Kiev Cuando Nieva began at the end of the 1990s as a slot in a university radio station in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca. Since then, Antxon Corcuera and the Aquilué brothers – Javier (Tres Estrellas) and Carlos (Tres Estrellas, En) – have cemented a career in music far from the all too predictable Spanish alt-pop music scene. Kiev Cuando Nieva is currently hailed, despite their indie status, as one of the best bands in Spain.
The songs the trio from Huesca writes are elusive in nature but over time end up becoming reconcilable, mandatory and even fraternal. They describe everyday life with ease, resorting to an austere language through which to reveal what is ignored about our reality. This can only be achieved by bringing together simplicity and the elusive impression of having felt the most subjective of all strengths, that is, poetry.
It took one EP, four LPs plus an album of cover songs recorded live to get all critics and fans alike to hail their intimately personal, expressive code: a subtle but colourful signal many of us have found solace in over the last few years.