Guadalupe Plata is a Spanish blues-rock group born in the city of Úbeda, Jaén characterized by the title of all its albums with the same name of the group, for its international projection, and above all for its peculiar way of merging the blues with rock, jazz, psychedelia and even flamenco.
The trio of blues-rock owes its name to the image of the Virgin of her native town, Úbeda, and is based on the strength and simplicity of her guitars, the absence of electronics, and the surrealism and darkness of her lyrics. The band is also faithful to their instruments, like homemade guitars, or a curious bass built with a zinc basin.
Another peculiarity is its way of recording discs, based on the spirit of the first shot, practically live, so they do it in only two or three days, and with that they show freshness and fluidity.
After presenting an EP with six songs at the end of 2008, his first album was published already in 2011 and with the same name.
In 2013 they present new work; Guadalupe Plata 2013 which provides them with important public and critical successes, in addition to important prizes awarded. Among these awards, the band receives in November 2013 the 2013 Ojo Crítico Award in the category of "Modern Music", granted by Radio Nacional de España.
At the beginning of 2014, they were winners with the IMPALA Prize for the "Best European Independent Album", defeating important groups such as Sigur Rós and Junip in the final. This award was won years earlier by important artists such as The XX or Adele.
In June 2014, the band was the winner of the VI Independent Music Awards, winning the "Artist of the Year", "Best Rock Album", "Best Direct" and drummer Carlos Jimena for "Best Promotional Photography" »
All these national and international successes led them to perform many concerts in different halls and festivals, they even toured a large part of Europe, and later they have also performed in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the United States.
In 2015 a new album with the same title is published,
it was recorded in the Toerag studios of London under the production of Liam Watson, and again published by Everlasting Records.
In April of 2017 and maintaining its biannual regularity, the band publishes its fourth album, again with the Madrid label Everlasting Records, this time,
recorded in the La Sevillian studios La Mina and using it for two weeks; Guadalupe silver 2017, although it could be called Perro de vieja, for the title of one of its themes and for the illustration on the cover, drawn by Pedro de Dios himself.