Throes + The Shine embody both adventure and vitality. They use every ounce of their creativity to build something unique that boils down to an infectious live energy. Hailing from both Porto and Luanda, they are grounded between a fusion that started with kuduro and rock and that now spans genres and influences that are spread out through a multitude of cultures that can go from Africa to Europe or from South America to the States. After releasing two records and creating a regular presence with hundreds of shows through Europe (with stops in such landmarks as Roskilde, Lowlands, Rock En Seine, NOS Alive or Paléo Festival) they want to change and challenge their sound yet again. They’re new album is called Wanga, a word that translates as spell in kimbundo, the language spoken by the Angolan elders. And that’s what each song represents in this third record. Spells to make you move, to make you feel joy, communion, empowerment and to allow experiences that are both new to the fans and to the band itself. It’s also the first time they allow and outside producer (Moullinex) to delve deeply within the creative process with the band as well as the first work that will have collaborations with other bands and musicians from three different continents - a testament to their open mindedness and will to challenge their own perceptions of what is possible to achieve within the project. This makes the collectives third record a breath of fresh air and and unexpected journey through many different genres and cultures with their distinct sound stamp that just makes it impossible not to move. Its release is due on the 20th of May through Discotexas (Universal/!K7).