Melenas are a garage fuzz pop reverbcore group from Pamplona, Spain who will make fans of The Feelies, Stereolab and classic C86 jangle pop fall for their shimmering guitars, sweet melodies and driving rhythms. They also add a touch of sun-kissed, soft focus psych to their sound. Brilliant melodies, fresh bass lines, acid keys and a Lindy Morrison drum style are adorned with fuzz and phasers and surrounded with heavenly vocal harmonies.
After having toured their two first albums (released via US label Trouble In Mind) worldwide with shows at Primavera Sound, SXSW (twice), Eurosonic, Benicassim, all over the UK and France and even at the New York Fashion Week (where they performed at the Ulla Johnson runway), in 2021 they won the MME Awards at the Eurosonic festival, a prize that has been previously won by Rosalia, Hinds, Fontaines DC or Dua Lipa.
In 2021 they released their celebrated cover version of the classic tune Eisbaer by Grauzone, and 2023 sees them full of energy, about to release their much awaited third album, Ahora, out in the fall via Trouble In Mind Records and Mushroom Pillow.

"Big ‘Spanish Stereolab’ energy with its lush keyboards, driving krautrock pulse, and chic Euro-pop vocals"
→ Stereogum

“A real charmer where you might not even notice they’re not singing in English, and it’s rarer still that you get an indie rock record of this quality in this day and age in any language”
→ Brooklyn Vegan

“A really cool album”
→ Henry Rollins on KCRW


by Charlene Dosio

by José Delou


Date Country City Venue
30.08.24 DE Berlin Pop-Kultur Festival