Bijusi Mati Un Izbijusi
BALOZU PILNI PAGALMI (Riga)
The band Balozu Pilni Pagalmi (Yards
Full of Pigeons) was formed in 1994 by MARIS
SVERNS. For us BALOZU PILNI PAGALMI seems to be
a love rock band, whose each song is a hit and they
all are about love.
DEPO is a band consisting of four teenagers
from Riga and they are ususally referred to as one
of best Latvian bands today and almost the only hope
for the Latvian indie scene. Usually people associate
them with Joy Division and The Strokes. On June 1st
2002 they released their first cd, a 7 song ep 'Alepo'
(recorded in Tornis studio), performing an acoustic
set on a street corner in Riga. John Peel played 2
songs from it on his BBC Radio 1 shows during summer
2002 and named this ep as one of the best albums in
Needless to say no Latvian rockband has achieved something
like that up to now.
Founded in 1999 by
veterans of Latvian and even UK's underground (their
previous bands - Sirke, Sarkanais Oktobris, Ray Speedway
And The Devils Of Pace
) ĒNU KABINETS quickly became
one of the most respected musical teams. Their lyrics
are excellent and the music stands far out of the
borders of Latvian popular genres. The Fall and football
are two main keywords to unlock this band. At the
end of 2001 their debut cd Bellaccord came out,
named after the before-WWII Latvian music label.
And here are some lines from the frontman
Dear foreigm listeners,
I expect that none of you understand
Latvian language, and that could become of problem
to understand my lyrics. This is why I will try and
explain the main ideas, just to make you sure that
they don't contain any dangerous ideas. We sing mostly
about our homeland, entertainment, tourism, meeting
new friends and, of course, sports.
Plāns Kā Šķērsot Kurzemi (Plan How To
Cross Kurzeme) this piece could be an anthem for
hitch-hiking, at least we love to travel like that.
Dziļi Klubā (Deep In The Club) an
ironical song about club life. Petra, hallo and
Paul, hallo are the only phrases from my German
studies I have kept in my mind.
Spirāles (Spirals) song, inspired
by our bass player, Kristine, who has a theory that
love is just chemistry. On the other hand I just liked
such a title for this song (especially, if it could
be nine minutes long)
Kaķu Koncerts (Cat Gig) according
to my grandmother, cat gig means any kind of non-schlaeger
performance. This song is dedicated to Latvian underground
rock life, it has a lot of references to people I
know. Really, one of my favourite lyrics.
Contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. Love, Martins.
Most legendary Latvian underground band
that started playing hard core during Soviet times
c/o Raimonds "Dambis" Lagimovs
Kr. Barona 95a - 5
Member of well known indie/underground
Plays his own solosongs.
MACITAJS ON ACID
MACITAJS ON ACID
(english: PRIEST ON ACID, 'cause they saw a priest
doing a mass like he was on acid) are the sons of
Latvian immigrants to America. They're the only
"trimdas" (Latvians living abroad) Latvian band in
the nineties who says: "We're playing fucking punkrock
underground rock!" And as we've heard/seen -
they do it excellently!
An international lo-fi project. Girl
from Texas sings, boys from Riga play guitars.
Indie underground pop band.
Riga - 55
Latvian instrumental guitarmusic with
a tendency towards electronic music.
c/o Juris Alksnis
Leader of HOSPITALU IELA, KARTAGA,
M.GVARDE. Plays a lot of acoustic solosongs.
PILNI PAGALMI frontman, has 3 soloalbums of his
Originally VOICEKS, folk/pop/punk band,
now - pure ska band VOICEKS VOISKA.