EXPERIMENTAL POP / INDIE ROCK / MEXICAN CANADIAN ROOTS
Rosalie Eva ✦ Javier Arizpe ✦ Iván Medrano ✦ Ray Medellín
Originally formed as a trio in 2011 (Rosalie Eva on vocals, keys, and bass, Javier Arizpe on vocals and guitar, and Iván Medrano on drums), Peninsula’s formative years saw the band navigating between two countries, experimenting with electronic beats, moody melodies, and long-distance recording sessions. Following the momentum of their debut show at In the Soil Arts Festival (St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada) in 2014, Peninsula returned to their roots in Mexico, recording their first EP “Balance,” produced in collaboration with Rafael “Rafonk” Rodriguez (Diezmillo Records / Rafonkestudios), mixed and mastered by Rusty Santos (known for his work with Animal Collective and Owen Pallett).
After their EP's release in May 2016, Peninsula toured across the country, performing in Monterrey, Monclova, Saltillo, Real de Catorce, Mazunte, Zicatela, Torreón and Durango, followed by a Canadian tour with shows in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Hamilton and back to Rosalie's hometown of St. Catharines. Peninsula has toured with talented artists David Zamora, Billy Marín (Era de Oro), Daniel García (Los Haters), and currently Ray Medellín (Mannequin).
Peninsula's second EP “Human Feels” was produced and recorded in collaboration with Israel Zacarías (Zac Records), mixed by Carlos Rojas (ROT Producciones), and mastered by Rusty Santos. Released in November 2018, the band jumped straight into recording their first full length album “Constellations/Constelaciones,” a collection of 12 diverse songs, mixed and mastered by John Davis / Metropolis Studios (known for his work with high profile artists including Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, and Foals). The album was released as monthly singles during 2019 and is also available on vinyl. Exploring new sounds and genres, Peninsula produced a collection of remixes in collaboration with 13 different artists across North and South America, released as monthly singles during 2020 / 2021. The band is currently in preproduction for their next album and preparing for upcoming shows.
✦ Photo by Carmella ✦
BALANCE - EP
Produced by Peninsula and recorded by Rafael "Rafonk" Rodriguez (Diezmillo Records / Rafonkestudios) in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico; mixed and mastered by Rusty Santos. Album design by Iván Medrano. Available via streaming, Bandcamp and CD.
HUMAN FEELS - EP
Produced by Peninsula in collaboration with Israel Zacarias / Zac Records and Rafael "Rafonk" Rodríguez / Rafonkestudios. Drum tracks and vocals recorded by Carlos Rojas / ROT Producciones and Fernando González / Route 66 Studios. Mixed by Rusty Santos and Carlos Rojas. Mastered by Rusty Santos. Album design by Iván Medrano. Available via streaming and Bandcamp.
CONSTELLATIONS/CONSTELACIONES - LP
2019 / 2021
Produced by Peninsula in collaboration with Israel Zacarias / Zac Records, Carlos Rojas / ROT Producciones, Fernando González / Route 66 Studios, Christopher Hale, Miranda Stone, Ozzy Lyall. Mixed by Eduardo Torruco Jr. and Carlos Rojas. Mastered by John Davis / Metropolis Studios, London, UK. Album cover by Antonio Soto with edition and retouch by Carmella. Originally released as 12 monthly singles during 2019. Available via streaming, Bandcamp, CD.
Limited Edition Vinyl LP available at:
Online: Bandcamp (Canada/Mexico)
Online: Burnout Records (CDMX, Mexico)
In-Store/Online: MusicLab (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
2020 / 2021
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