Unlike what the 1990’s music trends and industry dictatorship tried to establish, Rock n Roll doesn’t have to be self-pitiful, innocent and pale.
Years of stage and studio hard work within the Portuguese rock and metal scene paved the way for AFFÄIRE, founded in late 2011 with the debut single “Born Too Late”, released in 7” vinyl format. The following couple of years were marked by live appearances – including shows as support act for Paul Di Anno (UK) and House Of Lords (USA) – and the new single “Highway Affair” .
The band’s debut full-length “At First Sight” – mastered at Davy Vain’s “The Groove Room” in San Rafael, California – was released worldwide by Demon Doll Records [USA] in September 2015. Besides being a good excuse for touring North and South Portugal and also Spain in half a year, “At First Sight” also attained remarkable airplay and gathered rave reviews from specialized media worldwide:
“It’s always a good sign if within a few seconds, you know you are going to like a band. AFFÄIRE play the kind of ’80s friendly glam and/or sleaze metal music that is easily what I want to hear.” Sleaze Roxx (Canada)
“Band of the week” Rock Or Die (Japan)
“Best Portuguese band of the year” On The Rocks (Portugal)
In June 2017, the “Neon Gods” digpack-EP – containing 4 new songs and AFFÄIRE’s very own version of The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Sanding There” – was released by Raging Planet
Live appearances in homeland Portugal and abroad – including shows with Paul Di Anno (UK), House Of Lords (USA), Chris Holmes (USA), Grim Reaper (UK), – preceded AFFÄIRE new album “Less Ain’t More”, released worldwide by Perris Records on April 2019. An animated video inspired by a 1985 debaucherous cult Spectrum videogame was produced for the first single “Paradise Café”: https://youtu.be/MPo_clwiN2k . In November 2019 a second one – “Nasty But True” – was released and awarded Video of the Month at “The New Wave Of Hair Metal”: https://youtu.be/Fr1lx0pTdD0
The new album has generated massive radio airplay and rave reviews worldwide:
“Less Ain’t More” will probably find yourself playing the album over and over. 4,5/6 – Melodic Hard Rock [USA]
A real treat for fans of LA Guns, Vain and Guns N’ Roses. 9/10 – Powerplay Magazine [UK]
I’d happily listen to music like this all night and in truth if your heart lies in the 80’s there’s nothing here you won’t like. The Rockpit [Australia]
How a hard rock band in today’s music business should sound. CGCM Podcast [UK]
Best Hard Rock album – 2019. World of Metal
2023: AFFÄIRE have just released two new Video/Singles: “Her Way Or The Highway” and “Joke’s On You”, part of the upcoming album, planned for 2024.
More to come soon!
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