Category Archives: Concerts

Favourite Gig: Low Island

Low Island are one of those bands that sum up the feeling of late night driving. Fusing together electronic and acoustic waves to create a jangly yet emotive sounds, Low Island explore the beautiful side of loss. Named after a small rock in the Atlantic they are fans of Arthur Russell, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear and Caribou. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Hot Chip

Tonight Razzmatazz plays host to British band Hot Chip as they present their brilliant seventh album, ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (2019). Alexis Taylor, Joe Godard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin have been making us dance non-stop for nearly two decades, and the list of electronic pop hits they’ve produced is long: ‘Ready for the Floor’, ‘Over and Over’, Boy from School’, ‘One Life Stand’, and so many more. For this new album they’ve come up with more fantastic songs to regale us with, such as ‘Melody of Love’, the band’s new instant classic.

Divus Julius presents: Low Roar

Californian, Ryan Karazija started Low Roar when he moved to Reykavik, Iceland in 2010. It is easy to attribute his atmospheric music to Iceland. It immediately calls to mind the landscape feel as elicited by two of it’s most famous exports: Bjork and Sigur Ros. His eponymous 2011 debut, also showcased his delicate vocals, a cadence similar to Thom Yorke’s, that against the rich, cinematic background, found favor with fans of Radiohead; and bands inspired by them such as Other Lives.

 Two years after Once in a Long, Long While…,they have just released a new album called ross. Tomorrow in concert a Sala Sidecar.

Favourite Gig: Vampire Weekend

Nearly a decade after their last live performance in Barcelona the near personal project of Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend, is back in town to present their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Father of the Bride’ (2019). This fourth record, published six long years after their previous effort, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ (2013), has been well-received by fans and critics. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Introducing…Delaporte

Delaporte is a Spanish and Italian electronic music band based in Madrid, created by Sandra Delaporte and Sergio Salvi. Both of them come form a strong background in Madrid’s funk, soul, R&B, and jazz scenes, an together they’ve decided to carve out their own path in the music world. After launching a few covers in Youtube, they were ready to unleash their own style,  which encompasses sonic flavors from Bomba Estéreo and Nicola Cruz, to Jamie XX and Charli XCX. This year they’ve released their debut album: Como anoche. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.

The muses of La Musa: Alice Phoebe Lou

Hailed by Consequence of Sound for her “atmospheric vocal delivery…jazzy indie rock arrangements…(and) experimental, avant-garde textures,” Alice Phoebe Lou truly touches celestial heights with her frankly astonishing new album, paper Castles.

The South Africa-based artist’s second full length recording is a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure, told through a free-spirited blend of electronic soul and psychedelic folk that highlight her honeyed vocals whilst revealing a limitless approach to musicality and craft.

Songs like “Galaxies” and the potent first single, “Something Holy,” are like snapshots of small intimacies, brief encounters, and moments that matter, all reverberating with authenticity, resourcefulness, and passion. Tomorrow in concert at Razzmatazz 2.

Divus Julius presents: Bear’s Den

The duo of Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones has completely taken their native England by storm, and are now setting their sights on bringing their eclectic folk rock tonight to Barcelona.

Bear’s Den isn’t new on the music scene. They formed in 2012, and have since released two full-length albums, the second of which, 2016’s Red Earth & Pouring Rain, reached into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart (#6). In April of this year, Bear’s Den have released their third LP, So That You Might Hear Me. Tonight in concert at La2 Apolo.