The five piece released last year debut album ‘Superior State’, a record that takes inspiration from the brooding post-punk of Protomartyr, Joy Division and beyond, but harbours a shimmering gothic heart, recalling the widescreen, arena-bound synths of Gary Numan. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz 3.
Echo and the Bunnymen has returned with their first new album in four years,The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon. Spanning 15 tracks, this collection strings together reimagined versions of songs from their back catalogue along with two brand new recordings.
In other words, if you’re open to the idea of hearing favorites like “The Killing Moon”, “The Cutter”, “Bring on the Dancing Horses” and “Lips Like Sugar” with “strings and things,” this album is right up your alley. But it’s also not for you, according to frontman Ian McCulloch. Tonight Room Festival present them in concert at Razzmatazz.
The band of Northern Irish musicians formed in Scotland are much more than the composers of ‘Chasing Cars’, which was such a huge hit years ago, thanks in part to the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ soundtrack. The five-piece band are back in Barcelona, where they’ve always received a warm welcome, to present the best of ‘Wildness’ (2018) and so much more. Tonight at Razzmatazz.
FIDLAR are back, and they’re not in the mood to take prisoners. The party-hard guitar quartet have released new album ‘Almost Free’ on January 25th. New single ‘By Myself’ is an anthemic return, with the distorted guitar lines wrapping themselves around a killer vocal melody.
Perfume Genius has been relatively quiet this year. Bar releasing ‘Reshaped’, a remix album of songs from last year’s ‘No Shape’, there’s not been much on the menu for Mike Hadreas.
The singer has now shared a new cover though, of ‘Not For Me’ from ’60s singer Bobby Darin.
If somebody mentions a young post-punk band that has only released a couple of singles, you probably imagine a poignant but still-to-mature sound. Listen to Fontaines D.C., and your paternalistic smile will turn into jaw dropping amazement; everything sounds clear, robust and determined like a melodious storm. There is just the right space between the instruments and it is obvious that Grian Chatten was educated at the University of Mark E. Smith for vocalists-narrators. And on top of all of this, apparently they are explosive live and have earned the support of the respected BBC DJ Steve Lamacq.
Fontaines D.C. have announced their highly-anticipated debut album, Dogrel, which is slated for release on April 12, 2019 via Partisan Records. Alongside the announcement of their new album, the band have also shared a new video (directed by Molly Keane) for the album opener, ‘Big’.
If you think about four girls from Nagoya dressed in loud colours and playing jaggedy, raucous pop-rock, you will probably come up with the adjective “kawaii”, which is really useful to describe the most coloristic Japanese cultural manifestations. But in the case of CHAI, it may be a better idea to put your cute faces and huge eyes to one side: Mana, Kana and Yuna’s charisma lies in the energetic optimism with which they flaunt their condition of weirdos, blasting out songs like small bullets of noise for the glory of body hair, human imperfections and gyozas (their avowed only true love).