Spanish band, formed in 2005. The singer is Jota, from spanish indie band Los Planetas.Founded in 2005 by Manu Ferrón and Juan Rodríguez, aka "J" from succesful spanish indie band "Los Planetas". Other members are guitar player Víctor Lapido ("091", "Lagartija Nick"), bass player Miguel López ("Los Planetas") and Antonio Lomas, drums ("Lapido").
Their first album "Alegato Meridional" (El Ejército Rojo, 2006) is a hymn to the south, the mid-day (slow-tempo) activities and the joy of life. Sung in spanish with a strong accent from their hometown, Granada, the lyrics are mainly simple stories about meeting friends in the street, enjoying lazyness at home and what life is made of under the southern sun, with a common and easy language and a strong influence of their beloved american southern folk and country-ish music.
In that way, Grupo de Expertos Solynieve also covers tracks from other latitudes: "Ballad of the easy Rider" (The Byrds), "Personalitá Empírica" (Franco Battiato), "Déjame vivir con alegría" (Vainica Doble), "Sureños" (Silvio) aswell as many other live performances with songs from Gram Parsons.
Complete tracklist from "Alegato Meridional":01 El sur, el mediodía y la libertad02 Alegato meridional03 La balada de buscando mi destino 04 Claro y meridiano05 Una muerte lenta y dolorosa06 Par de flamenquines (Billy total)07 No me hace falta08 Sureños 09 Todo lo demás10 Se ve que hay calidad11 Par de flamenquines (mucho de lo mismo)12 Déjame vivir con alegría 13 Una pila de cosas14 La próxima vezThe CD included the Opendisc technology which allowed to connect to the internet and it was possible to download also two extra tracks, "El 11" (with a description of the whole trajectory of the #11 line bus in Granada) and "Reggae-Búho""Alegato Meridional" was preceeded by the single "Se ve que hay calidad" (El Ejército Rojo, 2006), including "24 hs al día" and the mentioned Franco Battiato cover, sung in italian and spanish and titled "Personalidad empírica" as B-sides.
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