Watch Las Cobras play 'The Time Has Come' below
Uruguay’s Las Cobras are today sharing the latest video from their new live session series – announced recently with the first video for ‘Ida’ – and this time around you can watch the band blaze through ‘The Time Has Come’, originally taken from their debut ‘Temporal’ album released back in 2017. You can watch Las Cobras – comprising founding members Leandro Rebellato and Sofía Aguerre and their live band – play the ‘The Time Has Come’ below.
The videos for the new series were recorded in Las Cobras’ practice space in their hometown of Canelones, built with their own hands after finding themselves fed up with little options for places to make as much noise as they want in the small city they call home. After the release of their debut album Las Cobras instantly started making waves in the international psych scene but, whilst they’ve been able to tour across Peru, Uruguay and Chile, they’ve not yet been able to make their way over to our side of the pond. With recent plans for a European tour temporarily put to a halt in light of the current pandemic.
As such, Leandro says: “We wanted to do these sessions so that our friends from other parts of the world that we have not yet been able to visit could see how we are and how we play live. Hopefully, as soon as Covid passes, we’ll be able to come visit them all.” Whilst we might have to wait a little longer to catch the band here on European shores, these videos are just the fix – offering us an insight into a side of Las Cobras that we’re yet to see, but certainly will soon.
On their debut 'Temporal' LP – which 'The Time Has Come' is taken from – Las Cobras magnificently fused together a cocktail of heavy psych-rock and murky shoegaze with traces of afrobeat and Tropicalia,but throughout the new album ('Selva' translating from Spanish to ‘jungle’) the band can be found taking all of those elements and cranking them up to 11. Charting a similar sonic path to the likes of Khruangbin and Goat, Las Cobras’, meandering psychedelic jams are infused with the sounds of their Latin American homeland. You can buy ‘Selva’ on vinyl here and watch the band play the track ‘Ida’ below, as part of this new live session series.