THE ARTIST – Victor Coyote
Reinvent or die?? Coyote Victor’s case has little to do with Madonna. Alfonso Pato said it best in “El Pais”, “Victor Coyote doesn’t have so many styles, he only has one – the Victor Coyote style.”
No triple faces, urgent surgeries or easy brush ups. Let’s just say that what we are talking about is just a really talented guy.
Victor Coyote’s main conviction is his belief in popular music in the broadest sense. For several years now he has been mixing folklore, melodic music, dance music, and experimental art-rock. Victor Coyote’s new album combines the glam-folk (Steve Harley, Saylor, Kevin Coyne, Pau Riba, Vitorino) with Atlantic and Mediterranean musical traditions (and if you don’t believe it, take a look at the clover on the cover).
“Joven de Cuello Vuelto” speaks of the desperate feelings a young man feels for Rimbaud, the doomed romantic, mature women, epic suicide and out of style drinks. All of this from the point of view of an old man who is believed to be “very cool” (Coyote himself). The song “Ristra de Mentiras” recounts how we are all experts in being victims of scams, frauds and inaccuracies, sentimental lies, advertising, and self-delusion. The song celebrates, in the Galician style of “furancho”, all of these indispensable lies. “La Lógica de los Ópticos (mini instrumental)” shows that a great song can also have rich instrumentation, both gloomy and cinematic.
Check Victor Coyote out here.
24th May – LIPA Cafe, Liverpool
30th May – Galileo Galilei, Madrid
31st May – El Corillo, Salamanca
1st June – La Fabrica De Chocolate, Vigo
2nd June – Portacaeli, Valladolid
Emily Linden – Guitar
Craig Walsh – Bass
Ross Higginson – Drums
Emily Roe – Violin
Flo Perlin – Cello
Marius Rekstad – Keyboards
Moorea Masa – Vocals
Charlotte Haining – Vocals
Sarah Brougham – Manager
Niall McGuiness – Manager