Their names are Andreu, Gabriel, Lluc, Quim, Pau and Roger and maybe you know them already, because they started playing their folk in 2018 with the EP La Ludwig Band: el segon millor grup d’Espolla [The Ludwing Band: the second best band in Espolla] and expanded towards pop and rock with their first full-length album, which appeared during the pandemic, Al límit de la tonalitat [The limit of tonality]. From their “HQ” in Espolla, the former Guardia Civil headquarters where they rehearsed, in 2021 they released La mateixa sort [The same luck], which won them the Enderrock Critics’ Award for the best album of the year, and the 2022 Cerverí Award for the best lyrics of a Catalan-language song for S'ha mort l'home més vell d'Espolla [The oldest man in Espolla is dead].
Now, seen as one of the hottest up-and-coming talents on the Catalan scene, they’re coming to the Teatre Grec for the first time in one of their few performances this summer in which they’ll present the music of their next album, which doesn’t yet have a name. It’ll first be heard in Banyoles, and then in the capital of Catalonia. If you missed out on tickets for the group's first sell-out show, about six months ago at the Sala Apolo, you have another chance to see the band, listen to their well-known hits and find out what the music of their next album sound like live.
Produced by the 2023 Barcelona Grec Festival, Runners and the Festival (a)phònica de Banyoles.
Composed and performed by: Gabriel Bosch, Quim Carandell, Roger Cassola, Pau Esteve, Andreu Galofré, Lluc Valverde. Sound: Xavier Miñarro. Stage direction: Martí Torras. Producer: Arnau Seguí, Magalí Carratalà, Oriol Barba – The Indian Runners.