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AMARAL, Spain’s biggest alternative indie rock band of the last decade, is proud to announce the signing of a record deal with Superball Music / Sony Music for the international release of their latest album, “Nocturnal” (one of the most successful albums in Spain during the last months) that will be available on January 27th.

“Nocturnal” will be released as a 2CD Digipak version, featuring the original album on disc 1 while disc 2 offers the yet unreleased “Nocturnal Solar Sessions”, a newly recorded version of the main album featuring 13 of the 14 tracks of “Nocturnal” as special versions. While “Nocturnal” was done under sunset, “Nocturnal Solar Sessions” represents a bright sunrise. Overall, the album will include 23 songs full of beautiful spectral melodies, outstanding epic movements and the amazing voice of Eva Amaral, undoubtedly one of the best Spanish female singers ever.

The band states, “we understand the songs as something that I live, and the music as space without boundaries. This constant evolution took us to re-record the songs as a gesture of appreciation to everybody around us”.

Additionally, the band just announced the first run of European dates to present this release

Nocturnal European Tour

5 February: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

6 February: Thekla, Bristol, UK

7 February: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

12 February: Lido, Berlin, DE

13 February: Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

14 February: Jazzhaus, Freiburg, DE

15 February: MTC, Cologne, DE

AMARAL are a Spanish pop/rock band who began topping the national charts with remarkable frequency after the turn of the century. Comprised of songwriters Eva Amaral (vocals, guitar) and Juan Aguirre (guitar), the band formed in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1997, and soon moved to Madrid, where they didn’t need much time to get attention and a contract with Virgin. It took them a few years to break into the charts, but they gained a cult following fanbase during that time in which they released the eponymous album, “Amaral” and “Una Pequeña Parte del Mundo” (2000). Their follow-up effort, “Estrella de Mar” (2002) marked their definitive breakthrough and the band’s fortune rose steadily, charting #1 in Spain’s album charts and featuring five consecutive #1 singles in radio. The success was followed by “Pajaros En La Cabeza” which had a similar impact in the Spanish music scene, also peaking #1 in the album charts and spawning a fistful of amazing singles, which also made the band break in Latin America.

AMARAL had laid the groundwork for mainstream success, but they had never explicitly courted widespread success. Nevertheless, their audience had grown quite large, and it wasn’t that surprising that the group’s fifth album, “Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo” (2008), became a hit even though it was the first one they did without a major company.

In 2009 AMARAL released the live album “La Barrera del Sonido”, recorded in Madrid in front of 25.000 enthusiastic fans. It was followed-up by “Hacia Lo Salvaje”, that marked their move to a more unpolished sound and also gained tremendous success. “Nocturnal” is their latest work to date and marks their step forward towards a more alternative sound, showcasing their most personal and obscure side. It was released in Spain in 2015, peaked #1 and stayed in the album charts since its initial release.

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