Guadalupe Plata

Guadalupe Plata

Spanish psychedelia outfit – Guadalupe Plata will be playing a special show at The Castle Hotel on September 15th 2016.

The band are renowned for using weird and wonderful instruments including cigar box guitars, coffee can percussion, electrified wash tub basses in their sets and have won prizes at the Impala Awards and Independent Music Awards.

“Our name comes from our hometown’s patron, the virgin of Guadalupe, so she protects us as we play the devil’s music,” they say. “Our music inhabits that place in our collective imagination where the demonic force straddles the blues and cante jondo.”

Make no mistake – the music of Guadalupe Plata derives from the murkiest of depths and the magic of the night. Channelling red hot passion for the blues into Hispanic roots, theirs is a sound that lingers in the sunset like a voodoo curse. Using flamenco terms, they describe their process as straining to be podrío; to be rotten, and talk of “involution,” “duende,” and “hechizo” – supernatural terms of invocation, and, well, goblins. But then again, that’s what you’d expect – concocted in a town famed as a location for Spaghetti Westerns, the band’s unique blues sits like a cowboy soundtrack pulled from a zombie’s grasp by the Mississippi Blues greats, Os Mutantes, and Jon Spencer.

A band for which convention is a dirty word, it is only right that irregular methods create their distinctive tribal sound. Whether hammering out a rhythm on a handcrafted cigar box, a whisky bottle and old cans of coffee late at night, or combining traditional blues guitar riffs and jazz drumming with an electrified wash tub; their own take on the 19h century style instrument consisting a zinc basin sound box and a chainsaw starter rope. Let Guadalupe Plata take you on one hell of a psychedelic trip when they hit our shores for their first ever UK tour in support of their latest s/t album released earlier this year on Everlasting.

Guadalupe Plata tour dates:

WED 14 – Norwich, Jug Jaws @ The Crypt
THU 15 – BBC 6 Music, Marc Riley Session
THU 15 – Manchester, The Castle
FRI   16 – Birmingham, Rainbow
SAT  17 – London, Stowfest
SUN 18 – Exeter, The Phoenix
TUE  20 – Bristol, Start The Bus
WED 21 – Glasgow, Broadcast
THU  22 – Newcastle, Cluny
FRI   23 – Cardiff, The Moon
SAT  24 – Liverpool Festival Of Psychedelia
SUN 25 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

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