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Sunday, 9 May 2010

~This Elegant Chaos~#1: Las Robertas

The Best In New Indiepop Music: #1 Las Robertas

Imagine The Pudding Pops soundtracking 'Beach Blanket Bingo'.....or The Faded Blue fronted by Ronnie Spector....or a Shangri Las/Fizzbombs jamfest overseen by Poison Ivy Rorshcach.....

Then you might get some kind of idea of Las Robertas, and why we here at 'The Streetlamp....' absolutely adore them. If Los Bros Hernandez had created an all-girl band they would probably sound a little(or a lot) like Las Robertas.
Las Robertas hail from San José, Costa Rica and they have been going for just around a year. The band consists of
Lola Miche, Mercedes Oller, Monserrat Vargas and Ana M. Valenciano; Monserrat and Mercedes had been friends through Myspace for a long time before, but it wasn't until they met up with Lola that the band began to take shape. Ana arrived a few months later and the line-up was complete.

The band's main inspirations are Punk and the C86 movement of the mid-80s, but what made them want to form a band was a desire to create a Punk/Soul hybrid with a soupcon of 60s Surf Movie thrown into the mix.

&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Damn' 92 by Las Robertas&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Reference points on the band's music include The Beat Happening, The Raveonettes, Pussy Galore, The Cuties, All Girl Summer Fun Band as well as contemporaries Vivian Girls, Myelin Sheaths, Dum Dum Girls etc.

&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;In Between Buses by Las Robertas&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&ampamp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

The girls have just released their first album 'Cry Out Loud' and the absolutely WONDERFUL news is that it's a available FREE to download from Bandcamp.
We urge you to do so now!!

Aaaaahh....Las Robertas.....consider us truly smitten!!


Griff would like to add that he too is truly smitten. At last, no arguments as to what goes on 'The Streetlamp' HQ dansette this week!

More info on Las Robertas can be found at
Myspace and

And be sure to check out their own Blogsite

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