Gatibu, a Basque rock quartet hailing from the town of Gernika-Lumo (Bizkaia) in 2000, has released eight albums, one of them recorded live. Even in their earliest songs it was plain that this was a band destined to become one of Basque culture's most popular musical combos. Their style essentially draws on colourful rock sung in the Biscayan dialect, overflowing with melody and spirit. Theirs is open music that shuns artistic complexes while infusing the strength of rock with the melody of pop and lyrics largely focused on everyday subjects like passion and enthusiasm, affection and friendship and emotions or mindsets. But behind its mainstay of rock and pop, folk and country beats join more danceable disco and funky sounds.