Willie J Healey comes from Oxford and within five years he has managed to establish himself as one of England’s most distinctive young composers. Up until now, he has released two full-length albums (“People and Their Dogs” and “Twin Heavy”), which stood out thanks to his sharp lyrical humor and brilliant pop melodies, and 2023 is expected to be the most important year of his career so far.
This spring he will release his third album, entitled “Bunny”, where he leaves pop music behind and draws inspiration from funk, soul and R&B, and will follow Arctic Monkeys on their European tour that will bring them to Athens on Wednesday 19th of July.
Arctic Monkeys is back with new music. The long-standing English rock band has released its seventh studio album, The Car, via Domino Records. The forthcoming project will be the band’s first package of new music since the release of its 2018 album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino.
Turner himself has also confirmed that the music of the upcoming album will feel familiar to those who have listened to Tranquility, the band’s turn into a jazzier, intergalactic-influenced sonic palette. Turner described the new music as “cinematic.
CVC have shared details of their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Get Real’. Alongside the announcement, the South Wales rockers have offered a first taste of the album in the form of lead single ‘Good Morning Vietnam’. Ross Orton, who previously worked with Arctic Monkeys, mixed the record. The album is set for release on January 13 via Secret Distribution.
Embracing the raw power and enduring legacy of rock, Cleopatrick are a Canadian duo who combine gritty riffs and fiery beats with hook-filled choruses. Employing a muscular and groove-laden amalgam of classic hard rock and churning alternative rock that evokes Arctic Monkeys by way of Highly Suspect, the group was formed in Cobourg, Ontario, by lifelong best friends Luke Gruntz (guitar/vox) and Ian Fraser (drums). Cleopatrick issued a debut EP, 14, in 2016, followed by a second EP, Boys, in 2018. The following year saw the rock revivalists return with the rollicking single “Sanjake,” and in 2021 they released their first full-length effort, Bummer. Now, they are sharing new single ‘OK’.
Nova Twins are a genre-bending duo consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Amy Love & bassist Georgia South. Innovative in every element of what they do as artists, whether that’s performing to moshing crowds & packed out tents, art directing their own music videos or designing & making their outfits for all photoshoots & stage-wear. Described as “devilishly-heavy & vivid punk-rock” by NME, “grunge-pop” by the Independent & “amalgamation of raw punk energy, illegal rave electronics & unapologetic grimey attitude” by PRS. Their debut album ‘Who Are The Girls?’ produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) was released to critical acclaim.
The Snuts are building an undeniably rapid and devoted following in their native Scotland (notably selling out Glasgow’s King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in a matter of hours).
Most appealingly, their fan base has grown around the two most fundamentally important ingredients of any upcoming band – big tunes and an overwhelming, all encompassing live show. Fans of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys etc should not miss.
The final day of Primavera Sound 2018 at the Parc del Fòrum won’t disappoint, charged as it is with unmissable concerts like the much-anticipated return to the stages of the UK’s Arctic Monkeys, led by Alex Turner, who, after releasing a second album in 2016 with his other project The Last Shadow Puppets, seems to be ready to get back to his Monkeys, who haven’t released a new album since 2013’s hit ‘AM’; back in Barcelona after killing it in Sant Jordi Club when she made her concert debut in the city back in October, it’s New Zealand pop star Lorde, with her second LP, ‘Melodrama’, one of the best albums of 2017; charismatic hip hop star A$AP Rocky comes back to the festival with his latest album set for a 2018 release; another mystery of the moment is whether Swedish pop artist Lykke Li will present her new album at Primavera Sound, as she’s had us waiting quite a while since her ‘I Never Learn’ from 2014; Baltimore duo Beach House comes along with their charming pop and a new album; Jane Birkin performs the songs of Serge Gainsbourg accompanied by a symphonic orchestra of 50 musicians; we won’t be missing one of the most interesting artists in recent years, Ariel Pink, and his fascinating style of pop; the hypnotic Grizzly Bear; and British shoegaze from Slowdive.
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