Category Archives: Local Bands

Local Bands: Hola Chica

Hola Chica, was born in 2012 in Barcelona and combines pop songs with a good dose of synthesizers for achieving a fresh, danceable and elegant sound. Three years ago they released their first album Magnetism and last year they shared two new songs. Tonight in concert at Sidecar.

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Local Bands: Lildami 

Lildami is the pseudonym of Damià Rodríguez, a rap/trap singer in Catalan language who was a finalist in the 2017 edition of Sona 9 contest, and who stands out for his positive message, away from the stereotypes of drugs and violence.

In 2019 he will present a promising album and tour, with the collaboration of Mr. Chen. His intelligent, sharp and ironic lyrics will be heard at Parc del Fòrum in the city of Barcelona on July 4, 2019 at Cruïlla Fewstival.

Local Bands: Kids from Mars

Kids from Mars are, clearly, one of the young promises of the Catalan music scene. With only 15 years old, the duo lead by Roger and Óscar managed to attract the attention of both the specialized media and the audience with a two releases, “August” and “The Words I Already Said”, characterized for an elegant electronics based on pop tunes. Both songs show the way their EP debut will be. Tonight at Heliogàbal and this summer at Vida Festival.

 

Local Bands: Silent James

There are artists who only know how to write from anger, and there are those who know how to turn everyday life, the day to day, into a universal pop song. Jaume Benedito is the latter, as you can clearly appreciate after just one listen to Oh, Tokyo!, an uncomplicated story of a journey to the Japanese capital with a declaration of love included: “I always wanted to be the man who took you to Japan”, says the chorus. This everyday life epic performed according to the teachings of maestros of refined chamber pop such as Neil Hannon, Edwyn Collins and Jens Lekman, is the backbone of Silent James. His songs are fleeting embraces of life to enjoy a sunny morning, to cheer up an afternoon or to let yourself be carried away by a calm nostalgia, the type that can condense our whole story into the best song in the world. Today in concert at 1PM at Centre Cultural Albareda, Primavera Club.

Local Bands: Tiger Menja Zebra

They’re not here to make friends, or to make you feel better, or to console you, as the title of “Hipster Genocide” makes clear, the track that opens “Anarquia i mal de cap”, their third album and the final album of the “Trilogy of the Self-Destruction of the Human Being”, by “Tiger Menja Zebra“. Sowing electric winds and collecting electronic storms from “Com començar una guerra” (2012), rising from the ashes of the heroes of the postrock of Granollers, “Camping”, the noise of “Tiger Menja Zebra” is relentless in this new album, which is presented with an extended formation of four members, with two drummers and two bassists that cushion the electronics, voices and screams. “Worn-out servilism, disappointment, anger that leads to disorder, no return”.

You can be with them or against them, but if you decide to be with them, don’t expect a pat on the back.

Local Bands: Mourn

Mourn began their career in 2014 and, after the release of their self-titled debut, they became one of the sensations of the season inside and outside the national borders. With a brazen and powerful guitar rock influenced by the sound of the 90s, the Cabrils-based youth quartet returned last year with a new EP titled Over The Wall (Captured Tracks, 2017). Tonight at Vida Festtival.

Local Bands: Ljubljana & the Seawolf

Ljubljana & the Seawolf neix a Barcelona a principis del 2012 a partir d’un projecte comú de cinc músics que tenen les seves arrels en la música de carrer a partir d’instruments acústics, cops de peu, equilibrismes i més peripècies, com també bregar amb les normatives restrictives que absurdament té la nostra ciutat explicar les expressions artístiques no convencionals. Presentaran el seu nou EP, ‘Shit dope’ (2018). Avui en concert a Laüt.