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Divus Julius presents…Flavien Berger

Al jove músic autodidacta francès Flavien Berger li encanta jugar amb les paraules per crear històries amb un alt component sentimental a través del seu pop electrònic i sintètic. Tres anys després del seu debut amb ‘Leviathn’, l’inclassificable jove geni francès torna amb una sedant nova cançó: ‘Brutalisme’. Aquesta nit a Caprichos de Apolo.

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Divus Julius presents…Sleaford Mods

The duo from Nottingham of singer and founder Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn (who joined in 2012) excel at expressing the raw emotions of the most jaded working class, thanks to their nihilistic and raging catharsis that comes out of the UK and under the post-punk banner. Their lyrics speak of masculinity and weakness, of professional liars and the great rock and roll swindle. They present their latest album, ‘English Tapas’ (2017) tonight at Razzmatazz.

Divus Julius presents…Snail Mail

Lindsey Jordan, aka Snail Mail, is a rising singer-songwriter, who despite being only 18 years young, has already earned the accolades of the New York Times and a contract with Matador Records. The Brooklyn-via-Baltimore artist first turned heads in 2016 with Habit, a debut EP anchored by the impressively catchy single “Thinning”.

Now, Jordan is prepping to release her very first full-length album, Lush. Due out June 8th. As a teaser of what’s to come from the forthcoming Snail Mail album, Jordan has shared “Pristine”, a lead single about an unforgettable partner.

Divus Julius presents…Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito – a.k.a. musician Xavier Dphrepaulezz (pronounced Deh-frep-aw-lez) – is truly an artist for these times, a multi-talented, genre-agnostic original whose life and work embody the struggle, energy, truth and creativity of black music. Negrito was raised in an orthodox Muslim household, the eighth of 14 children of a deeply religious Somali-Caribbean immigrant. The family moved from western Massachusetts to Oakland, CA, when Negrito was just 12 years old, his new hometown’s vibrant black community providing a massive culture shock after what was an extremely conservative childhood.

On Friday 15 June  via Cooking Vinyl and Blackball Universe he releases Please Don’t Be Dead. It follows 2016’s Grammy Award-winning The Last Days Of Oakland  and comes  heralded by the lead track, Plastic Hamburgers, out now.

 

Divus Julius presents…Glassio

Glassio is a reflective house-pop duo made of Sam Rad and Charlie P, two producer-songwriters who met after being paired together for a songwriting assignment at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Even though they were raised in different parts of the World – Sam in Dubaï and Charlie in Paris – the two found a mutual love for applying their singer-songwriter state of mind to genre-bending dance music. They released their debut EP “Poptimism” in early 2016 with their lead single “Try Much Harder.” A number of singles later and Glassio have fully refined their indie pop blend of house and R&B sounds, as demonstrated on their new song, “Back for More”.

Divus Julius presents…Benjamin Clementine

British songwriter, pianist, and singer with an intense voice Benjamin Clementine grew up reading the poetry of William Blake and TS Eliot, but what changed his life was the keyboard one of his siblings bought for him, and discovering musicians from Erik Satie to Antony & The Johnsons. His debut, ‘At Least for Now’ (2015), won the prestigious Mercury Prize for Best Album in 2015. Now he presents his much-anticipated second album, ‘I Tell a Fly’ (2017), a work inspired by the idea of an alien or foreign being with extraordinary abilities that could be he himself. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

Divus Julius presents…Kero Kero Bonito

Is it possible to mix delirious Japanese musical imagination with British pop? Can your name combine an oriental expression (Kero Kero is Japanese frog onomatopoeia) and a random-but-kawaii word in Spanish? Is it sensible to combine j-pop, dancehall and video game music in the same sound? And to do it in London? Singing the verses in Japanese and the choruses in English, or vice versa? Is Sarah Midori Perry maybe the best name ever for a frontwoman? Is it advisable to wait for five years to publish your first record so that every track is a hit and so that it is received like a strawberry ice cream in mid-August? Is it possible to predict which will be the most fun concert of the festival? Kero Kero Bonito leave us in no doubt: it’s a huge “yes” to all of the above.