Ponte Pilas (DE)
PONTE PILAS (DE) holds a story unlike many. An indie rock outfit that met upon chance back in 2017, the quartet then decided to shack up together in a Berlin apartment, unemployed and only looking to pursue their music and craft as a group. Their witty and charismatic way of portraying their music is something that has always come naturally to them and translates well to their live shows. They have been making themselves known in the Berlin scene with their wild live energy and expanding their dedicated fanbase ever since, becoming something of a household name.
Really wanting to instil themselves as a ’band of the people’, Ponte Pilas have grown more socially and politically conscious over the years, and the Scottish-Ecuadorian four piece have participated in Friday For Future, with their song ’Tinderbox’ embodying this activist movement. Existential themes and more serious underlying topics have seen bands like Yard Act become a beacon of hope and positivity in their homeland and Ponte Pilas wants to follow suit with their own narrative. They have been highly praised at industry showcases across Europe from The Great Escape to Spike which has brought the band more serious industry interest.
With their most exciting year ahead yet, 2022 has seen debut album Old Enough To Know Better unleash a whole new sonic brand for the Berlin band. Produced and mixed by Gordon Raphael, producer of The Strokes’ seminal first two albums, there is an eclectic mix of Ponte Pilas’ fun-filled guitar playing, melodies and songwriting together so crisply in what is a highly intoxicating offering. This landmark comes on the back of a sell-out series of monthly ’Residency’ gigs around Berlin’s Neukölln quarter. This wave of excitement presents the perfect time to jump on the Ponte Pilas bandwagon.