All posts by villeadomat

Favourite Gig: Massive Attack

All your favorite 1998 albums are getting big anniversary celebrations and Massive Attack are going to make the most of theirs. A week after announcing the reissue of their landmark album Mezzanine as DNA Spray Paint for its 20th anniversary, the electronic maestros announced plans to take the album on tour across Europe and North America. They’ll be joined by Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser, who performed on Mezzanine tracks “Teardrop,” “Black Milk,” and “Group Four.”  Tonight at St. Jordi Club.

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The muses of La Musa: Ex Hex

Ex Hex, the DC power trio comprised of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright, and Laura Harris, have announced a new album, their first since the band’s 2014 breakthrough, Rips. Called It’s Real, the LP is due for release on March 22nd via Merge Records.

Described as “a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips,” It’s Real embraces layered vocal harmonies, art rock flourishes, and drawn-out codas that emphasize the band’s loud, glammy riffs. The trio re-teamed with Rips producer Jonah Takagi for the album, which is built upon “dozens” of guitar amps, including a bygone Rockman.

Le Classique: Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo and the Bunnymen has returned with their first new album in four years,The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon. Spanning 15 tracks, this collection strings together reimagined versions of songs from their back catalogue along with two brand new recordings.

In other words, if you’re open to the idea of hearing favorites like “The Killing Moon”, “The Cutter”, “Bring on the Dancing Horses” and “Lips Like Sugar” with “strings and things,” this album is right up your alley. But it’s also not for you, according to frontman Ian McCulloch. Tonight Room Festival present them in concert at Razzmatazz.

Music by Bergman: Snow Patrol

The band of Northern Irish musicians formed in Scotland are much more than the composers of ‘Chasing Cars’, which was such a huge hit years ago, thanks in part to the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ soundtrack. The five-piece band are back in Barcelona, where they’ve always received a warm welcome, to present the best of ‘Wildness’ (2018) and so much more. Tonight at Razzmatazz.