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.
Defining undimmed ambition as the flag bearers for energetic, arena-filling alternative rock, Catfish and the Bottlemen will be presenting tonight their new album at Razzmatazz.
Their third album after a wait of almost three years, following 2014’s The Ride and 2016’s The Balcony(selling over one million copies between them), The Balance hits the playlists of a growing, ceaselessly passionate community of young fans worldwide. The response to recent singles, including Longshot (achieving 30 million streams and counting), has only fanned the flames of expectation.
Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Ali Lacey (better known as Novo Amor) released his debut album ‘Birthplace’ in October. Written and recorded in Ali’s home studio, ‘Birthplace’ is a collection of beautiful, melancholic songs which effortlessly transport the listener to another realm. To mark the album’s release, Novo Amor embarked on a lengthy headline tour which took him around the UK, mainland Europe, and a sold out run in the U.S. and Canada.
Tonight Curtcircuit present him in concert at Razzmatazz.
Mumford & Sons are back in Barcelona six years after their last visit. Since then their popularity has only grown, so they’re out to fill up the Palau Sant Jordi this time around. The band got their start in West London in 2007 by multi-instrumentalists Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane playing what was then called the new wave of English folk. In 2009 they released their first album, ‘Sigh no More’, which helped them make a name for themselves on the world pop scene. They’re back with several Grammys on their shelves to present their fourth album, ‘Delta’ (2018).
Since their debut album hit in 2012, Danish band Lukas Graham have been rolling along picking up rave reviews and masses of fans. Somewhere between pop and soul, their songs are the sort that bring a huge grin to your face, and even more so when you see them live, when they’re so full of energy and clearly having the time of their lives. They present ‘3 (The Purple Album)’, which was released last October. Tonight at Razzmatazz.
Florence + The Machine and their epic sound are back in Barcelona to present their fourth album, ‘High as Hope’ (2018), the majority of which was written composed and recorded by Florence Welch herself, and finished up in Los Angeles along with producer Emilie Haynie. This album also features collaborations with Jamie xx, Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Tess Jr. and Kelsey Lu. This time around you’ll see a more transparent Florence, singing unreservedly about her fears. Tonight at Palau Sant Jordi.
British trio Crystal Fighters are back in town, this time at Poble Espanyol, to play tracks off ‘Hypnotic Sun’, their latest EP. They’re currently working on their upcoming LP, so maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll give us a preview of what they’re up to. Belako get things going as the opening act.