Pilni Pagalmi (Yard Full of Pigeons) definitely is
one of the most melodic bands in Latvia at the moment.
All their songs are more or less romantic and melodic
love songs. The band was formed in the spring of 1994,
after a long period of silence, by Maris Sverns (he
is also the one who has stood near the cradle of Latvia's
legendary underground band Inokentijs Marpls (1987,
Riga), because he has been a playmate to the "Inokentijs
Marpls" leader Dambis and they both have started
to play in the pre-"Inokentijs Marpls" band
(1984-86) and players of a new generation, who previously
have played in such underground bands as "Tuksa
Muca", "Shine On", "IBM&I",
e.t.c.. Maris Sverns plays guitar and sing. The bass
was played Jourelys and the drummer was Uldis Gedra.
The band was a very active participant in all concerts
of the time, and soon released their first album
Cik Divaini (How Curiously). In 1995 Juris Alksnis
joins the band. Very soon Balozu Pilni Pagalmi becomes
the most popular band from Tornis (Tower) label
besides Kartaga. Balozu Pilni Pagalmi play very
melodic rock, practically only on the theme of love.
The songs are extremely romantic and touching. Maybe
thats the reason theyre so good and enjoyable.
Now Balozu Pilni Pagalmi is one of the most active
bands in Latvia with an impressive discography. They
have released nine albums.
Current line-up is Maris Sverns (guitar, vocals),
Klavs Laulss (bass), Uldis Gedra (drums)
The band is most closely connected to Riga, Agenskalns
Jānis Daugavietis, Lauris Melbardis, Laura Ziemele