If there is a contemporary group that can be the living image of insulting, impertinent rebelliousness together with the most irreverent youthfulness, that group is definitely AXOLOTES MEXICANOS. This Asturian band goes from crazy punk to the most playful, demo-friendly electro-pop with energy, muscle, strength and a lot of ferocity.
OLAYA PEDRAYES (vocals and keyboard / Villaviciosa-Asturias)
JUAN PEDRAYES (drum / Villaviciosa-Asturias)
STEPHEN J. LYNE (bass / Gijón-Asturias)
LUCAS DE LA IGLESIA (guitar / Madrid)
MARIO DEL VALLE (guitar / Madrid)
“Infectados” is the opening-track and it pulls out all the stops. It is HELEN LOVE and PEGAMOIDES dancing pogo, with an inevitable aftertaste of JUNIPER MOON’s best songs, all wrapped up in one song that references one of the group’s biggest passions – zombies. “Sube La Canción” has a delicate, playful melody, but the mood breaks quickly: “Sube la canción o te reviento de un hostión”… “Te enviaré a mi hermano / o a una banda de rumanos / como no la subas ya…” (Turn the song up or I’ll beat you up … I’ll send my brother / or a gang of Romanians / if you don’t turn it up right now…). Definitely one of the band’s biggest hits. “Pandachila” plays perversely with their most naïve and childish side and the rawness of the unleashed guitars and sing-songy casiotones, and then leads into “Aborto”, where any remaining doubts are wiped out. It’s techno-punk with the bpms amped up, insolent and out of control, with lyrics that leave the concept of political incorrectness on par with a bad joke. AXOLOTES MEXICANOS evoke the wildest and most fun moments of the indie explosion that happened in the early 80’s in Spain, above all with their uninhibited lyrics that remind us of SINIESTRO TOTAL’s first songs, (“Las TetasDe Mi Novia”[My Girlfriend’s Tits], “Ayatolah!”, “Hoy Voy A Asesinarte” [Today I’m Going to Kill You], “Los Chochos Voladores” [The Flying Pussies]…); or KAKA DE LUXE’s songs (“Pero Que Público MásTonto Tengo” [What Stupid Fans I Have], “Viva El Metro” [Long Live The Metro]…); or SINDICATO MALONE’s songs, (“Sólo PorRobar” [Only For Stealing]…); or CÓDIGO NEURÓTICO’s songs (“Totus Tous”, “Pega A TuMamá” [Beat Your Mom]…); or GLUTAMATO YE-YÉ’s songs (“Holocausto Caníbal” [Cannibal Holocaust], “Algo SuenaTic Tac” [Something’s Ticking]…); or even like VULPES’ song “Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra” [I Love Being a Bitch]. The AXOLOTES have done their own adaptation of that last song as “Me Gusta Ser Una Gorda” [I Love Being A Fat Girl], with pearls like, “Si túme vienes hablandode dietas, me cagoen tu madrey te vomitoen las tetas” [If you show up talking about diets, I’ll shit on your mother and puke on your tits] or “Prefiero cenar yosola en mi cama, antes que acostarmecon quienme hablede ensaladas” [I’d rather eat dinner alone in my bed than sleep with someone who talks to me about salads].
"Trececatorce", a new Digital Single. The new single from AXOLOTES MEXICANOS has all the elements that make them unique: synthesizers taken from one of CAPSULE’s songs, harmonies and arpeggios that would make TOFUBEATS’ heads explode, super high speed pulled from PLUS-TECH SQUEEZE BOX and punk guitars that give shape to a new collection of perfect pop songs. Olaya, Juan and Stephen are all grown up, and if they wrote love lyrics about space monsters, zombies and wiener dogs before, now we can hear Olaya singingabout failedrelationships, love (a little) and losing love (a lot more).
“Doble Check” es el Single Digital de adelanto de este álbum. Una canción que te da un vuelco a la cabeza. Unos beats gordos, rotos, quebrados, una canción escurridiza que sin embargo guarda intacto hasta el mínimo atisbo de inmediatez que las antecesoras. Pop mayúsculo, pop del siglo XXI. “Doble Check” comes on, and makes your head spins. Those fat, broken, fragile beats, a slippery song that still maintains every last drop of the immediacy of its predecessors intact. Capital letter POP, twenty-first century pop. "Salu2" will be released on May 2018 in vinyl (500-copy, numbered-limited-edition, transparent vinyl) and digital format, and will definitely have people writing and talking about it. Please excuse us – what we mean to say is, “Salu2” is going to use up tons of megs.
AXOLOTES MEXICANOS: ":3" LP/CD New album
Thirteen songs that show up so many of pop and rock music’s paths in recent decades, that show us a group that keeps its energy, its ease and self-confidence, and its irreverence intact, but also knows how to intelligently and skillfully handle a maturity that is starting to peer out from behind the curtain. We just cannot say it enough - AXOLOTES MEXICANOS have been and will continue to plant the seed for many things.
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