Yeah, JUNIPER MOON were among the most capable composers of the punk-pop pills that have ever existed in Spanish lands, and their international effect corroborates this. But the thing is that JUNIPER MOON haven’t existed for over 4 years (although, it must be said, that their flame still burns in our hearts, proof being the compilation that will soon be released in Japan). From the ashes of that unforgettable group rose LINDA GUILALA, three years ago. Iván and Eva threw themselves into the composition of songs whose modus operandi is their immediacy. The songs are just as addictive, maintaining that incredible freshness in the melodies, with the best of the pop tradition of bands from the Spanish new wave like ALASKA Y LOS PEGAMOIDES and LOS ZOMBIES, with the insolent energy of HELEN LOVE, and that passion for dense, captivating textures of groups like THE CHARLOTTES, LUSH or PALE SAINTS. We are finally lucky enough to have their debut album, “Bucles Infinitos”, in our hands. The album is a demonstration of a way of understanding pop that few have managed to express at such a level. They know how to balance youthful energy, twee passion tending toward the most classic pop, the lightest techno-pop with that unavoidable touch of punk, and above all that hazy shine of the shoegaze atmosphere, which all together give way to an authentic treatise for lovers of the melodic genre above all else. It reminds us of LOS PEGAMOIDES, as well as the first albums by LUSH, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, RIDE, by those groups that made us vibrate so much at the beginning of the nineties, but the energy that LINDA GUILALA puts into this “Bucles Infinitos”, those guitars with appearing and disappearing distortion effects as far as they can push them, Eva’s choruses, the keyboards… make this disc something really special. The songs of LINDA GUILALA know how to play with pop and melancholy, with speed and introversion, with textures and melodies, and in the end they simply leave you with the feeling of having listened to a handful of tremendously addictive pop compositions like your ears had never heard before. Try it.
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