Spain-Brooklyn Music Series presents

Spain-Brooklyn Music Series presents

Polock, Izal, Der Panther, DJ Timothy Allen, DJ Vortex

Mon, July 4, 2016

7:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

Free

This event is 21 and over

Polock
Polock
Polock, a quintet of twenty something year olds, burst onto the scene in April 2010 with a record which had an unusual impact for a debut album by a Spanish band. 'Getting down from the Trees' was released in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

In Japan, the group was the object of an unlikely campaign in the Tower record store, in which store clerks wore masks based on the album cover; and in their concert in Tokyo, all merchandising and records were sold out even before the band appeared on stage.
In Paris, Polock played to a packed Olympia. The group did two tours of the UK, and performed the length and breadth of Europe.
On their American tour, the gig in the South By Southwest was picked out by Billboard, and tickets quickly sold out in Washington and Los Angeles. In LA, Chris Douridas (ex AR of Dreamworks and the man who discovered Eels and Propellerheads) introduced the group as ‘the next big thing’. Blogotheque selected the group for their first recording in Spain.

They were the Single of the Week in iTunes US and iTunes Mexico with ‘Fireworks’. Their music video was recorded by David Wright, Rory Child and Tom Gallon (the collective Black Sheep) for Flynn (behind the music videos for OK GO, Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, Snow Patrol, The Noisettes...). Swedish Lo-Fi Fnk remixed it. Their music has been used in television commercials in Spain and the USA.

'Getting down from the Trees' received the Independent Music Award for Best Music Production, and for their follow-up record couldn´t aim for anything less. Preparation work for 'Rising up' took more than one and a half years, and the album was recorded during the summer in a studio in a house overlooking the Mediterranean, imbuing every track with magical light. The audio mastering was done by Dave McNair (Bowie, Dylan, Maroon 5, Beck, etc).

"I haven’t stopped listening and recording music since the "Getting down from the Trees" tour finished. We have never stopped looking at the way to make a great record" says Papu (vocals and guitar).

Everything in 'Rising up' resounds with unusual power and maturity. The first single, 'Everlasting', is the proof that the band is in a different league. The album is an emotional roller-coaster ride against a backdrop which never ceases to be positive.

This is pop which is cool, and carefully crafted to make you dance.

Their song “Hockney” will play in new episodes of the American TV series Royal Pains and you can hear “Everlasting” in the FIFA 15 game, which goes on sale at the end of September.
Izal
Izal
Es un grupo de música pop/rock originario de Madrid, formado por Mikel Izal (vocalista y compositor), encabezando una formación que completan Alejandro Jordá (batería), Emanuel Pérez “Gato” (bajo), Alberto Pérez (guitarras) e Iván Mella (teclados).

El grupo se forma a finales de 2010, cuando Mikel y Emanuel se conocen en Macedonia con motivo de la Bienal de Jóvenes Europeos. Al volver a Madrid van dándole forma al grupo con la llegada de los nuevos componentes, y graban su primer EP, “Teletransporte”.

Este trabajo supuso el punto de partida para un grupo que en su primer año de existencia llegó a ofrecer más de 60 conciertos por toda la geografía nacional con una gran acogida, tanto por la crítica, como por el público, y que culminó con la actuación ofrecida en el festival Sonorama, en Aranda de Duero en 2011.

Después de su primer trabajo, en Marzo de 2012 ve la luz “Magia & Efectos especiales”, el primer larga duración del grupo, producido por Luca Petricca en los Estudios Reno de Madrid. Un disco que nace de la autogestión, artística y económica, que en pocos meses consigue una repercusión mucho mayor de lo que sus propios protagonistas hubiesen imaginado hasta situarse en la primera línea de la música nacional.

A lo largo de su gira de conciertos, consiguieron llenar el aforo de multitud de salas, entre las que destacan la sala “SOL”, la sala “Joy Eslava” o la mítica sala “La Riviera” de Madrid, concierto para el que todo el papel quedó vendido un mes antes de su celebración.

Todo esto lleva a IZAL a ganar el Premio Rolling Stone a Artista Revelación, el Premio de la música Independiente a “Grupo Revelación” y a ser portada de la revista Mondosonoro en su edición de octubre de 2013.

El 29 de octubre de 2013 sale a la venta su segundo trabajo de larga duración, titulado “Agujeros de gusano”. En los primeros meses de vida de “Agujeros de gusano” se venden 8000 copias, entrando directamente en el puesto 8 de la lista de Promusicae y estando 25 semanas en lista de ventas. Además a finales de 2014 el grupo es preseleccionado para los MTV European Music Awards.

Entre 2013 y 2014 el grupo forma parte de más de 35 festivales, siendo cabeza de cartel en la mayoría de ellos, destacando festivales de la talla de BBK Live, DCODE, Arenal Sound, Low Cost, Sonorama, etc…
DJ Timothy Allen
DJ Timothy Allen
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/