Triángulo de Amor Bizarro
Triángulo de Amor Bizarro is a four-piece from La Coruña, a thriving port city in Northwest Spain. Yes, they took their name from a New Order song, but don’t expect some garbage revivalism. Since 2006, the band’s been working to inject the largely lifeless Spanish indie scene with some sorely-needed punk rock drive.
Fist-pumping anthems are in these days, and Triángulo de Amor Bizarro certainly has a mid-90s thing going on. What really shines out are the darker sides of their sound—grunge, goth, and post-punk weave in and out of the songs, which end up in a noise-pop mess that recalls fellow Spaniards the Surfin’ Bichos and early Planetas.
The group was founded by Isa Cea and Rodrigo Camaño Díaz, who met in college and bonded over their shared love of 90s alt-rock. Disgusted with the bands that they were hearing around town, they set up a semi-legal DIY spot called El Taller Electronico in the basement of an apartment complex. El Taller became a magnet for bands and music fans looking for something different and actually fun. Meanwhile, the band had room to develop its own sound.
Word of Triángulo de Amor Bizarro’s eardrum-shattering live act spread quickly. The band signed to Mushroom Pillow Records on the strength of a handful of self-produced EPs. We filmed them in Madrid at a sold-out show devised to promote their second LP, Año Santo. By refusing to compromise and doing things resolutely their own way, this four-piece is an anomaly in the Spanish indie scene and an inspiration to the new wave of young bands that are following their lead.
La Coruña, ES
Isabel Cea, Rodrigo Camaño Díaz, Rafael Mallo García, Rubén Muñoz Pardo