The Unfinished Sympathy

The Unfinished Sympathy is a modern rock band rooted on early emotional hardcore-punk, twisted into ’80s pop and travelling to classic rock .

They started in 2000 with a demo that came to the hands of BCore, which quickly signed them up. First album “The unfinished sympathy” in 2001 had such a good response that led them to their first Spanish and european tours, including the recording of a John Peel Session at London’s BBC, being the first Spanish band ever to be invited to the show.

An extensive european tour with american band Joshua, a german tour with label mates Maple and support for Jimmy Eat World and Bad Religion led them to their second album, “An investment in logistics” in 2003. It reached Top 1 at main Spanish indie newspaper Mondo Sonoro, and number 3 for Rock Sound in their annual polls, and started to appear on the covers of specialised magazines.

Another exhaustive german tour and a second visit to the BBC studios to record another Peel Session were quickly followed by their third album, “Rock for food” (2004) which also reached Top 1, this time for Rock Sound, and number 2 for Mondo Sonoro. Before that, the advance single “This living kills” had such a big acclaim thanks to the awarded 35mm video and the cover of Undertones’ classic “Teenage kicks”. A second single was released some months later including some tracks in acoustic format, recorded live at the auditorium of “La Pedrera” building by Antoni Gaudí.

In 2006 they signed for Subterfuge Records and recorded their fourth album “We push you pull”. Extensive touring plus the release of a digital-only EP with remixes of their single “Spin in the rye” led them to these days having turned into one of the most popular indie rock bands from Spain. 2007’s edition of Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FiB) showed them at their best with both critical and audience acclaim.

In October 2008 they entered the studio to record “Avida Dollars”, released in march 2009, was presented worldwide, with highlight appearances at Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FiB), Barcelona BAM, and for the first time they toured the USA appearing at Austin’s SXSW amongst others.

The band split in April 2010 after a final live appearance at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, with mates of their generation like Standstill, Love Of Lesbian, Mendetz or Mishima. Eric Fuentes and Joan Colomo followed respective solo careers, the later along with Pablo Salas on drums. Iban Puigfel, Victor Garcia and Xavier Navarro focused on their production and mastering careers, while Oriol Casanovas and Guillem Hernandez quit their musical activities to focus on other interests. They’ve been alive and decently happy since then.

In 2015 the band reunited for their original label BCore 25th anniversary show at Apolo in Barcelona on June 26. Now, 2017 is the year we see them return, Eric Fuentes, Oriol Casanovas, Joan Colomo and Víctor García are back with a brand new album to be released in October 2017.