Brazil-based sonic adventurers BIKE released their new album Arte Bruta earlier this year after a busy start to 2023 – the band has toured extensively, performed live on Seattle’s KEXP, played dozens of shows at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest, in addition to opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre in their native city of São Paulo. We caught up with these Amazonian sonic ambassadors for a quick catch-up.

Who is BIKE, and how in the world did you end up with this band name? How did you come together as a band?

BIKE started with the two guitarists and vocalists, Julito and Diego, as a project. Before long, we had to learn how to be a real band, and Joao, bass player, and Dandas, drummer, long-time friends, joined us. The name is kind of obvious for those who know psychedelic drugs…

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