Imagine a hallucinating encounter among Andres Landero´s dark cumbia, Konono´s distorted trance, Ceramic Dog´s sophisticated rawness, tropical afrobeat and an out of control computer. This is the Southamerican psychedelic sound of the 21st century: Los Pirañas! With members from Meridian Brothers, Frente Cumbiero, Ondatropica og Romperayo, Los Pirañas combine styles like vallenato, Peruvian chicha, Colombian raspa, champeta, some African sounds with a rock attitude, noisy improvisations and absurd musical humor. Think of Captain Beefheart in an exotic mood. Completely crazy, but very danceable and enjoyable at the same time. After their explosive concert at ALICE last year, we can’t wait to welcome the trio when they return to Nørrebro this Autumn, with a new album on Glitterbeat Records!
»The groove is totally danceable, in a flail-around-and-jump kinda way, and the layers of sound on top inspire descriptors such as: twelve-tone cumbia; vallenatonoise-rock; Colombia’s answer to Silver Apples« – Afropop Worldwide
“Party music with a bite [..] Captain Beefheart in an exotic mood makes no sense anymore. Los Pirañas sounds more like a young Carlos Santana on acid”. – Oor Magazine