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What is your name and role within the band?

I’m María and I play the bass and sing in some songs.


 How did you start?

 By 2010, three of us (Mica, Pablo and I) were getting together to play without any clear goal until 2011 when we merged with Anabella. We tried their songs and the ones we were doing. Only then we felt that there was something special about it that was worth showing. Later Nina joined us and finished consolidating the band.


 Where are you based?

 We all live in Buenos Aires but Anabella (our lead singer) is originally from Neuquén, another province of Argentina.


 Please give an example of your music writing process?

 Usually the process repeats more or less the same: one brings a letter and basic chords and we finished to give it form. This means that, somehow, we all end up appropriating them. Having several people who write them is interesting to see how they are shaping the different personalities in each song.


 What are you working on right now?

 At this moment we are doing the pre-production of the models for our next LP with the help of Tom Quintans of Bestia Bebé and Lucas Rossetto. In principle we will be recording it by the end of June and we hope to be able to edit it in physical format by the end of October.


 What is your gear setup?

I’m not sure if I actually understand the question but I think you’re talking about our rider. If so, my bass is a Mexican Fender Precision (arctic white <3)


 What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?

 I am an architect and I dedicate myself to that. On the other hand, I really like cinema, design, stories of science fiction … inevitably I feel influenced by my tastes when writing songs (especially because they are usually quite autobiographical).


 How would you describe your music genre?

 Although we have been cataloged several times in genres with which we do not always feel identified, we could say that we perceive some brotherhood with the indie, pop and punk scene, especially from the 90 ‘.


 Do you know any music theory? 

 I have some notions about reading scores, but all very rustic. As a girl I took piano lessons and then some guitar and bass, but not much more than that.


 What are your plans for the future?

 We are quite excited about the idea of editing our next album and being able to play it live. We also have several trips that are brewing.


 How did you get into music?

 As a girl my dad bought me a piano and for several years I took classes but I did not care too much. My brothers always played the guitar and that attracted me but just as a teenager I learned to play (quite roughly). Around 2007 we started a band with some friends and as someone had to play the bass I offered because I was the worst guitar player and I ended up enchanted by the instrument. I took classes and everything, hehe.


 What are you listening to at the moment?

Frankie Cosmos, Él mató a un policía motorizado, Angel Olsen, Ezra Furman…there’s lot of good new music out there!


 Who are your top 5 influences and icons?

 If I only had to mention 5 from the music scene, I would say: Kim Deal from Pixies, Lou Reed, Naomi Yang from Galaxie 500, Joey Ramone and Ira Kaplan from Yo La Tengo.


 When are you playing next?

 Our next show will be on May 18th at Niceto Club (Buenos Aires) next to DChampions and Ovvol.


 Please feel free to include any extra info.

 You can download our cds for free from bandcamp and the page of our label, Laptra.

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