So I’m just gonna start calling the month of April, “Unofficial No Affiliation Records Month” here at CPRA. In case you missed some of our reviews within the last few weeks. We’ve spotlighted some amazing bands like The Follow Ups and FoL who are currently signed up with NAR. Denver punks, The Bricheros are next to land on the CPRA Band Radar.
I know what you’re expecting, and shit that is not gonna happen. Usually some story how the band started out playing here locally and blah, blah, blah. The Bricheros have a kick ass origin story just like your favorite superhero. Maybe not Aquaman, well he smells like fish pee. All members of the band began their lives in Peru. On an interesting note, Peru’s punk scene began in the 1970’s and 1980’s, staying strong today.
We were lucky to score a chat with band member Ruben Patino. Here’s some band history we thought was pretty fucking rad! “Band was formed in 2017, we are all Peruvians living in Denver and our bass player lives in Hollywood LA, we have known each other since mid 90’s well Felipe (papi chulo) is my brother so I have known him since 1982 when the fucker was born, and I played with him since we were fuck like 13 years old, we have a band in Peru called futuro incierto (uncertain future). That band started in 1990 and we still get together back home and play shows.
When we moved to Denver roughly 2000 we started several bands. But the one that sticks out the most was Suburban Hostage. That was only Me (riko) and papi with these other dudes, then I played with Reno Divorce from 2010 till 2015 and after we parted ways. I decided to start a few bands, but nothing really worked out. Until about a year ago when I approach Jorge (mono) and papi and we formed Bricheros! I also fill in Drums for NY act The scutches, so that’s about it”
The band currently has a couple of singles out on Bandcamp, “Caving” and “Comb Over”. I love both these songs immensely. Per Ruben the band should have a new album out sometime this summer. They are the perfect mix of pop meets political punk in a melodic style. You can pick up their singles here, https://bricheros.bandcamp.com/releases. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/bricherospunkrock/. Instagram link – https://www.instagram.com/bricherospunkrock/. Make sure to follow No Affiliation Records as well!