Release date : 10 January, 2015
Format: CD, LP, Digital
It’s been five years since Quien nace para morir ahorcado nunca morirá ahogado,Betunizer’s first album. The Valencian trio got together after being in bands likeEstrategia lo capto!, La Orquesta del Caballo Ganador, Ciudadano, Balano,Mentat, Los Masticantes, Rastrejo, A Veces Ciclón or Zener. A combination ofnames that made you salivate just from hearing them and could give you a com-plex clue on how that bomb named Betunizer would sound. Five years later theyare on their fourth album, Enciende tu lomo, and far from getting comfortable theyare more active and unstoppable then ever, with an undeniable status and theirown personality.The Insatiability of Marcos Junquera (drums), Pablo Peiró (bass) and JoséGuerrero (vocals and guitar) has taken them to play in other bands like JupiterLion, the celebrated Cuello, La Orquesta del Caballo Ganador, A Veces Ciclón orAlberto Montero. Meanwhile as Betunizer they have already played over 350 con-certs, six European tours, been in Festivals like SXSW or Primavera Sound andwere band for Daniel Johnston on his Spanish and Portuguese tour.After working with Santi García on their first three albums they have taken a newjump for ward by recorded with Pablo Peiró (bassist of the band) at his studio,Estudio Sountess in Valencia. So what does Enciende tu lomo sound like? It’spure Betunizer. After four albums they have car ved and polished their own sound,with only a few variations since their abrasive first album, they still manage a mod-ern post hardcore, uncontrolled, ironic, urgent and exciting. A rogue and some-times savage sound that at the same time manages to keep solid and lookedafter.Betunizer open the range that can take them from the exasperating rhythm of ‘Conla pájara en los talones’, to a typical Betunizer cowbell beat in ‘Nicho Vegas’ or toslowing down in ‘Pantalón blanco ajustado’. But no, they don’t stop there; theyexperiment with ‘Argumento Deleznable’ and push you over without looking backwith the tsunami ‘Oleada’. The complex and tremendous drums do not lose a bitof energy; Pablo Peiró’s bass takes a metallic twist, while Jose Guerrero’s vocalsand lyrics keep their schizophrenic humour and their aggressive and mocking qual-ity. The band has an acquired and remarkable wisdom that speaks through asharp, blessed and violently smart tongue.