#MondayMood Vaarwell – ‘Money’

Portuguese pop trio Vaarwell explore a delicate electronic universe on new release ‘Money’. Following a string of coveted festival slots and live shows in 2018, Margarida Falcão (lead vocals), Ricardo Nagy (guitar, keyboards, production) and Luis Monteiro (bass, sampler) move away from the sugary sweet rhythms of previous single ‘Stay’ as they delve into experimental electronic realms, testing out new textures and samples. “‘Money’ is all about personal emancipation,” the band explain. “It describes finding consolation and strength through independence.” Led by Falcão’s haunting vocals over a dark and minimal bassline, ‘Money’ is an exciting direction for the band and introduction to their upcoming second EP ‘Early Rise’.

Margarida, Ricardo Nagy (guitar, keyboards, production) and Luis Monteiro (bass, sampler) formed in 2014 after meeting while studying music production. Since their formation, the dream-pop trio has been included in 2015’s FNAC ‘Best New Talent’ Compilation, named Tradiio’s ‘Artist of the Week’, and curated and recorded a track for French designer Philippe Starck’s exhibition at the Groninger Museum.

Previous releases have also received airplay and critical validation from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6, as well as extensive online support from Stereogum, Indie Shuffle, Kaltblut Magazine, Louder Than War, Clash and Crack In The Road.

With the imminent release of their second EP ‘Early Rise’ and a slot at SXSW 2019 on the horizon, Vaarwell’s alluring dream-pop is proving to be infectious.