For the past few years SOPHIE has challenged and redefined ideas of pop culture and appeal with music that is harsh yet beautiful, full of familiar elements used in unexpected ways. Since the release of the 2015 debut album Product, Sophie’s wonderfully challenging production has led to collaborations with artists such as Charlie XCX and Vince Staples. 2017 saw SOPHIE in front of a camera and microphone for the first time with the exceptionally tender, “It’s Okay To Cry,” introducing audiences to the visual side of her creativity. With a reimagined live show first debuted at the end of 2017 in Los Angeles, Sophie will present tomorrow at Sonar Barcelona a genre-bending audiovisual experience that only a maverick such as herself could produce.
From Moloko onwards, Murphy has always gravitated towards a deep groove. But here, with Baltimore maverick musician/producer/DJ Maurice Fulton, she’s gone and made some of the most hip-twitching, pleasure-centre-stimulating music of her life. And it’s being released in the only correct way for sounds so intimately connected to the dance floor: on a series of 12” singles, with stunning graphics from Portuguese New Yorker Braulio Amado.
Call it grunge, call it emo, or simply call it indie rock. Call it whatever you want, but call it something as it will never cease to exist: there will always be artists who hang an electric guitar from their necks and through them pour out everything they have in themselves. And if they continue to make such heart-on-sleeve albums as Out in the Storm, the fourth in Katie Crutchfield’s very consolidated career, there will always be people who will live them as if they had written it themselves. This time the moment has come to raise our arms in unison, because on this record Crutchfield magnifies her proposal lifting it to the anthem category (hello Dinosaur Jr., how goes it Built to Spill?) the stories of her disappointments, her existential emptiness and self searching. Todat at Primavera Sound.
A woman of many aliases, Destiny Frasqueri first made headlines as “Wavy Spice” in 2013 before diving into Afrofuturist explorations as well as disco, blues and soul vibes under her birth name. Recently, as Princess Nokia, she’s become a local icon, spitting an airy flow over hip-hop beats. Despite all the shifts, one trait remains: a commitment to continually breaking expectations. Her newest release, an emo mixtape titled A Girl Cried Red, is the latest thrilling transformation. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.
New Blood, la nueva serie de Mercury Wheels @ Live Nation enfocada a los artistas emergentes, presenta a Bryde en concierto, hoy en Barcelona en La Nau. El mes pasado Bryde estrenó su último single Desire, un himno de indie rock de gran éxito. El lirismo brutal y directo de Bryde y su inconfundible voz le han brindado su continuo apoyo de Huw Stephens, un galardón de The Hottest Track del Sunday Times, y los elogios de los medios de Nylon, The Line of Best Fit y Consequence of Sound. Ella también actuó en varios espectáculos en los Estados Unidos el verano pasado. Las preocupaciones profundamente humanas y la crudeza desenfrenada que atraviesa la producción de Bryde le han ganado una base de fans cada vez mayor a su debido tiempo para el álbum debut programado para la primavera de 2018.
Hailing from St. Louis, American singer-songwriter and former Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie collaborator Angel Olsen had us with her last album of new tracks, the majestic ‘My Woman’ (2016). In 2017 she released ‘Phases’, an album of B-sides, demos and covers so we don’t have to wait so long for her next LP of original songs. She’s performing her style of folk at BARTS under the Guitar Festival umbrella.
La Dame Blanche és el nom artístic de Yaite Ramos, flautista i cantant cubana instal·lada a París que havia estat corista del Sargento García i que ara practica una potent mescla de hip hop amb músiques llatines. El reggae, la cúmbia i fins i tot el flamenc i el trap són alguns dels ingredients de la seva coctelera sonora.