In 2008, Loquillo parted company with his backing band, los Trogloditas, who had appeared with him for 30 years, for his solo release Balmoral. It was his first unaccompanied release since 1999's Nuevo Tragos. He continued his solo career with 2011's Su Nombre Era el de Todas las Mujeres and 2012's Loquillo en Madrid.
Loquillo then paired with long-running rockabilly revival group the Nu Niles for 2015's Código Rocker. The album reached number one in Spain. In 2016, he returned with the solo studio date Viento del Este, which also performed well, becoming his second consecutive number one album in Spain. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi