Boundlessly creative local heroes
In an age where the pace of life makes everything feel ephemeral, Sensible Soccers' 10-plus years of existence is an achievement. It's not by chance that André Simão, Hugo Gomes and Manuel Justo have been together for so long. They started playing in social clubs, then in local venues, and now appear in auditoriums and festivals. Their mix of electronics with guitars, bass and drums speaks to their boundless creativity, as do their effortlessly catchy pop melodies. Critically acclaimed in their homeland, they appeared on the first edition of Boiler Room in Portugal and have even recently ventured into composing for films, working with legendary Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira.