The Chilean band, formed in mid-2002, is currently made up of Goli Gaete on guitar and vocals, Pancho Fernández on guitar, Seba Arce Ilic on drums, Pato Larraín on bass, Cris ‘Raw-C’ Rawlins on piano and synthesizers, Seba Sax García on tenor and alto sax, and Tan Vargas on lap steels and guitars. Goli and Pancho – the original members- formed this gang of old friends that now has well-known Chilean musicians who have played in bands such as Yajaira, Pánico, Sub Radical, Tío Lucho, and Chicos de Nazca.
Their live performances made them one of the most intense and explosive bands in the Chilean circuit from their early days. Psychedelia, electricity, rawness, and sophistication are the main ingredients of their songs, which, in a rock/post-punk style, re-discover pop. In 2004, they released their debut album, “Tsunamis” (2004GMBH). It was chosen by Mus.cl in the top 100 best albums in Chilean music history and the top 10 Latin America albums of the year by Rolling Stone Latam. The two singles, “Rosita Queen” and “In Flames,” achieve strong airplay on radio, TV, and cable. “In Flames” became the first video clip of an independent Chilean band on MTV.
In 2014, Tsunamis re-edited their debut album, releasing a 10th-anniversary vinyl edition. This marked a new chapter in collaboration with BYM Records, which started with the production and recording of their 6th studio album ‘Trans Express Sudamericane’ (BYM052), released in July 2017. On December 24, 2020, Tsunamis released “7 Mares”, their 7th album, which features 14 tracks released under the BYM Records label (BYM077). It is a journey through the genres of rock, punk-rock, psychedelia, folk, and experimental pop.
In 2020, they released two singles, “El Futuro” and “Camisa de Estrellas.” The videoclip for the latter won “Best Cinematography” at the In-Edit Film and Documentary Festival. In 2021, they continued promoting their latest LP, “7 Mares.” In June of that same year, Goli moved to Berlin (Germany), expanding the band’s horizon by performing more in Europe, recording in different studios, and negotiating with several producers. On October 10, 2022, they will celebrate 20 years of this artistic project; 7 LPs under their belt, EPs, singles, videoclips, special presentations, and collaborations. Tsunamis have consolidated a body of work and a career that has established them as a fundamental reference in Chilean music. Tsunamis are currently preparing a new anthology album with the best of the band’s history; unreleased tracks, live versions, and three new songs in collaboration with outstanding Chilean and international producers. They will also release two singles from their latest LP, “7 Mares,” with their respective videoclips, and four remixes made by renowned electronic musicians. They are also contemplating the re-edition of their LP “Exilia” (2012YsMm), which celebrates its 10th anniversary.