(‘Little Cossacks in Ballon”) is an Argentine electropop band formed by Maru Pardo Saguier [vocals], Sebastian Cordoves [synths/programming] and Diego Lopez [Guitar].
Since their beginning in 2004, they have stood out for their very personal sound with a strong electro orientation -supported by the fact that Sebastian builds his own synthesizers- in addition to Maru's impeccable vocals and her filmic and auto-reflexive lyrics.
Their songs, with strong melodies, are built around synthetic sound and dance grooves, keeping an energy often more associated to rock than electronic music.
Already from their beginning, they caught the attention of different labels, such as Alerta Discos, owned by Zeta Bosio [ex Soda Stereo] which included some of their songs into 'La Noche' compilation, as well as other Latin American Labels like La Oreja [Chile], Isaac Junkie Records [Mexico] and Black Leather Records [Colombia], in addition to the releases published by two Argentine labels with international projection like Eternal Sunday and Dirty Noise Records, as well as Belgian electro label Alfa Matrix, which has recently included one their songs into ‘Absolute Grrrl’s Manifiesto’ compilation.
In 2005 they began their live presentations in different pubs and clubs of Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Uruguay, within the context of parties and events like Collage Sonore, Eyeliner,Trashmission, Sputnik Robotnik, and several festivals such as One Dot Zero, Codigo Pais and Fuga Industrial.
In 2011, they undertook their first European Tour, playing in venues like Superkronik [Leipzig], King Kong Klub and CCCP Club [Berlin], Catwalk Club [Barcelona] and Poptimistic [London].
Their live shows are characterized by their energy on stage and Maru's solid vocal performance, without losing the tidiness of the sound and the care for the details.