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LEFTY are a powerful pop-rock quartet, with Leonor Andrade on vocals, João Nobre on bass, Pablo Banazol on guitars and Dani on drums, with origins in that classic and inspiring garage/rehearsal room.
Almada saw them being born and growing as a band and it is their “home”. It was also in this city, at the Ponto Zurca studios, that the group recorded their debut album “Andromeda” and where they create and rehearse regularly.
And the time has come for them to perform live, in their own name, in Almada, at the emblematic Cine Incrível, on the 25th of February. LEFTY will play the new album in its entirety, with the energy of those who meet the public, in the city that welcomes and inspires them.
On stage, LEFTY’s sonic message is dense, raw and raw; comes from the bowels. The dynamics of the lineup are constantly growing, with space for a unique and intimate moment starring Leonor Andrade and Pablo Banazol, only voice and guitar, to breathe a little, but only a little. The LEFTY don’t let up and are an interpretive explosion; pure rock and a lot of attitude.
Tickets for this show cost €10 and can be purchased at Cine Incrível from Thursday to Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am, by MBWay 965210300 or at Drogaria Central from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 10 pm.
In February, LEFTY is also preparing to release a new single & video, taken from their debut album “Andromeda“.
The band’s show at the Siga Festival in Faro already has a new date set, on March 5, at Associação Recreativa e Cultural de Músicos. LEFTY will share the stage with Carlão.
ALMADA – CINE INCRÍVEL – 22:00
FARO – SIGA FESTIVAL – 21:30
Recreational and Cultural Association of Musicians
ABOUT THE DISC “ANDROMEDA“
“Andromeda”, LEFTY’s debut album, was released on the 1st of October in physical and digital format and has lyrics by Leonor Andrade and composition by João Nobre, who also shares the production with João Martins from Ponto Zurca studios.
The mastering was in charge of John Davis, responsible for the mastering of records by De La Soul, Gorillaz, The Killers, Noel Gallagher, Dua Lipa, among many other renowned artists and was carried out at Metropolis Studios in London.
The name of this disc is closely linked with several of the concepts and legends associated with Andromeda, not only in relation to Greek mythology but also in relation to astrology.
The aesthetics of a galaxy is, in itself, inspiring and corresponds to its own ecosystem that unites the band members around imagery and concept. As for mythology, Andromeda was saved from the arms of a monster out of love and, this debut work, couldn’t be more demonstrative of the love that the quartet has in being together to create music.
LEFTY’s sound takes us back to the garage bands of the late ’80s, early ’90s, in a peculiar mix between punk, new wave and pop; a rawer, more direct sound, sustained by the nerve of words, bass, guitar and drums! If, however, there is any doubt that LEFTY is a band from the 20s of the 21st century, their relevance is ensured by the production, based on the robustness and sound textures that pave the way for a new pop-rock – their own.
As was the case in the 80s and 90s, LEFTY intend to recover some of the habits associated with music consumption at the time, including the precision in the alignment of the record that invites a complete listening, telling a story with a beginning, middle and end; it’s having time to sit on the couch, listen to the record, not missing every detail and sing it from beginning to end.
For the most curious, LEFTY (left-handed or left-handed = who or who has greater skill with the left side of the body, especially with the hand than with the right side) is a tribute to Maria da Luz, mother of João Nobre, because as a child she was forced to counteract her innate dexterity in writing with her left hand. She became right-handed out of obligation, ambidextrous out of stubbornness.
Due to their stubbornness in making music and in making pop-rock, LEFTY intends to take the new “Andromeda” to stages across the country.