Thiago Franca

REVIEW Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World

By 25 July, 2016

There is nothing surprising about the way that Elza Soares‘ latest album begins. Soares is one of Brazil’s most revered singers, loved for her highly-emotive delivery. Her sincere, raw, guttural voice has always distinguished her from the pack, but as she... Read Article

REVIEW Lucas Santtana – Sobre Noites E Dias

By 27 March, 2015

The stylistic concepts that underpinned Lucas Santtana‘s earlier albums have now firmly been pushed to one side. This began with previous album O Deus Que Devasta Mas Tambem Cura (The God Who Devastates Also Cures) but carries on... Read Article

REVIEW Criolo – Convoque Seu Buda

By 19 January, 2015

On his first album since breakout success Nó Na Orelha (2011) Criolo showcases his versatility and artistic vision by combining a rhymes and social critique with catchy beats, melodies and a startling fluidity between regional, national and global... Read Article

MIXTAPE Metá-Metá Mixtape

By 21 November, 2014

Brazil’s Metá-Metá bring together influences as diverse as afro-samba, punk, free-form jazz, candomblé and afrobeat to create visceral, experimental and soulful music that reaches from a whisper to an all-out aural assault. On their latest album, MetaL MetaL,... Read Article

Metá-Metá Announce London Show

By 03 October, 2014

One of our favourite bands, Metá-Metá, will be playing a long-overdue London show on Monday 1st December. Starting off as a trio of Juçara Marçal (vocals), Thiago França (saxophone) and Kiko Dinucci (guitars) for their spell-binding self-titled debut,... Read Article

REVIEW Metá Metá – Metal Metal

By 07 July, 2014

One side of Brazil is sunny, party-loving and happy-go-lucky. Then there’s the other face of the coin. A face which has recently conquered the scene, at least musically-speaking, and which hotly distances itself from the picture postcard views and the... Read Article