Music by Bergman: Twen

The DIY-to-the-core duo Twen have debuted with an album. Awestruck is a time capsule two years in the making and recorded in different locations along the way. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response harmonies, while frontperson Jane Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitarist Ian Jones’ guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album. Tonight in concert at Heliogàbal.

Introducing…Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad is Zach Stephenson & Billy Fleming, two childhood sweethearts who met when Billy dropped in on Zach surfing the point, at the tender age of 4. One day, after a few finger paintings and their daily nap, Billy & Zach made a pact to become the greatest band… out of Windang (Australia).

Fast forward a few years (about 15) and the boys still have their afternoon nap, only now it’s after surfs or jams, and often both. Combining their passion for the ocean with a love for garage and old school 60’s surf tunes, Hockey Dad writes some catchy as f*&k surf pop hits which they are ready to share with everyone outside their hometown.

Hockey Dad have announced their new album, Brain Candy’. Produced in Seattle with John Goodmanson, the Aussie duo’s third full-length is due on 29th May via Farmer & The Owl / BMG, preceded by new single ‘Itch’.

Divus Julius presents: Kompromat

KOMPROMAT is a new band performed by Vitalic & Rebeka Warrior (Sexy Sushi). Inspired by old berliner techno music, it’s somewhere between Einstürzende Neubauten and Crash Course in Science. Punk, rock, dark & sweet, KOMPROMAT smells like a battle cry and a call to prayer. It makes you wanna lift your arms in the air and dance while crying. Traum and Existenz is their debut album.

The muses of La Musa: Juniore

The “yéyé noir” of Juniore has always been rooted in the cinematic as much as the musical. The Paris outfit’s blending of 1960s French pop, hazy psychedelia, seamless pop, surf grooves and lush orchestration feels as intertwined with big screen aesthetics as greatly as it does being found in the grooves of vinyl. So it makes perfect sense that the band would sooner or later find themselves appearing on more film and TV soundtracks.

Favourite Gig: Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan-American artist Devendra Banhart conquers hearts wherever he goes with his magical compositions and his charming trembling voice. This year he has presented his tenth album, “Ma” (Warner, 2019), in which he has the collaborations of Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan. Filled with lush melodies and surprising string arrangements, Banhart – who is approaching his forties – deals with the death of parents and mentors and gives life lessons to the son he probably won’t end up having. Cruïlla Primavera presents him tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Ville à Dômat #271: ‘The Next Level’

Et convidem a pujar al proper nivell musical cada dijous a partir de les 10 de la nit de la mà de DJ Bonasera. Prsentem el més nou de Ghostpoet, DMA’s, Chromatics, Balthazar, U.S. Girls o Real Estate. Estrenem el retorn de The Magic Gang i us donem a conèixer els franco-alemanys Kompromat, el nou single dels Inhaler, la banda liderada pel fill de Bono i el pop metafísic del catalans Marialluïsa. A més farem una ullada al cartell del Vida Festival 2020.

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Ville à Dômat: The Next Level

Hit of the week: DMA’s “Life Is a Game of Changing”

DMA’s have announced a new album called The Glow. It’s the Australian band’s third studio album and it’s set to come out on April 24th. To celebrate, they’ve shared new song, “Life Is a Game of Changing”, and a corresponding music video.

The Glow follows DMA’s previously released records For Now and Hills End. They first caught our attention back in 2016 for their amusing blend of of alt-rock, Britpop, and indie rock. Since then, they’ve only grown bigger. Based on this new song, it seems they’ve gotten louder, too.

“Life Is a Game of Changing” uses a thumping bass beat to kick off what appears to be the band’s new dance-focused era. It’s fast and flashy, so ready yourself for the chorus. By the time the descending synth glitter trickles in, it sounds like a Chemical Brothers track with pop vocals in the mix.

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