Guadalupe Plata could easily claim the title of most deathly delta blues outfit to ever emerge from Andalusia.
Channelling red hot passion for the blues into Hispanic roots, theirs is a sound that lingers in the sunset like a voodoo curse. Using flamenco terms, they describe their process as straining to be podrío; to be rotten, and talk of “involution,” “duende,” and “hechizo” – supernatural terms of invocation, and, well, goblins. Concocted in a town famed as a location for Spaghetti Westerns, the band’s unique blues sits like a cowboy soundtrack pulled from a zombie’s grasp by the Mississippi Blues greats, Os Mutantes, and Jon Spencer.
Their new, self-titled album is released 8th January on Everlasting Records – their first outside of a Hispanic regions. Watch the video for the brilliant Calle 24 from it here.