Throes + The Shine

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Is it rock? Is it kuduro? No, it's Rockuduro! A full-on mash-up multiple-party full-speed collision perpetrated by a conspiracy hatched somewhere between Angola and Portugal. Throes + The Shine embody both adventure and vitality. They use every ounce of their creativity to build something unique that boils down to an infectious live energy.


Hailing from both Porto and Luanda, they are grounded between a fusion that started with kuduro and rock and roll and that now spans genres and influences that are spread out through a multitude of cultures that can go from Africa to Europe and from South America to the States.

Since 2011 the band has been touring constantly, having started to trail outside of their own country in 2013, passing through festivals such as Roskilde (DK), Lowlands (NL), Rock En Seine (FR), NOS Alive (PT), Paleo Festival (CH), Colors of Ostrava (HR) and many more in over 200 shows they played in over ten countries around Europe and South America.


In between these heavy touring duties they have released "Rockuduro" [2012]; "Mambos de Outros Tipos" [2014] on Lovers & Lollypops, an independent record label from Portugal; "Wanga" [2016] on Discotexas (Universal/!K7).

 

"Enza" [2019], the trio's fourth album features collaborations with Cachupa Psicadélica, Mike El Nite, Selma Uamusse and Sotomayor, as well as Jori Collignon (Skip & Die) in production assistance. “Enza” that means “planet” in the Angolan dialect Kimbundo, is the motto of this album. A path that converges this trio’s influences and keeps them united and stronger than ever. This album represents the band’s past, present and future, from Luanda to Oporto, and a little all over the planet.


 

 
PRESS

“A Portuguese-Angolan rock and kuduro fusion collective has collaborated with Buenos Aires’ La Yegros and the result is marvelous. Filled with buoyant steel pan sounds, “Guerreros” by Throes + The Shine screams carnival with the Argentine vocalist La Yegros singing a powerful hook in Spanish.”

Gina Vergel in Sounds and Colours

 
“Throes + The Shine has picked up on music’s traditional effect, and produced us a festive album that is poignant, loud, and intense. The  intended festivity of the songs gets lost in translation, and instead it’s some of the sounds in the production that blows one’s mind the most and the polyrhythms that push one to feel amazed.”

Adorf Azulphar in Rythm Passport

 
“Throes + The Shine has picked up on music’s traditional effect, and produced us a festive album that is poignant, loud, and intense. The  intended festivity of the songs gets lost in translation, and instead it’s some of the sounds in the production that blows one’s mind the most and the polyrhythms that push one to feel amazed.”

Adorf Azulphar in Rythm Passport


They don’t fool around. Throes + The Shine really want to continue on their path, spreading the love and shaking the floor. They feed off the energy of their audience, even if no one is looking. That’s why every album and live performance by them should have a label that reads: “Beware! You might feel on fire after this!”

Gonçalo Castro  in Europavox