CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA stream debut album in full online! 'Sugar Now' out this week via City Slang!
Tropocalia pop sounds from this cross-European band as they stream debut album in full online now ahead of release this week via City Slang!
With their debut album out this Friday, Oct 2nd, via City Slang, cross European, London-based Cristobal and the Sea have unveiled a full stream of the record ‘Sugar Now’ online now. The band are set to play a headline London show at Birthdays on Friday also to celebrate the release.
‘Sugar Now’ sounds just as colouful as the band’s diverse background. With strands of bossa nova, Afro-pop and Western folk, It’s a varied & enticing debut which shows just what this quartet are capable of.
Stream ‘Sugar Now’ in full here:https://soundcloud.com/cityslang/sets/cristobal-and-the-sea-sugar/ Embed code:
You can also watch their recent ‘Fisheye’ video below.
The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal And The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro ‘Ale’ Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin (flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name.
This European concoction was first tasted on Cristobal and the Sea’s five-track EP debut 'Peach Bells' in December 2014, and now it’s their equally stunning forthcoming debut album 'Sugar Now'.
Seeking a location to inspire them, and chasing the sun as well, the band and producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Owen Pallett) decamped to Lisbon for the album, which allowed 'Sugar Now' to come from a new place. “We’d previously used a lot of effects on our instruments, but when Rusty saw us rehearse, he said not to use any” João recalls. “It meant we had to play in a different way, which made things a bit funkier, and we liked it enough not to put the effects back! So the album is more stripped down and open-ended.”
The lyrics (mostly by João) mirror the music’s dynamic - dreamy, ecstatic and only occasionally melancholic. “It’s about the day-to-day experiences that people have, sometimes fun and sometimes cathartic,” says João. It’s not a dark record, but it has little twinges…” As João says, “It’s about a bunch of people asking for sugar! Everybody needs some sugar in their lives.”
At their own shows, or the recent support for Jose Gonzalez, Cristobal And The Sea have dished out the sugar, and received a lot back from audience and reviews alike. For some, life is sweet…
Charismatic, charming & beautifully boho, here’s a band embracing life as only the young & carefree know how!
See Cristobal and the Sea live:
2nd Oct – Birthdays, London UK (Tickets)
23rd Oct – Primavera Club, Barcelona ESP
8th Nov – SWN Festival, Cardiff UK*
24th Nov – The Haunt, Brighton UK*
25th Nov – Scala, London UK*
26th Nov – Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool UK*
27th Nov – The Harley, Sheffield UK*
28th Nov – The Lantern, Bristol UK*
9th Dec – Winter Camp Festival, Lille FR
10th Dec – Winter Camp Festival, Paris FR
11th Dec – Glimps Festival, Ghent BE
12th Dec – Molotow, Hamburg DE
14th Dec – Lido, Berlin DE
15th Dec – Amp, Munster DE
17th Dec – Feinkostlampe, Hannover DE
18th Dec – Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
* w/This is The Kit
'Sugar Now' pre-order:
'Fisheye' on soundcloud
'Sunset of our Troubles' on soundcloud
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