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Lira Vega
Lira Vega
Pozori?te ?e?ira
Origin Belgrade, Serbia
Genres Alternative rock, post-rock, surf rock, punk rock, pop rock, soul
1998 - 2000
2002 - present
Labels PGP-RTS, Beopolis, Lampshade Media
Del Arno Band, E-Play, Eyesburn, Jarboli, Kanda, Kod?a i Neboj?a, Kazna Za U?i, Neo?ekivana Sila Koja Se Iznenada Pojavljuje i Re?ava Stvar, Partibrejkers, Presing, Veliki Prezir
Website www.liravega.com
Members Vladimir ?or?evi?
Zoja Borov?anin
Boris Mladenovi?
Dejan Utvar
Dragan Novkovi?
Nemanja A?imovi?

Lira Vega (Serbian Cyrillic: ? ?; trans. Lyra Vega) is a Serbian alternative rock band from Belgrade.

History

Pozori?te ?e?ira (1998-2000)

The band was formed in 1998 as a part of the theatre troupe Pozori?te ?e?ira (The Hat Theatre) by Zoja Borov?anin (vocals), Dejan Utrvar (drums), Nemanja A?imovi? (bass guitar) and Vladimir Ðor?evi? (guitar), in order to compose the music for the piece Zima ili snovi ili putovanje u svim pravcima (Winter or Dreams or Travelling in All Directions).[1] Under the Pozori?te ?e?ira moniker, the band had their first live appearance in March 1998 at the Belgrade club "Underground", at the promotion of a hat fashion line by Ljudmila Stratimirovi?.[1]

The song "Alfa Akvari" (transliteration for "Alpha Aquari"), which promoted the theatre piece appeared on the first place of the Radio B92 domestic singles list for several weeks.[1] Following the success of the single, the band started performing frequently at Belgrade clubs and On March 1999, the band performed as an opening act for Obojeni Program.[1] On December of the same year, with the Pozori?te ?e?ira theatre troupe, they had a tour of Slovenia a part of the Metelkova culture centre anniversary.[1] After the tour, the band went on hiatus.[1]

Lira Vega (2002-present)

In 2002, after a work break, the band was reformed and renamed to Lira Vega.[1] During the same year, they performed at the REFRACT festival (Regional Festival of Alternative Culture in Belgrade), held on the birthday of the Belgrade SKC Radio, along with the bands Jarboli, Bushcraft, Obojeni Program and Let 3.[2] Their song "Kometa" ("The Comet") had been on the first place of the SKC radio top list for several weeks.[2] The band also performed at the Future Shock stage at the 2003 Exit festival, the first Rijeka Open Fest, Otokultivator festival at the isle Vis and the Ljubljana Trnfest held at the France Pre?ern club.[2]

During the Summer of 2002, the band recorded the material for their debut album, but it was not until April 2004 that their eponymous album was released.[2] The album presented the band as a unique alternative act featuring the song lyrics sung by the vocalist Zoja Borovcanin in an invented language.[2] Borov?anin had also made guest appearances at the Neo?ekivana Sila Koja Se Iznenada Pojavljuje i Re?ava Stvar album Sunca (The Suns), released in 2002, and the Let 3 album Bombardiranje Srbije i ?a?ka (The Bombing of Serbia and ?a?ak), released in 2005.[2]

On October 2008, drummer Utvar left the band, thus the band remained a trio with bassist A?imovi? switching to drums.[3] The lineup recorded their second studio album Sre?a i ljubav (Happiness and Love), released by Beopolis in 2009.[4]

In May 2015, the band, now consisting of ?or?evi? and Borov?anin only, released their third studio album, Duhovi (Ghosts), through Lampshade Media.[5] The album was announced by the singles "Novo Mesiko" ("New Mexico"), released in April 2014,[6] and "Ja te znam" ("I Know You"), released in April 2015,[7] The album was produced by ?or?evi? and Boris Mladenovi?, and featured Dejan Vu?eti? of Darkwood Dub (on the song "Novo Meksiko") and Robert Tel?er of Veliki Prezir (on the song "Ni?iji mesec", trans. "No One's Moon").[5] On January 16, 2016, in Cultural Center Grad in Novi Sad, the band held a concert which featured numerous guest appearances by friends of the band: Darko D?ambasov, Janja Lon?ar, Bo?ko Miju?kovi? (of Straight Mickey and the Boyz and ?krtice), Romana Sla?ala (of Artan Lili), Bojan Sla?ala (of Artan Lili and Stuttgart Online), Dragan Kne?evi? (of Artan Lili), Vladislava ?or?evi?, Vlada Pejkovi? (of Crvi), Sana Gari? (Xanax and Beograd), Dejan Stanisavljevi? (of Xanax and Beograd), Una Ga?i? (of Bitipatibi), Ivan Skopulovi? (of Bitipatibi and Crvi), Dejan Vu?eti? (of Darkwood Dub), Miki Risti? (of Darkwood Dub), Ah Ahilej, Marinka ?or?evi? (of Disciplin A Kitschme), Ilija Ludvig and Boris Mladenovi? (of Jarboli, Veliki Prezir and ?krtice).[8] In February 2017, the band released the video for the song "Nema nade" ("There Is No Hope"), featuring footage made by dramatists Maja Pelevi? and Olga Dimitrijevi? during they visit to North Korea.[9]

Discography

  • Lira Vega (2004)
  • Sre?a i ljubav (2009)
  • Duhovi (2015)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Janjatovi?, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 272. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Janjatovi?, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 273. 
  3. ^ Lira Vega at Discogs
  4. ^ Vega official biography
  5. ^ a b "Lira Vega objavili novi album "Duhovi"", balkanrock.com
  6. ^ "Lira Vega singlom najavili album", timemachinemusic.org
  7. ^ "Lira Vega ima novi spot", balkanrock.com
  8. ^ "Lira Vega sa gostima u Gradu", danas.rs
  9. ^ "Lira Vega: 'Nema Nade' snimljen u Severnoj Koreji", Rockomotiva.com

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