Over the past 20 years Valencia has become notorious within Spain for the self-indulgent tedium of its mega clubs, car culture and rave excess. Lately, things haven’t quite been the same, and as Valencia’s alternative music scene undergoes something of a renaissance, Caballo Tripode is right at the center.
The band started releasing material in 2008, an outlet for the 8-track bedroom project of front man José Reilly, a.k.a. Chemita. Before long he opened up the band to include bassist Jhony Contencioso and the commanding drummer Andrés Panruso. In contrast to the spineless Spanish lo-fi establishment, Caballo Tripode has got some serious attitude. The band has evolved into one of the most popular underground acts in the country. We went out to see them play in is one of the greatest squats we’ve ever seen, full of hardcore kids, misfits, rejects and cute girls all having the time of their lives.
Andrés Panruso, Jhony Contencioso, Jose Reilly
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