Last month, Triana Park won Supernova 2017, the Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Line. Their sound is unique and eclectic as it combines pop and electronic with hints of hip-hop and some bold rock vibes.
Triana Park was founded in 2008 by Agnese Rakovska, who is also the leader of the band. She is backed up by Arturs Strautins (guitar), Edgars Vilums (drums) and Kristaps Erglis (bass). To date they've released two records; their debut, EnterTainment, in 2010 and an EP, Triana Park, in 2014.
According to the group, their entry for Kyiv, Line, was never intended for the Eurovision Song Contest. "We released it as a single from our upcoming album and it just went viral hitting radio charts in Latvia. The first demo of the song was recorded in the bedroom of Agnese's brother while exploring new song ideas. That evening back then nobody really knew that Line will be rocking the stage in Kyiv any time soon!"
Do the band members have a lucky routine before taking to the stage? "We usually form a circle and we put our hands together, wish each other good luck, say some random stuff about our life or how we feel, so basically we put our energy into motion. After that we all feel more connected as a group, Triana Park is all about team work. Then we just do a kick ass rock show and have some fun on the stage!"