The Black Lips may be responsoible for kickstarting the garage-rock movement in the US, but Mujeres is spreading that rough-hewn gospel across Spain.
Formed in 2007, this Barcelona quartet met at film school, where they bonded over a shared love of vintage rock and punk. They started off writing soundtracks to their various film projects. Nevermind that only one of them could play an instrument—they’ve got that vibe thing that people talk about.
Taking their cues from the Black Lips, they originally adopted a “play any show” mentality. Before long they had a set of raucous songs and a loyal following that would turn up to every gig, be it in a dingy dive bar or South By SouthWest. We caught up with the band for drinks before a wild set at Barcelona’s Apollo Theater.