Rayo – in session for RNE Radio 3 – October 18, 2019 – RNE – Madrid
Rayo to close out the week. In session for Radio Nacional España Radio 3 in Madrid and recorded on October 18, 2019.
RNE’s Los Conciertos de Radio 3 website bio for the band indicates they’re a Supergroup among Female bands currently happening in Spain -Comprised of former members of Fuckaine, Las Odio and Agnes, they issued their debut album Jung-La and are favorably compared to Sonic Youth.
It’s a further indication that, as much as you hear that’s new, there’s always more to hear and discover. I happened on Rayo by accident and was sold after the first 30 seconds. I confess to not being previously familiar with them, and have pieced together bits of information from various websites (and a lot of “gist English) and from what I’ve been able to gather, the Press love them and for good reason – they are a very appealing ensemble with a clear vision and tight execution. Forget the barriers of language – as I’ve said, and continue to say; music is such a universal language that being fluent in one tongue or another isn’t really important where the spirit of making amazing music is concerned. I would love for them to come to the States -I have feeling they would be welcome with open arms, especially in Los Angeles. The only other all-female Indie/alternative band from Spain that I know of is Hinds – they have picked up an international following over the years. I find Rayo to be a few notches better. But that’s my particular take on things.
I don’t know what their plans are for a tour or if they’ve already been on tour promoting Jung-La or if they have plans that extend further than the continent – a lot of questions.
For starts, head over to their Bandcamp page and download their debut ep which came out in December 2017 and is a freebie.
I would keep an eye on this band and I would certainly crank this session up.
Keep your eyes and ears open – your mind goes without saying.