Favourite Gig: La Casa Azul

Guille Milkyway, the name behind La Casa Azul, is without a doubt the effervescent artist, the one who has managed to knock down the walls of commercialism, to bring bubblegum, sunshine-pop, europop, and all those styles that prowl around the most beautiful melodies and perfect arrangements, to everyone’s ears.

After eight years of long wait the finally this 2019 has been published ‘The great sphere’, the new album of La Casa Azul, the total pop project of Guille Milkyway. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.

The muses of La Musa: Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily’s work is subtle but impactful. Her words rise and fall with a weight of emotional sincerity. Her voice exchanges gritty, hushed, supple caresses with pitch-perfect feathery highs. Delivering lyrics of articulate observation and lived understanding, Lily is one of those artists that once witnessed can’t be forgotten or unheard.

Bristol songwriter Fenne Lily, the rising queen of relatable sad ballads has published her debut album: ‘On Hold.’

Hit of the week: Celeste “Stop This Flame”

Celeste has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020 poll. The British-Jamaican singer was chosen by a panel of 170 tastemakers including critics, DJs, radio and TV producers, streaming experts, festival bookers, and alumni artists like Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. In celebration of the win, she’s shared a new song, a catchy and vaguely jazz-indebted uptempo R&B song called “Stop This Flame.” Check it out below.

Music by Bergman: Surfaces

Sunny days. Ocean breezes. Sandy shores. Leafy palm trees. Cool jazzy sounds spiked with pop, hip-hop, reggae, soul, calypso, even some street-corner swing, all in the service of positive vibes, spiritual uplift and “don’t worry, be happy” fun. Look beyond those alluring, seductive Surfaces, though, and that’s where the three-dimensional musical depth of the band’s principals, Colin Padalecki and Forrest Frank, truly shines through. With Frank on vocals and production, and Padalecki working on writing and arrangements, the pair have increasingly meshed their individual talents into one impressive whole. They’ve just released their second album.

Introducing…Purple Mountains

Purple Mountains is the new nom-de-rock of David Berman from the Silver Jews. Purple Mountains is also the name of what will be known as one of his greatest albums – full of double-jointed wit and wisdom, up to the neck in his special recipe of hand-crafted country-rock joys and sorrows that sing legendary in cracked and broken hearts. David Berman died one month after his debut album.

Divus Julius presents: Grouplove

Considering how transparent they often are on social media, at first glance you might think there isn’t anything else to learn about the zippy L.A. alt-rockers Grouplove. Underneath the surface of their catchy tracks and moody lyrics, it turns out that the band members are actually a collection of real characters. It is this medley of varied personalities that makes their unique sound and style possible.

They originally wanted to be called Group, but the record label felt that wouldn’t translate well on the Internet. Grouplove are back with a new single. ‘Deleter’was recorded at El Paso, Texas’ Sonic Ranch with producer Dave Sitek, and marks an early teaser from the Los Angeles-based band’s upcoming new album, due later this year.

 

 

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