Category Archives: Pardals

Local Bands: Honolulu

Making themselves known for their participation in the last edition of Bala Perduda, Honolulu are Lea and Quentin Mevel, two French brothers settled in Barcelona who make a subtle and elegant dream pop very close to the sound of Beach House. A similarity that we could see in their first single “Sparrows”, the first advance of is first album.

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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: Oso Leone

There is music that is naturally beautiful and there is music that is artificially beautiful. The first hardly needs any make up to enhance the beauty; the second also radiates beauty but needs a little postproduction. There is a third and rare category to which Oso Leone belong:  the beauty of their music is not only intrinsic, but they also know how to embellish it with masterful touches. The fact that musical golden ratio of the Mallorca band was destined for universal fame was already obvious on Mokragora (2013), a folktronic fantasy that caught the attention of half the planet. Gallery Love, their third album, is like a map of an imaginary glass city. Jingles, transparencies, sparkles, reflections… Beauty that is at once fragile and solid. Natural and artificial splendour.

Local Bands: Orange Broek

El duet de synthpop de Barcelona format per Pere Jurado i Arnau Feixes és un nom a tenir en compte. Caixes de ritmes, sintes, melodies d’infecció massiva i regust a Ultravox en un pop de lletres encertadíssimes, on hi ha una certa equidistància entre la irònica distància d’uns Astrud i les temàtiques de desamor cobertes de colors d’uns Pet Shop Boys. Dos working class synthpop heroes.