There are at least two bands by the name Mecano 1. A Spanish pop band founded in 1981 2. A Dutch Post-Punk/ New Wave band founded in 1978 (1)The Spanish Mecano began as a Spanish language synth-pop (in Spanish música tecno) band from Madrid, Spain. Brothers Nacho and José María Cano, along with singer Ana Torroja, formed the band in 1981. Mecano’s debut coincided with La Movida Madrileña, a sociocultural movement that occurred in Spain during the 1980’s.