Brasil Music Exchange is the project run by BM&A (the Brazil Music Export Office) to create connections between the Brazilian and international music industries. We have three bands playing at TGE – catch them all at The Hope on Fri 13 May. See details on bands and all shows below. And if you’re interested in doing business with Brazil, do get in touch, we’d be happy to meet you.
Thurs 12 May Pavillion Theatre 22:30 (presented by Uncut)
Fri 13 May The Hope 13:00
Babe, Terror produces compelling, unsettling aural landscapes; lush, cinematic Sao Paulo stories rendered as washes of lo-fi electronica. Fans include Uncut, The Guardian and Erol Alkan.
Thurs 12 May The Haunt 20:00
Fri 13 May The Hope 14:00
Marina Gasolina founded and fronted Domino signed, baile-funk band Bonde Do Role. Since going solo she’s recorded with the likes of The Go Team! and Architecture in Helsinki. Her new album is out soon.
Black Drawing Chalks
Fri 13 May The Hope 15:00
Fri 13 May The Jam 20:00
Black Drawing Chalks do fast, dirty rock with a tough, stoner edge. One of the top bands out of Goiânia, the rock capital of Brazil.
Originally conceived as a soundtrack to ‘cold Saturday afternoons’ at home and long, late night walks around his hometown of Sao Paulo, one-man project Babe, Terror tracks are not so much songs as compelling, unsettling aural landscapes; lush, cinematic stories rendered as washes of electronica, absorbing influences as disparate as 50′s pop, tropicalia and cold wave and distilling them to their ghostly essence. After winning acclaim with releases (debut internet EP and the album “Weekend”) in 2008 and 2009 from the likes of the New Yorker, Said the Gramophone, The Guardian, Coke Machine Glow and Uncut, he was invited to play at the Worldtronics festival curated by Arto Lindsay in Berlin. Phantasy Sound (founded by Erol Alkan) introduced the UK to the unusual charms of Babe, Terror with a series of EPs in 2010, including tracks like Summertime Our League and Havaí and remixes from artists like Four Tet and Memory Tapes. In 2011, Babe, Terror launched a new internet EP, “Preparing a Voice to Meet the People Coming”, made during an early-winter trip, continuing apartment/bedroom studies in lo-fi ambience, distortion, vocals and, occasionally, improv.. For his show at The Great Escape Festival, he will do an exclusive improv. session, to be recorded as a one-time document.
After playing in several punk bands during her teenage years, Marina founded and fronted Domino signed, Brazilian baile-funk band Bonde Do Role. After touring the world for two years straight, they released debut album ‘With Lasers’ which was produced by a who’s who of exciting producers such as Diplo, Chernobyl and Radioclit. Marina then left the band to focus on her solo career and broaden her horizons. She moved to London in 2008 and has passed the time recording tracks for international acts such as Crookers, Herve, Maskinen, Severin, The Go Team!, Metronomy, Acid Kids and Architecture in Helsinki. This led to her building her own, new sound and writing songs with Berlin based Electronicat and the Brazilian one man band O Lendario Chucrobillyman.
Black Drawing Chalks
Black Drawing Chalks do fast, dirty rock with a tough, stoner edge – that’s raw crunching guitars, thrashing drums and a show that’s made for drinking and dancing. Hailing from Goiânia, the rock capital of Brazil, the band started out in 2005 when Victor Rocha (lead vocals/guitar) and Douglas de Castro (drums) were at college studying graphic design, hence the name. With brother Denis de Castro on bass and Renato Cunha on guitar/backing vocals, BDC have been making a big noise all over Brazil, including major festivals like Goiânia Noise Festival and Abril Pro Rock. They’ve played alongside artists such as Motorhead, Eagles Of Dead Metal, Rage Against The Machine, The Datsuns and Nashville Pussy. On the international scene they’ve toured Canada (and played Canadian Music Week) and rocked Music Is My Girlfriend festival in Argentina. Black Drawing Chalks have released three albums on Monstro Discos, the celebrated independent label that’s one of the major driving forces on Brazil’s massive rock scene. Victor and Douglas also bring their design background into play – co-producing the animated video for the single “My Favourite Way” which was nominated for best video by MTV Video Music Brazil.