Beautify Junkyards

The group blends a love of English Acid Folk and Brazilian Tropicalia in beautiful songs that conjure up a warm and verdant faerie world. Delicate acoustic guitars evocative of both autumnal England and Iberian heat are layered with other-worldly voices and haunted electronics.

This group of highly accomplished multi-instrumentalists based in Lisbon, are led by João Branco Kyron on vocals and keyboards. With Rita Vian also on vocals, JoãMoreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums. Helena Espvall, formerly of Espers, is the newest member of the band on cello and acoustic guitar. She further augments the enormous pool of talent and experience.


The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards
LP, CD & Download

Other Voices 08
7″ Single & Download

“The electro-acoustic sextet weave their dreamy, psych-folk … There are deeply-embedded, ethereal vocals, softly strummed and artfully plucked acoustic guitars and just a hint of percussion”

“Lisbon’s Beautify Junkyards long ago established themselves firmly in the firmament of bands that feel incapable of taking a wrong step”

“…gorgeous sunset melt of plucks and swirling synths made for sliding off the remains of the day.”
Raven Sings the Blues

“…sweet psych-dappled tunes containing elements of both tropicalia and French 1960s production … Quite a lovely spin.”
The Wire