An Interview With Bananas, a Young Uruguayan Band

NoQuieroSerNormal is a superb new blog where you can read about up-and-coming Uruguayan artists. It’s run by Gabriel Skrilec. And from now on, you’ll be able to read the interviews posted there on MusicKO, duly translated into English. The first one I’m translating is the one Gabriel conducted with Bananas, a band that has recently come together. Click here to read the original post (in Spanish).


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Who are the members of “Bananas”, and how long have you been around?

Bananas are Rodrigo Curbelo on guitar and vocals, Pablo Martín on bass and backing vocals, Nicolás Bello on drums, and Rodrigo Hurtado on synths and keyboards. The band was formally started on late September/early October 2012, although a previous line-up did exist (Rodrigo Hurtado was not involved back then).


How would you define the style of the band?

It’s hard to pinpoint just one style, we play indie-rock with some inklings of funk and rock-pop.

What are your influences?

Our influences include MGMT, Daft Punk, The Strokes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Gorillaz, among many others.

You can get in touch with the band by pointing your browser to their Facebook fanpage, or by e-mailing Rodrigo Curbelo at

Listen to the band on their ReverbNation profile.

And make sure to like NoQuieroSerNormal’s fanpage on Facebook!