June 5th, 2015
1. War Drugs / 2. Hurt, at Home / 3. Doppler / 4. Good Manners / 5. Wolves
George Elizondo – Lead vocals, guitar | Violeta Del Rio – Lead vocals, keys, effects | Jordan Prince – Lead vocals, guitar | Matthew Bigelow – Electric bass | Jonathan Arceneaux – Drums
New Orleans based Biglemoi named themselves after a fantastical dance which, if performed properly, created an atmosphere of flowing energy that causes your limbs to vibrate in a different wave length than the rest of your body, and encourages others to join in. The term, made up by the surrealist-wave French author Boris Vian, has been lifted from his book “Froth on the Daydream (L’Ecume des Jours)”.
This idea fits the 5 piece. Biglemoi started playing in June 2015 with the release of their first self-titled EP, and reflects in their music the concept of the Biglemoi explained by Vian.
The band is composed of two New Orleans natives, bassist Matt Bigelow and guitarist Jeremy Marx, Violeta del Rio from Madrid, Spain, plays keys/synth/vocals. Drummer Daniel Perez Iriondo is from Bogotá, Colombia, and singer/guitarist/bandleader George Elizondo hails from Managua, Nicaragua. This geographical diversity adds a welcome variety of both personal and cultural influences to their music.
Biglemoi comes off as a healthy mix of all the best rock and roll ingredients. Anchored by traditional instrumentation and creative arrangements, their songs are snapped together by sudden flourishes of technicality and genre shifting. The songwriting is thoughtful and unpredictable.
George Elizondo – Lead vocals, guitar
Violeta Del Rio – Lead vocals, keys, effects
Jeremy Marx – Electric guitar
Matthew Bigelow – Electric bass
Daniel Perez – Drums
Biglemoi comes from the 21st Century
July 31st, 2015 | By: Alex Rawls | My Spilt Milk
Biglemoi’s self-titled debut EP has so many roots that it almost sounds rootless. The group has two New Orleanians, a Spaniard, a Nicaraguan and—most exotically—a Mississippian. That makes the band sound like a contemporary New Orleans story, as does the music itself, which has no obvious ties to any of those places...READ MORE
BIGLEMOI: PREMEDITATED FUN (Translated from Spanish)
October 15th, 2015 | By: Manuela Astasio | Nokton Magazine
It's difficult to find someone who can pronounce the first name of this quintet, formed in New Orleans, although chiseled by the different origins of each one of its members. He confesses laughter to Nokton Magazine his keyboardist, the Spanish Violeta Del Rio. Biglemoi , or, as it sounds, Big-le-mua , comes from The Foam of Days and Dance that was born in the imagination of its author...READ MORE