Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pleased to meet you: Granell (new band from Brazil)

I received an email from André Coutinho, the manager of Brazilian band Granell, about a month ago. At first I overlooked the email as I thought it was spam. But for some reason I did not delete it. A few days later I took a look at the email and listened to the band's music and immediately knew I wanted to do a feature on these guys. They are the real thing. Pure rock with a clean and creative edge. Granell rocks like no other Brazilian band I've heard. They blend harmony with driving rhythm and moving guitar riffs. Enio Torres is the band's lead singer and guitarist, he really rocks as he so fantastically leads the band with his unique guitar style and outstanding vocal style. These guys are certainly at the top of my list. Thank you Granell, you are my next new favorite!
- Randall Webb

Enio Torres - Vocals and Guitar
Josué Torres - Bass
Lucas Medina - Drums

New Brazilian band has gained Highlights on several sites and on MTV in England.

With a serious smooth and imperative vocal by Enio Torres, Granell stands out in the alternative Brazilian market by blending an array of good taste and harmony. A bass loaded with infinite grooves, rocking drums and a guitar full of richness and precision will make Granell your next favorite band.

 Grannel has been on the road since 2003. In 2006, they had their first hit with the ballad “Pra você” (For you), with airplay on hundreds of radio stations. The video clip was broadcast on several television networks such as MTV, Multishow and others. 

Although Brazil has been best known for its samba, with musicians such as Antonia Carlos Jobim, Granell has become a worldwide popular force in alternative rock through internet. Recently the band has released “Se Decide”, which has brought the trio (Enio Torres - Guitar and vocalist, Josué Torres - Bass and Lucas Medina - drums) a good amount of public attention.

“Sincerity is what drives my heart / Want it or not / Either stay or go / But you gotta stay!” (Chorus in "Se Decide").

Going against the current musical trends in Brazil, it is a relief to fans of indie pop to be able to savor a new taste of music whose influences include Brazilian stars such as, Jorge Ben and Tim Maia, as well as other musicians from around the world like Men At Work, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5 and Kings of Lion. Grannel's joyous and rocking sound draws people in to experience moments of real joy and genuine musical entertainment.

If you are interested in knowing about the history of our band and also download our songs, please access our site:

Granell - Se Decide (2012)

Granell - Pra Voce (2009)