Much time has passed since that first musical adventure under the name of "The Winona's" in the early 90's, climbing the rising wave of independent pop in English. The band, had an intense, short but profitable journey and left two albums, "Pink Noise" (1996) and "Buenas Sensaciones" (1998). The latter, already in Spanish, meant the end or, at least, a pause. Along the way, other projects crossed paths that extinguished the fuse and erased the path. But they never hung up their guitars. And the stage has never stopped seducing them, even if it is borrowing songs from other groups for the delight of another type of audience. But the idea of coming back was always in mind and the songs were accumulating in the drawer. 2009 was the year of the restart. The natural step was to collect all the material, re-compose, record at home, and return to the discipline of the rehearsal space. It wasn't easy to know which way to go. They experimented with brit-pop, with English in the lyrics, and from there a first denomination, "Riders", as the surname of that fetish actress who gave them their name in the origins. Everything remained in a first model, thanks to the work of Toni Noguera, someone important in the history of the band. The successive tests led to a return to Spanish and to the pop of guitars with indie tints but away from the sound and the proposal of a radio formula group.
In March 2011, they decide to pack their bags and settle down for a month in Madrid to record the album there. Previously they recorded demos and worked consciously in the rehearsal place in contact with who would be the producer of the album: Dani Alcover. He has produced albums by artists such as La Cabra Mecánica, La Vacazul, Depedro and La Musicalité. He also received the 2007 Music Award to the best sound engineer for the album "Follow the city lights" by Dover.
The idea of leaving Mallorca was to look for something new. Dani Alcover understood perfectly how to print the sound of the group without the transfer from the premises to the studio being an unreal and artificial result. That's why the album breathes truth, four guys playing songs with no weapons other than guitars built on a consistent foundation of bass and drums. The participation of drummer Pablo Serrano from 'Russian Red' and 'The Cabriolets' in technical work deserves a special mention.
In 'Hombrespajaro', Manuel Mateu and Sergio Revert are the composers, separately, of the 13 songs of the album, with the exception of a singular version. Each one of them puts their voice in their songs. Songs that tell direct stories and everyday situations, with love as their essence. Texts that have to do with ways of being and feeling constructed with the energy and melodic cheek of powerpop.
Hombrespajaro' is the result of a totally independent work, self-produced by the group under the Blau/Discmedi label.
In 2015, They release his second work, called "Teórica Práctica", an EP of 5 songs and about 25 minutes loaded with a new vision of his own music and it is very much to blame where and how it has been recorded ... And it has been in a small and creative studio called Favela, in a district of Palma, and has been recorded live (between December 2014 and January 2015), something that Hombrespajaro has thanked very much for the final result and for the work in the essays necessary to achieve a good result.
The curious combination between Pep Toni Ferrer, Michael Mesquida (Oliva Trencada, Zulu Zulu...) and Hombrespajaro has given a delicious fruit. Perhaps different, with a new colour that is difficult to describe. With "Teórica Práctica", Hombrespajaro has already taken its feet off the ground.
The formation has changed. Sergio, one of the 2 composers and guitarist, left the group months ago being replaced by Manu, and 2 years ago Mateu replaced Bernat on drums. Gabi Capllonch joins the group as keyboardist, turning Hombrespajaro into a quintet.
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