With a career spanning for nearly two decades, Molotov is a four-time Latin Grammy Award winning rock band that formed in Mexico City, Mexico in September 1995.
Molotov embarked on their career in 1995 when two friends, Tito Fuentes, and Micky “Fled” Huidobro, began playing together. Javier de la Cueva and Ivan Jared “La Quesadillera” joined them, which became the first full line up of the band. Their line up changed a couple of times whilst they found their feet but they finalised their line up the following year, which has remained up until the present day. When they opened for Illya Kuraki and The Walderramas, A&R’s from Universal came to the show and offered them a recording contract.
Taking up Universal on their generous offer, in July 1997, they released their debut album entitled, “Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?” which caused controversy because of it’s lyrics and cover. It didn’t stop Molotov from being entrepreneurial in going on out on the streets and selling their discs as a form of protest. They have never held back on their lyrics, which have been described as poisoned darts aimed directly at the heart of the oppressive paternalism of the government.
They have built a name for themselves as a fantastic live band, having toured Europe and North America, and playing at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival, and they even released a live album in 2012 entitled “Desde Rusia con Amor”.
Not only have they won four Latin Grammy Awards, but they have also picked up an MTV Video Music Award for “International Viewer’s Choice” in 1998 and three at the MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2003 for Best Group or Duet, Best Alternative Artist and Best Artist from Mexico. They have impressively won an award for five of the albums that they have released, which is quite an accolade.