Komraus is a project conformed by successful professional musicians with the need of bringing solid and intimate live performances to the audience in order to unleash their senses.
Its Debut single- If I Am Dreaming- was released on 15th of December through AWAL and celebrated at The Victoria, in London, on the 13th of December with a very well received and sold out headline gig.
Last January they were selected and played the reputable Discovery Talent showcase in London, as part of the Independent Venue Week and got playlisted by Shoredicth radio with great feedback from the industry.
Now, in collaboration with M.A.R.S Labelgroup, Greenhouse Talent, Pias Distribution and Musichelp from Scandanavia, we proudly present the European debut release of the first single “Just Say My Name” on the 11th of May 2018. On the day of the release Komraus will perform at Sarau 08911 in Barcelona as a precursor of the European tour later on this year.
A full album release will follow beginning of January 2019.
KOMRAUS members have played before at Ronnie Scott’s, Cargo in London, Victoria & Albert Museum performances, Amnesia Ibiza, Pacha Madrid, played with Jose Padilla from Cafe del Mar, worked with Steve Honest (Michael Jackson and Prince), with Steve Orchard (Grammy Awarded producer), with Metropolis Studios, John Robertson (Morcheeba, Grace Jones), appeared Live at Nine, the musical movie with Penelope Cruz and Danny Day Lewis.
Previous works have been played in worldwide Radio stations (Kiss FmAustralia, Radio1 France), Ibiza dance floors and the Music Videos on VirginMedia, PlayStation and SbTv.
Paul Lester, from The Guardian: “KOMRAUS is an amazing surprise. Incredible performance and universe created“.
Ellie Lawson, programmer at The Victoria: “Always a pleasure to work with Sara and KOMRAUS. They are great!. Always welcome to our venue‘
IN TURBULENT TIMES
KOMRAUS releases Untie the ropes helping to raise awareness and funds for the LGBT Refugees.
Untie the ropes is the title of the new KOMRAUS song and music video that will be out from the 2nd and 6th of Nov respectively. Untie the ropes is a song about personal growth, freedom and self-respect. With this song KOMRAUS wants to remind us all that we are free to choose what we want to be. That’s the reason why they support with this song all the brave ones that are living complicated situations as refugees: the LGBT refugees.
KOMRAUS is a band formed in London by European successful professional musicians that with their next single feel the urge to raise awareness about the refugees situation and in particular the LGBT refugees. KOMRAUS members were all somehow migrants themselves when they first arrived in London many years ago and now they feel again the uncertainty, like many others, of Brexit. Sara Rioja, the singer and one of the composers of the band, is originally Spanish; Spain is one the countries welcoming more refugees in the last 30 years, so the band decided to start a collaboration with one of the biggest not for profit organizations in this subject: CEAR. Over 350,000 people have been attended and helped by CEAR in the last 10 years. The non- for-profit organization has been working for 40 years in awareness, education, social integration and international human rights. ‘Untie the ropes’ and KOMRAUS will be a bridge to communicate in other territories the job that CEAR (the Spanish Commission helping refugee’s) does and in particular for the LGBT community. All funds from the single, merch and concerts will be directed to CEAR
The song was recorded Live in one take (as all the other songs in the upcoming album) at Andy Whitmore Studios in West London (Lemar, Eternal, Elton John). The band keeps the magic and communication of the live performance in this unique recording.
The empowering music-video of Untie the ropes will see the light on the 6th of November, coinciding with the headline show that KOMRAUS organizes at The Victoria in London to raise funds for CEAR (Spanish Commission Helping refugees) and for the LGBT Refugees. The music video follows the aesthetic of previous KOMRAUS music videos, always directed by the talented Pedro Caxade, who has worked before for Channel 4, Sky TV and in a film with the likes of Aidan Gillen. He has shaped the magical visual world of KOMRAUS in their brand image and music videos. The new video will be another sign of the well looked after artistic and musical work of the band.