Paraguaii take to Saturday 4th May at Baltic Social.
Paraguaii is "psico-tropical-pop-with-a-taste-of something-that-sometimes-feels-like-rough- blues" (Sérgio Felizardo, VICE)
Paraguaii is the project of Gilliano Boucinha on guitar, synths and voice and Zé Pedro Correia on synths and bass, which, at live shows, has an invited drummer playing with them. They will be releasing their third LP in March 2019, adding to one EP and two LPs released between 2014 and 2017.
Just as the country that gives them their name is a mystery, so are Paraguaii, in purely genre terms. Is this post punk? Is this space rock? Is this a rock band that knows how to dance – and who said, in fact, that rock bands do not know how to dance? We will not come to any definitive conclusion, since Paraguaii are all this and even more.
Their first single, She was released in December 2014 through Elephante MUSIK. In March 2015, they released Black Ships, the band's second single that served was a welcome card to Paraguaii's first EP. In 2016, they presented their first full album to the world. They named it Scope and released three singles from the LP: Scope, Godz and Alien Love. Scope was named one of the 30 best Portuguese albums by Antena 3, Portugal's leading indie and alternative music radio broadcaster. Godz, the album's second single, was voted by Antena 3 listeners into the year's Best Songs Top 30.
In March 2017, we get Dream About The Things You Never Do, Paraguaii's second LP, which was released through Blitz Records / Sony BMG. It is the most unapologetically pop record the band has made. It consists of eight tracks that suggest a neverending game between the most danceable universes of electronic music, born or debtor of the 80's, and the band's rock DNA. Composed, recorded and produced by the band, Paraguaii's second album deconstructs the everyday routine, attacking the deadly grip of convenience and habit, at the same time that it talks about femmes fatales, dreams and spiritual virginities. The album's first single, Straight or Gay, debuted in Antena 3 on March to wide acclaim of the listeners who have consistently voted the song into the radio station's Top 10.
Dream About The Things You Never ended 2017 on the list of best national albums for Blitz, Produto Interno Brutal and to Antena 3 Radio. On February 2018 Paraguai released She Kills Everyone, the third and last single from their second LP. The video clip tells the story of a 14-year-old girl struggling with her frustrations and obsessions, the boredom and the jealousy of being a teenager. It is a short film produced and produced by Mário Macedo and Sebastian Sogard, from the 73 collective, an art collective that encompasses various artistic forms such as painting, photography, film, music, poetry and fashion. The single was the motto for the 2018 international tour that passed through Spain, France and Switzerland with more than 20 dates between April and May. In Portugal the band played at Lisboa Dance Festival, Festival Fica na Cidade, Cais à Noite, Quintanilha Rock Festival, Souto Rock Festival, MIL Showcase Festival, Super Bock em Stock Festival, among many others. Paraguaii are one of the Portuguese bands chosen by INES # Talent as bet for 2019/2020.