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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | INDIE

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Rock Psychedelic




"stay reviews"

STAY: "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" (Fruits de Mer)
RELEASED? 10th November 08.
SOUNDS LIKE? This band are Spanish! And...they're good! Which kind of spoils the suspense
for those wading through this bit before savouring the tart bite judgement of the 'IS IT ANY
GOOD BIT?'. Sorry about that. Adopt recovery position and claim that Stay are a tip-top late
sixties stylee groove-fest, complete with funky guitar chords, throbbing organs (they can't help it,
it's hot in Barcelona) and spot on, spacey, trip out, wig out lyrics.
IS IT ANY GOOD? Er, yes. Man.

“Stay is considered a leading band in the new Spanish psychedelic scene... they have just released one of the best albums of the year called “Things You Cannot See”. One of the best neo-psychedelic formations of this time without any doubt... with freakbeat touches"

Chema Rey (RNE3)
March 2007

“With "Things You Cannot See", this quintet has reached a very meditated album, yet with a fresh finish, which is vibrating from start to end, specially the psychedelic "Super Heavy Soul Mammoth Explosion”, hallucinating peak of the album with the danceable sitar Ananda Shankar-like). "I Fear It's All Fading Away/Music Fades Away!" they sing desperately in "We Need Neil Youngs". Don’t worry guys, with albums like this one by Stay, the second part of their prophecy will never come true”.

Jordi Nopca
Mondo Sonoro
“Things You Cannot See”, a brilliant somersault that makes us remember of three things (among others): 1) the sitar, in its right amount, like in “Super Heavy Soul Mammoth Explosion”, will never be old-fashioned, we will simply refer to the nine series of Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers or to the first albums of Ananda Shankar

Mau Mau Underground

"Waiting For My Girl" or "Revelation Of Soul" have both a sixties and fresh sound. Things You Cannot See is the best thing these Catalans have done during their short yet intense trajectory. It is worth highlighting the emotional "We Need Neil Youngs", the summer freshness of "Things You Cannot See" and the generational hymn "The Fight Generation", inspired in the life of Salvador Puig Antich.
Jesús Rojas
Supernova pop (e-zine)

| "Things You Cannot See " | Wild Thing Records | | 2007
“Small Faces, The Who, Neil Young, The Byrds, Madchester scene. The final mix is worthy of a big applause. It isn’t just a revisiting or a revival, it is that happy and lively sound …Direct pop melodies in "Waiting for My Girl" or "The Fight Generation". "We Need Neil Youngs" "Revelation of Soul", where the black women voices in true gospel style seen from this point of view reach its great summit at the end of the song.

Stay -Things You Cannot See
Wild Thing/Dock
"Things You Cannot See" is full of pop, beat, psychedelic and garage sounds; enriched with sitar, hammond, farfisa and minimoog. An album with perfect and catchy melodies on which these Catalans from Barcelona have worked hard and which result has been excellent. An album with far more quality than recent songs by formations as Sunday Drivers and Kula Shaker.
Rafa García-Moreno - 10.Oct 2007 11.59

“The best thing Stay do is to produce simple, identifiable and hyperenergetic pop pills.”
Esteban Linés
La Vanguardia (2-9-07)

- Unpeeled mgz and many more:

"The Big TakeOver #77 (Fall 2015). Top 40 Best Forthcoming Releases."

"That Andy Bell turns up guitaring on three songs (and remixes another) might interest RIDE fans in these Barcelona psych-dream-poppers fifth LP-if not OASIS and BEADY EYE lovers, especially since Owen Morris expertly produced tMST. But if you've visions of "Vapour Trail" dancing in your head, it's Jesus & Mary Chain that opening "Pinkman" educes, before Stay's more prevalent "Fools Gold" Stone Roses/Madchester mode holds sway-filtered through lively '60s psychedelia (sitar,even) and folk rock benchmarks, making Stay superior to most rodding such worn paths. Dig the acoustic guitar plucking underneath "Pinkman", the Byrds/Teenage Fanclub bandgwagon (-esque) "You Know It's Right, or the Syd Barret meets Pretty Things and Moody Blues sparkler, "Always Here". With their Spanish-accented English, Stay are chips off the Los Shakers'1967 third album block-high praise. Besides, if the Mock Turtles-like "Smiling Faces", "Mind-Blowing", and "Last Time" don't get you dancing you're probably on crutches". - Jack Rabid

"MOJO Magazine (UK)"

"Though calling on Britpop heroes-Verve/Oasis producer Owen Morris, Andy Bell from Ride's guest guitar-there's a mediterranean élan to the catalonian's swaggering psych pop as a breezy, folky charm underpins cosmic voyaging."
2016 - Paul Stokes


So slow (Matchbox Recordings,UK, 2004)
I'm still nothing EP(2005)
Starting to lose control LP(2005)
Stay sings so Slow EP(2006)
Things you cannot see LP(2007)
Kashmir reflection EP(2008)
Stay-Fruits de Mer Vol.3 (2008).

Passport to Freedom LP (2010)

The Fourth Dimension LP (2012)

Mersey Dream EP (2013)

The Mean Solar Times LP (2016)



Stay is a psych rock band from Barcelona since 2005. They have released 4 LPs in Spain and have sold through some limited pressing EPs in the UK with Fruits De Mer Records, where they have performed on many occasions. They have been playing in German, Italy, and obviously Spain (Primavera Sound, Sonorama, Purple Weekend, etc..). Last work 'The Fourth Dimension' (2012), recorded in Liverpool, demonstrated the band’s flair for tightly composed songs that includes brief but intricate instrumental segments, guitar-organ interplay, plus great melodies. They were broadcasted on BBC6 (Gideon Coe) and supported Beady Eye, Ocean Colour Scene, The Pretty Things and Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders.

'The Mean Solar Times' (Picture in my Ear Records) is the new album by Stay, psych rockers from Barcelona. The new LP is produced and recorded by the britpop guru Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) and includes guitar contributions from Andy Bell (Ride, Hurricane#1, Oasis, Beady Eye) on three tracks, specially on the first two digital singles extracted from this, 'Smiling Faces' and 'Pinkman'. The whole album goes beyond their last psychedelic works, mixing overdrived guitars, synths, hammonds and sitars with top tunes and powerful sound. The Mean Solar Times has been nicely reviewed worldwide and as a premier album in MOJO, Q magazine and The Big Takeover magazine. The band is now touring Europe and UK.  A new EP single extracted from the album will be released in April 2017 (Fruits de Mer Records).

Stay bring a fresh take in the modern realm of softer psychedelic sounds, bringing to mind early Charlatans and Fools Gold-era Stone Roses and have found their own unique place among contemporaries Alfa9, Temples, Sulk and Tame Impala.

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