credit: Tomás Monteiro
Vaarwell are an indie pop band from Lisbon, Portugal, formed in 2014. The band consists of Margarida Falcão (vocals, keyboards), who is also a member of folk duo Golden Slumbers and a Xinobi (producer and dj) collaborator, Ricardo Nagy (guitar, beats, production) and Luís Monteiro (bass, beats).
Their first EP "Love and Forgiveness" (2015) earned international attention, including a Stereogum premiere. For their effervescent debut LP "Homebound 456" (2017), the band received airplay and critical validation from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6, as well as online support from sites such as Louder Than War, Clash and Crack In The Road, amongst many others. In between releases, Vaarwell also curated and recorded a track for French designer Philippe Starck’s exhibition at the Groninger Museum.
With an extensive track record in the national club scene, the non-album single “Stay”, released in 2018, introduced them to a wider audience, and slots in some major festivals. The band is now preparing an early-2019 EP release.
- Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)
'Dreamy and ethereal, with a buoyant yet melancholy quality.'
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