We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Belako’s new song “Maskenfreiheit” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence, which is scheduled to be released on February 23, 2018 through Primavera Sound’s in-house label El Segell.
The band commented on the song:
‘Maskenfreiheit’ means the freedom conferred by wearing masks. The song tells the story of a corrupted politician on the run from justice and the many masks that we wear. It could happen in any kind of context, at any period of time, for ambition, power and lies are intrinsic to human nature.
About the band:
The Basque country, renowned for it celebrated cuisine, cider and Crystal Fighters, have once again uncovered a special musical gem in the form of electronic-indie rockers, Belako. Their new album Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence is a head twisting mix of punk, techno, indie, folk, electro and a good measure of rock n roll thrown in.
It is difficult to imagine just what Belako’s limits are. Just when you think they have reached the sky, the band surprise you once again with a manoeuvre that catapults them towards a new horizon. At this rate, they will finish 2018 with a world tour under their belt – over twenty concerts, a dozen countries, 3 continents – and a new album to boot. Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence is the third LP of a band whose members are all in their early twenties and yet are more at ease in their outstanding stage performances than most other bands.
The new album, led by the singles “Render Me Numb” and “Over the Edge,” is the latest example of their composing talent, of that ability that they have to create songs which really reach their audience both as a result of their melodies and for what underpins them: guitars and explosive basslines, aggressive drum breaks and a fusion of sounds that are influenced by what was best in the 90s