Brazilian indie rock from unexpected places

Published on January 28 2009

Far up in Northeastern Brazil, Nublado is a long way away from the bustling, trendy cities of the south. Nevertheless, in keeping with our weekly Brazilian artist focus, we strongly recommend you give their refreshing indie pop a listen.


You'll sadly find only three songs by Nublado on jamendo. Simply because that's all they've recorded so far! The band has only been together for a couple of years, based in the city of Joao Pessoa, on the Northeastern coast of Brazil. A town with “few bands, few clubs and bars to play in”, explains Andrei, who plays guitar in Nublado ('cloudy' in Portuguese).

Sure, when you're a musician in gigantic Brazil, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is where the action is. But these guys have been active in bringing some musical action in their region: the drummer Rayan has been putting together an entire festival for several years, and the band has been touring in and around the state of Nordeste.

Of course, that should only be the beginning. “Our plans now are to schedule a tour in central and southern Brazil, and who knows even outside the country...” In the meantime, they are going to record new material to complete those quite promising first three songs.