At the recent Castillo RockFest concert, held in the Castle Park on July 18, 2014, music lovers were treated to a great performance from a rising star on the Andalucia indie music scene ‘The Wheel and The Hammond’.
Since their formation back in 2009, the Cordoba band “The Wheel and The Hammond” have grown and developed into the polished, yet exciting band that have just released their first full length album this summer. This comes a couple of years after the highly acclaimed ‘The Twath’ EP which was judged the 4th best demo of 2012 by the music magazine Mondosonoro.
‘Fragments of a Blank Face’ released on the Muwom label shows just how far they have come drawing on the years of experience and triumphs at a number of music contests including: Desencaja, Málaga Crea, Rocksario, Dinamomusic and Rocksistencia.
The LP began life back in 2013 as a five-track EP titled ‘Cats’ but thanks to a deal with BMG Rights Spain and the magic touch of record producer Pachi García the work turned into the 11-track masterpiece that is ‘Fragments of a Blank Face’.
The band draws its influences from the likes of Keane, The Enemy, Coldplay, The Verve, Starsailors, etc., with a sound that is ideally suited to frontman Félix Espejo’s warm vocals building on the delicate melodies supplied by Enrique Rueda’s keyboards, this is the main thread throughout the album.
This is as a good a debut album as you can get and bodes well for The Wheel and The Hammond’s future career.
You can buy the album from AMAZON
More information on the band’s website HERE