The Pinker Tones
At a time when the Spanish indie pop scene tends to favour either retro power pop or Belle & Sebastian-style tweeness, Barcelona based duo The Pinker Tones pursue their own uniquely rewarding path. Their largely electronic sound blends straightforward bubblegum hooks dance rhythms and a magpie-like attitude to all styles and eras of pop music past. Salvador Rey (vocals, guitar, keyboards, flute) and Alex Llovet (keyboards, samples, drums) met at university in the late 90’s and formed the Pinker Tones in 2001. They adopted the stage names Mister Furia (Rey) and Professor Manso (Llovet) as part of an overarching concept of incorporating humour and multilingual positivity into their music. Freshly Squeezed released their single Sonido Total in 2005.