KOMRAUS is a London Live Music Project mixing trip-hop music with cinematic universes, jazz touches and epic lyrics.

Komraus announces debut album ‘Untie The Ropes’ 

Rising London-based cinematic-electronic trio KOMRAUS are pleased to announce details of their debut album ‘Untie The Ropes’ due February 15th  and will pre-empt its release with a stunning visual clip for the current single, ‘Untie The Ropes’, showcasing the band’s socially conscious ideology and emotional fragility.

KOMRAUS was conceived in London by Sara Rioja (Vocals), Giuseppe Grondona (Drums) and Miguel Ramires (Keys and synths), mixing trip-hop beats with cinematic universes and emotive vocals.

The band say: “’Untie The Ropes’ is a song about personal growth, freedom and self-respect. With this song we wanted to remind us all that we are free to choose what we want to be and who we want to love. That’s the reason why we wrote this song for all the brave ones that are living terrible situations as refugees in many more countries than the ones we could think of: the LGBT refugees”. The empowering music video, directed by Pedro Caxade, who has worked on their previous videos and for Channel 4, Sky TV and a film with Aidan Gillen, premiered at the band’s sold out show at The Victoria in London to raise funds for CEAR (Spanish Commission Helping refugees) and for the LGBT Refugees.

Komraus: “This album represents a break free with our own boundaries, a dare to do, a dare to say and a dare to love album. Each song talks about different optics of human relationships as well as personal growth and some social and political matters. One song is written from the perspective of a free person, with no ties or social limits; another one is from one who is dependent to someone who loves; another one from one who is addicted to the modern life and lives like a machine. We recorded all songs in one take, so we could transmit to the listener a bit of what we give when we perform live”.

Having already toured internationally with sold out headline shows in London, KOMRAUS have recently completed a series of shows in Europe including Spain, Jazz in the Park in Romania, 7th Heaven in Corfu, Live at Heart in Sweden + a mini Scandinavian tour and will be taking their stunning live experience back to London @ The Underbelly in Hoxton on 23rd February 2019 and a Dutch release party in Paradiso April the 2nd in Amsterdam. On the 23rd of March in Edinburgh at Opium.

And the Spanish tour end of April in Madrid at Guitar Fest Barcelona and Sevilla.

“British outfit follow in the footsteps of Portishead for this soaring and progressive trip-hop jam”
Chris Bound

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

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.