Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Once upon a time (well, three years ago), I began learning Spanish at an evening language class. I really wish I'd kept up with the language studies, and remembered more Spanish than "Yo no hablo Español", because it would mean I could listen to and understand all the words not just to Almodovar films, but to all those wonderful Spanish pop bands than emerge into my life from time to time. Take, for example, Madrid's super splendid Zipper.
Having formed in '01, played shows with the likes of The Lucksmiths and Pipas, and had a sold-out Cloudberry release, they're now ready to play some shows in the UK in May. Playing with those cuties from Horowitz and hosted by the super-cuties from Spiral Scratch, it's gonna be a superb night on Saturday 3rd May. I'll be there - super fun!
Anyway, Zipper - just look at their favourite bands on their Myspace page. It's so concise, but really says it all about what they love and what they sound like. And listening to "Hoy Estoy Muy Pop" embodies why I wish I'd kept up with the Spanish lessons. Just so much fun! They've been compared to the Free Loan Investments, who were just SO good, and I think it's more than a fair comparison. Oh and Maria, the singer, automatically qualifies as one of my heroes because she's a pop girl in economics. Pop girls really are the smartest - and the best!