop odyssey that stands on its own." David Morán, ROCKDELUX

"Vilella is a long-range singer-songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is impossible to categorize and his artistic voice makes him an original on his own. Intense and ambitious pieces that swing from rock'n'roll outbursts to emotional and intimate acoustic textures that together aim to pay a posthumous tribute to the world before it was destroyed. To escape from divine chaos with a tragedy soaked soul is what's left from this nostalgic chant envisioned by Vilella; an epitaph in the form of a rock'n'roll aria that shake the senses in order to resurrect the imaginary world of Belgravia." Lluís Gendrau, iCatFM, Grup Enderrock

"A record that grows in you with each and every new listening. It keeps getting better and more intense." Jordi Beltran, RAC1

"If you haven't listened to 'Docking Dreams' yet be prepared to have your heart seriosuly broken" Raul de Tena, Fantastic Plastic Magazine

"Ambitious. Very ambitious and brave: a double album in two languages. The same 13 songs sung in English and Catalan, an indie label as Discmedi supporting it, a work presented under his own name with his face on both the front and back covers (a beautiful artifact with a different language per side). This is brave because Miquel is not afraid to talk about love, politics and feelings in a work that has journeyed from Reus to New York and from London to Barcelona. I bet you won't find arecord as beautiful and intense as this one this year." Manu González, Blisstopic

“Carefully crafted songs, finedly tailored tunes which handle a turbulent and wonderful narrative material " Jordi Bianciotto, El Periódico

“The record has all sorts of unexpected turns. “Clam de Misericordia” for instace, is such an unusual song both in form and shape. A rather unusual in the current state of indie-rock music worldwide of all time. Beautiful and brilliantly intense." José Manuel Sebastian, Hoy Empieza Todo, Radio 3

Miquel Vilella, which so far has released records under the name of The Mighty Fools, is a musician who appeared out of nowhere fully shaped. His debut album, "You're So Good To Me" ( Homesick, 2012 ), received rave reviews from the press and brought to public notice the work of an unusual musician, an expert arranger in a desolate musical scene. His work has always been weird, but accessible, detailed, but not ornamental, personal, but stripped of all narcissism.
He publishes ”Després del Mon - Farewell, Dear Towermen ", his first album to be released on his new label, Discmedi-Warner. A double album which has two titles, for it’s publis...

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Past Gigs Miquel Vilella

  • 05 | 2015 Reus (Spain) Cal Massí
  • 05 | 2015 Manresa (Spain) Voil
  • 04 | 2015 Vilanova i la Geltrú (Spain) Bar Italia
  • 03 | 2015 Madrid (Spain) Los Conciertos de Radio 3
  • 03 | 2015 Madrid (Spain) Fotomatón
  • 02 | 2015 Reus (Spain) Absenta
  • 02 | 2015 Salou (Spain) Zeppelin
  • 02 | 2015 Barcelona (Spain) La 2 / Apolo
  • 01 | 2015 Barcelona (Spain) Heliogàbal
  • 01 | 2015 Barcelona (Spain) Heliogàbal
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona (Spain) Depo
  • 11 | 2014 Tarragona (Spain) Sala Zero
  • 01 | 2014 Vic (Spain) Jazzcava
  • 01 | 2014 Barcelona Surco

Discography Miquel Vilella

  • 2014 Farewell, Dear Towermen / Després del Món Album | Discmedi / Warner
  • 2012 The Mighty Fools / You're so good to me Album | Homesick

Media

  • Video Somni al port - Miquel Vilella
  • Video Tots els sermons (live) - M...

Origin

  • Reus (Barcelona) ES

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Miquel VIlella lead singer, guitar, keyboard
  • Miguel Zanón lead guitar
  • Toni Galván guitar
  • Alejandro Granadero drums
  • Isaac Mas bass

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