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Quema Quema Quema
Kanaku y El Tigre
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Release Date
June 15, 2015

The vinyl version comes on heavy weight 180g Double Vinyl!

“The only people for me are the mad ones, mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved and desirous of everything” Jack Kerouac, ‘On The Road’ (1957)

If ‘On The Road’ lead characters Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty were modern day beatniks, they would find spirited company in Kanaku y El Tigre, a Peruvian collective who release their sophomore album (and first internationally), ‘Quema, Quema, Quema’, on Strut / Tiger’s Milk in May 2015.

‘Quema Quema Quema’ (‘Burn Burn Burn’ in Spanish) is the product of two years honing the Kanaku sound at the band’s Lima studio. The result is a record feverish in its intensity which screams with joy and cries for help in the same breath.

Back in 2010, their debut album ‘Caracoles’ (2010) brought Kanaku’s creative duo Nico Saba and Bruno Bellatin considerable success in Peru with a set of quirky songs inspired by American folk. Five years on, ‘Quema Quema Quema’ has a whole different atmosphere - euphoric, unapologetically feel-good hooks littered with electronic jitters, ghostly delays, serene Hawaiian slide guitars and a chorus of other-wordly vocal harmonies.

Featuring ten songs including two sung in English, ‘Quema Quema Quema’ is led by the tortured, impassioned vocals of lead singer Nico Saba but the musical relationship between Nico and Bruno is key. “With the new album, we have focused consistently on the melody and the song despite a multi-instrumental approach,” explains Bruno. “We have always shared this process of dreaming up ideas - we both bring light and darkness into the room and use each other as creative mirrors.”

Their strong musical partnership stems from the ‘90s, when, in their early teens, they were kicking the dust together in a punk band in downtown Lima. Now in their late twenties and both now bilingual having lived for periods in the UK and the States, their sound owes much to western music forms. Despite being very different characters with near opposite tastes in music, as life-long friends, they see the fruits of their creative partnership as a mutual appreciation living life charged, intense and always ready to ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Quema Quema Quema Kanaku y El Tigre 2:51 Buy

    Quema Quema Quema

  2. 2 Nunca Me Perdi Kanaku y El Tigre 3:49 Buy

    Nunca Me Perdi

  3. 3 Pulpos Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Leonor Watling 2:54 Buy


  4. 4 Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va Kanaku y El Tigre 3:24 Buy

    Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va

  5. 5 Si Te Mueres Mañana Kanaku y El Tigre 3:52 Buy

    Si Te Mueres Mañana

  6. 6 Bubucelas Kanaku y El Tigre 3:51 Buy


  7. 7 10 Años Kanaku y El Tigre 3:52 Buy

    10 Años

  8. 8 Hacerte Venir Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Pamela Rodriguez 3:00 Buy

    Hacerte Venir

  9. 9 Burn Burn Burn Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Sergi Cecimonster 3:07 Buy

    Burn Burn Burn

  10. 10 Fin Kanaku y El Tigre 3:22 Buy


  11. 11 Quema Quema Quema (Spanish Version) Kanaku y El Tigre 2:51 Buy

    Quema Quema Quema (Spanish Version)

Track List: LP

A1 Quema Quema Quema
A2 Nunca Me Perdi
A3 Pulpos
A4 Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va
A5 Si Te Mueres Mañana

B1 Bubucelas
B2 Años
B3 Hacerte Venir
B4 Burn Burn Burn
B5 Fin

Track List: CD

  1. Quema Quema Quema 02:51
  2. Nunca Me Perdi 03:49
  3. Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Leonor Watling - Pulpos 02:54
  4. Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va 03:24
  5. Si Te Mueres Mañana 03:52
  6. Bubucelas 03:51
  7. 10 Años 03:52
  8. Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Pamela Rodriguez - Hacerte Venir 03:00
  9. Kanaku Y El Tigre feat. Sergi Cecimonster - Burn Burn Burn 03:07
  10. Fin 03:22
  11. Quema Quema Quema (Spanish Version) 02:51
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