Perrosky

Perrosky

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The name Perrosky, has been part of a solo, a duet, and a trio, but more importantly, is a registered trademark of the rock and blues of Chile.
With over 10 years of trajectory, the band currently formed by the brothers Alejandro and Alvaro Gomez, has kept pace through the years, captivating more and more people, and receiving praise from the press. They have released 5 LP and 3 EPs, they are pioneers in the national independent scene, and despite the simplicity of its staging, the duo of br

Biography

Perrosky has been the name of a soloist, a duo and a trio, but without confusion, is a registered trademark of rock and blues the Chilean style.
Alejandro Gómez, named by his friends as Perrosky, moved from Copiapó to Santiago in the late 90's to study composition at the Modern School of Music. While trying to decipher and write sheet music for string ensembles, he spent time writing songs influenced by American blues legends which he played on acoustic guitar and harmonica and recorded in a precarious four-track recorder. It was the turn of the century, and Alejandro with his brother, drummer Alvaro Gómez, the bassist Bernardita Martinez and the guitarist Alvaro Guerra started out their garage rock group “Guiso”.
Established in an old house in the neighborhood of Providencia, the brothers Alvaro and Alejandro Gómez founded in 2000 the label named Algorecords. This would be vital in the career of several of the most important rock bands of recent times in Chile and through this label Alejandro released in 2001 the songs that had accumulated during a couple of years. The debut, cassette format named “Añejo”, included six original songs plus a version of the Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson; despite its low coverage attracted the attention of the music press due to the simplicity and honesty of the compositions, the skill on guitar, harmonica arrangements and a deep voice.
After the release of that first record, Alejandro Gomez quitted the university and began to perform live, but soon realized he needed to deliver a more powerful show, so his brother Alvaro joined on drums and went from acoustic guitar to electric. Dressed in their brown suits which until now distinguish them, they started now as a duo, touring the capital scenarios under the same name, Perrosky in parallel with their band Guiso, which was already considered by the local press as one of the hottest names of the new Chilean rock with other artists on their label, such as The Ganjas, Hielo Negro and Tsunamis.
During 2004 the Gomez brothers with a more defined sound thanks to more and more compact concerts issued a new EP called “Otra Vez” which besides rock and blues also included a “Ranchera” and a cover of The Velvet Underground. This record came to enlarge the prestige of Perrosky and resulted in invitations to perform in the most important venues in the capital city and regions; however there was something important still missing, an LP that could be able to synthesize the real sound and proposal of Perrosky.
Recorded by them in analogous format in their own studio, “El Ritmo y la Calle” appeared in early 2007 and marked the definitive consecration of Perrosky. This is a conceptual work that collates recordings of Santiago`sstreet musicians with their own songs in which Perrosky exhibits a range of influences ranging from sloppy rock and blues from old school up to hints of Mexican music and compositions close to the South American folklore.
The versatility, originality and good sound of this work was unanimously agreed by the music press, which devoted rave reviews and placed “El Ritmo y la Calle” as one of the best albums of 2007 in almost all rankings, from the most humble website to the most prestigious newspapers and magazines. And not only in Chile, because after the appearance of the record the duo presented their songs in the city of Buenos Aires;also in Uruguay and Brazil, performing in the massive Goiana Noise Rock Festival, obtaining great interest from local media, with extensive notes in local radio stations and magazines like Rolling Stone or Inrockuptibles.
With presentations throughout Chile and invitations to open international shows of Calexico, Yann Tiersen, and The Evens, turned into one of the most active names of local rock scene, Perrosky launched in 2008 “Doblando al Español”, a record that was an old ambition of Alejandro Gomez. Coveredsongs of Johnny Cash, Ramones, Little Richard, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Los Iracundos acquire in this registration new forms and sounds, thanks to Perrosky´s translations, skillfully adapted to the Chilean language.
Like his previous releases, “Doblando al Español” was recognized as one of the best albums of the year and meant new invitations, now from Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, which Perrosky toured with distinguished Chilean musicians, Pedropiedra and Gepe.
Due to this trip, the aztec label Intolerance issued once again “El Ritmo y la Calle” and brought Perrosky back to Mexico in 2009, with successful performances in several cities of that country, in relevant scenarios as the Spanish Cultural Center or the Diego Rivera Festival together with other Chilean names like Fernando Milagros and Pedropiedra.
2010 was the most productive year in the career of Perrosky. In March this duo released an EP named “Campante y Sonante”, with five songs, three months later “Son del Montón” eight songs, some that belonged to “El Ritmo y la Calle” and new compositions.-Then in October th

Discography

Añejo (2001)
EP / Casete
Algorecords

Otra vez (2004)
EP / CD
Algorecords

El ritmo y la calle (2007)
LP / CD
Algorecords

Doblando al español (2008)
LP / CD
Algorecords / Oveja Negra

Campante y sonante (2010)
EP / CD
Algorecords
Son del Montón (2010)
EP / CD
Algorecords

Tostado (2010)
LP / CD
Algorecords / Oveja Negra

En la línea (2011)
EP / Vinil 7”
Algorecords / Gravadora Discos

Tostado (2011)
LP / Vinil
Algorecords / Discos Río Bueno

Todos quieren llegar (2012)
EP / Vinil 7”
Algorecords / Discos Río Bueno

Vivos (2013)
LP / CD
Algorecords