Acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela are back with their new album: 9 Dead Alive. The album was recorded and produced by Rod & Gab at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Mixing was handled by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Adele, Metallica, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles.
9 Dead Alive sees Rodrigo y Gabriela playing face to face, guitar versus guitar, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into 9 new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
The first single to be released from 9 Dead Alive is 'The Soundmaker', the album's jaw-dropping opening track, which with its extraordinary guitar play perfectly exemplifies everything that is wonderful and unique about Rodrigo y Gabriela's music.
Each of the songs on 9 Dead Alive is a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century. Going as far back as Eleanor of Acquitaine (1122 - 1204) to Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997), and including a tribute to one of Rod & Gab's enduring touchstones - animals and nature. This diverse and fascinating list will strike a chord with anyone familiar with the duo's passion for human rights, literature, history and philosophy.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's last album of all new music was 2009's "11:11". Since then they have collaborated on the soundtracks to both 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Shores' and 'Puss N' Boots' and visited Havana to record the 'Area 52' album with a Cuban orchestra. They have continued to tour the world, playing sell out shows last year at the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks, Colorado. Rodrigo y Gabriela return to the UK in May for two sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
'The Soundmaker' is available to download now on Rubyworks / Because Music followed by 9 Dead Alive on 28th April.
Tuesday 20 May - LONDON - Royal Albert Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 21 May - LONDON - Royal Albert Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**