Víctor Ramírez (Valencia, 1991) realized from a very early age that he wanted to devote his life to music. His eagerness to better himself led the proactive songwriter to become one of the most promising and inspired musicians in Spain's current music scene.
At eighteen Ramírez recorded his first album “ Oh, Libia!” (Japanese Fucked Records, 2010) with his band Oh, Libia! with Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM, Big Star), who would also mix “#2” (Discos de Paseo, 2012). In the meantime, Ramírez started his collaboration with Valencian artist Tórtel as a live musician. Together with veteran bassist Remi Carreres they recorded the album “Coleccionistas” (Demian Records, 2015), released in Spain in September 2015.
In March 2015, Ramírez released his critically acclaimed first solo album “Book Of Youth” (Demian Records, 2015). Produced by Joaquín Pascual (Surfin Bichos, Mercromina), “Book Of Youth” is a direct and very personal record where Ramírez explores his obsessions —East River Pipe, the Farrelly brothers and John Cassavetes leading the list— unpretentiously and with great simplicity. Pascual, in turn, uses fresh guitars, sixties-style backing vocals, pop synths and zero additives to enhance the unadorned lo-fi-ness and audacity characteristic of the album.
Ramírez has gained quite a bit of attention over the past year. He has played more than 50 shows in Spain, including Monkey Week 2015 (Spanish version of SXSW), where his showcase was mentioned inThe Line Of The Best Fit as one of the highlights. Ramírez has performed with international bands such as Balthazar, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Jacco Gardner.
Ramírez cites as his main influences: East River Pipe, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Big Star, Jon Brion, Ariel Pink, Brian Eno and seminal American songwriter Marc Jonson.
In January 2016, Ramírez supported Jacco Gardner on his 9-date Spanish tour.
Also in January, Ramírez teamed up again with Ken Stringfellow to record two new singles for his second album: Hazel Love and Suddenly Sunshine. The latter is Ramirez’s take on Marc Jonson’s original composition. Jonson loved the result and agreed to Ramirez’s double proposal: to produce Ramírez's new record and to embark on a Spanish summer tour to perform his album “Years” (Vanguard Records, 1972) live for the first time with a great band that would include Ramírez, multi-intrumentalist Cayo Bellveser (Lee Ranaldo, Josh Rouse) and the rhythm section that backed up Daniel Johnston: Marcos Junquera (Dorian Wood, Betunizer) and Xavi Muñoz (Laetitia Sadier, Air Waves).
In May 2016, Ramírez traveled to New Jersey to record his new album "Young Is The New Old". During his stay, Ramírez also had the privilege of participating with Marc Jonson in Bob Dylan: Subterranean 75th Birthday Salute at the Village Underground.
"Young Is The New Old" is a unique pop gem featuring the collaborations, among others, of Ken Stringfellow, Marc Jonson, Brian Young (The Jesus And Mary Chain, Fountains Of Wayne) and Television's Richard Lloyd. The album was mixed in July in Spain and is currently being shopped to record labels.
Upon his return from the US in June 2016, Ramírez embarked on a critically acclaimed summer tour with Marc Jonson alternated with his own shows as Ramirez Exposure. His performance at FIB Benicàssim Festival 2016 received rave reviews in the press.
Ramirez Exposure has been invited to perform at SXSW 2017.