With only two albums and an EP, Els Catarres have become one of the most genuine phenomenons of Catalan music over recent years. They are a regular band in the circuit of festivities’ and festivals around the country. Reasons for their success include: the free download of their albums from the net; their interaction with the audience through social networking; and, especially, their explosive live performances.
Their awaited second album, Postals, includes a completely new repertoire and a renewed band. Els Catarres keep their acoustic sonority between folk and pop, with touches of reggae, country, corrido and bosanova. To make their energetic and festive spirit more powerful, they incorporate a selection of winds and a drum.
Their live shows are full of infectious energy which encourages dancing. They are a tiny oasis of light and colour, in the middle of as disillusioned a world some would have us believe.