Name: This Drama
Meaning of the name: This drama called life
Asdrúbal Marichal – Voz (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 03/07/78)
Yapci Quiros – Bajo (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 17/04/77)
Fran Saavedra – Guitarra (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 09/03/77)
Iñaki Recio – Guitarra (Ibiza, 13/05/81)
Miguel Arimany – Batería (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 02/05/79)
From: Tenerife, Canary Islands
“Tarantula Mata” (Deep Elm, 2010)
“San Diego XIII” (Deep Elm, 2009)
“We Rock, You Don’t” (KTC, 2006)
Singles, Compilations, Samplers:
“Deep Elm Sampler 10” (Deep Elm, 2010)
“Rockzone Sampler 60” (Rockzone, 2010)
“Deep Elm Sampler 9” (Deep Elm, 2010)
“FMAC 4” (Mckenzie Muzik, 2009)
“Deep Elm DVD 3” (Deep Elm, 2008)
“The Emo Diaries 11” (Deep Elm, 2007)
“Festimad Taste 4” (Fundacion Autor, 2007)
“Tiger Meets Lion” (Hardware Music, 2006)
“Rockzone Sampler 12” (Rockzone, 2006)
"Radio Explodes” (Hardware Music, 2005)
Discography record: Deep Elm Records
It all began: 2005
Not many bands in our country can say that their songs have become the soundtrack of video games or regular tune on MTV programs seen around the world, having participated in mass festivals outside of our borders like SXSW and the Canadian Music Fest, or simply to surround theirselfs with an exceptional production studio team in Los Angeles to shape the latest album. This drama is one of them.
Since their started in 2005, this Canary band has had a meteoric career. With their first single "Radio Explodes" and sounded on Bruce Dickinson´s "Rock Show" English programe on BBC-6, which would lead them to do their first concerts in London. In 2008, after taking first place in the Rock Villa Awards of Madrid, shaped their acclaimed debut album "San Diego 13" that a year later crossed the Atlantic on a tour across California and participated for the first time at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin (Texas). A premonitory tour that took them months later to sign with Deep Elm Records, the American label that today continues to guide the accelerated steps of the band.
In 2010, the quintet returned to Los Angeles to be held by Joby Ford, guitarist of the seminal of The Bronx and assumes along with This Drama the role of producer in the recording of their second album "Kill Tarantula", the work ends to define the sound and the direction taken by the group. A new album in 2011, gives way to their third and most extensive North American tour and gain a spot in some of the most interesting festivals of our country as the Azkena Rock Festival or the Resurrection Fest.
Asdrubal: Tacos and macho nachos
Fran: Good music, good food and good sex
Iñaki: Travelling, the beach and tequila
Miguel: Gather drinks after a good show and shear then with my friends
Yapci: Any thing that I like
Yapci: Anchovies and marzipan
Asdrubal: my family
Fran: in doing good and not look who too
Iñaki: at this point, I don´t belice in anything
Miguel: ...God. I belive in Messi!
Yapci: my mother
Asdrubal: Big fuckin’ can
Fran: Because they suport bands giving their all for their future projects
Iñaki: Because of their marketing
Miguel: Because it releases the "beast" in me...lol
Yapci: Why us?
Best Monster moment?
Asdrubal: Azkena Rock Festival
Fran: Interview at Azkena Rock
Iñaki: Resurrection Fest and Azkena Rock Fest
Miguel: This Drama live at Azkena Rock on the Monster stage...brutal!!
Yapci: Without a doubt Azkena and Resurrection
Miguel: Jack the “Ripper”!
Yapci: Pear pinapple
Asdrubal: Beer pong
Fran: I´m vigorex
Iñaki: Extrem sofing
Miguel: Lifting elbow of bars
Yapci: Any sport that I don´t have to do much effort
Tattoos? (…their meanings)
Asdrubal: I lost count
Fran: There´s some...
Iñaki: They all have their meaningsand moments...and I forgot them
Miguel: I have one that´s in chineese and I don´t know the meaning, so imagine.
Yapci: Ask Pachu (oficial tattooer)
Asdrubal: Die Antwoord - Rich Bitch
Fran: Christeene- "Fix My Dick" (I recomend the video)
Iñaki: Cecilio Alva - "Vagabundo Soy"
Miguel: "El mariachi loco" good track, yes sir!.
Yapci: any of Cecilio Alva
Best live song?
Asdrubal: La Santera
Iñaki: 127 La Brea
Miguel: Espera Miseria
Yapci: La santera
What should your fans/readers should know about you?
Asdrubal: I sleep four hours a day
Fran: I do charlot and vomit easily in the car
Iñaki: When I´m not touring, I´m tattooing
Miguel: Yes, that´s me in the back… the one inside the clowd of smoke. Drums on platforms against smoke NOW!!!
Yapci: I do the helicopter sound really well
What’s essential in your suitcase when you go travelling/tour?
Fran: Good aftershave, slips of good luck, a pipa, tie, un monoculo and of course the por supuesto las ganas de tocar
Iñaki: Toothbrush and ibuprofeno
Miguel: Drumb kit, "pedal"....lol
Yapci: The mobile farmacy
Iñaki: The gadget arm!
Miguel: The laserdisc
Yapci: The "sorolla" (great machine)
Asdrubal: Getting down of the stage without calculating if I could get back on it
Fran: Me and Iñaki puking at the same time in each window of a taxi cab in Brooklyn coming back from a concert (with the after party with tequila shots drinking it like water) and Yapa in the middle taling in spanish to the taxi driver: "keep going we are almost there", and of course, Iñaki´s successful moment getting out of the taxi rolling over trash bags of a near-by street
Iñaki: One of my best was breaking my hip from falling off my skateboard from a second floor.
Miguel: That the presentation of your new LP lasted 3 minutes, that you base guitarist goes to the hospital with a microphone in his forehead and steeling the guitar of one of the bands has no price.
Yapci: Do you know the one about Brooklyn?
Strenghts and weaknesses?
Asdrubal: Constancy… is valid for both
Fran: Too good looking and not enough sex
Iñaki: That I´m always right, eithen without beeing the client! ;)
Miguel: I´m very chatty, but when I´m drunk I can dry your ear!
Yapci: I listen, but don´t understand what they are saying
What or who motivates you/Who inspires you?
Asdrubal: Star rout 1 of california
Fran: Anyone who is willing to listen
Iñaki: The neighbour from the 5th floor
Miguel: Green rice with corn and huancaína...that inspires me!
Yapci: I rather not reply that question
What is the most crazy thing you’ve done?
Asdrubal: Put together This Drama
Fran: Go out to buy "churros" with my face covered with blood
Iñaki: Once I drank water at a party
Miguel: I think It´s about to get here...3,2,1....
Yapci: Join these four drunk men.