“It's kinda like a mix of Tomorrow Never Knows and White Rabbit with Peter Murphy-style vocals, and not many people sing like that these days!” Ted Mills, a fan (15/09/17)
"One of the most promising bands hailing out from the Majorcan scene." - Jorge Martínez, Yo También Soy Indie (23/02/2017)
“Model Slaves, a band with a distinctive post-punk drive and a touch of Morricone western scores." - Pablo Riera, Notodoesindie (12/08/2016)
“Listening is believing -This four-piece post-punk act would delight the director of a Martian road movie.” - Yayo Álvarez, Última Hora Mallorca (11/12/2015)
“Model Slaves bring a luscious music body filled with exceptional genre balances of post-punk, indie rock, alternative rock, and western rock'n'roll fantastics.” - Tim Forker, Forkster’s Band of the Day (20/02/15)
A dust-ridden crossroads. A saloon in the forbidden planet. While you drink at the bar, a jukebox flows lava-lamp-like from the most oneiric Bowie to Bauhaus, from The National to the most Morricone-ish western score.
That’s Victor Palacios (lyrics, vocals, bass), Pep Lluís Palmer (drums), Tolo Fornés (guitar, synth) and Xisco Rosselló (guitar) hailing out from Majorca (Spain) with Model Slaves’ balanced concoction of post-punk, shoegaze, psychedelia and alt-country.
ISLAND OF CALM - Double Single, Hidden Track Records (2018)
Model Slaves’ new potion was recorded at VAiVÉ studios in spring 2017 and engineered by Josep Nadal, one of the best sound craftsmen right out from the heart of Majorca.
It’s all wrapped up with a vid by Ina Ramírez and issued under the label Hidden Track Records from Barcelona!
Island of Calm includes the cuts Mother Mars and Island of Calm and is a prelude to Model Slaves’ first LP, so keep your ears open for upcoming releases!
THE GIANTS - Double single, self-released (2016)
Model Slaves’ The Giants was recorded at Hell's Kitchen Studio (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) and engineered by Tomeu Janer. The Giants is a nightmarish reading of Bradburyesque sci-fi released with Model Slaves’ first video in February 2017 featuring the single The Giants.
Majorcan artist Alexandre Coll was granted absolute creative freedom to craft his personal interpretation of the lyrics into a feverish collage animation, featured at the Berlin Music Video Festival 2017 in the Silver Screening Sessions and at the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival 2018 for competition in the music video section.
This is what Ted Mills, a fan, said about the video: "It's kinda like a mix of Tomorrow Never Knows and White Rabbit with Peter Murphy-style vocals, and not many people sing like that these days!”
THE EARTHLINGS - EP, self-released (2015)
Model Slaves’ first studio release, The Earthlings, also engineered by Tomeu Janer, caught the eye of indie blog Forkster’s Band of the Day:
“Model Slaves ring out an alternative rock wisdom ... These major alternative rockers bring a luscious music body filled with exceptional genre balances of post-punk, indie rock, alternative rock and western rock 'n' roll fantastics.” - Tim Forker, Forkster’s Band of the Day (Feb 20, 2015)
Neil w Young
1/8/2020 7:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak nomination.
Good luck and best wishes in the year ahead.
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