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Best Covers: Aurora ‘Half The World Away’

Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away.’

Half the World Away” was written and recorded by Oasis’ Noel Gallagher in late 1994. It was released as the B-Side to the single “Whatever” and later became the theme song for the British series The Royle Family in 1998. Aurora’s version of “Half of the World Away” is fuller in sound with piano, soaring strings and bells accompanying her bright-eyed performance.

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Festival Cruïlla 2019

The favourite summer festival of Barcelona locals, Cruïlla, proudly waves the flag of eclecticism, and this year puts on its tenth edition from July 3 to 6 at the Parc del Fòrum with a line-up filled with performances of all types of trends and musical styles.

The festival added an extra day this year to kick things off with a star act. Back in Barcelona a decade after their last performances, it’s the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie’s not with the band, but you won’t want to miss the founding MCs, Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and producer Taboo, authors of hits like ‘I Gotta Feeling’ and ‘Pump It’, as they present their first album in eight years. Opening for them is young Norwegian artist Aurora, making her debut in Spain with her mix of folk and electronica.

This year Cruce perform on Thursday the 4th in a day dedicated to urban sounds and young audiences. Also confirmed for Thursday are rappers Natos and Waor, Ayax and Prok from Granada, and Lildami, who is popular on the Catalan trap scene.

Rock is the star of the day on Friday the 5th, with bands like the UK’s Bastille, presenting their expert live show; and you can also catch the return of Scottish outfit Garbage, 13 years after their last visit to Barcelona. Shirley Manson and company are back with a show full of nostalgia, where their best-known album – ‘Version 2.0’ – will shine two decades after its initial release, and you’ll also get to know some new tracks off their upcoming 2019 release. Keep an eye out for the first concert in Barcelona in more than three years by Oxford-based five-piece band Foals, where you can discover new songs from their forthcoming fifth album; Vetusta Morla, one of Spanish rock’s top bands in recent years, also celebrating their tenth birthday; and the mix of alternative pop with classic folk from Xoel López. Other confirmed names include Gang of Youths from Australia, who’ve become better known after having gone on tour with Foo Fighters; France’s Zaz, presenting ‘Effet miroir’ (2018); Catalan classics Els Pets; Dublin singer Dermot Kennedy; Iseo & DodosSound, who are embassadors of reggae in Spain; and DJ Amable.

A more eclectic line-up features on the final day, Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, who’s one of the headliners on Saturday. This is also Kylie’s first and only big concert in Spain she’ll give to present her latest album, ‘Golden’ (2018). Also taking the stage are British band Years & Years; soul artist Michael Kiwanuka; the Brazilian festival that is Seu Jorge, who’s coming along with his band to show off the power of samba; Jorge Drexler, who recently won two Latin Grammys for ‘Salvavidas de Hielo’ (2017); Parov Stelar, the creator of electro swing; Marcelo D2, a legendary figure in Brazilian music and activism; Malian singer Oumou Sangare; duo Elyella; epic riffs from Cala Vento; metaphysical pop from El Petit de Cal Eril; and two big local bands: Love of Lesbian celebrate Cruïlla’s tenth anniversary by growing their live act to include a trio of horns (sax, trumpet, trombone), percussion, vibraphone and steel guitar; and Dorian, who filled Razzmatazz to the limit to present their album ‘Justicia universal’ (2018) in their home town.

Hit of the week: The Chemical Brothers ‘Eve Of Destruction’ 

‘Eve Of Destruction’ is the name of the new single from The Chemical Brothers. The track, part of his ninth album, has a colorful video that includes the appearance of the young Norwegian promise Aurora in the vocals, who also stars the video.

In addition to continuing to promote their album ‘No Geography’, the duo has announced that they will release an expanded version of their classic ‘Surrender’. The special reissue will include the original 1999 LP with unreleased versions from the album ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’, as well as a remixes selection, a DVD of restored promotional videos, and his legendary performance at Glastonbury 2000.

The muses of La Musa: Aurora

Mixing frosty electronic textures, spare beats, and clear, emotive vocals, Norwegian singer/songwriter AURORA works in a similar dark pop milieu as artists like Oh Land, Lykke Li, and Lorde. Born Aurora Aksnes near the city of Bergen, she began writing music and lyrics at a young age, eventually releasing her debut single, “Awakening,” in late 2013. Honing her live show and building on the momentum from the song, AURORA issued the follow-up single “Under Stars” in late 2014 and announced that she had signed with American label Glassnote. Her debut EP, Running with the Wolves, was released in the spring of 2015. The young singer/songwriter then came to further prominence, having covered the Oasis track “Half the World Away” for the 2015 John Lewis Christmas ad before following up with her debut full-length, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, in 2016. It debuted at number one in Norway and charted across Western Europe. “Queendom,” the first taste of AURORA’s follow-up, was issued in April 2018.

Aurora has released her new album, ‘A Different Kind of Human’. it marks the 23-year-old Norwegian’s third full-length and forms the second part of last year’s surprise release, ‘Infections of A Different Kind’.

Ville à Dômat: Capítol 130

La nova fàbrica de sons de Barcelona torna com cada dilluns a les 18.45h al 100.5FM. Divus Julius Bonasera entrevistarà el director del Minifestival de Música Independent Punxarem el més nou de The Coral, Marissa Nadler, Gold Panda, Richard Ashcroft, Damien Jurado, Parquet Courts,Woods i Eagulls entre d’altres. El mestre Bergman ens presentarà a les bandes Quilt i Mass Gothic. La Musa ens desvetllarà els guanyadors dels Oscar Awards .També us informarem de la nova edició de l’ Americana Film Fest ,del Mutek [ES] i del concert inaugural del Sónar Festival
Tot això i molt més a la fàbrica de sons indies de Barcelona; Vile à Dômat.