Guadalupe Plata win IMPALA best album prize
By Chris Cooke | Published on Friday 14 March 2014
Pan-European indie labels trade group IMPALA has presented its annual Best Independent Album in Europe prize to Spanish band Guadalupe Plata for their eponymous long player released by Madrid-based label Everlasting Records.
The band fought off competition from the likes of Alborosie, Sigur Rós, Agnes Obel, Junip, Elisa, Iceage, Milky Chance, Birdpen and Woodkid to win the annual prize, which celebrates great albums released by European indies in any one year. They join the likes of The xx amongst the alumni of former winners of the prize, their album ‘Coexist’ winning the honour a year ago.
Commenting on their win, Guadalupe Plata said in a statement: “We’re all big music fans and if you are really into music, you look around the records you have at home and most of them tend to have been produced by small, independent labels. So it’s very pleasing that the people who represent those labels are listening to our music and enjoying it. All the work we’ve done outside Spain has been in the Americas. It looks like we’ve got some new countries to visit now, in Europe!”