If you’re looking for the sound of the summer, you may well catch it in this guy from Barcelona – El Guincho or Pablo DÃaz-Reixa. Animal Collective/Panda Bear comparisons are inevitable perhaps, but El Guincho brings some unique influences to the table such as a fond love of African Highlife, repeating rhythms, hypnotic chants and a sunny disposition. It’s sung in Spanish of course too.
El Guincho has recently signed to XL Recordings so expect a push for his excellent debut Alegranza! , six songs of which is streaming right now on his MySpace.
Even better, if you hang around Crawdaddy, Harcourt Street tomorrow night (Wednesday 26th) from 11 at Antics, El Guincho playing for a mere €5! State will be there, in the meantime, enjoy this opening tune from Alegranza, ‘Palmitos Park’, definitely a sun-kissed original.