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.
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.
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.