Carmelita

Country Spain (Madrid)
Genre Indie Folk
Members Patrick Kilbride, Alex Garcia, Ricardo Costa, Bruno Motta, Paula Martín

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Carmelita is a loser-core / power pop band influenced by guitar bands from the current international festival circuit such as Japandroids, Beach Slang, Soccer Mommy and Car Seat Headrest.

The band was born out of a folk duo made up of singer songwriter Patrick Kilbride (Lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Alex Garcia (Lead guitar) back in 2016. 

As a side project, Patrick started work on a demo tape which added a more garage-rock flavor to the acoustic songs the band had been working on. 

With this new-found sound, the band enlisted Ricardo Costa (Drums) and Bruno Motta (Bass), two Brazilian multi-instrumentalists, who fell in love with Patrick’s no frills, albeit somewhat naïve, style and the dry humor of the lyrics which tell tales of shame, regret, relationships and the unnerving feeling that one might be getting a bit too old for this music thing.  

After six months of tightening the songs through rehearsals, acoustic showcases and band battles, the group managed to make a few finals and eventually decided to rerecord the original garage rock demo in Brian Hunt’s ‘El Invernadero Studio’ in Madrid. 

With Paula Martín now on drums, the bands line up is complete, as they look to launch their first EP and make a name for themselves in Madrid’s underground scene.

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Songs we featured :

April 18, 2020 : We Used to Be Like Those Kids

facebook.png (2 KB)   youtube.png (635 b)

Carmelita is a loser-core / power pop band influenced by guitar bands from the current international festival circuit such as Japandroids, Beach Slang, Soccer Mommy and Car Seat Headrest.

The band was born out of a folk duo made up of singer songwriter Patrick Kilbride (Lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Alex Garcia (Lead guitar) back in 2016. 

As a side project, Patrick started work on a demo tape which added a more garage-rock flavor to the acoustic songs the band had been working on. 

With this new-found sound, the band enlisted Ricardo Costa (Drums) and Bruno Motta (Bass), two Brazilian multi-instrumentalists, who fell in love with Patrick’s no frills, albeit somewhat naïve, style and the dry humor of the lyrics which tell tales of shame, regret, relationships and the unnerving feeling that one might be getting a bit too old for this music thing.  

After six months of tightening the songs through rehearsals, acoustic showcases and band battles, the group managed to make a few finals and eventually decided to rerecord the original garage rock demo in Brian Hunt’s ‘El Invernadero Studio’ in Madrid. 

With Paula Martín now on drums, the bands line up is complete, as they look to launch their first EP and make a name for themselves in Madrid’s underground scene.

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Songs we featured :

April 18, 2020 : We Used to Be Like Those Kids