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"Appledog", LP, 2006. (not avaliable at the moment)
"Greenhouse / Hide & Seek", CD-single, 2007 (available on CD and on streaming)

Appledog are currently working on both a LP and EP wich will be released in early 2009.



Appledog is a band from Barcelona (Spain) that was formed in late 2005 as the studio project of Xavier Bonfill. The initial idea was to write music for a modern ensemble consisting of: vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, string quartet and electronics, borrowing ideas from both pop music, electronica and classical contemporary music.

After recording their first LP, the edgy half instrumental /half vocal "appledog" in 2006, the band started to play live sets, respecting the original arrangements thanks to their 8 piece line-up. Since then they have been playing live all around the Barcelona area, as well as doing a minitour in Iceland in early 2008.

Over one hour of new material has been written since that first album, and all of it is currently being recorded into a new LP and a new EP wich are due to release in early 2009. In 2007, though, they recorded a couple of these new songs as a small teaser of the new stuff. This CD-single ("greenhouse / hide&seek") is their current promo card. A video from greenhouse was also shot, recieving warm reviews from the critics.

All these new material, wich is the main source of their current setlists, is more pop-oriented, uplifting and joyful, without surrendering their will of pushing the boundaries of experimentation.

It's always hard to describe and to compare one-self. even though, the band quotes as influences artists such as: the Beatles, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Radiohead, Björk, Carles Santos, Cocorosie, Kraftwerk, Philip Glass, Erik Satie, Matthew Herbert, Sigur Rós, Portishead, Antony and the Johnsons...

- 2007: "Rock a l'Ascensió" contest, Granollers (Barcelona). 2nd prize
- 2007: "Zona zero" musical contest, Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona). 2nd prize.
- 2007: "Zona zero" video contest, Vilassar de Mar. 2nd prize (for the "greenhouse" videoclip)
- 2008: "Northern Wave Film Festival", Grundarfjödur, Iceland. Nominated (for the "greenhouse" videoclip).


- 2006-12-01: Jazz cava, Vic, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2006-12-06: Sincronia Festival, Barcelona (Spain) (with videoart screenings)
- 2007-02-14: Teatre Auditori, Granollers, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2007-03-03: Sala Castelló, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2007-05-19: "Rock a l'Ascensió" contest, semifinals. Granollers, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2007-07-06: Jazz Cava, Vic, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2007-07-14: "Rock a l'Ascensió" contest, finals. As part of the "Musik'n'viu" festival. Granollers, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2007-11-10: "Zona Zero" contest. Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2008-02-14: Dubliners, Hospitalet, Barcelona (Spain)
- 2008-02-21: Organ, Reykjavík, Iceland.
- 2008-02-22: Northern Wave Film Festival, Grundarfjödur, Iceland.
- 2008-03-16: Sala Clap, Mataró, Barcelona (Spain)