Māris Šverns trio Baložu pilni pagalmi (Latvia)

Photo: Martins Krastins

Baložu pilni pagalmi have been a cornerstone of the Latvian indie scene since 1994 and are widely regarded as a local underground cult band. Each of their records is widely anticipated amongst their devoted fans. The band is a constantly experimenting phenomenon – breaking the cliche notions of the right kind of music. Baložu pilni pagalmi create welcoming melodies about everyday life with a unique sound, which allows listeners to experience that elusive catharsis of early morning hour revelations after a night spent in good company. (C) Positivus Festival (2017).

Bandcamp: https://balozupilnipagalmi.bandcamp.com.

The band has released 12 full-length song albums, not including five solo albums by songwriter Māris Šverns, the last of which was released in 2019 and co-created with poet Madara Gruntmane.


Māris Šverns

Klāvs Lauls

Uldis Gedra

Baložu pilni pagalmi will perform at the concert Writers in Music at the culture club Salong on Thursday, May 12th at 8 p.m.