Debate

Debate

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
BandAlternativePunk

A trio which was formed in Sao Paulo in late 2004. Their influences point to bands such as Jawbox, Fugazi and The Ex, not to mention Brazilian traditional rhythms. Live, their performances go dynamically from absurd energy blasts to absolute silence. Then, some applause.

Biography

On the early days, wasnt anything. In 1999 in São Paulo, emerge a band calls DIAGONAL, one of most important paths for the independent Brasilian scene, with your precise math-rock, with references wich goes from The Ex and Gang Of Four. They had record two brilliant albums and than broke up. In 2004, half of Diagonal, started the band calls Debate.

The singer and guitar, Sergio Ugeda, and the drummer Richard Ribeiro (also a member of São Paulo Underground, with Rob Mazurek), joined to the bassist Marcelo Mandaji and they have redefined the concept of the “power trio”. A miscellaneous influences, makes the singular personality of the group, taking elements of post-hardcore, improvised, indie-rock, brazilian jazz and post-punk, and others.

Their second register, a self-untitled EP with 6 tracks, doesnt sound like their first record. Heavy guitars, broken rithms, screaming vocals, and interesting portugueses lyrics as a cherry on the cake. Every second of music its a revolution of ideas where the impossible comes. Every musician seens do not realize what its happening around thenselves, but surprise us when we finally realized that everthing makes sense together, like a improbable join between Rush, Milton Banana and Superchunk.

If that tips wasnt enough to understand it, the band shows from where they are coming and where they wanna go, leaving a mix tape to J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels) and mastering to Silver Sonya Mastering (Medications, Fugazi, Lungfish), wich runs into the legendary Inner Ear Studios, You can’t argue with that.

Discography

"EP" (Release date: August 2006) by Amplitude (Brasil)

Set List

Debate typical set list usually includes 7 or 8 songs in 45/50 minutes. The band does not play any covers