I've been thinking about easing off on the blog updates a bit. When I started posting a song a day at the end of 2013 there weren't too many similar outlets showcasing new music but nowadays there seems to be more cool blogs and shows popping up all the time pointing you towards new punk music. Today was going to be one of those days when I decided "sod it, I can't be arsed." But then I heard something that forced me to start typing and the day off was put on hold...
Rotura (https://www.facebook.com/Roturapunk) are the Barcelona 3 piece (Toni: drums, Alejo: guitar & Silvia: bass/vocals) that I featured last summer following the release of their Demo ep (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/06/rotura-insurreccion.html). I compared them to fellow Spaniards, Accidente, and I see no reason to change my mind after listening to the new tracks which they've added to Bandcamp.
There's 5 of them and they'll make up the A side of their debut album Estamos fracasando (it translates as We Are Failing). The B side will comprise of the tracks from the demo. The album will be available soon in physical form but for now you can enjoy it as a name your price download : https://rotura-punk.bandcamp.com/album/estamos-fracasando
Recorded last October, the new songs build on the great promise shown by the earlier tracks and confirm that they're a trio well worth keeping an eye on. If you like your punk to have a social conscience AND killer melodies then this is gonna be right up your street.
This track comes with the following comment : Disappointments we have with close people sour our day-to-day. Generally speaking, we live very fast and we don´t dedicate enough time to each other. We miss the feeling of community, doing things all together and for all and not just by and for one´s self, sharing, the mutual, not to want to be more than the others. This is why this lyrics came out, because sometimes (not always, luckily) we feel we don´t belong to the place where we are and we feel alone.
It's called Siluetas Vacias (Empty Silhouettes)...
Estás buscando un lugar que es imposible encontrar Miras por todos lados y ves que ya no existe Esa sensación de soledad que ya no puedes controlar Y no encuentras tu lugar, estás perdida Siluetas vacías caminando por la ciudad Construyendo relaciones que carecen de afectos. Estás buscando un refugio para protegerte Pero los cuidados son, son solo una palabra más Esa sensación de soledad, que ya no sabes si es real Y no encuentras tu lugar, sigues perdida. Siluetas vacías caminando por la ciudad Construyendo relaciones que carecen de afectos.
You are looking for a place that is impossible to find You look everywhere and see it doesn´t exist anymore This feeling of loneliness you can not control And you can´t find your place, you are lost. Empty silhouettes walking through the city Building relationships lacking affections. You are looking for a shelter to protect yourself But carings are just one word more This feeling of loneliness you don´t know if it´s real And you can´t find your place, You keep lost. Empty shapes walking through the city Building relationships lacking affections.