What can be done if you want to travel but there is no money? Well, music is a great boarding pass. Just lie down in the couch and listen to music from the country you wanted to go. It will be like travelling for your ears.
So, first destination: Spain, Basque Country and Catalonia. Fasten your belts, switch off your mobile phones and enjoy.
Corizonas is a fusion of the bands Los Coronas and Arizona Baby. They play folk/country/rock and sing mostly in English. This past year has been a very good one for them because they have done a big tour and played in music festivals, such as in BBK Live (I saw them, by the way, and they were fantastic). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW216TIefP0
2. La Pegatina
Here you’ve got a great group from Catalonia. Their music is equal to “having fun and smile” and their live concerts are so great. They have already played in many countries such as in Holland, Belgium, Québec, France… With them party and good vibrations are assured. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiNZqKumGA
3. The Zombie Kids
Based in Madrid, this duo knows how to make people jump. They have collaborated with The Party Harders, and played in every corner of Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDgZpiO0ouo
4. Green Valley
Green Valley is a basque reggae group from Vitoria (oh my lovely city) but based in Barcelona. Their music and lyrics are very beautiful. It is a very good reggae group. https://soundcloud.com/producciones-vikingas/sets/green-valley-la-voz-de...
5. We are standard
Alehop, another group from the Basque Country. We are standard is an indie group with very funky music, worthy to listen to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzoHU3aaiAg
6. Los chikos del maiz
It’s time for rap. Los chikos del maiz is a group from Valencia with very hard lyrics, about terrorism, political issues, the monarchy… Good rap from Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umJ_YmR3HdU
7. Bongo botrako
This is a fresh group created in Tarragona, Catalonia. They are an explosive group that puts everybody in a good mood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fy8P1MVfsQ
8. Russian red
She has a really sweet and original voice and her music is pretty beautiful. She sings in English and some people know her as the Spanish Feist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6aga6ovVRE
9. Berri txarrak
Back to the Basque Country, Berri txarrak (bad news in Basque) is a very good rock band and they have played in many countries such as in Japan, France, Germany, Italy… The singer of Rise Against collaborated in this following song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usX8xxgEnn0
Let’s finish the trip with a little bit of electronic. Pional is a young producer of Madrid who has worked with John Talabot (check him out too, from Barcelona). His music is awesome and he has a very promising future. https://soundcloud.com/pional/pional-weve-been-waiting-for-you-original-mix