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Five kids from Baeja (José Chino, Jaime, Pope, Juanca and Javi) formed a group in 2005, when they started playing just for fun and in very precarious conditions. During a gig they encountered a sound that imitated the sound of the sea, which gave them the idea in calluing themselves supersubmarina.
It took until 2008 to record their debut EP "Cientocero". It consists of four songs composed by themselves. A second EP was released a year later called "Supersubmarina". In early 2010, Supersubmarina signed with Sony Music to release their first album. 'Electroviral', contains a collection of 13 songs, some of which appeared in their previous EP. Without much advertising support they get placed between the top of the Spanish indie, even collaborating on stage with famous bands like Sloth, Vetusta Morla , Russian Red and Sidonie. In May 2011 a third EP was released containing leftovers from the Electroviral sessions. The new songs were presented live in Bilbao, in the Kafe Antzokia. In June, the French creators of The Blogothèque recorded a video clip with the band for the third International Festival of Music Videos in Community Camon (FIVECC).

Their growing popularity made their second album ‘Santacruz’ enter the local chart at number 3. The album was produced by Tony Doogan, a Scottish engineer and producer who has recorded and produced bands like Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and Mogwai. Supersubmarina was awarded at the National Awards "Cuchara de Palo 2011". In the same year José Chino and Jaime collaborate in concert with Lori Meyers for a song on their album called  "Hostal Pimodan". In 2014, after a long tour, the band releases the more styled album ‘Viento de cara’.

On the web:

- Supersubmarina's website: http://www.supersubmarina.es/

If you like this, you probably like... / european counterparts:

Bluvertigo (Italy)

Tata Bojs (Czech republic)

What do we think:

DB: Spain grew a vibrant indierockscene out of nowhere at the start of the millenium with interesting, grungy, stylish alternative bands. Supersubmarina quickly found a place amidst those bands with a distiguishing sound. It's a sort of polished grunge (if there is such a thing). The guys tackle everyday problems and songs in their songs incorporating that typical Spanish sound. An act that with each album slowly develops a siganture sound around them which is something the middle of a symphonic sound filled with drama and rock.

Recommended albums:

- Electroviral - 2010

♪♪♪ - Santacruz - 2012

♪♪♪ - Viento de cara - 2014

♪♪♪♪♪= outstanding album, an absolute must-have
♪♪♪♪ = great album, highly recomended
♪♪♪ = nice album
♪♪ = be careful, requires listening before buying
♪ = best to be avoided


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