Throes + The Shine present fresh album cut ‘Guerreros’

Throes + the shine wanga

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21.04 – Lux Frágil – Lisbon, Portugal
04.05 – Shadok – Strasbourg, France
05.05 – Bevrijdingsfestival – Den Bosch, Netherlands
05.05 – Bevrijdingsfestival – Nijmegen, Netherlands
06.05 – Les 4Écluses – Dunkerque, France
07.05 – Rasa – Utrecht, Netherlands
02.06 – Badaboum – Paris, France
03.06 – La Nef – Angoulême, France
04.06 – Festival Aucard de Tours – Tours, France
25.06 – Nuit Africaine Festival – Ottignies, Belgium
07.07 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
13.08 – Monte Verde Festival – Azores, Portugal

“Brimming over with steel drums and festival vibes, “Guerreros” is heaven-sent for your summer shindigs” – Complex UK

A group grounded in an electric fusion of alternative guitar rock and kuduro – the up-tempo dance music of Angola – Throes + The Shine prepare to release their third studio album, ‘Wanga’, throughDiscotexas (Universal/!K7) on 20th May.

Hailing from both Porto and Luanda, the quintet’s inspirations now span a multitude of genres and cultures, ranging from Africa and Europe to South America and the States, to create a fully organic mash-up of energetic sound.

With support already strong from Vice and LesInRocks, SPIN recently premiered the band’s collaboration with German producer Daniel Haaksman on his new album cut ‘Xinguila’. In Haaksman’s own words; “To me, Throes + The Shine are like Bad Brains reborn, but this time with an emphasis on Kuduro, not reggae”.

Wanga’ – which translates as ‘spell’ in kimbundo; an Angolan dialect spoken mostly by the elderly – is, as its title suggests, a collection of bewitching tracks conceived to make listeners move.

Album opener and lead single ‘Capuca’ features Congo-born, Canadian-based artist Pierre Kwenders, who lends the track his powerful vocals in the fierce Angolan kuduro style. Blended with melodies derived from Western electro-pop and infectious Congolese chanting, it also features driving rhythms inspired by Colombia’s cumbia dance scene.

The LP transitions effortlessly between diverse soundworlds throughout; such as from the exotic melodies and dark, fuzzy bass of ‘Tá a Bater’  to the buoyant steel pan sounds of ‘Guerreros’, which features vocals from The Fader-approved Buenos Aires artist La Yegros, to the pan-pipe inflected, almost game console blips of ‘Ndele’.

Embodying both adventure and vitality, the collective use every ounce of their creativity to build something unique; most evident in their unmissable live energy. Already a regular presence on the festival circuit, including landmark stops at Roskilde, Lowlands and Rock En Seine, they can next be witnessed taking their explosive sound on tour across Europe. With new dates just announced, the five-piece will take in shows across France, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands across the summer.

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