Nasty Cherry have announced a new EP called The Movie. It’s for release on April 2 via Vroom Vroom Recordings. The first single, ‘Her Body’, was co-written by Charli XCX and producer Yves Rothman and it arrives with a Dana Boulos-directed video.
For over three years, London-based pop artist Rina Sawayama has been self-releasing singles, as well as her 2017 debut EP RINA. She served as pop princess Charli XCX’s supporting act during the U.K. stint of the Charli Live Tour. Back in November, she shared her first label release via Dirty Hit titled “STFU!,” which was an ode to nu metal and righteous rage at microaggressions. Friday, she shared a new single “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)” and information on her forthcoming debut album, SAWAYAMA. The album is set for release on April 17.
The wildly popular Primavera Sound festival has announced the artists who will take to the stages in its 2019 edition, which will be held at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1. This year, half of the artists on the line-up are women, bringing more equality and just as much brilliance to the festival.
Rosalía, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Robyn and Miley Cyrus are tops among the list of women performing that also includes highlights like FKA Twigs, Carly Rae Jepsen and Courtney Barnet, plus stellar male artists such as Tame Impala, J Balvin, Future, James Blake and Kurt Vile & The Violators.
Key players who hit it big in the ’90s feature as usual, including Jarvis Cocker, Suede, Stereolab, Nas, Neneh Cherry, Róisín Murphy, Primal Scream, Guided by Voices, Built to Spill, Stephen Malkmus and Liz Phair, who also make room for new sensations of urban music and contemporary pop like Kate Tempest, Princess Nokia, Yung Beef, Empress Of, Charli XCX and Kali Uchis.
The eclectic line-up spans EBM from veterans Nitzer Ebb to alternative rock from Dirty Projectors, plus avant-garde pop from Julia Holter, club pop from Jungle, urban soul from Nathy Peluso, a load of reggaeton artists (Ivy Queen, DJ Playero, Japanese, Don Chezina, Hurricane G, Tony Touch) and much more.
As for electronic music, look out for Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor, Helena Hauff, Objekt, Veronica Vasicka, Yves Tumor, Apparat, Suzanne Ciani, SOPHIE and Mykki Blanco, as well as artists in Primavera Bits, a festival within the festival on the other side of the Por Fòrum bridge.
Finnish powerhouse Alma’s extraordinarily soulful voice and sharply observed lyrics hit somewhere between Siaand Amy Winehouse, but Alma needn’t worry about clichés: with her long, electric-neon hair, baggy punk attire and magnetic attitude she is everything but the stereotypical pop princess. Her attitude places her among a generation of young pop geniuses who are swiftly taking over the industry—she’s currently working on her debut album with the likes of MNEK, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, 2 Inch Punch and Charli XCX in studios around the world.
Charli XCX has covered Iggy and The Stooges for HBO’s Vinyl.
Offering up her take on ‘No Fun’, the track comes alongside a whole plethora of alternate versions of 70s classics by modern artists,