Beautify Junkyards

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Beautify Junkyards
Beautify Junkyards, band photo 2018.jpg
Background information
OriginLisbon, Portugal
  • João Branco Kyron
  • Martinez
  • João Moreira
  • Sergue Ra
  • Antonio Watts
  • Helena Espval

Beautify Junkyards are a Portuguese group influenced by English Acid Folk, Brazilian Tropicália and contemporary electronica. [1][2][3][4]


Led by João Branco Kyron on vocals and keyboards. With Martinez also on vocals, João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums. Helena Espvall, formerly of Espers, joined the band on cello and acoustic guitar in 2017. [1]


In 2012, the band’s first album was a collection of cover versions; mainly of classics of the British Acid-Folk period, but also taking in Tropicália and German Kosmiche. Their version of Kraftwerk’s Radioactivity was included on DJ Food’s Krafwerk Kover Kollection. Their second album in 2015, The Beast Shouted Love, featured original songs with similar influences. In 2016 the band debuted on Ghost Box Records with a single as part of the label's Other Voices Series. Their first album for Ghost Box, The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards was released in March, 2018.


Title Year Format Label
From The Morning (Nick Drake) /Fuga No.2(Os Mutantes) 2012 7" single Fruits de Mer Records
Beautify Junkyards 2013 LP/CD Metrodiscos
The Beast Shouted Love 2015 LP/CD Mega Dodo / Nos Discos
Other Voices 08 2016 7" single Ghost Box Records
The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards 2018 LP/CD Ghost Box Records
Cosmorama 2021 LP/CD Ghost Box Records