From the little country of El Salvador resides the young Karina Aylagas, Gabriel Granadino, Rubbert Ponce and Eduardo Lovo; we move into a project with a gender and style rarely explored in their country. This compelling quartet is Safari Volvo.
After doing some shows in and out of their country finally we have their first EP entitled Bad Influence with 6 cuts which take us on a journey full of sweet vocals, synths and deep melodies.
Now for the first time on Electric Mohawk we have a little bit more of the band:
Why is the band named Safari Volvo?
You have to be sophisticated in the wild.
When and where was the band formed?
We formed in San Salvador in February 2011.
What influences your music?
The situations we live individually and the music we hear. Our worldview.
How do you define self as a band?
As a receiver of influence and a transmitter of sounds to others.
What entails this EP?
A very different way of seeing the national music [of El Salvador].
How do you describe your EP in one sentence?
A summary of our last few months.
I think you agree that [you] are developing a sound for minorities. But within that, what appreciation [do you] have of how music impacts the audience? What feedback do you receive?
We know there are many people that, regardless of the music they listen to, they could be moved for something in our music. From the beginning we did not want to limit our sound to something very “segmented”, so we wanted to make [something] simple, digestible and poppy.
Reactions have been mixed, and the distribution has been (web) and “distributors” have come from various places. Unfortunately, one of the best compliments you can receive in El Salvador is “does not seem done here.” And we wanted to change that perception, we believe that will transform with music and purposeful artistic expressions.
Here are the tracks from Bad Influence which can be downloaded free of charge.