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INTRODUCING – ALDO

THE BACKSTORY:

Aldo are a band for whom family clearly means a great deal. Formed by Brazilian brothers Andre and Mura Faria, this hotly-tipped synth-pop duo are named in honour of their Uncle Aldo – a man who played a formative role in their upbringing. A once wayward character, Aldo lived a somewhat nefarious lifestyle in 1990s Brazil. He would take his young nephews on journeys into Sao Paulo’s dark underbelly, introducing them to scenes of illegal car racing, suspicious back-alley negotiations, football gang violence and carnival parties – with plenty of alcohol thrown into the mix.

     Now, as grown men in their twenties, brothers Andre and Mura Faria are paying homage to their uncle – and those wild childhood experiences – with their wonderful dance-pop project Aldo. Both inventive and assessible, their sound is a beguiling, bewitching tapestry of deep synths, droning bass and hypnotic vocals. Think the dancefloor-skewed pop that has served Hot Chip and Metronomy so well over the years – only with added Brazilian glamour.  

     After a tremendous response to last year’s debut EP, Trembling Eyelids, the brothers have recently dropped a new track, ‘Restless Animal’, another enchanting slice of dark, seductive indie-pop inspired by life in Sao Paolo. COVID-19 may have restricted our ability to travel – however, one listen to Aldo and you’ll be instantly transported to sunnier, exotic climes. 

KEY TRACK: ‘Trembling Eyelids’ – the title track of last year’s acclaimed debut EP, this epic dancefloor banger combines Brazilian rhythms with punchy, Pixies-esque alt-rock dynamics.

FOR FANS OF: Metronomy, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Mura Masa.

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