Category Archives: Local Bands

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.

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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.

Local Bands: Malachi Estéreo

Malachi Estéreo arrived from the underworld of Barcelona with the mission of disturbing the establishment and leading the masses. Malachi is Rock, he’s tough, he’s a bullet in the balls and he’s bizarre. Go out and enjoy fucking. It is a group from Barcelona formed by Brown Fox, Albert Julve and Bob Gonzales.

His music is blunt mix of punk rock, funk, electronic and hip hop, Sampleadélicas, fun and fresh songs full of great beats, distorted guitars and lyrics vacilonas, tremendous themes loaded with electroide energy, rotund beats, funk rhythms and eighties synths perfect for make you poge and dance break on the sidewalks, rough and dirty throbbing punk attitude that fuses with disturbing samplers and incisive rhythms creating addictive hits of rave punk, direct, bastards and bizarre raw and visceral sound compositions that vomit electro punk rock pillions and they flirt with funk and house, a very interesting band that has dazzled us because of the quality of their proposal and their huge live show.

Among its influences can be groups like NOFX, Rage Againt The Machine, Coldcut, Jamiroquai, Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Aphex Twin …

Local Bands: The Unfinished Sympathy

Els veterans The Unfinished Sympathy, que han tornat als escenaris després d’uns anys fora de circuit presenten ‘It’s a crush’, un disc que arriba de la mà de tres dels antics membres de la banda –el líder Eric Fuentes, el guitarrista Oriol Casanovas i el baixista Joan Colomo– als quals s’ha unit a la batería Víctor García, una altra figura cardinal de l’escena catalana. Aquesta nit a la sala Sidecar.