Feature: El Patio de tu Casa

We are honored to bring some new voices into the LIFESTYLE dialogue! El Patio de tu Casa was formed in 2010 when Ana and Mario Viñuela formed a band that had the goal of creating music that inspires emotion in its listeners. After adding Edu on guitar, the band filmed its first video for “Supositiones,” which was nominated for an Asturian Music Award (AMAS).  In 2011, the band released it’s first album “Punto de Partida,” on Espora. After finishing recording, the band started a nationwide tour of Spain and recorded a pair of new singles called “1,” and a new video for the track “El Camino de Vuelta.” After rounding out the lineup adding Jesús Colino on bass and Kiki Dee on drums, the band continues on it’s goal to keep creating and sharing music with those who want to listen. They are working on a new album that is set to be released in early 2013. Check the interview below, links, and the video for “El Camino de Vuelta”!

We always think about our songs as open works that may be rearticulated…This is a process of reflection that helps us to grow as a group and to find a personal language.

– El Patio de tu Casa

Leading off with some basics, where are you from? And where are you at?

EPDTC: El patio de tu casa is a pop band from Gijón, a city in the North of Spain. We are three components (Ana, Mario and Eduardo), all of us had already some experience in music playing with other bands, and we had very clear the kind of music we wanted to do when we set up El patio de tu casa. We started in 2010, creating our basic repertorie and playing our first concerts. The project was constantly growing since the very beginning, and in 2011 we published our first album (“Punto de partida”), recorded several music videos and joined a tour for the main cities of Spain.

What does Reflection and Response mean to you?

EPDTC: It may be something related to the time you need to mature a song or an album. We guess the response is just the consequence of that process.

How does “El Patio de tu Casa” fit in with that definition?

EPDTC: We always think about our songs as open works that may be rearticulated, that may experience an evolution after several rehearsals, and even after playing them in concerts. This is a process of reflection that helps us to grow as a group and to find a personal language.

What else have you been working on recently? What are you looking to work on next?

EPDTC: These days we are in the studio recording our first long play, which we hope to present early next year. It is being a fascinating moment, because we have been working a lot on demos and we are always looking for different solutions to find the appropriate sound, instrument, etc. It is a very demanding work, but at the same time it great to have the time to develop this project.

Who or what inspires you all?

EPDTC: Well… it depends on many things. It is difficult to tell what or who may inspire you at a particular moment. It can be a place, a person, a conversation with somebody or a picture you find in a magazine or newspaper. Our songs speak of everyday life, of the kind of things that are common to human being, and they are always enough open to let the listeners participate in them, so they can make them part of their own lives.

Is there anything else you would like the Collective to know?

EPDTC: We would like to thank the LIFESTYLE and Peter for this interview that gives us the opportunity to get closer to other audiences. We invite you to listen to our music (www.elpatiodetucasa.com) and make it yours in order for you to take it to “el patio de tu casa”.

Shout out to…

EPDTC: Everybody who is reading this interview and listening to our songs 😉

Reflection and Response.

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