Tag Archives: Echo & The Bunnymen

Favourite Gig: Preoccupations

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), to the rescue of post-punk. Disturbing and profound both for their forms and for their lyrics, Preoccupations await you in Barcelona today at La [2] of Apolo. They are a project that you should listen to almost by obligation. For fans of Savages, Clinic, This Heat, Liars, Deerhoof, Sebadoh, Echo & The Bunnymen or Pavement. We go back even further to see the flavors of bands from the 80s like Joy Division, The Church, or The Fall. They pick up their sober and dark style and place it today.

Local Bands: Polseguera

El mallorquí resident a Ciutat Vella Tomeu Mulet és un obrer del rock. Baixista i cantant de Beach Beach i membre de projectes extingits com Kana Kapila o Der Ventilator, enceta nova banda amb dos sospitosos habituals de l’escena de la ciutat: Verónica Alonso (Me and the Bees) i Sergi Egea (un dels fundadors del segell vigatà Famèlic). Abracen un postpunk agressiu en català i modelat per l’escola britànica d’Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen). Després d’haver-se passat un any voltant per escenaris de tot el país, ja estan llestos per a l’examen discogràfic, que podrem escoltar les setmanes vinents amb una edició de 100 còpies en format casset. Portarà per nom ‘Sa mata escrita’.

Productora de Pardals: Inheaven

Once again mestre Bergman discovers an amazing new band from London: Inheaven. South London quartet Inheaven have already got Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ seal of approval, releasing their debut single ‘Regeneration’ on his Cult Records label in the US earlier this year (the track got a release on up-and-coming new label AMF Records over here). Now they’re following it up with an even more promising cut in ‘Bitter Town’. It’s a dose of gloomy ’80s-indebted indie rock, recalling Jesus And Mary Chain and Echo & The Bunnymen in its expansive atmosphere and echoing vocals.