Originally from Buenos Aires, Capsula, is now based in Bilbao, Spain. Comprised of Martin Guevara (vocals, guitar), Coni Duchess (vocals, bass), and Guantxe (drums); Capsula is “garage rock for the 21st century”. The raw, kinetic, and psychedelic sound they produce has earned them comparisons to The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and The Rolling Stones. Capsula performed at SXSW from 2008-2012, Bilbao BBk live in 2010 (headlined by Pearl Jam), “Dia de la Musica Festival” in 2013 (with the Horrors), and the Austin Psych Fest 2013.From their live performances, they’ve been described as “live animals on stage”. The Austin Chronicle wrote about their APF performance “Capsula’s dark wave rock – surfing basslines, needling leads, and kit-crashing propulsion – pushes the motoring thrust of early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with its own distinct pulse. These aren’t musicians playing at a band, they’re a fabulous gilded snake, writhing on a big stage while plying seismic garage rock."
Capsula, whose name is derived from David Bowie’s 1969 song “Space Oddity”, is heavily influenced by garage-glam rock but can sometimes switch up and incorporate a more atmospheric and dark element to their music. Their most recent album, Solar Secrets, is exemplary of just how experimental and energetic their music is. They were picked by David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine in 2009 as “one of the biggest surprises” based off of their SXSW performance that year. Fricke wrote, “ Guevara attacked his guitar with a serious case of Pete Townshend, and drummer Alberto Diez was an improbable mix of Keith Moon and the Velvets’ Maureen Tucker: flash with heartbeat. In the last song of the set, a furious space-out that sounded like the Who doing Pink Floyd’s “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” Guevara swallowed his mike Lux Interior-style and scraped his guitar strings along the edge of the stage.”