Exquirla is the result of the union between two musical identities that are considered to be as contradictory as they are complementary: the magic and intensity of Toundra, one of the most relevant instrumental rock bands in Europe at the moment on the one hand and Niño de Elche, the main important emerging Flamenco artist in Spain on the other.

As most of the best things in life, the bond between these two diverse parties happened almost accidentally when the two bands found themselves sharing a festival in Cadiz. Fascination burst in both directions and everybody involved remembers this as a remarkable moment.

The new-born project was named Exquirla, and not long after their inception, the band were invited to play one show for the anniversary of Spain’s most influential music magazine, Mondosonoro. That show had such a big impact on the crowd that had gathered to see them play that making an album together almost felt like an unavoidable duty, which the band then approached in the best of spirits.

The result is Exquirla’s debut album “Para Quienes Aún Viven” (For Those Still Alive), an album that lyrically travels through poems that reflect upon the most intense elements within human nature, and that combines amazing musical intensity with breath-taking emotions through amalgamating the essence of rock music with the passion of flamenco.

Latest Release

Para Quienes Aún Viven
Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold black 2LP+CD, Digital album


Francisco Contreras
Esteban Jimenez Giron
(Guitars )
Alberto Tocados
Alejandro Pérez
David López
(Guitars )