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Now Hear This: Gypsy Pistoleros | The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!

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THE PRESS RELEASE:Gypsy Pistoleros, the flamenco-glam-sleaze-rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, have returned with a new album, The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever! — a best-of 18 track anthology! The Greatest Flamenco Glam Sleaze Band Ever! sums up these Latin Flamenco/Rumba Rock pioneers! One minute you could be sitting in Cabo sipping the most exquisite tequila; the next you are downing pints in an underground club in London. Unique, engaging and dangerous, it pounces between upbeat Mariachi and street born-and-bred sleaze-drenched, fiery, rock. Gypsy Pistoleros may be best described as being the ideal house band for the fictitious Titty Twister bar of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn. Between the nods to Morricone’s tense, tumbleweed atmospheres and the Gypsy Kings’ manic Mediterranean energy, a New York Dolls raw glam spark and a surplus of prime GN’R attitude, the Pistoleros’ sonic style has roots has a widespread as the global fanbase they’ve been gathering since they began playing in 2005. The sound is flamenco in a head-on collision with punk/rock riffs, pounding bass and thrashing drums. The songs span madly in the best rock ‘n’ roll tradition with big hooks, attitude, and sleaze. Yet those flamenco breaks got into your head and refused to leave — this hybrid rocks. This mongrel offspring of fiery flamenco passion and gritty gutter glam, the Gypsy Pistoleros were born roamin’ somewhere between Barcelona and Birmingham, brought into the world to a soundtrack stack-heeled anthems of sleazy ’70s America. Standing alone in musical ancestry and sum sound, they were one one of those most rare acts who can honestly claim the tag ‘unique.’ The insane inspiration came from frontman and songwriter Gypsy Lee Pistolero, who began wielding this unique sound whilst living in Zaragoza, Spain whilst supporting The Ramones and Motörhead in 1993 & 1996.”