Drummer Jonathan Specktor, bassist Hans Vollert, guitarist Juan Camilo Osman, guitarist and programmer Nicolás Corredor and singer María José Camargo began making music together like countless groups have done before them: In their garages, in school, in bars and endless gigs and battle of the bands.
They drew from hardcore, metal, punk, pop and—inevitably—an inescapable touch of Colombia. Although the band sings predominantly in English, Spanish also makes its way into their songs when needed, and when the music calls for it.
Regardless of the language, today, V for Volume is like their name: Loud, in your face, rebellious, but also, eminently melodic, boasting an original sound that’s both lush and brash, with powerful guitars and Maria’s vocals, an alluring mix of innocence and gritty sensuality. Quite simply, there’s nothing else like it coming out of Latin America.