THE TRIKINIS, THE TRUE STORY
In the spring of 2017, a mysterious and peculiar character mades his appearance in Menorca, El Enmascarado Sánchez. He was joined by three other musicians: The Red Boy, Dr. Blackendecker and Eduardo Manosbaquetas. They introduced themselves as a band of merry bandits with the only goal of spreading the gospel of Surf Rock. In the beginning of 2018 The Red Boy quit for sovietic reasons and after an intense search, El Enmascarado found a fellow countryman in Es Migjorn Gran, Speedy González.
It is known that El Enmascarado Sánchez is a distant cousin of the musician from Menorca called Pedro Sánchez (The Other Side, Powertrip, Sarau, Motorbreath), and that’s a fact that boosts speculation for another origin story of the band. Some might say that Sánchez put his masked cousin in contact with some other musicians from the island: Xavi Martí (Bass on Melilotus, Sarau, Sonadors De Son Camaró, Pel de Gall), Xec González (guitar and trumpet) and Eduard Florit (drums on Dalt S’ Era, Black Pearl), with the additions of Albert Mir (VJ on Melilotus).
No one’s aware of the exact deal they made, but they managed to convince a joint in the island to do their thing: surf rock, rockabilly, psychobilly… Covering classic songs and doing some original stuff. The connection with the crowd was total and they added a fifth member that brought to The Trikinis a visual show, with all kind of lysergic/cathodic/vhs-ripped images. El Enmascarado Sánchez and his band of bandoliers became the next big thing in the Menorca summer and up til the end of August they did 12 shows around the island.
Now their only goal is to write original songs that allow them to get out of the island, to which nobody knows how they got in the first place, and expand Surf Rock around the rest of the world.