Category Archives: Música

Introducing…Oscar Scheller

Oscar Scheller is the latest London singer songwriter to catch our ear He first self-released a track entitled ‘Never Told You’ back in 2013 that caught the attention of several music websites at the time, but has seemingly since disappeared from the web since then. Simply going by the mononym Oscar, he’s an art school graduate who is classically trained but unable to read music, and the track  ‘Beautiful Words’, twins a very English attitude with sounds from warmer, more optimistic climates.

Oscar’s music is romantic and melancholic in equal measures, but its feel good nature means it’s a greater treat than any of your current singer songwriters who have achieved mainstream radio play.

Oscar Scheller has returned with another new number and with his whole name this time enlisting pal Pawws for a guest spot. The song is taken from a forthcoming longer release ‘HTTP404’, due out later this year.

 

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Divus Julius presents…Trudy And The Romance

Trudy And The Romance are a three-piece band sounding like they’re from the 1950s with rock and old school rhythm and blues-leaning tendencies. Funnily enough, there isn’t anyone called Trudy in the band, with Oliver, Lewis and Brad the three members. Many have tried to decide precisely what genre the band fit into, although the band have rather usefully offered up ‘mutant 50s pop’ as a description. The band began in 2015 with debut single Behave, as the band continued to build their live reputation as one of the most kick-ass touring acts to come out of the UK for a long time.

 

Trudy & The Romance have announced their debut album which will  be released ‘Sandman’ on 24th May,

The muses of La Musa: Soledad Vélez

Soledad Vélez, Chilean singer-songwriter based in Valencia, began her career in 2010 with Four Reasons to Sing, a debut EP that showed a personal sound close to folk and eclectic rock. A style that little by little she has left behind to get into the most vintage electronic music. Proof of this is her latest album Nuevas Épocas (Subterfuge Records, 2018), an album sung entirely in Spanish and that stands out for the use of synthesizers and keyboards. This summer at Vida Festival.

Music by Bergman: Flying Lotus

Described as “an astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust and startling originality”,  Flying Lotus is back with the 27-track LP ‘Flamagra’ which will arrive tomorrow. The album features a squadron of superstars which includes George Clinton, Little Dragon, Anderson .Paak, David Lynch, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange and more.

Ahead of the release, Flying Lotus has directed a new music video alongside David Firth for the album cut ‘Fire Is Coming’ which features the famous American filmmaker and musician, David Lynch.

Hit of the week: Vampire Weekend “This Life”

Vampire Weekend shared the video for “This Life.” The track appears on the band’s recently released studio album, Father Of The Bride.

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig co-wrote “This Life” with Mark Ronson. It features lyrics adapted from ILoveMakonnen’s “Tonight” and additional guitars by Jake Longstreth. Koenig co-produced the song, one of 18 on the double LP, with Ariel Rechtshaid. Koenig, Ronson, Rechtshaid, HAIM’s Danielle Haim (who also contributed to “This Life” and other Father Of The Bride tracks) and others can be seen in the Emmett Malloy-directed “This Life” video below:

Best Covers: Los Bravos ‘Bring a Little Lovin’

El tráiler de ‘One Upon a Time in Hollywood’, la esperada novena película de Quentin Tarantino ya se puede disfrutar en Internet. Una película que, si nos ceñimos a las declaraciones vertidas en alguna ocasión por el director norteamericano, al ocupar la novena posición en su filmografía, sería la última dirigida por Tarantino.
Aparte de ser divertido y enigmático, el tráiler viene acompañado de un temazo llamadoBring a Little Lovin, firmado por los españoles Los Bravos allá por 1968, aunque cabe destacar que no es una canción estrictamente de Los Bravos, ya que la compusieron los australianos The Easybeats ese mismo año.

Favourite Gig: Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance, started in the early ’80s by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, are considered one of the most influential bands around. They’ve inspired the likes of Björk, Enigma, Florence and the Machine, This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins. The duo are back in Barcelona to play two nights at BARTS as part of their tour called A Celebration. Life & Works 1980-2019, where they celebrate their 40th anniversary of a career filled with beautiful and eclectic music. Tonight and tomorrow.