Vuelveteloca formed over a decade ago in Santiago, Chile and since then have been busy picking up a notorious reputation amongst the ranks of fellow South American noiseniks Follakzoid, La Hell Hang, The Holydrug Couple for their incredible, utterly transcendent live show. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Dandy Warhols, A Place To Bury Strangers, Dead Meadows, Spiritualized and Pond to name a few and in 2015 they made the trip across the pond for Liverpool Psych Fest, a set praised by many as one of the best of the weekend. Vuelveteloca ‘s psychedelic noise is raw, convulsive and always locked in a repetitive seismic groove that transports them effortlessly into an entirely different dimension.

With four LP’s now behind them, Vuelveteloca is teaming up with London imprint Fuzz Club for the release of their mindblowing fifth album ‘Sonora’ and it’s one that’s absolutely certain to feature in AOTY lists and cement the band firmly in the collective consciousness of fuzz-fiends across the glove. The record is nine tracks of ferocious rhythmic psychedelia that sounds like a mix of Black Sabbath’s doomy stoner rock and the kinetic motorik rhythms of modern bands like Kikagaku Moyo or King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. ‘Sonora’ is due for release on October 27th but the band are now sharing the video for the first single ‘Cientologia & Altiplano’.

‘Cientologia & Altiplano’ is a racing high-octane cut that pummels through its eight-minute running time with a formidable gusto – a perfect exercise in what Vuelveteloca do best, a cosmic psychotropic journey driven by a relentless rhythm, though not without reverb-smitten melody, set against beautiful visuals of the band playing live in an old lapis lazuli mineral mine just outside of Santiago. When discussing the meaning of the song, the band explain: “This is a song about the desert and life on other planets. It’s also about the crazy idea of Scientology (or ‘Cientologia’), that a science fiction creature from space came to Earth and now rich people adore it, building temples and engaging in secretive, almost cult worship. We thought, “What would that creature from another planet think if it were to supposedly to arrive now? What if it arrived in the Chilean desert, the Altiplano?'”

In their lengthy career, the band has been comprised of a number of different members but has always revolved around the vastly creative minds of its two core members, Tomas Olivos and Marcos De Iruarrizaga. In its current form, the band is also comprised of Juan Gili and Mauricio Lacrampette. Prior to ‘Sanora’, Vuelveteloca have released four LPs on BYM Records – S/T (2009), Jinete Galactico (2011), Dias De Calor (2012) and Pantera (2015) – as well as a handful of standalone singles and contributing a song for a compilation tape from the South American arm of Burger Records (Burger Records Latam).

“A winning combination of hard rock riffing, Crazy Horse country blues and propulsive psych. They’re ploughing a similar field to Wooden Shjips and ploughing it well” – Get Into This

“This Chile hard-rock outfit have produced one of 2015’s best albums in Pantera – a wild explosion of cyclonic guitars and pounding rhythms” – Liverpool Echo

“A dark and intense song, a shock of rage and release, with hard guitar riffs and nods to bands like Black Sabbath and Kyuss, but with a fast and agile rhythm characteristic of the band… we can see dyes of classic rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, stoner and a rave vibe of the Manchester of the 90s” – The Noise

“A great melange of different psychedelia eras, yet with a subtle almost indescribably Chilean flavour that sets the band apart from many of its contemporaries” – Backseat Mafia

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