When Nalda Became Punk: Indiepop or Whatever! (Shelflife Records, 2014)

La música de When Nalda Became Punk ha ido evolucionando desde sus comienzos hasta este mini Lp que ha publicado con Shelflife lo justito como para acomodarse como banda y poder ofrecer una consistencia de la que carecía en sus comienzos como el proyecto Bedroom-Pop de Elena Sestelo.
Sus destellos de guitarrazos Poppies y sus teclados sencillos pero efectivos conforman un disco de lo más ameno publicado por uno de los sellos punteros del panorama Indie.

Indiepop or Whatever! is the new EP released at Shelflife Records limited to 300 copies. Includes four new songs. The title of the EP is an attempt to acknowledge all the musical influences in the band. Although it’s obvious that indiepop is one of their main ones, they also take inspiration from 90’s britpop, shoegaze, punk-pop, synthpop and even grunge. Elena explains “when sometimes people ask what kind of music we make, the answer is indiepop… or whatever you may call it.” She later wrote a song with that name and it seemed to fit perfectly as the title of the EP.
“Song for Carrie Mathison”, the first single from the EP, is a pure-pop song filled with energetic jangly guitars and bittersweet synths and is dedicated to Homeland’s Carrie Mathison, one of Elena’s and Antonio’s favorite TV shows. “Indiepop or Whatever” is a twee punk-pop song written about what it’s like being in a band and performing live at popfests. At times it all suddenly turns into a dream, so far away from everyday life that you’d wish it could last forever. “Daylight Saving Time” is considered by the band as Nalda’s grungiest song. The noisy 90’s guitars go along with lyrics about being desperately sad for not finding your place in life. “A Secret Plan”, which has the super catchy electronic bass and toy synths, is a song written about hope and getting past the worst of times. When Nalda Became Punk continue to lead the new chapter of brilliant Spanish bands and we’re pleased to help bring their music to the worl”



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