Spanish rocker Iván Ferreiro was well known before embarking on his solo career. For 13 years before striking out on his own he was the vocalist and bandleader for the rock en español staple group Los Piratas. When Los Piratas split in 2003, Ferreiro and his brother began writing the material that made up his debut, Canciones para el Tiempo y la Distancia (2005). The album generated enough buzz that the brothers Ferreiro soon toured Spain. Las Siete y Media followed in 2006, Mentiroso Mentiroso in 2008 and Picnic Extraterrestre in 2010.