The Mañana People
Bonn / DE
Since the sudden and completely unnoticed appearance of their manifesto in 2016, the weird-folk songwriting duo The Mañana People took a vow to write 100 songs exploring the forking paths of the pop genre discourse.
Halfway through their struggle, whilst concocting a series of homemade freak-folk and psych-country curiosities, their efforts were mercilessly interrupted by the cult German label Unique Records, which grabbed them by their ears and told them to grow up and make a proper record out of all that.
The result is their debut „Princess Diana“, a breath of fresh radioactive air in the world of authorial music. The eccentric collection of tunes offers theremin-driven honky-tonk smashers, zombie-themed electro-pop ballads and horror spirituals, as well as a collaboration with the best troubadour himself, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
The Mañana People's first effort manages to swing harmoniously between the gutters of experimentation and the comfortable lightness of pop music. Tim Weissinger and Alvaro Arango met on a winter evening in the green pastures of their University.
Their musical chemistry and the cold weather forced them to start making music together almost immediate